Classes & Activities

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Introduction to Road Biking & Camping

March 28 - 29
This outing is geared for beginning to intermediate cyclists who are wanting to try a longer distance ride and campout. Gear will be shuttled to the campsite in the support vehicle so your bike will be nice and light. We will set out on a locals’ favorite loop traveling back roads through epic surroundings. You will receive instruction on proper shifting, braking and hill descending, climbing techniques, how to avoid road hazards, road etiquette, and basic field maintenance. Participants need to bring their own bike, should wear proper riding apparel, and must have a bike helmet. The daily riding distance will be 25 - 30 miles.
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $75 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM
Location: 
Trip departs from the HSU J Parking Lot
Notes: 
Recommended: Bicycle Maintenance & Repair • Wed, March 4
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • March 23

Introduction to Top Rope & Anchoring: Outdoor Option

March 28

This course provides an introduction to top rope climbing and is designed as a continuation of the introduction rock climbing course. Topics discussed will include an in-depth overview of rock climbing safety equipment and understanding of the principles of top rope anchor systems. This course will cover knots for climbers, building and evaluating anchor systems, rappelling on steep terrain and improved climbing technique.

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 • March 26 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • March 25

Climbing Wall Instructor

March 28 - 30
This course is taught by an American Mountain Guides Association instructor and addresses the basic technical skills necessary to manage an instructional program at a climbing facility. It aims to increase the level of professionalism in indoor climbing and to improve the level of climbing wall instruction, to develop a more consistent standard for climbing instructors, to evaluate the skills of climbing instructors, and to provide guidance for further professional development. The course length is a minimum of 20 hours of instruction, skills demonstration, and evaluation, typically run over 2.5 days. Certification and AMGA membership lasts for three years. For more information visit http://amga.com/climbing-wall-instructor/. More details coming soon!

Hypnotize Yourself for Scholastic Excellence

March 28 & 29
Accelerated reading and retention. Learn to read something once, with your full presence, and imprint it on your mind so that it’s available whenever you need it. Then learn the skills to have that calm confidence during exams so you can activate your full potential and excel in any subject!
Program Fee: 
$100 HSU Students • $150 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday & Sunday • 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 124

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
Registration Deadline: 
March 25

Introduction to Windsurfing

March 29

With some of the world's greatest windsurfing spots right here in Humboldt County, this is an opportunity to learn one of the most versatile forms of sailing. This course is designed for beginners, combining both a classroom pre-trip session as well as an outdoor. Participants will get familiar with the sport by learning the basic knots, equipment and weather considerations needed to enjoy windsurfing.

Program Fee: 
$54 HSU Students • $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, windsurfing equipment, pfd and wetsuit
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • March 24 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Room 124
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • March 23

Southern Humboldt Bay - Wildlife Refuge Tour

March 29
This scenic paddle tour explores the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge and provides opportunities to observe migratory shorebirds, egrets, herons, raptors, harbor seals and more! Additional information will be mailed upon registration.
Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
transportation, sea kayak instruction, sea kayaks and gear
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 8:30 AM
Location: 
Trip departs from the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Notes: 
For those who live in Arcata, or north of Eureka, please contact us to arrange a meeting place for pick up.
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • 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

Essential Oil Fundamentals: How to incorporate essential oils into your life

March 30 - May 4
Discover the many uses of essential oils therapeutically and to balance mental and emotional states. We will delve deeply into their unique medicinal properties and their profound affects on the body. Leave with recipes and ideas for practical use in your daily life while compiling your own kit of oils.
Program Fee: 
$60 HSU students • $70 all others
Day and Time: 
Mondays • 6:15 – 7:45 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 122
Notes: 
There will be a $40 Materials fee

SUP Fitness Paddle

April 1 - May 10
Get all the benefits of cardio, core and balance training while you escape the walls of the gym for the fresh air of Humboldt Bay. These twice weekly workouts help you reach fitness goals in a supportive yet challenging class.
Program Fee: 
$60 HSU Students • $80 All Others
Drop-In Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $12 All Others
Day and Time: 
Wednesdays • 5:30 PM & Sundays • 9:00 AM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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