Summer Programs

Outdoor recreation can be a lifelong pursuit with rewards at every step of the way. Since 1994, Center Activities has offered a variety of summer camps and programs for youth and teens between the ages of 10 to 17. All of our youth and teen programming emphasize building confidence, encouraging teamwork and learning outdoor, aquatic and fitness skills in a safe, fun, supportive environment. Our enthusiastic staff brings extensive experience and an individualized instruction style as an essential element of the programs that is made possible by keeping the participant to instructor ratio low at 6 to 1. No previous experience is needed to participate in any of the camps. For our Aquatic Camps, participants must be comfortable in the water while wearing a personal floatation device.  Mail in your registration form today!

Youth Aquatic Scholarship Fund
With the generous support of local agencies such as the Humboldt Area Foundation, Humboldt Sponsors, the California Department of Boating and Waterways, as well as fundraiser events we host throughout the year, we are able to offer qualified low-income youth an opportunity to participate at a reduced fee. Scholarships are based on a sliding scale with applications reviewed on an individual basis. Scholarships are awarded based on financial & family needs, camp space availability and timely application. Contact Center Activities for additional information and a SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.  

Special Camp Discounts
Most of our camps offer a $10 discount for multiple family members registering in one camp, or for a participant registering in more than one camp. Feel free to call our main office at 707-826-3357 to find out which camps qualify.

Water Safety & Health Requirements
All summer program participants must:

  • Be of sound health, with no specific ailments, injuries or disabilities that would affect their ability to have a safe experience.
  • Be able to manuever themselves while wearing safety attire while in the water.
  • Wear PFD's (Personal Floatation Devices) when required for the activity.  PFDs will be issued for use are are required at all times when campers are on the water or on the surrounding docks.  (Excluding surfing activities.)  Personal PFDs from home may be used if they are properly fitted and US Coast Guard approved.
Sailors learn to harness the power of the wind and sail on Humboldt Bay! This five-day course... read more!
June 25 - 29
Teens will get their belay on by learning the basics of climbing in a positive and safe environment... read more!
June 27
This fun filled day is for a parent and sailor who have previously been enrolled in a youth/teen... read more!
July 7
Sailors learn to harness the power of the wind and sail on Humboldt Bay! This five-day course... read more!
July 9 - 13
Teens will get their belay on by learning the basics of climbing in a positive and safe environment... read more!
July 9
Travel through the waterways of one of Humboldt’s infamous Eureka sloughs and discover the amazing... read more!
July 10
In this four-day program, student surfers will learn the basics of surfing and gain confidence in... read more!
July 16 - 19
This camp is for adventurous teens who want to experience a taste of endless summer surfing fun!... read more!
July 23 - 26
 

EVENTS

This course is designed as an introduction to the sport of rock climbing with an emphasis on...
January 26 - April 27 • Fridays
Join us for a day of exhilarating adventure on one of the North Coast’s premier stretches of Class...
April 21
Learn to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults and children. Includes the use of...
April 21
Looking to improve your kayaking skills? This course is designed for both sea and river kayakers...
April 21