Classes & Activities

Sea Kayaking on the Bay

November 9 (20% discount for Veterans)
Paddle the unique Humboldt Bay in a traditional sit-in sea kayak. This beginner level course explores on-water kayaking techniques and safety. With the basics of paddle strokes and proper boat fit as well as local considerations such as tide and wind, we will confidently “put in” for a two hour course.
Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $40 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
sea kayak instruction, sea kayaks and gear
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 12:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • November 3

Healthy (Happy) Holidays

November 12
Learn tips for healthy eating through the holidays by discovering easy self-care for stress free celebrating. We will formulate a Holiday Survival Plan.
Program Fee: 
$5
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 5:30 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 122

Introduction to Sport Lead & Traditional Climbing: Outdoor

November 15

This course provides an introduction to sport lead climbing as well as traditional climbing and is designed as a continuation of the top rope & anchoring course. Topics covered will include advanced anchor building, lead belaying, rope management, single and multi-pitch descending methods and confidence building strategies.

Prerequisite: 
Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$49 HSU Students, $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • November 13 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • November 12

Introduction to Sport Lead & Traditional Climbing: Indoor

November 16

This course provides an introduction to sport lead climbing as well as traditional climbing and is designed as a continuation of the top rope & anchoring course. Topics covered will include advanced anchor building, lead belaying, rope management, single and multi-pitch descending methods and confidence building strategies.

Prerequisite: 
Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$34 HSU Students, $49 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and all rock climbing equipment
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Rock Wall
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • November 12

Knots Seminar

November 19

Outdoor enthusiasts use an assortment of ropes and knots for outdoor skills. Many of these same knots can be useful for a variety of everyday uses, ranging from camping, climbing, sailing, loading vehicles, and more. This seminar will cover various knots including hitches, bends, loops and other important knots. If you would like to have the mystery taken out of knot tying, this class is for you!

Program Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Notes: 
No prior registration needed

Eureka Slough Canoe Tour

November 22
From Wiyot tribal history to Alexander von Humboldt, there is no better way to connect the past and present than to canoe the waterway at our doorstep. This 3-hour tour gets you behind the scenes of storefronts and into the natural ebb and flow of timeless Nature.
Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $40 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 11:00 AM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - across from the Adorni Center)

Self Rescue Clinic

December 6
Come learn self-rescue skills no climber should be without. In this clinic we will focus on awareness and prevention as well as effective techniques to deal with a problem. During the clinic you will learn preventative thinking, how to back up rappels and belays, escape a belay setup, ascend to aid an injured climber, and assist your partner from above. Please bring your own personal gear as practicing with your own equipment will better prepare you for real situations. Essential equipment will be provided if you don’t have you own. Prerequisite: Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval.
Program Fee: 
$34 HSU Students • $49 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and all rock climbing equipment
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Rock Wall
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • December 4

Moonrise Paddle Tour

December 6
Come for a Saturday evening paddle and watch the moon rise through the Humboldt Bay mist. We provide a choice of kayak or canoe and experienced guides to run these short hour and a half adventures.
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $25 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 5:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Monday before each tour

Wilderness First Responder with Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS

January 7 - 16

This challenging 80 hour course is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides, rangers and travelers with the knowledge needed to deal with emergencies in remote settings. This class meets national standards for urban and extended care situations and is recognized by many agencies, schools and institutions. All levels of previous training are welcome. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification. EMTs will earn a Wilderness EMT certification. All certifications are current for two years. Please note that the registration deadline is well in advance of the course. Please visit the National Outdoor Leadership Schoolfor more information about the Wilderness Medicine Institute and NOLS courses.

Program Fee: 
$605 HSU Students • $660 All O thers
Day and Time: 
See WMI website for course schedule
Location: 
HSU Campus • Nelson Hall East 102 • Goodwin Forum
Notes: 
You will be required to pay a 50% deposit to secure a space in the class
Early Bird Discount: 
A discount of $20 will be given for those who register before November 21
Registration Deadline: 
December 5 • unless spaces are not filled

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