First Aid and Adult CPR/AED

April 19

This five hour course gives individuals in the work-place the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive. The course contents include how to recognize an emergency, learning how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, and how to deal with sudden illnesses, wounds, and injuries to muscles, bones, and joints. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive certification in First Aid and Adult CPR/AED.

Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students, $80 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 12:00 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center

Northern Humboldt Bay: Eureka - Arcata Tour

April 19

Join us for a paddle across the northern Humboldt Bay. You will paddle 5 miles from the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center to the Arcata Warf. This tour provides a view and perspective of the local area unseen by most.

Program Fee: 
$40 HSU Students • $55 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, boat, paddle, wetsuit, splash top
Day and Time: 
Saturday • April 19 • 1:00pm
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center • 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 16

Weekly Humboldt Bay Tours

Every Saturday Beginning April 26

Come paddle along the shores of the amazing Humboldt Bay! These two hour paddles will explore the local flora and fauna present seasonally and year round in and on the waters of the bay. Fun for kids and adults alike.

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $35 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayak, all necessary equipment
Day and Time: 
Every Saturday • 1:00pm
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center • 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka

Introduction to Top Rope & Anchoring (Level 2) Outdoor

April 19

This course provides an introduction to top rope climbing and is designed as a continuation of the introduction rock climbing course. Topics discussed will include an in-depth overview of rock climbing safety equipment and understanding of the principles of top rope anchor systems. This course will cover knots for climbers, building and evaluating anchor systems, rappelling on steep terrain and improved climbing technique.

Prerequisite: 
Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$50 HSU Students, $65 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Wednesday • April 16 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • April 15

Intermediate Stand Up Paddling

April 19

Building on the skills learned in the introductory course, the Intermediate course will take you one step further, by heading out to the ocean. Enjoy the "pelican’s eye view" as you explore how fun and easy it can be to catch the waves from a stand up paddleboard. We’ll take advantage of some of the gentle surf in our area while discussing water safety, etiquette, ocean awareness board handling and technique. Transportation will be by carpool.

Program Fee: 
$50 HSU Students • $65 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, paddleboards, wetsuit, booties and instructional materials
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • April 17 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Saturday • April 19
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 16

Weekly Family Fun Day on the Bay

Every Sunday Beginning April 27

Bring the whole family for a paddle along the Eureka Waterfront! There will be a variety of boats to choose from and experienced guides to provide a fun, safe and memorable family adventure.

Program Fee: 
$20 Per Adult, Free for children 50 lbs to age 18 (limit 2 per adult)
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayak, all necessary equipment
Day and Time: 
Every Sunday • 1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center • 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka

Map and Compass Navigation

April 24 & 26

Join us as we learn the essential skill set of map and compass based navigation. This course will benefit both the novice navigator as well as those looking to build confidence in their skills. The course includes a combination of classroom presentations and outdoor practical experience that will help you to better plan hikes and backcountry trips. Topics covered include how to interpret topographical maps, the features of a compass, how to orient a map to match the environment both with and without a compass, how to take bearings and triangulate your position using a compass, and how to use a map & compass to navigate to new locations.

Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $50 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, map & compass packet, and all necessary course materials.
Day and Time: 
Thursday • 6:00 - 8:00pm & Saturday • 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby

Backpacking the Lost Coast

April 25 - 27

Looking for a bit of a challenge, but aren’t ready to traverse steep mountains? The Lost Coast of southern Humboldt County is an area that is unique to the entire coast of California. It is the largest roadless area on this coastline, with 25 miles of dynamic ocean views and un-crowded beaches. This trip takes place on the northern segment of the Lost Coast Trail. Though the trail is moderately level, the soft sand and traverse rocks make it an ideal challenge for any backpacker.

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $80 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • April 22 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • April 22

Introduction to Archery

April 26

Introduction to Archery is open to archers of every skill level. This course is designed to introduce beginning archers to the basic fundamentals of the sport in accordance with the National Training System; this includes: proper posture and alignment, aiming, the release and follow through. This class will utilize the hands-on application of using a bow and arrow in conjunction with demonstrations and lectures. This course will also discuss the proper care and use of archery equipment.

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $35 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 126
Registration Deadline: 
Friday, March 7th
Notes: 
Participants will need to bring $5 on the day of the class to pay for equipment rental

Intermediate Sailing

April 26 - 27

This class will utilize the Coronado, a 15 foot sailboat, so you can become more proficient in your sailing techniques and learn the lines of a larger sea craft. The course will also cover water safety, navigation, and the basics of how to sail on your own.

Program Fee: 
$135 HSU Students • $150 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, sailboat & equipment, pfd and wetsuit
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • April 22 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • April 22

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