Palmer - Mat-Su Lakes State Recreation Area

Welcome to Trailside Discovery Camp’s Palmer Program based out of Mat- Su Lakes State Recreation Area. We are excited to bring you six weeks of environmental education programs and high adventure activities for campers ages 4-14 in the beautiful Palmer/Wasilla area.

Session prices start from $320 per week, one time non-refundable registration fee $60. Pre care (7:30am-9am) & after care (4pm-5:30pm) included (4 day holiday weeks at pro rated amount)

Check in runs from 7:30am to 9:00am and pick up is 3:45 to 5:30pm.

Mat- Su Lakes State Recreation Area, 4376 Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99645

Check out our program descriptions below and find the sessions that’s best for your campers:

Registration Opens April 7, 2021 Camp runs: June 7 – August 6


General Info: 

Location: Mat- Su Lakes State Recreation Area, 4376 Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99645

Our Space: Trailside Discovery Camp’s Palmer Program will be operating out of Mat - Su Lakes. There will be bathroom facilities and running water for washing hands. We will have access to the shelter but will not have any indoor space. 

Drop Off: Drop off will run between 7:30am and 9:00am to accommodate parent schedules.(Pre-care is included this year) During drop off please stay in your car, and the instructors will conduct a brief health screening in a drive through model. We will take your camper’s temperature through the window, and ask a few questions to ensure everyone is healthy. Once you pass the health screening your camper is free to get out of the car and join us! A staff member will walk them to their check-in area.

Pick-Up: Pick up will run from 3:45pm to 5:30pm. Staff members will check in with parents before walking their camper to your vehicle. Please be prepared to show your ID to staff during pick-up. If a camper is going home with a friend or other family Trailside must be notified prior to that day.

COVID-19 Message
As COVID cases continue to appear in Alaska, Trailside is committed to keeping our staff and campers safe. We will continue to follow Community Health guidelines and recommendations on how to best keep our community safe. As of now, all staff and campers are required to wear a mask, both indoors and outdoors. Parents and Family members must wear a mask during drop-off and pick-up, even if remaining in the vehicle. Social distancing and frequent hand sanitizer use will be practiced throughout the day. If your camper would like to bring hand sanitizer from home it is highly encouraged!

Want to learn more about our programs? Contact [email protected] or call (907) 274-KIDS (5437).