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Our Campus

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 National Historical Park is our next door neighbor.


Sitka Fine Arts Camp provides convenient and modest lodging options for an economical stay in Sitka. Lodging is available on a first-come, first-served beginning the night of Friday, July 26, 2019 and ending the morning of Monday, August 5th, 2019. Smoking and pets are not permitted in any Sitka Fine Arts Camp housing. The campus is a smoking & drug-free campus.

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 off-site accommodations, see visitsitka.org for lodging options or call (907) 747-8604.

Sweetland Hall Dormitory

Sweetland Hall is our largest co-ed dormitory that was originally home to students at Sheldon Jackson College. The rooms and bathrooms have been recently renovated. Bedrooms are equipped with 2 twin beds or 1 king size bed. There are 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.

Housing Options (dining hall meals included)

  • Two-person shared room:  $672/person for a 2-­person shared room, 2 twin beds or 1 king bed, shared bathroom on hall + 2 meal plans

  • One-person private room:  $974.40/person for a 1-­person private room, 2 twin beds, shared bathroom on hall + 1 meal plan

Check is in Sunday, July 28 & check out Saturday August 3. Early arrival and late departure are available. See “Extending Your Stay” below.

Please Note: Prices include 6% sales tax and 6% bed tax.

If you are sharing a room, please indicate whether you would prefer 2 twin beds or 1 king size bed and who you request to share a room with.


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. Meals are included with the housing reservation. Meals can also be purchased at the dining hall if you are not registered to stay on campus.

Individual Meal prices

  • Breakfast – $13

  • Lunch – $13

  • Dinner – $17

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. Meals are non-refundable.


Standard Arrival is on Sunday, July 28 by 3pm; Standard departure is anytime on Saturday, August 3. Lodging is available for early arrivals beginning Friday July 26 through extended departures on Monday, August 5.

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 fill up. Alaska Airlines offers a 5% discount using the discount code ECMC108 when booking.

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 participants who are booked for campus lodging. Shuttle service for additional guests on program arrival and departure days is $15. 



  • Two-person room:  $319.20/person for the weekend for a 2-­person shared room, 2 twin beds or 1 king bed, shared bathroom on hall + 2 meal plans

  • One-person room:  $470.40/person for the weekend for a 1-­person private room, 1 king bed, shared bathroom on hall + 1 meal plan

Extend your stay through Sunday August 4th to explore Sitka and experience more world-class music. The weekend features multiple performances by musicians of the Uncommon Music Festival.

The extension package includes lodging on Saturday and Sunday nights, meal service in the dining hall, and shuttle service to the Sitka airport or ferry terminal on Monday, August 5th. All Uncommon Music Festival Events are provided to the public free of charge.

Prices include 6% sales tax and 6% bed tax.

Special Requests

Our goal is to meet your needs. Let us know if you have physical limitations for walking, stairs, vision, etc. or if we can help make your stay more comfortable.

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.