Year-round Programs

Summer in Alaska is unparalleled, we love being outdoors with our friends and families but Fall and Wintertime bring their own fun as well. Just because it’s getting colder doesn’t mean it’s time to retreat indoors. At Trailside we are committed to providing quality, safe, and educational programming for Alaskan Youth all year long. We aim to keep kids active, exploring, learning, and having fun!  We’re excited to continue on this year, with some fall programming during school release days, in addition to our Winter Camp Sessions. Read on for more info!


Eagle River & Chugiak - Beach Lake Chalet 
Anchorage - Russian Jack Chalet

Spring Inservice Days

  • January 17th (MLK Day)
  • February 18th 
  • February 21 (Presidents Day)
  • March 4th 

Trailside will be offering full days of adventure on ASD In-Service and school release days. Families can register for our camp sessions in Anchorage at Russian Jack Chalet or Beach Lake Chalet for our families out in the Eagle River/ Chugiak areas.  Camp will run 9 am - 5 pm each day, campers will engage in a variety of spring programming such as nature hikes, uncovering animal tracks, investigating changing seasons, wilderness safety and so much more! Campers will have access to heated spaces through group rotations, but please note that the majority of the day will be spent outdoors! Bring a lunch, snack, weather-appropriate gear, and of course your mask to use while indoors! Come join us, SPRING into FUN! 

Tuition $65/day
Hours 9 am - 5 pm
Check In 9am - 10 am, Pick Up 4:30 pm - 5pm

Download Spring In-Service Days Grid

Register for Inservice Days!

Spring Break:

March 7th - 11th, 2022

Join Trailside Discovery Camp for fun in the snow at Spring Break Camp 2022!

Campers will learn & practice cross-country skiing, enjoy creative arts & crafts, and of course get to play in the snow & sled. Camp will run Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th out of Russian Jack (Lidia Selkregg Chalet) in Anchorage and Beach Lake Chalet in Chugiak. Russian Jack and Beach lake both have so much to offer with  trails to explore, geocache, and offer great locations for our instructors to teach campers about Alaskan wildlife & practice outdoor skills.

Campers at the Beach Lake location campers will have added experience of skiing to Chugiak pool for private swim time.

Tuition $65/day
Hours 9 am - 5:30 pm
Check In 9am - 10 am, Pick Up 4:30 pm - 5pm

Download Spring Break Grid

Register for Spring Break!

Winter Break:

Winter Break 2022 Dates Coming Fall 2022

Join us for 6 days of holiday crafts, cross-country skiing, winter animal behaviors, snowshoeing, outdoor winter safety lessons, and more! Winter Break Camp will run from 9 am -5 pm at Russian Jack Chalet for our Anchorage families and Beach Lake Chalet for those out in the Eagle River/ Chugiak area. While we do have access to heated spaces all campers must be prepared for the outdoors; snow gear and a mask are required while indoors! 
*Lesson/Activities are subject to change based on weather

Tuition $65/day
Hours 9 am - 5:30 pm
Check In 9am - 10 am, Pick Up 4:30 pm - 5pm

Download Winter In-Service Days Grid