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. 

We are located at HSU's Recreation and Wellness Center Room 101. You can also find us on FaceBook! 

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. Persons who wish to request disability related accommodations should contact Center Activities at 707-826-3357, or e-mail at cntract@humboldt.edu as soon as possible. Some accommodations may take up to several weeks to arrange.

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. 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 fill out our Personalize Trip Request Form for more information and pricing!

Permit Information: Center Activities holds special use permits with the Shasta-Trinity, Six Rivers and Klamath National Forests, BLM, Humboldt County and California State Parks.  We also work closely with Humboldt County Parks, and other agencies as needed.

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

 

EVENTS

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November 29
This challenging 80-hour course is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides,...
January 3 - 12
This course is designed as an introduction to the sport of rock climbing with an emphasis on...
Fridays
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides basic life support care to critically ill or...
January 16 - May 8