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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.

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-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.

(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.

Introduction to Cross Country Skiing

February 15

This is a one-day excursion to the snow for first time cross-country skiers and for those who wish to improve their skills. You will receive individual instruction in cross-country skiing including flatland and downhill techniques. Bring a friend or family member and enjoy a day in the snow!

Program Fee: 
$44 HSU Students • $59 All Others
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • February 12 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Day and Time: 
Sunday • TBD
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • February 11

ACA Instructor Certification Workshop for Whitewater Kayak

February 27 - March 1 & March 7 - 8
Become a Certified Kayak Instructor. This class is designed to develop instructional and personal paddling technique, and to prepare you to teach our beloved sport at the highest standard. Learn teaching progressions, perfect your strokes, and develop your critical eye. Here is your opportunity to get a job doing what you love! For more information about the American Canoe Association and this certification, please visit www.americancanoe.org/?page=Become_an_Instructor.
Program Fee: 
Level 1: $180 HSU Students • $200 All others; Level 2: $280 HSU Students • $300 All others; Level 3: $380 HSU Students • $400 All others; Level 4: $480 HSU Students • $500 All others
Day and Time: 
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM subject to change. See website for class schedule.
Location: 
Day 1: Stone Lagoon Visitor Center
Notes: 
Level 1 and 2 must attend the first weekend. Levels 3 and 4 must attend both weekends.

Introduction to Climbing: Outdoor Option

March 7

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: 
$49 HSU Students, $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • March 5 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • March 4

Kayak Fundamentals (Pool Option)

March 8

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: 
$30 HSU Students • $40 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayaks and all necessary gear
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 4:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool
Registration Deadline: 
March 5

Knots Seminar

March 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.

Leave No Trace Seminar

March 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.

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