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 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.

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!

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.

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.

Teen Strength & Conditioning Program

July 20 - August 20

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.

Youth Surf Camp

July 20 - 24

Surf’s up for a popular favorite geared toward both our newest and veteran campers. Participants will enjoy both group and individual surf instruction on their choice of bodyboard or surfboard.

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