Classes & Activities

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

EMT Skills Verification

March 8
Those who need their Skills Verification List checked off may participate during the last day of the EMT Refresher class. Please contact Center Activities for further information regarding details and registration. Advance registration and pre-payment is required.
Program Fee: 
$50 HSU Students • $75 All Others
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 
Nelson Hall East 102 • Goodwin Forum
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • March 2

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.

Wilderness First Responder Recertification with Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS

March 20 - 22
This three-day scenario-based course is designed as a review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with current updates in the wilderness medicine field. There will be a written examination at the beginning of this course. It may be used to recertify WFR and WEMT (wilderness portion only) for the following organizations: WMI, NOLS, SOLO, and WMA. This class includes CPR. For more information please see visit http://www.nols.edu/wmi/courses/wildfirstrecertification.shtml.
Program Fee: 
$215 HSU Students • $245 All Others
Day and Time: 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday • 8:00 AM -5:00 PM
Location: 
HSU Campus • Nelson Hall East 102 • Goodwin Forum
Notes: 
You will be required to pay a 50% deposit to secure a space in the class.
Early Bird Discount: 
A discount of $5 will be given for those who register before February 3
Registration Deadline: 
Still open for registration

Isshinryu Karate

March 23 – April 29
Isshinryu Karate is a classical style of Okinawan Karate and an activity providing a strong workout while teaching a practical form of self-defense. Students also learn the basics, kata and sparring techniques. Beginners are welcome, and continuing students can earn rank in this style of karate. Robert Sherman 8th degree black belt,  Eric Lien 6th degree black belt and Nicole Doan 3rd degree black belt are the chief instructors. This class has been taught concurrently at HSU since 1979.
 
Program Fee: 
$40 HSU Students • $45 All Others (Both Options: $70 HSU Students • $80 All Others)
Day and Time: 
Mondays & Wednesdays • 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 126

Tai Chi

March 24—April 23
This course focuses on the Yang family long form of Tai Chi Chuan. Participants will learn the foundational concepts and principles of Tai Chi and theory. Emphasis will be on body movement, breath work, and slow movement.
 
Program Fee: 
$25 HSU Students • $35 All Others (Both Options: $35 HSU Students • $45 All Others)
Drop-In Fee: 
$3 HSU Students • $5 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesday & Thursday • 12:00 - 12:45 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 126

Techniques and Conditioning for Climbing

March 25 – April 22
From power to endurance, each class offers unique insights into the different aspects of climbing fitness. Learn how to overcome your physical limitations, leaving only the mental challenge of the climb at hand! Refer to our website for a breakdown From the basics of movement to advanced skills for pushing harder grades, these classes offer a wealth of knowledge that serve as a substantial foundation for those aspiring to become an accomplished climber, or a focused review for more advanced climbers. Refer to our website for a breakdown of daily class topics.
 
Program Fee: 
$20 (Both Options: $35)
Drop-In Fee: 
$3
Day and Time: 
Wednesdays • 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall

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

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!

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