Classes & Activities

Rafting the North Coast

August 2

Join us for a day of adventure on one of the North Coast’s premier stretches of Class III whitewater, intermixed with serene, relaxing sections ideal for swimming and wildlife viewing. The river we choose will be dependent on river flows and conditions.

Program Fee: 
$70
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, boat, paddle, pfd, wetsuit, splash top and permit fees
Day and Time: 
Saturday • August 2
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • July 28

Teen Surf Program

TBA

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. This week consists of group and individual surf instruction, ocean safety and awareness, team building activities and plenty of saltwater action. The week includes a two night campout near Crescent City.

Program Fee: 
$315
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructional staff, transportation, all surfing gear, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Wednesday’s dinner
Notes: 
Age Limit: 14 - 17 years old

NAUI SCUBA Diver Course

August 11 - September 21
The NAUI SCUBA Diver Course is a five week program of instruction in the safe use of SCUBA equipment and water skills. The class consists of Saturday classroom lectures at the Alpha Training Group facility in Fairhaven, and Monday night pool sessions at the Arcata Community Pool. The course concludes with an open water dive in Mendocino over a weekend. Students will be required to provide a set of personal dive equipment and wetsuit for the open water portion of the course. Student equipment requirements are discussed in detail during the lecture seminar. All participants must fill out a medical evaluation prior to course. Evaluations are available at the front desk. Enquires may be directed to Alpha Diving Industries at 707.825.7880 or email at alpha.diving@hotmail.com.
Program Fee: 
$400 Plus additional charges for equipment
Day and Time: 
Classroom session: Saturdays 9:00 – 11:00 AM & Pool Session:M ondays 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool, 1150 16th Street, Arcata
Notes: 
Students may register for Scuba, but must attend and pass the Pre-Scuba Class • additional equipment required.

Water Exercise

Fall Semester

These classes are one-hour long, medium intensity aerobic workouts. Tuesday and Thursday mornings class is held in the deep end area and all other classes are held in the four-foot lap lanes.

Day and Time: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday • 7:30- 8:30am, Tuesday & Thursday • 8:30 - 9:30am (deep water) & Monday - Friday • 7:00 - 8:00pm

Prenatal & Post-Partum Exercise

Fall Semester

This class is designed for expectant mothers and new mothers who would like to begin or continue an exercise routine.

Day and Time: 
Monday - Friday • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Adaptive Aquatics

Fall Semester

Come and bring your child of exceptional needs to this fun and safe environment. Facilitated by our trained staff, Adaptive Aquatics will reinforce basic water safety in the presence of fun and exciting games.

Day and Time: 
Friday • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Emergency Medical Technician Certification

August 25 - December 12

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People's lives often depend on their quick reactions and competent care. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. This class provides entry level knowledge and skills, as well as testing strategies for the national exam and information on how to obtain and maintain national, state and local licenses and certifications.

Prerequisite: 
18 years of age, CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent
Topics Include: 
160 classroom hours and 24 field and clinical observation hours
Program Fee: 
$325 HSU Students, $365 All Others
Materials Needed: 
Current EMT book: "Emergency Care " 12th Edition, by Dan Limmer, published by Brady. Recommended work book and online/ebook resources.
Day and Time: 
Mondays • 5:00 - 10:00 PM and Tuesdays • 5:00 - 10:00 PM. One additional Saturday class TBA.
Location: 
Nelson Hall East 102 • Goodwin Forum
Notes: 
Class will not meet during Thanksgiving break

Drop-In Kayak Roll Session

Wednesdays

This open pool time gives patrons an opportunity to practice basic kayak techniques including paddle strokes, bracing, and the combat roll. Equipment is available to a limited number of people on a first-come, first-served basis. Others may bring their own equipment.

Prerequisite: 
Minimum Age: 15 (parent/guardian must be present for participants under 18)
Drop-In Fee: 
$10
Day and Time: 
Wednesdays • 7:30 - 9:00pm
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool
Notes: 
Please call the Arcata Community Pool to register

Lifeguard Certification Course

September 2 - 20

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to recognize and eliminate common aquatic hazards, accidents and injuries. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and have excellent swim skills. Includes training and certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Class space is limited. 

Program Fee: 
$250
Program Fee Includes: 
Lifeguard training manual, pocket mask and certification cards
Day and Time: 
Tuesday & Thursday • 6:00 - 9:00 PM & Saturday • 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool, 1150 16th Street, Arcata
Notes: 
Please be prepared to participate in swimming pre-test. Makeup class sessions cost $40.00 per hour. Please call the Arcata Community Pool for more information and to register • (707) 822-6801

Isshinryu Karate

September 3 - October 13

If you are looking for an activity that provides a workout with the benefit of learning a practical form of self-defense, this may be for you. Beginners are welcome! Isshinryu Karate is a classical style of Okinawan Karate. Participants learn basic, forms (kata), sparring techniques and a direct, effective form of self-defense. Robert Sherman, eighth degree black belt and chief instructor, has taught Isshinryu Karate 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

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