Center Activities is a non-profit organization providing fitness, leisure, outdoor and aquatic activities to Humboldt State University Students and the community at large. Center Activities encompass the Outdoor Program, the Student Recreation Center and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.
Center Activities is a department of the University Center.
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- To provide outdoor, recreational, fitness, educational and social experiences to Humboldt State University students and the surrounding community in order to promote personal development, discovery and foster involvement in the community.
- Continue to be a leader in campus outing programs by offering a broad range of quality activities. Center Activities strives to provide unique, enriching recreational and physical programming that will serve as a catalyst for healthy, life-long pursuits and personal development. Through our diverse range of programming, we facilitate social and environmental connections that weave the student and surrounding community together to create a well-rounded Humboldt experience.
- Experiential Discovery: Center Activities provides accessible learning opportunities through programming that allows participants to apply theory to practice. Participants are mentored through the process so they become not only receivers of knowledge, but also discoverers of knowledge.
- Leadership Development: We develop our staff as leaders through training and real experiences that allow for a deeper realization of the value of what they are teaching, an opportunity to develop their own competencies in new situations, a strengthening of their intellectual abilities, and a discovery of the potential to gain greater self-confidence as future professionals.
- Retention: We aim to retain students through programming that enriches their lives by fostering interest and involvement in Humboldt County’s outstanding recreational opportunities, deepening their connection to the campus, and assisting in the realization of their own personal identity.
- Safety: Physical and mental safety is a top priority at all times. We demonstrate this by creating an environment of respect for individuals and always maintaining industry standards for safe operations.
- Healthy Living: Recreation and leisure programming provides a welcome respite from our daily lives and improves our physical and mental health. Center Activities strives to expose students to the benefits of adopting an active, well-rounded lifestyle.
- Campus & Community Collaboration: We continue to develop effective, relevant, and symbiotic relationships with the HSU campus and surrounding community members to benefit and enrich the overall Humboldt experience.
- Sustainability: Center Activities strives to provide participants a way to recreate that is environmentally responsible, promotes appreciation and engagement in the natural world, and develops the next generation of stewards in order to ensure the same opportunities for the future.
About Center Activities
Since 1980, Center Activities has continued to provide quality instruction in a variety of recreational outdoor and leisure activities to both the Humboldt State University campus and surrounding community. Whether you are looking for a certification program, a leisure activity, outdoor adventure or equipment rental, or want to take the first steps toward learning a new skill, we’ll help you reach your goal. Center Activities manages three facilities including the Outdoor Center, Student Recreation Center and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.
We are located at HSU's Recreation and Wellness Center Room 101. You can also find us on FaceBook!
Center Activities and the collaborating programs of the Recreation & Wellness Center is an equal opportunity service provider and is eager to work with people of all abilities. Inquire about accommodations for programming. For a printable disability access map click here. Persons who wish to request disability related accommodations should contact Center Activities at 707-826-3357, or e-mail at email@example.com as soon as possible. Some accommodations may take up to several weeks to arrange.
Outdoor and Aquatic Equipment Rentals: We have the gear you need! Reservations are suggested as equipment is rented on a first-come, first-serve basis. See the Equipment Rental Guide for pricing, policies, and available equipment.
Outdoor Information: Information on recreational opportunities in Northern California and Oregon is available in the form of maps, brochures and books. Come by and speak with a Center Activities staff member if you would like assistance planning your own outings.
Private Trips: Have friends or a special group looking for an adventure? Want to explore a particular trail system or waterway but need us to lead the way? We are happy to help plan your custom trip. Please fill out our Personalize Trip Request Form for more information and pricing!
Permit Information: Center Activities holds special use permits with the Shasta-Trinity, Six Rivers and Klamath National Forests, BLM, Humboldt County and California State Parks. We also work closely with Humboldt County Parks, and other agencies as needed.
This business operates under special use permit with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.
To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
If you wish to join the Center Activities team, please visit our Jobs and Internships page