Classes & Activities

Backpacking the Trinity Alps

July 24 - 26

Clear streams, grassy meadows, waterfalls, swimming holes, alpine lakes await in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area. This backpacking trip offers the experience of back country exploration and the opportunity to meet other backpackers.

Family Fun Weekends

July 25-26

Get your family together for a memorable paddling excursion at an unbeatable value! Kids kayak for free on these Family Fun Weekends. Our staff gives a brief safety talk and introduction to the boats, then your family can cast off our dock to lead your own adventure. 

Introduction to Whitewater River Kayaking

Mandatory Pool Date: Sunday, July 26 4:30-6:30 PM; River Dates: August 1 - 2
This course focuses on developing paddling skills to get you started on whitewater kayaking. You will be introduced to the basics of kayaking and a combat roll in the Arcata Community Pool and progress to moving whitewater during a weekend overnight on the Trinity River.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center's Kids Camp

July 27 - 31

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.

Moonrise Paddle

July 31
Come for a Saturday evening paddle and watch the moon rise through the Humboldt Bay mist. We provide a choice of kayak or canoe and experienced guides to run these short hour and a half adventures.

Teen Surf Program

August 3 - 7

This camp is perfect for the ocean-minded teen who is looking for a fun and exciting adventure. All skill levels are welcome, from those who have never seen the ocean to those who would like to refine their skills.


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