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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

Private Kayak Instruction

Wednesdays

Instruction Includes equipment basics, entering and exiting a kayak, and the essentials of a combat roll. Skills are taught based on participant’s level of experience. Preregistration and prepayment are required. 

Program Fee: 
$40 per session
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayaks and all necessary gear
Day and Time: 
Wednesdays • 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool
Notes: 
Students can stay until 9:00 PM to practice

Drop-In Kayak Roll Session

Wednesdays

This open pool time gives patrons an opportunity to practice basic kayak techniques including paddle strokes, bracing, and the combat roll. Equipment is available to a limited number of people on a first-come, first-served basis. Others may bring their own equipment.

Prerequisite: 
Minimum Age: 15 (parent/guardian must be present for participants under 18)
Drop-In Fee: 
$10
Day and Time: 
Wednesdays • 7:30 - 9:00pm
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool
Notes: 
Please call the Arcata Community Pool to register

Kayak Fundamentals (Pool Option)

March 8

This course will provide a fun and safe environment to learn the base line skills no kayaker should be without. Topics will include boat anatomy, kayak fit, essential equipment, paddle strokes, boat handling, bracing, safety considerations with an emphasis on injury prevention, self and assisted rescues after a capsize. Participants will have the option of trying different styles of kayaks. 

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $40 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayaks and all necessary gear
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 4:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool
Registration Deadline: 
March 5

Wilderness First Responder Recertification with Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS

March 20 - 22
This three day scenario based course may be used to recertify a WFR certification. You must possess a current (unexpired) WFR certification of least 70 hours to recertify through a WFR Recertification course. It is your responsibility to make sure your certification meets this standard. WMI certifications will be afforded a one-year period after expiration within which to recertify. This course will also recertify those who hold a valid WEMT (wilderness portion only) or WAFA certification. If recertifying, you must submit a photocopy of your current certification card(s) on the first day of the course.
Program Fee: 
$225 HSU Students • $260 All Others
Day and Time: 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday • 8:00 AM -5:00 P M
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 $5 will be given for those who register before TBA
Registration Deadline: 
TBA • unless spaces are not filled

Kayak Fundamentals (Outdoor Option)

March 28

This course will provide a fun and safe environment to learn the base line skills no kayaker should be without. Topics will include boat anatomy, kayak fit, essential equipment, paddle strokes, boat handling, bracing, safety considerations with an emphasis on injury prevention, self and assisted rescues after a capsize. Participants will have the option of trying different styles of kayaks. 

Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayaks and all necessary gear
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
March 26 • 6:00 - 7:00 PM • Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
March 25

Introduction to Kayak Rolling

March 29

This course will initially concentrate on learning improved bracing. From there we will progress to combat roll instruction. This will be accomplished with a combination of individual instruction and practice time at the Arcata Community Pool. If one of these dates doesn’t work with your schedule please contact us about private kayak roll instruction.

Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $28 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday before the course

Moonrise Paddle Tour

April 11
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: 
$35 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 7:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday before the paddle

Introduction to Kayak Rolling

April 12

This course will initially concentrate on learning improved bracing. From there we will progress to combat roll instruction. This will be accomplished with a combination of individual instruction and practice time at the Arcata Community Pool. If one of these dates doesn’t work with your schedule please contact us about private kayak roll instruction.

Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $28 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday before the course

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