The mission of Sitka Fine Arts Camp (SFAC), is to build community in Alaska by providing opportunities in arts, culture and recreation in an inclusive, educational and inspirational environment.
In 2017, we served 951 students from 44 Alaskan communities, 25 states, and 3 countries.
SFAC has received state and national recognition for its importance in providing access to high quality arts education to Alaskan youth including receiving the 2008 presidential Coming Up Taller Award and the 2015 Alaska Governor’s Award for Arts Organization of the Year.
In 2011, SFAC was gifted the historic Sheldon Jackson College Campus. This college campus had been closed for four years and was in a state of complete disrepair. SFAC has since overseen the revitalization of this National Historic Landmark. Over one thousand volunteers have logged over 40,000 volunteer hours rebuilding the campus.
Having a permanent home has allowed SFAC to grow to serve more Alaskan youth. Since 2011 the Camp has expanded from three camps to a summer-long program offering 16 different camps and workshops. In addition, we have expanded to provide year-round arts programs to the Sitka community.