The Sitka Arts and Science Festival is located on the historic Sheldon Jackson Campus in the picturesque coastal community of Sitka, Alaska. Spectacular views of the surrounding ocean and mountains, as well as easy access to the nearby trails, provide an ideal setting for a relaxing and engaging experience. Dormitories, dining hall, classrooms, art studios, and the Hames Center, a gym and wellness center, are all located on site. Throughout the year, dozens of events and programs are hosted on campus. In addition to the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, the campus is home to the Hames Center, Sitka Sound Science Center, Sheldon Jackson Museum, and Sitka Summer Music Festival.
Sitka Fine Arts Camp provides clean and modest lodging options for an economical stay in Sitka. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until housing is full. Housing check-in begins at noon on Saturday before your workshop and check out is by 10am on the Friday following your workshop. Smoking and pets are not permitted in any Sitka Fine Arts Camp housing.
Complimentary airport shuttles are provided for all guests staying on campus who arrive and depart on official program arrival and departure days.
If you prefer luxury accommodations, visit sitka.org for lodging options or call (800) 557-4852
North Pacific Hall Dormitory
Built in 1911, North Pacific Hall is a two-story, co-ed dormitory that was originally home to students at the Sheldon Jackson School and later Sheldon Jackson College. The rooms have been lovingly restored by dedicated volunteers. There are 30 bedrooms, a lounge and library, and 2 shared, single-sex bathrooms on each floor along with coin-operated washers and dryers. Food is not allowed in the dormitory. Bedding and towels are provided for guests. Guest should plan on bringing their own toiletries and hairdryers. Phones are not available in the dormitory or rooms. Most cell phone providers have service in Sitka.
Dorm Room Options (dining hall meals included)
- Option 1 (shared room) — $465 per week/guest: 2-person shared room (single sex), 2 twin beds
- Option 2 (private room, twin bed) — $630 per week/guest: 1-person private room, 1 twin bed
- Option 3 (private room, double bed) — $720 for 1 guest, $930 for 2 guests: 1 or 2 person private room, 1 double bed
Please Note: The City of Sitka has 6% sales tax and 6% bed tax meaning a 12% tax will be added to your housing invoice.
Freshly prepared meals are served in our campus dining hall. Both vegetarian and meat-based options are available at each meal. We do our best to offer a variety of vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options at meals, though we are unable to guarantee that all options will be present at all meals. We encourage those with specific dietary needs to call our office for more information (907-747-3085) or book off-campus accommodations that have facilities where you can prepare your own meals. A full meal plan includes dinner on Saturday night, 3 meals a day Sunday through Thursday, and breakfast on Friday. Meals can also be purchased at the dining hall if a meal plan is not included as part of your registration package. We are not able to refund unused portions of meal plans.
Individual Meal prices
One breakfast – $12
One lunch – $12
One dinner – $15
Six breakfasts – $72
Five lunches – $60
Six dinners – $90
Full meal plan – $210
Please note that the dining hall menu items may contain allergens such as milk (dairy), eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat (gluten) and soybeans, and there may be a risk of contamination or cross-contact.
Week 1: Arrival is on July 22; departure is on July 28
Week 2: Arrival is on July 29; departure is on August 4
Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, and the Alaska Marine Highway are the primary modes of travel to and from Sitka. We recommend making airline or ferry reservations early as flights do up. Alaska Airlines offers a 5% discount. Use discount code ECMX462 for travel booked between July 16 and July 30 and ECMX463 for travel booked between July 28 and August 5.
Sitka Fine Arts Camp offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Sitka airport or ferry terminal on all program arrival and departure dates for students who are booked for campus lodging. Shuttle service for additional guests on program arrival and departure days is $15.
Our goal is to meet your needs. Let us know if you have physical limitations for walking, stairs, vision, etc.
Pets and service animals
Pets are not allowed at Sitka Fine Arts Camp. If you must bring your pet, please ask us about alternative lodging options. Sitka Fine Arts Camp complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Any student who plans to bring a service animal must notify the Sitka Fine Arts Camp Office (907-747-3085) at the time of registration, at which time we may ask if the service animal is required because of a disability and what work or task the service animal has been trained to do. A service animal must be under the handler’s control at all times, and the handler is expected to clean up after the service animal. If dorm housing is requested, a fee will be charged should there be any damage to the room. For more information, click here.