Camp Tuk Gets Facelift

May 25, 2017 | Angie Monteleone

During their spring break, students from Tappahannock Junior Academy in Tappahannock, Va., and Columbia Adventist Academy in Battle Ground, Wash., gave up their valuable week off from schoolwork to converge on southcentral Alaska’s Camp Tukuskoya (Camp Tuk) near Big Lake.

Camp Tuk is located about two hours north of Anchorage and is off the road system. Since 1956, junior, teen and even multiaged blind campers have enjoyed the boat ride across Flat Lake to this remote camp.  

Volunteers from our local churches joined students and their chaperones and drove over 7 miles of "ice road" across frozen lakes out to the camp. All worked together reroofing our craft building, sewing curtains for our original cabins, and clearing space to begin construction of the new, three-season cabin that will be able to accommodate 20 campers and two staff.

The visiting students also had the opportunity to participate in the chapel program at Amazing Grace Academy in Palmer and then sang for the residents of Palmer's Pioneer Retirement Home. Sledding, ice fishing, glacier hiking and dogsled riding rounded out the trip for our 40 traveling workers. 

More photos and videos are available on our Camp Tukuskoya Facebook page, and we invite you to like us there.

For more information, email Alaska Camp Tuk.