We’re #1! 2016 National Outdoor Champion Outdoor Challenge Campus Challenge Sept 18-Oct 15

Not sure where to start? We have a few suggestions on fun local events that qualify as an ON Challenge activity.

Week 1: September 18 - 24, 2017

Backpacking Seminar

Sep 19 2017 - 6:00pm

Have you ever been interested in backpacking but never knew who to talk to about it? Well, now is your chance to ask all those questions! You’ll have one hour to chat with a backpacking instructor about equipment, what food to pack, water purification, and plenty of other topics (ask about LNT). No sign up needed, so feel free to walk in after a hike through the Arcata Community Park.

Location: Recreation & Wellness Center at Humboldt State University
Cost: Free
Contact: Center Activities
Activity Type: Outdoor Clinic

Trinidad Rancheria History and Land Management

Sep 19 2017 - 6:30pm

Deepen your knowledge and connection to Trinidad's coastal environments through the Trinidad Coastal Naturalist Training. You will learn how to inspire an awareness and appreciation for the natural and cultural resources found on our Trinidad coastline. For those who complete 25 hours of training and volunteering, you will receive a Trinidad Coastal Naturalist Certificate.

Location: Trinidad Rancheria
Cost: FREE
Contact: 707-677-2501
Activity Type: Outdoor-Training

60-Minute Beach Cleanup at Samoa Beach

Sep 23 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Pacific Outfitter’s (PacOut) Green Team is at it again, another week another beach to clean! This week's clean up will be located at Samoa Beach Park with the focus of maintaining the beach, dunes & parking lot. “Home of the weekly 60 minute cleanup!” so no need to tell you how long it will be, see ya out there.

Location: Second pullout past Samoa Beach Park on New Navy Base Road.
Cost: Free
Activity Type: Outdoor Service Project

Climate-Ready Dune Walk

Sep 23 2017 - 10:00am

Learn about coastal ecology with the Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge. Currently, there are 32 miles of sediment being tracked along the coastline through the Dunes Climate Ready Study, learn about the changes and what are the causes and effects of the ever-changing dunes.

Location: Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Road in Arcata at 10am
Cost: Free
Contact: Jess at Friends of the Dunes
Activity Type: Hiking

Master Stargazing Workshop

Sep 23 2017 - 10:00am

This two day course is an incredible interactive, hands-on use of telescopes in the field. Stargaze amongst the tall trees in Redwood National and State Park. The first day is an informative workshop and prep for the stargazing night. The second day of the work shop will be on September 29th where you will meet at 6:30pm and use the telescopes to view different features in the sky.

Location: South Operations Center, Orick, CA
Cost: FREE
Contact: 707-465-7765
Activity Type: Stargazing

Redwood Pride (Formally Humboldt Pride)

Sep 24 2017 - 12:00pm

Come and celebrate the annual Redwood Pride Parade, followed by multiple performances and activities. Be sure to show up early (11:30a recommended) to get a stellar spot to watch the parade pass by!

Location: Jefferson Center 1000 B. Street
Cost: FREE
Activity Type: Outdoor Event

Introduction to Indoor Climbing

Sep 24 2017 - 12:00pm

Join the fun of climbing with this intro course offered at the HSU climbing wall! Climb instructors will show you the ropes of belaying and rappelling, along with safety considerations and climbing techniques. No experience necessary, a harness and climbing shoes will be provided but bring a pair of socks if you will be borrowing their climbing shoes. See you on the wall

Location: Student Recreation Center
Cost: Students $8 - General $18
Contact: 707-826-3357
Activity Type: Indoor Climbing