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Climbing Wall Instructor

Cancelled
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!

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

SUP Fitness Paddle

April 1 - May 31
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. This weekly workout helps 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: 
Sundays • 9:00 AM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Dish It Up

April 1
This monthly group meeting provides tips, tools and support for your healthy nutrition and lifestyle. Come to one or all and bring your questions!
Program Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Wednesday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center Room 122

Spring Cleaning

April 1
Learn simple, easy-to-follow whole foods nutritional program to help you change your habits toward healthier eating. This workshop will help participants eliminate toxins, food allergies, sugar and caffeine dependence without the need for special foods, supplements or fasting! Works with dining hall, dorm and off-campus dining.
Program Fee: 
$5
Day and Time: 
Wednesday, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 122

Introduction to Surfing: Women's Option

April 4

This course offers students 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. This option is for women taught by women!

Program Fee: 
$54 HSU Students • $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, surfboard, wetsuit, booties, and instructional materials
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • March 31 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • March 30

Introduction to Surfing: Women's Option

April 4

This course offers students 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. This option is for women taught by women!

Program Fee: 
$54 HSU Students • $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, surfboard, wetsuit, booties, and instructional materials
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • March 31 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • March 30

Introduction to Top Rope & Anchoring: Indoor Option

April 4

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: 
$34 HSU Students, $49 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and all rock climbing equipment
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 1

Women's Backpacking

April 10 - 12

Join us for a backpacking outing specifically catered to women! This trip is ideal for those looking for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of the wilderness with an opportunity to make friends with like-minded ladies. The destination will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting. No previous experience necessary!

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: 
Tuesday • April 7 • 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 6

Wilderness First Aid/Wilderness First Responder Recertification with WMI of NOLS

April 11 - 12
This two-day course covers the basics of emergency care with an emphasis on extended care situations (more than one hour from more advanced medical assistance). A Wilderness First Aid certification card is awarded upon completion of the class. In order to recertify Wilderness First Responder through this WFA course, students must have a current WFR certification from WMI, SOLO, NOLS, WMA or WPT. Please check your WFR certification closely. CPR is not included. For more information please visit http://www.nols.edu/wmi/courses/wildfirstaid.shtml.
Program Fee: 
$170 HSU Students • $190 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday & Sunday • 8:00 AM
Location: 
HSU Campus • Nelson Hall East 102 • Goodwin Forum
Early Bird Discount: 
A discount of $5 will be given for those who register before March 3.
Registration Deadline: 
March 14 • unless spaces are not filled

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