Classes & Activities

Backpacking the Lost Coast

October 3 - 5

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: 
$65 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • September 30 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • September 29

Intermediate Surfing: Women's Option

October 4

Are you ready to get out of the whitewater and surf real waves? Join us for the continuation of Introduction to Surfing with a progression of skills from paddling out to the line-up to negotiating the waves. Surf gear is provided, or you're welcome to bring your own. Transportation will be by carpool. This option is for women taught by women!

Prerequisite: 
Introduction to Surfing or instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$59 HSU Students • $69 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, surfboard, wetsuit, booties, and instructional materials
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • October 2 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • October 1

Intermediate Surfing: Women's Option

October 4

Are you ready to get out of the whitewater and surf real waves? Join us for the continuation of Introduction to Surfing with a progression of skills from paddling out to the line-up to negotiating the waves. Surf gear is provided, or you're welcome to bring your own. Transportation will be by carpool. This option is for women taught by women!

Prerequisite: 
Introduction to Surfing or instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$59 HSU Students • $69 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, surfboard, wetsuit, booties, and instructional materials
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • October 2 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • October 1

Homecoming Paddle

October 4
This tour will give you the seals-eye view of our local treasures; from the Eureka Waterfront to Woodley Marina and beyond. We take kayaks and canoes on Humboldt Bay for a brief spin out the front door of the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. Choose a morning or lunchtime paddle.
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $25 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM or 3:00PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • October 1

Sea Kayaking on the Bay

October 5
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 • 10:00 AM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • September 29

Kayak Basics & Safety

October 5

This pool based course will provide a fun and safe environment to learn the base line skills no kayaker should be without. Our experienced guides will support your introduction to a variety of paddle strokes, boat handling, bracing, and safety considerations with an emphasis on injury prevention, and then spend the majority of the time working on self and assisted rescues after a capsize. Time permitting, kayakers will have an opportunity to learn and practice the skills necessary for a combat roll.

Program Fee: 
$34 HSU Students • $49 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayaks and all necessary gear
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 4:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • October 2

NAUI SCUBA Diver Course

October 6 - November 16
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.

Hypnosis Workshop - Enhance Your Mind and Heal Yourself

October 7 - 23
Hypnotherapy is a powerful technique used worldwide used to treat any number of mental, physical, and emotional dysfunctions. We will learn what hypnosis is, dispel myths, and discuss its scientific support. By integrating aspects psychology, neuroscience, quantum physics, and spirituality, participants get a more comprehensive and holistic understanding of the mind-body connection. Participants will learn self-hypnosis to empower themselves to control thoughts, emotions, and autonomic functioning – like pain and motivation. Participants also receive direct training for accelerated learning and performance, reduce test (or overall) anxiety/fears, and actualize goals rapidly and easily. This workshop gives you tangible skills and techniques that can benefit you for the rest of your life! This $300 value is being significantly reduced as a way to give back to the students and local community. Space is limited, so sign up early and don’t miss this rare opportunity to boost your abundance and enhance your life satisfaction!
Program Fee: 
$75 HSU students • $120 All others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 124

Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity Simply Explained

October 7 - 21
Learn what Einstein’s theory teaches us about space, time, and time travel using almost no math.
Program Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $13 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays • 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: 
HSU Science Building A 564

Dish It Up

October 8 and November 12
This monthly group meeting provides tips, tools and support for your healthy nutrition and lifestyle. Come to one or all and bring your questions!
Program Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Wednesdays • 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 122

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