Center Activities is a non-profit organization providing fitness, leisure, outdoor and aquatic activities to Humboldt State University Students and the community at large (Read more...). Center Activities encompass the Outdoor Program, the Student Recreation Center and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. View our full catalog of activities here or see upcoming adventures below.
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MISSION: To provide outdoor, recreational, fitness, educational and social experiences to Humboldt State University students and the surrounding community in order to promote personal development, discovery and foster involvement in the community.
VISION: Continue to be a leader in campus outing programs by offering a broad range of quality activities. Center Activities strives to provide unique, enriching recreational and physical programming that will serve as a catalyst for healthy, life-long pursuits and personal development. Through our diverse range of programming, we facilitate social and environmental connections that weave the student and surrounding community together to create a well-rounded Humboldt experience.
Experiential Discovery – Center Activities provides accessible learning opportunities through programming that allows participants to apply theory to practice. Participants are mentored through the process so they become not only receivers of knowledge, but also discoverers of knowledge.
Leadership Development – We develop our staff as leaders through training and real experiences that allow for a deeper realization of the value of what they are teaching, an opportunity to develop their own competencies in new situations, a strengthening of their intellectual abilities, and a discovery of the potential to gain greater self-confidence as future professionals.
Retention – We aim to retain students through programming that enriches their lives by fostering interest and involvement in Humboldt County’s outstanding recreational opportunities, deepening their connection to the campus, and assisting in the realization of their own personal identity.
Safety – Physical and mental safety is a top priority at all times. We demonstrate this by creating an environment of respect for individuals and always maintaining industry standards for safe operations.
Healthy Living – Recreation and leisure programming provides a welcome respite from our daily lives and improves our physical and mental health. Center Activities strives to expose students to the benefits of adopting an active, well-rounded lifestyle.
Campus & Community Collaboration – We continue to develop effective, relevant, and symbiotic relationships with the HSU campus and surrounding community members to benefit and enrich the overall Humboldt experience.
Sustainability – Center Activities strives to provide participants a way to recreate that is environmentally responsible, promotes appreciation and engagement in the natural world, and develops the next generation of stewards in order to ensure the same opportunities for the future.