Classes & Activities

Zumba

June 16 - July 9
Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin music and easy-to -follow dance moves. It is based on the principle that a workout should be FUN AND EASY TO DO. Zumba is not only great for the body, but it is also great for the mind. Zumba routines incorpo- rate interval training, alternating fast and slow rhythm and resistance training. Fans say it’s so popular because it’s a fun way to work out. For more information on Zumba check out the Zumba website.
Program Fee: 
$30 (Both Sessions: $40)
Drop-In Fee: 
$3
Day and Time: 
Tuesday and Thursday, 5:15 - 6:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 126

Backpacking the Lost Coast

June 19 - 21

Looking for a bit of a challenge, but aren’t ready to traverse steep mountains? The Lost Coast of southern Humboldt County is an area that is unique to the entire coast of California. It is the largest road less area on this coastline, with 25 miles of dynamic ocean views and un-crowded beaches. This trip takes place on the northern segment of the Lost Coast Trail. Though the trail is moderately level, the soft sand and traverse rocks make it an ideal challenge for any backpacker.

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 • June 16 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Drop-In Lounge
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • June 15

Introduction to Bicycle Touring

June 20 - 21
This outing is geared for beginning and intermediate cyclists who are wanting to try a longer distance ride and campout. Gear will be shuttled tothe campsite in the support vehicle so your bike will be nice and light. We will set out on a local's favorite route travelling backroads through epic surroundings. You will receive instruction on proper shifting, braking and hill descending, climbing techniques, road hazards and etiquette, and basic field maintenance. Participants need to bring their own bike, should wear proper riding apparel, and must have a bike helmet. The daily riding distance will be between 25 - 30 miles.   
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $75 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping fees and gear shuttle
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Wednesday • June 17 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Drop-In Lounge
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM
Location: 
Trip departs from the J Parking Lot on HSU Campus
Notes: 
Please bring your bike to the Pre-trip meeting. Inquire about bike rentals if you do not have your own.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • June 15

Hypnotize Yourself for Success

June 22 & June 24
Learn self-hypnosis training to revolutionize the way you perceive, create, and attract your reality for amplified success and life fulfillment. Each day will involve a one hour informational lecture - blending sciences of psychology, neuroscience, physics, and spirituality - followed by a half hour hypnotic experience and fifteen additional minutes for questions. Learn how to create positive change using simple and enjoyable skills that will work for a lifetime. If you are interested and would like more information about what is offered at these workshops, please contact the facilitator Kyle Wannigman, CMSCHt at (707) 840-4640 or visit his website at PositiVibesHypnotherapy.com.
Program Fee: 
$75 HSU Students • $100 All Others
Day and Time: 
Monday & Wednesday • 5:00 - 6:45 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 124
Registration Deadline: 
Friday • June 19

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.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Tools to Use on Yourself

June 23 & June 25
Learn the tips and tricks behind NLP and how its use can create rapid shifts in mood, cognition, and behavior. This class blends science-based lectures with experiential practice to get you using these skills immediately on yourself to change the way you feel about the world, yourself, your past, and your future to create a more positive outlook and attract what you want out of life. Techniques include: Color Anchoring, Instant Motivation, re-framing negative experiences, boosting positive experiences, mapping across, swish pattern, and more. Come learn how you can control and en- hance your mind - naturally and easily - for a happier, healthier life! If you are interested and would like more information about what is offered at these workshops, please contact the facilitator Kyle Wannigman, CMSCHt at (707) 840-4640 or visit his website at PositiVibesHypnotherapy.com.
Program Fee: 
$85 HSU Students • $115 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesday & Thursday • 5:00 - 6:45 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 124
Registration Deadline: 
Friday • June 19

Introduction to Sailing

June 27 - 28

Join Center Activities for two full exhilarating days at Big Lagoon and learn to harness the wind on two of the world's most popular and versatile sail boats. We will utilize the Olympic Class Lasers as well as the fun and user-friendly Pico boats that are ideal for entry-level sailing. Each participant will steer and control their own boat. Skills will include rig- ging, sailing theory, boat maneuvering, launching and capsize recovery.

Program Fee: 
$132 HSU Students • $149 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, sailboat & equipment, pfd and wetsuit
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • June 25 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Room 124
Day and Time: 
Saturday and Sunday
Location: 
Big Lagoon
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool. Camping at Big Lagoon is optional.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • June 22

Sea Kayak & Rescue Safety

June 27

This course will provide a fun and safe environment to learn the base line skills no kayaker should be without. Topics will include boat anatomy, kayak fit, essential equipment, paddle strokes, boat handling, bracing, safety considerations with an emphasis on injury prevention, self and assisted rescues after a capsize. Participants will have the option of trying different styles of kayaks. 

Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayaks and all necessary gear
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka)
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • June 25

Canoe the Slough

June 27
We will launch our canoes from the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center and travel up the beautiful Freshwater Slough. As we paddle through this riparian habiat rich with wildlife, you will get the opportunity to spot some of the thousands of birds claimed to feed and nest in this scenic wetland. Bring packable snacks and binoculars if you have them. 
Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Paddle instruction, and all necessary paddling gear
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka)
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • June 25

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