“Bringing High-Quality Arts Education to Alaska’s Youth”
In 1973 Sheldon Jackson faculty initiated a summer fine arts camp for high school students. The Sitka Fine Arts Camp drew from Sitka, and rural villages throughout Alaska where school arts programs were less available.
The Camp’s was created with the purpose to provide exposure and training in a wide variety of the arts, especially youth where curriculum in the arts was not offered.
Building from its original mission, the Sitka Fine Arts Camp has become a nationally acclaimed program serving almost 600 students from over 70 Alaskan communities and throughout the country.
Governors Award for Arts Education, 2004
Presidential Coming Up Taller Award, 2007