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Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED

April 12
Learn to recognize an emergency, prevent disease transmission, and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants.
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $80 All Others
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge

Lumberjack Paddle Tour- Humboldt Bay & Samoa Cookhouse

April 12
Join us for a paddle on the Eureka Waterfront and Woodley Island area. This tour will put in at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. There will be plenty of opportunity to view wildlife, paddle and enjoy the waterfront from the bay. It will conclude at the Samoa Cookhouse and Historic Logging Museum for a late all you can eat lunch. 
Program Fee: 
$45 HSU Students • $55 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
transportation, instruction, sea kayaks, gear and meal at Samoa Cookhouse
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 10:30 AM
Location: 
Trip departs from the J Parking Lot on the HSU Campus. For those who live in Eureka, please contact us to arrange a meeting time at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • April 9

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

Backpacking the Lost Coast

April 17 - 19

Looking for a bit of a challenge, but aren’t ready to traverse steep mountains? The Lost Coast of southern Humboldt County is an area that is unique to the entire coast of California. It is the largest road less area on this coastline, with 25 miles of dynamic ocean views and un-crowded beaches. This trip takes place on the northern segment of the Lost Coast Trail. Though the trail is moderately level, the soft sand and traverse rocks make it an ideal challenge for any backpacker.

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: 
uesday • April 14 • 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 13

Introduction to Surfing

April 18 - 19

This course offers participants the opportunity to safely learn and enjoy the sport of surfing! Designed for the individual having little or no surfing experience, we will focus on water safety, surf etiquette, ocean awareness, surfboard handling and technique. We will surf where the conditions are best for beginning surfers.

Program Fee: 
$54 HSU Students • $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, surfboard, wetsuit, booties, and instructional materials
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • April 14 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • April 13

Whitewater Trinity Paddle with Rafting Option

April 18 - 19

Hop into a raft or inflatable kayak and join us for a day of adventure on the scenic Trinity River. Explore exciting whitewater intermixed with serene, relaxing sections ideal for swimming and wildlife viewing. The section of river we choose will be dependent on river flows and conditions. 

Program Fee: 
$64 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, permit fees & river equipment
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • April 16 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Room 124
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM
Location: 
Trip departs from the J Parking Lot on HSU Campus. For those who live in Eureka, please contact us to arrange your pick up at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • April 13

First Aid and Adult CPR/AED

April 18
Learn to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, and how to deal with sudden illnesses, wounds, and injuries to muscles, bones, and joints.
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $80 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center Lounge

Stone Lagoon Canoe Campout

April 18 - 19
This weekend trip will take place at one of Humboldt Lagoon State Park’s lagoons. We will spend the day paddling across the lagoon in canoes. The rest of the trip will consist of hiking to the beach, paddling around the lagoon or swimming. The evening will consist of preparing dinner, watching the sunset, socializing at the campfire and sleeping outdoors with the waves crashing in the background. This is truly a unique way of spending the weekend with a new group of people in a beautiful and majestic environment. 
Program Fee: 
$60 HSU Students • $75 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Paddle instruction and gear, transportation, and Saturday’s group dinnerInstruction and gear
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • April 16 • 6:00 – 7:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Day and Time: 
Saturday • Trip departs 12:00 PM from the J Parking Lot on HSU Campus
Location: 
Stone Lagoon
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 15

Sailing Refresher

April 19
This class is designed for those who have sailed before but haven’t been out in a while. This one day course will review rigging, sailing theory, boat maneuvers, and give you the chance to practice your skills on Big Lagoon. Sailboats will be Lazers and Picos.
Prerequisite: 
Participants must have previous sailing experience.
Program Fee: 
$50 HSU Students • $62 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
instruction, sailboat and equipment, lifejacket and wetsuit.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • April 14 • 6:00 PM Recreation & Wellness Center Room 122
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • April 13

Introduction to Whitewater River Kayaking

Mandatory Pool Dates: April 19; River Dates: April 25 & 26
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 • April 16

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