Summer Programs

Outdoor recreation can be a lifelong pursuit with rewards at every step of the way. Since 1994, Center Activities has offered a variety of summer camps and programs for youth and teens 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. Our enthusiastic staff brings extensive experience and an individualized instruction style as an essential element of the programs that is made possible by keeping the participant to instructor ratio low at 6 to 1. No previous experience is needed to participate in any of the camps. For our Aquatic Camps, participants must be comfortable in the water while wearing a personal floatation device.  Mail in your registration form today!

Youth Aquatic Scholarship Fund
With the generous support of local agencies such as the Humboldt Area Foundation, Humboldt Sponsors, the California Department of Boating and Waterways, as well as fundraiser events we host throughout the year, 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. Scholarships are awarded based on financial & family needs, camp space availability and timely application. Contact Center Activities for additional information and a SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.  

Special Camp Discounts
Most of our camps offer a $20 discount for multiple family members registering in one camp, or for a participant registering in more than one camp. Feel free to call our main office at 707-826-3357 to find out which camps qualify.

One of Humboldt County’s most well-known summer camps is new and improved! Youth Aquatics Camp... read more!

Option 1: June 26 - 30 | Option 2: July 17 - 21

Junior sailors learn to harness the power of the wind and sail on Humboldt Bay! This program... read more!

July 10 - 14

This camp is for adventurous teens looking to build their surfing skills! All skill levels are... read more!

July 11 - 14

This program is developed for junior sailors looking to challenge their skills and put their... read more!

July 24 - 28

In this four-day camp, beginners and experienced campers will get to spend their summer days... read more!

July 25 - 28

Teen campers have the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled week experiencing the thrills of aquatic... read more!

July 31 - August 4


Our on-land kayaking course focuses on the types and anatomy of kayaks and paddling gear, personal...
May 31
Learn to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults. Includes the use of Automated...
June 3
This class covers the fundamentals of kayaking, including an orientation to kayaking equipment,...
June 3
Are you thinking of buying your first home? If so, then this class is for you! Come learn all about...
June 6