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Women's Backpacking

April 10 - 12

Join us for a backpacking outing specifically catered to women! This trip is ideal for those looking for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of the wilderness with an opportunity to make friends with like-minded ladies. The destination will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting. No previous experience necessary!

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 • April 7 • 5:30 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • April 6

Women's Backpacking

April 10 - 12

Join us for a backpacking outing specifically catered to women! This trip is ideal for those looking for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of the wilderness with an opportunity to make friends with like-minded ladies. The destination will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting. No previous experience necessary!

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 • April 7 • 5:30 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • April 6

Introduction to Sailing

April 11 -12

Join Center Activities for two full exhilarating days at Big Lagoon and learn to harness the wind on two of the world's most popular and versatile sail boats. We will utilize the Olympic Class Lasers as well as the fun and user-friendly Pico boats that are ideal for entry-level sailing. Each participant will steer and control their own boat. Skills will include rig- ging, sailing theory, boat maneuvering, launching and capsize recovery.

Program Fee: 
$132 HSU Students • $149 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, sailboat & equipment, pfd and wetsuit
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • April 7 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Room 124
Day and Time: 
Saturday and Sunday
Location: 
Big Lagoon
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool. Camping at Big Lagoon is optional.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • April 6

Wilderness First Aid/Wilderness First Responder Recertification with WMI of NOLS

April 11 - 12
This two-day course covers the basics of emergency care with an emphasis on extended care situations (more than one hour from more advanced medical assistance). A Wilderness First Aid certification card is awarded upon completion of the class. In order to recertify Wilderness First Responder through this WFA course, students must have a current WFR certification from WMI, SOLO, NOLS, WMA or WPT. Please check your WFR certification closely. CPR is not included. For more information please visit http://www.nols.edu/wmi/courses/wildfirstaid.shtml.
Program Fee: 
$170 HSU Students • $190 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday & Sunday • 8:00 AM
Location: 
HSU Campus • Nelson Hall East 102 • Goodwin Forum
Early Bird Discount: 
A discount of $5 will be given for those who register before March 3.
Registration Deadline: 
March 14 • unless spaces are not filled

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

April 11
Designed for first responders, learn how to use different breathing devices for resuscitation and how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.
Program Fee: 
$70 HSU Students • $85 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center Lounge

Introduction to Sport Lead & Traditional Climbing

April 11

This course provides an introduction to sport lead climbing as well as traditional climbing and is designed as a continuation of the top rope & anchoring course. Topics covered will include advanced anchor building, lead belaying, rope management, single and multi-pitch descending methods and confidence building strategies.

Prerequisite: 
Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$49 HSU Students, $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • April 9 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Room 122
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 8

Learn to SUP - Stand Up Paddle

April 11

Get a new perspective on paddling while getting a fun workout. Join the growing world of stand up paddling by learning the essential information and skills for the sport. Humboldt Bay provides the flat water, scenery, and wildlife viewing - you provide the laughter and muscle power as you learn basic techniques for a new lifelong passion.

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $40 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructor, paddleboard, wetsuit, booties and instructional materials
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • April 9

Family Walk-In Kayak Weekend

April 11 and 12

Get your family together for a memorable paddling excursion at an unbeatable value! Kids kayak for free on these Family Fun Weekends. Our staff gives a brief safety talk and introduction to the boats, then your family can cast off our dock to lead your own adventure. 

Program Fee: 
$20 Per Adult, Children paddle free (limit 2 per adult)
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayak, all necessary equipment
Day and Time: 
Saturday & Sunday • Drop-in anytime between 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • April 9

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
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • April 9

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