Scholarship Guidelines

Trailside Discovery Camp believes that every child should have the opportunity to explore their Alaskan environment and become a camper. The Trailside Discovery Scholarship Program provides outdoor environmental education experiences for students of families facing economic adversities. Thanks to the generous support of The Alaska Center Education Fund-A-Youth program, Pick.Click.Give, First National Bank Alaska, Walmart, Rasmuson Foundation, the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, and the donations of other Trailside Families; we can provide engaging outdoor experiences for every child who wants to be a camper.  

Scholarships are available for one week of summer for all sites. Parents, please ensure you fill out the entire scholarship application and submit it on time!

To apply for a camp scholarship, either:
1) Apply for a scholarship and wait to see if you are eligible.
2) Or, apply for a scholarship and register for one week of camp. If your scholarship is approved, a credit will be applied to your account.

  • Every application requires a copy of your most recent Tax Return. Applications will not be considered without this document. If you want to provide any further information for us to consider, please let us know at [email protected]

  • Each household can only receive one week of camp per child.

  • A camper may not receive a scholarship for more than two consecutive years.

  • Scholarships are limited to summer sessions only.

  • If registering for camp sessions before receiving scholarship approval, please choose the "one-time Installment" option at check out.

  • There is a mandatory $25 deposit required to enroll your camper. This fee is non-refundable. If paying this deposit is a barrier for you, please contact us at [email protected]

**Applications are first-come,  first-served, and reviewed monthly. **


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