Classes & Activities

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Youth Surf Camp

July 20 - 24

Surf’s up for a popular favorite geared toward both our newest and veteran campers. Participants will enjoy both group and individual surf instruction on their choice of bodyboard or surfboard. Also offered during this four day camp are ocean safety and awareness, as well as positive group and personal development. This camp is ideal for both the experienced and beginners alike.

Program Fee: 
$285 for entire camp. Inquire about daily rates.
Program Fee Includes: 
Camp staff, transportation, all surfing gear, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Wednesday’s dinner.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 9 – 14

Zumba

July 21 - August 13
Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin music and easy-to -follow dance moves. It is based on the principle that a workout should be FUN AND EASY TO DO. Zumba is not only great for the body, but it is also great for the mind. Zumba routines incorpo- rate interval training, alternating fast and slow rhythm and resistance training. Fans say it’s so popular because it’s a fun way to work out. For more information on Zumba check out the Zumba website.
Program Fee: 
$30 (Both Sessions: $40)
Drop-In Fee: 
$3
Day and Time: 
Tuesday and Thursday, 5:15 - 6:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 126

Backpacking the Trinity Alps

July 24 - 26

Clear streams, grassy meadows, waterfalls, swimming holes, alpine lakes await in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area. This backpacking trip offers the experience of back country exploration and the opportunity to meet other backpackers. The trip will consist of moderate high country terrain and cover 10-12 miles round trip. The specific trailhead and destination will be determined at the pre-trip meeting.

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$70 HSU Students • $85 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • July 21 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Drop-In Lounge
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • July 20

Introduction to Archery

July 25

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 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 124
Notes: 
Participants will need to bring $5 on the day of the class to pay for equipment rental
Registration Deadline: 
Friday • July 24

Introduction to Whitewater River Kayaking

Mandatory Pool Date: Sunday, July 26 4:30-6:30 PM; River Dates: August 1 - 2
This course focuses on developing paddling skills to get you started on whitewater kayaking. You will be introduced to the basics of kayaking and a combat roll in the Arcata Community Pool and progress to moving whitewater during a weekend overnight on the Trinity River. The focus will be on boating safety, basic strokes, boat control, hydrology, wet exits, and rolling the kayak. A combination of inflatable kayaks and hardshell kayaks will be used depending on the individual needs and skill progres- sion. Additional activities may include a river safety section that involves the use of basic river safety equipment specifically adapted for kayaking situations.
Prerequisite: 
Intro to Kayak Rolling or instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$175 HSU Students • $210 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayaks, river gear, transportation, camping and permit fees. Food NOT included.
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • July 23

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center's Kids Camp

July 27 - 31

Come out for a week of exploration and fun on Humboldt Bay! Each day campers will get out on the water with kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards to learn safe paddling skills as well as a respect for the wonderful marine environment that we have in Humboldt Bay. Land games and crafts will be integrated will be integrated into each day at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka) where the camp meets each day.  

 

Program Fee: 
$200
Program Fee Includes: 
All paddling equipment, wetsuits, paddling jackets, lifejackets, and a healthy snacks.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 8-12

Teen Surf Program

August 3 - 7

This camp is perfect for the ocean-minded teen who is looking for a fun and exciting adventure. All skill levels are welcome, from those who have never seen the ocean to those who would like to refine their skills. This week consists of group and individual surf instruction, ocean safety and awareness, team building activities and plenty of saltwater action. The week includes a two night campout near Crescent City.

Program Fee: 
$315
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructional staff, transportation, all surfing gear, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Wednesday’s dinner
Notes: 
Age Limit: 14 - 17 years old

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center's Kids Camp

August 3 - 7

Come out for a week of exploration and fun on Humboldt Bay! Each day campers will get out on the water with kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards to learn safe paddling skills as well as a respect for the wonderful marine environment that we have in Humboldt Bay. Land games and crafts will be integrated will be integrated into each day at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka) where the camp meets each day.  

 

Program Fee: 
$200
Program Fee Includes: 
All paddling equipment, wetsuits, paddling jackets, lifejackets, and a healthy snacks.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 8-12

Aquatics Camp

August 10 - 14

Get ready for one of the most well‐known summer camps in Humboldt County! This camp offers a variety of aquatic skills for campers of all skill levels. Campers can look forward to many exciting activities, including flatwater kayaking, canoeing, surfing, stand up paddling and sailing! Our caring and supportive staff also teaches water safety, environmental education and promotes positive group development.

Program Fee: 
$285 for entire camp. Inquire about daily rates.
Program Fee Includes: 
Camp staff, transportation, aquatic equipment, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Thursday’s dinner.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 10 – 14

Intermediate Jr. Sailing School

August 17 - 21
We harness the power of the wind and smiles as campers learn to sail on Humboldt Bay! We have partnered with the Humboldt Bay Yacht Club to teach your camper the basic skills necessary to sail small craft boats. Campers revisit boat rigging, points of sail, capsize recovery, boat handling skills and more that they learned in Beginning Sailing School with an on-site motorized safety boat present. The intermediate session builds on the skills learned in the first week and introduces more advanced sailboats. 
Program Fee: 
$175
Program Fee Includes: 
All sailing equipment, wetsuits, paddling jackets and a healthy snack each day.
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka)
Notes: 
Age Limit: 8 - 13. Intermediate session is combined with the Teen Sailing Week.

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