About Center Activities

Since 1980, Center Activities has continued to provide quality instruction in a variety of recreational outdoor and leisure activities to both the Humboldt State University campus and surrounding community. Whether you are looking for a certification program, a leisure activity, outdoor adventure or equipment rental, or want to take the first steps toward learning a new skill, we’ll help you reach your goal. Center Activities manages three facilities including the Outdoor Center, Student Recreation Center and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. You can find us in HSU's Recreation and Wellness Center Room 101.  

Equal Opportunity!
Center Activities and the collaborating programs of the Recreation & Wellness Center is an equal opportunity service provider and is eager to work with people of all abilities. Inquire about accommodations for programming. For a printable disability access map click here.

Outdoor and Aquatic Equipment Rentals: We have the gear you need! Reservations are suggested as equipment is rented on a first-come, first-serve basis. Receive 50% off regular price when renting equipment for one of our scheduled adventures. See the Equipment Rental Guide for pricing, policies, and available equipment.

Outdoor Information: Information on recreational opportunities in Northern California and Oregon is available in the form of maps, brochures and books. Come by and speak with a Center Activities staff member if you would like assistance planning your own outings.

Private Trips: Have friends or a special group looking for an adventure? Want to explore a particular trail system or waterway but need us to lead the way? We are happy to help plan your custom trip. Please contact us for more information and pricing!

If you wish to join the Center Activities team, please visit our Jobs and Internships page



Test your might and come celebrate the New Year with our first annual Polar Bear Paddle &...
January 2
Progress your paddling skills in this fun and safe environment with this class that focuses on...
January 3
This challenging 80 hour course is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides,...
January 6-15
This 2-hour on-land session will be held at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center and focus on the...
January 6

Drop-In / Weekly Events

This challenging 30-minute class is specifically designed to target your core and lower body with...
October 19 - November 18
This fitness program combines low-impact cardio and strength exercise. One day each week will...
October 20 - November 19
Come get DRENCHED in sweat with this high energy class. Whether you're new to dance, new to fitness...
October 19 - November 19