Classes & Activities

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CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

February 14
This six-hour course is the highest level of CPR offered and is designed for first responders and health-care professionals to help care for victims in the event of an emergency. The course contents include recognizing an emergency, legal obligations, preventing disease transmission, working with different breathing barriers for resuscitation, and learning how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies. Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will receive a certificate in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
Program Fee: 
$70 HSU Students • $85 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center Lounge

Making Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

February 7
Learn to make chocolate covered strawberries the easy way from a professional Chocolatier. Sandra Nakashima, founder and co-owner of Drakes Glen Creations will show you how to make artisan dipped strawberries. You will learn how to temper real chocolate, then dip strawberries and decorate. You will leave the class with the berries you dip and a deeper understanding of what goes into making chocolates. This is a fun class and no previous chocolate skill is needed.
Program Fee: 
$25 HSU Students • $35 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 
Food Works Culinary Center, 100 Erikson Ct., Arcata

First Aid and Adult CPR/AED

February 8
This five hour course gives individuals in the work-place the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive. The course contents include how to recognize an emergency, learning how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, and how to deal with sudden illnesses, wounds, and injuries to muscles, bones, and joints. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive certification in First Aid and Adult CPR/AED.
 
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $80 All Others
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center Lounge

Introduction to Climbing: Indoor Option

Tuesdays & Sundays, Febraury 9 - April 19

This course is designed as an introduction to the sport of rock climbing with an emphasis on climbing for enjoyment and health. The course will cover the basic skills needed for technical rock climbing, to include safety considerations, climbing techniques, use of equipment, basic knots, belaying and rappelling.

Program Fee: 
$10 HSU Students • $18 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays • 5:30 - 7:30 PM and Sundays • 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall
Registration Deadline: 
The day before each class

Tae Kwon Do

February 9 – May 7
Traditional Tae Kwon Do is an extremely effective Martial Art for self defense, self-discipline, and self-empowerment. Training will increase your cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility while teaching you effective self-defense techniques in realistic situations. Tae Kwon Do is world renowned for having the most dynamic and explosive kicking techniques of any Martial Art. Coupled with its focus on realistic self defense, and the use of grappling, joint-locking, choking and hand-striking techniques, traditional Tae Kwon Do will provide you with the skills and confidence to handle any situation. Whether you are new to the Martial Arts, or want to train for your black belt, our proven method of instruction will help you succeed. Students will have an opportunity to test for their first belt at the end of the semester and can attend some additional classes at Sun Yi’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do, here in Arcata.
 
Program Fee: 
$75 HSU Students • $90 All Others
Day and Time: 
Mondays & Wednesdays • 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: 
The first two weeks are at HSU's Recreation & Wellness Center Room 125, the following weeks at Sun Yi’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do, Arcata
Notes: 
An additional $20 will be collected at the first class meeting to cover the cost of the uniform.

Knots Seminar

February 9

Outdoor enthusiasts use an assortment of ropes and knots for outdoor skills. Many of these same knots can be useful for a variety of everyday uses, ranging from camping, climbing, sailing, loading vehicles, and more. This seminar will cover various knots including hitches, bends, loops and other important knots. If you would like to have the mystery taken out of knot tying, this class is for you!

Program Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Monday • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Notes: 
Drop-in friendly. No prior registration needed.

Techniques and Conditioning for Climbing

February 11 – March 11
From power to endurance, each class offers unique insights into the different aspects of climbing fitness. Learn how to overcome your physical limitations, leaving only the mental challenge of the climb at hand! Refer to our website for a breakdown From the basics of movement to advanced skills for pushing harder grades, these classes offer a wealth of knowledge that serve as a substantial foundation for those aspiring to become an accomplished climber, or a focused review for more advanced climbers. Refer to our website for a breakdown of daily class topics.
 
Program Fee: 
$20 (Both Options: $35)
Drop-In Fee: 
$3
Day and Time: 
Wednesdays • 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall

Leave No Trace Seminar

February 11

When adventuring in the outdoors, there is nothing more important than protecting the areas we use and love. Leave No Trace is an internationally recognized program that utilizes a set of ethics that helps us to understand how to reduce out impact in the back country as well as the front country. This training will give you a general knowledge of how to make good decisions to reduce your impact.
 

Program Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Notes: 
Drop-in friendly. No prior registration needed.

(RRC-Pro) River Rescue Certification Professional Course with Sierra Rescue

February 13 - 15
An Internationally recognized water rescue certification that is written for Professional BOATERS, by Professional BOATERS. It is a fast paced, scenario based course designed to develop the ability to choose good actions when a river rescue is necessary. This curriculum is for river guides and kayakers that spend a good portion of their lives on the river in a professional capacity, and therefore have a solid base of boating and basic rescue skills already.
Prerequisite: 
Current River Guide, completed guide school, some rescue training in the use of throw bags, basic knots and anchors.
Program Fee: 
$300 HSU Students • $325 All Others
Day and Time: 
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday • 8:00 AM
Location: 
Trinity River Park
Notes: 
Participants must come prepared for full submersion.

(RRC-ACA-SWR) River Rescue Certification RQ3/ACA Swiftwater Rescue with Sierra Rescue

February 13 - 14
A DYNAMIC water rescue course specifically written and designed for private boaters, kayakers and non-profit organizations! Basic river skills are a prerequisite! Emphasis is on identifying hazards and on RESCUE itself; both of self and others. This is the class you want as a boater to stay safe and know what to do if something goes wrong. The two day format makes the course more affordable and accessible. The course addresses the river rescue needs of rafters, cat boaters, kayakers, pack rafters, canoeists, riverboarders and SUP paddlers.
Program Fee: 
$250 HSU Students • $275 All Others
Day and Time: 
Friday & Saturday • 8:00 AM
Location: 
Trinity River Park
Notes: 
Participants must come prepared for full submersion.

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