Classes & Activities

Map and Compass Navigation

November 6 & 8

Join us as we learn the essential skill set of map and compass based navigation. This course will benefit both the novice navigator as well as those looking to build confidence in their skills. The course includes a combination of classroom presentations and outdoor practical experience that will help you to better plan hikes and backcountry trips. Topics covered include how to interpret topographical maps, the features of a compass, how to orient a map to match the environment both with and without a compass, how to take bearings and triangulate your position using a compass, and how to use a map & compass to navigate to new locations.

Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $50 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, map & compass packet, and all necessary course materials.
Day and Time: 
Thursday • 6:00 - 8:00pm & Saturday • 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby

Introduction to Archery

November 8

Introduction to Archery is open to archers of every skill level. This course is designed to introduce beginning archers to the basic fundamentals of the sport in accordance with the National Training System; this includes: proper posture and alignment, aiming, the release and follow through. This class will utilize the hands-on application of using a bow and arrow in conjunction with demonstrations and lectures. This course will also discuss the proper care and use of archery equipment.

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $35 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 126
Notes: 
Participants will need to bring $5 on the day of the class to pay for equipment rental
Registration Deadline: 
Friday • Novermber 7

Moonrise Paddle Tour

November 8
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.
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $25 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 5:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Monday before each tour

Sea Kayaking on the Bay

November 9 (20% discount for Veterans)
Paddle the unique Humboldt Bay in a traditional sit-in sea kayak. This beginner level course explores on-water kayaking techniques and safety. With the basics of paddle strokes and proper boat fit as well as local considerations such as tide and wind, we will confidently “put in” for a two hour course.
Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $40 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
sea kayak instruction, sea kayaks and gear
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 12:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • November 3

Healthy (Happy) Holidays

November 12
Learn tips for healthy eating through the holidays by discovering easy self-care for stress free celebrating. We will formulate a Holiday Survival Plan.
Program Fee: 
$5
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 5:30 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 122

Introduction to Sport Lead & Traditional Climbing: Outdoor

November 15

This course provides an introduction to sport lead climbing as well as traditional climbing and is designed as a continuation of the top rope & anchoring course. Topics covered will include advanced anchor building, lead belaying, rope management, single and multi-pitch descending methods and confidence building strategies.

Prerequisite: 
Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$49 HSU Students, $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • November 13 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • November 12

Introduction to Sport Lead & Traditional Climbing: Indoor

November 16

This course provides an introduction to sport lead climbing as well as traditional climbing and is designed as a continuation of the top rope & anchoring course. Topics covered will include advanced anchor building, lead belaying, rope management, single and multi-pitch descending methods and confidence building strategies.

Prerequisite: 
Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$34 HSU Students, $49 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and all rock climbing equipment
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Rock Wall
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • November 12

Knots Seminar

November 19

Outdoor enthusiasts use an assortment of ropes and knots for outdoor skills. Many of these same knots can be useful for a variety of everyday uses, ranging from camping, climbing, sailing, loading vehicles, and more. This seminar will cover various knots including hitches, bends, loops and other important knots. If you would like to have the mystery taken out of knot tying, this class is for you!

Program Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Notes: 
No prior registration needed

Eureka Slough Canoe Tour

November 22
From Wiyot tribal history to Alexander von Humboldt, there is no better way to connect the past and present than to canoe the waterway at our doorstep. This 3-hour tour gets you behind the scenes of storefronts and into the natural ebb and flow of timeless Nature.
Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $40 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 11:00 AM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - across from the Adorni Center)

Self Rescue Clinic

December 6
Come learn self-rescue skills no climber should be without. In this clinic we will focus on awareness and prevention as well as effective techniques to deal with a problem. During the clinic you will learn preventative thinking, how to back up rappels and belays, escape a belay setup, ascend to aid an injured climber, and assist your partner from above. Please bring your own personal gear as practicing with your own equipment will better prepare you for real situations. Essential equipment will be provided if you don’t have you own. Prerequisite: Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval.
Program Fee: 
$34 HSU Students • $49 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and all rock climbing equipment
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Rock Wall
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • December 4

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