Youth Camps & Teen Programs

Outdoor recreation can be a lifelong pursuit with rewards at every step of the way. Since 1994, Center Activities has offered an incredible opportunity for youth between the ages of 6 and 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.

Center Activities has over thirty years of experience offering outdoor programs, with an enthusiastic staff that brings extensive experience in outdoor recreation and a deep commitment to safe instruction. Individualized instruction is an essential element of the camps and is made possible by keeping the participant to instructor ratio low at 6 to 1.

No Previous Experience Needed
No previous experience is needed to participate in any of the camps. For our Aquatic Camps, each student must demonstrate that he or she is water safe by swimming a short distance using any stroke and by treading water while wearing a life jacket. Camps are designed to accommodate youth ages 10 and older. 

Scholarship Fund
With the generous support of local agencies such as the Humboldt Area Foundation, Humboldt Sponsors and the California Department of Boating and Waterways, 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. Contact Center Activities for additional information and a scholarship application. Scholarships are awarded based on financial & family needs, camp space availability and timely application. Download a scholarship application today! 

Teen Strength & Conditioning Program

June 15 - July 16

Open to all teen athletes, this program includes exclusive, individualized training in the areas of plyometrics, speed development, strength development, power development, agility, Olympic lifting and flexibility.

Program Fee: 
$80
Day and Time: 
Two training sessions available each day: either 1:00- 3:00pm or 5:00 - 7:00pm • Monday - Thursday
Location: 
Student Recreation Center • HSU
Notes: 
Age Limit: 13 - 19 years old. Fee includes optional workout day on Fridays.

Teen Counselor in Training Program

June 22 - 26
This teen program is a great option for campers who have grown up in our summer programs, or for teens wanting to gain job skills and are interested in the pursuit of a professional career in recreation. Our Counselor in Training (CIT) Program will introduce teens to group facilitation and management techniques, team building skills, leadership and the skills to assist in the aquatic activities that we offer at Center Activities. CITs will get trained in and have the opportunity for certification in First Aid and CPR. Upon completion of this program, campers will be encouraged to apply to be CITs for our following youth camps. Activities include surfing, sailing, sea kayaking and stand up paddleboarding with a 2 night campout at Ruth Lake. 
Program Fee: 
$340
Program Fee Includes: 
Camp staff, transportation, aquatic equipment, Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certification fees, daily snacks and food for the campout beginning with Wednesday's dinner.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 14 - 17 years old. A $10 registration fee will be charged for each week of youth camp the CITs participate in.

Youth Climbing Camp

June 22 - 25
Learn essential climbing skills in a fun, challenging and supportive environment. Instructors teach climbing technique, safety checks, knot tying, belaying and clear communication. Our days will include tacm building challenges and games to help build climbing skill and knowledge, agility, self-esteem, responsibility and confidence. An optional outdoor climbing day at Moonstone Beach can be added on the Saturday following camp.
Program Fee: 
$130 ($35 for the optional Saturday outdoor climbing day.)
Day and Time: 
Monday - Thursday • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: 6 - 9 years old; 1:00 - 4:00 PM: 10 - 13 years old
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Climbing Walls • HSU Campus
Notes: 
Participate in both sessions and receive $20 off.

Aquatics Camp

June 29 - July 3

Get ready for one of the most well‐known summer camps in Humboldt County! This camp offers a variety of aquatic skills for campers of all skill levels. Campers can look forward to many exciting activities, including flatwater kayaking, canoeing, surfing, stand up paddling and sailing! Our caring and supportive staff also teaches water safety, environmental education and promotes positive group development.

Program Fee: 
$285 for entire camp. Inquire about daily rates.
Program Fee Includes: 
Camp staff, transportation, aquatic equipment, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Thursday’s dinner.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 10 – 14

Multi-Venture Program

July 6 - 10

This camp is a great option for the older camper who enjoys the thrills of our Aquatics Camp, but is ready for a new twist. Join us for an exciting week of teambuilding activities, climbing on a rock wall and surfing. Th fun continues as we head out to Ruth Lake for two nights under the stars and sunny, warm days filled with kayaking, canoeing, sailing and stand up paddling galore!

Program Fee: 
$315
Program Fee Includes: 
Camp staff, transportation, aquatic equipment, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Wednesday’s dinner.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 14 – 17 year old

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center's Kids Camp

July 6 - 10

Come out for a week of exploration and fun on Humboldt Bay! Each day campers will get out on the water with kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards to learn safe paddling skills as well as a respect for the wonderful marine environment that we have in Humboldt Bay. Land games and crafts will be integrated will be integrated into each day at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka) where the camp meets each day.  

 

Program Fee: 
$200
Program Fee Includes: 
All paddling equipment, wetsuits, paddling jackets, lifejackets, and a healthy snacks.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 8-12

Teen Hiking and Backback Program

July 13 - 17
This program focuses on developing backcountry skills to get your teen started in teh lifetime pursuit of backpacking. During the week, your teen will be introduced to the basics of outdoor travel, backcountry cooking, map and navigation skills and proper gear before heading to the Lost Coast fo a beach campout on Wednesday night. The focus will be on gear, safety and Leave No Trace environmental ethics. Teens will have plenty of opportunities to create new friendships and will finish out hte week with an overnight backpacking trip along the Lost Coast. 
Program Fee: 
$315
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructional staff, transportation, backpacking equipment, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Wednesday’s dinner.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 14– 17 years old

Aquatics Camp

July 13 - 17

Get ready for one of the most well‐known summer camps in Humboldt County! This camp offers a variety of aquatic skills for campers of all skill levels. Campers can look forward to many exciting activities, including flatwater kayaking, canoeing, surfing, stand up paddling and sailing! Our caring and supportive staff also teaches water safety, environmental education and promotes positive group development.

Program Fee: 
$285 for entire camp. Inquire about daily rates.
Program Fee Includes: 
Camp staff, transportation, aquatic equipment, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Thursday’s dinner.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 10 – 14

Youth Climbing Camp

July 13 - 16
Learn essential climbing skills in a fun, challenging and supportive environment. Instructors teach climbing technique, safety checks, knot tying, belaying and clear communication. Our days will include tacm building challenges and games to help build climbing skill and knowledge, agility, self-esteem, responsibility and confidence. An optional outdoor climbing day at Moonstone Beach can be added on the Saturday following camp.
Program Fee: 
$130 ($35 for the optional Saturday outdoor climbing day.)
Day and Time: 
Monday - Thursday • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: 10 - 13 years old; 1:00 - 4:00 PM: 6 - 9 years old
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Climbing Walls • HSU Campus
Notes: 
Participate in both sessions and receive $20 off.

Beginning Jr. Sailing School

July 20 - 24
We harness the power of the wind and smiles as campers learn to sail on Humboldt Bay! We have partnered with the Humboldt Bay Yacht Club to teach your camper the basic skills necessary to sail small craft boats. Campers learn boat rigging, points of sail, capsize recovery, boat handling skills and more on Lasers and Pico sailboats with an on-site motorized safety boat present. The intermediate session (August 17 - 21) builds on the skills learned in the first week and introduces more advanced sailboats. 
Program Fee: 
$175
Program Fee Includes: 
All sailing equipment, wetsuits, paddling jackets and a healthy snack each day.
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka)
Notes: 
Age Limit: 8 - 13. Intermediate session is combined with the Teen Sailing Week.

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