Oct 29, 2013
Humboldt State University Recreation Administration students, in partnership with the cities of Arcata and Eureka, will host two Halloween carnivals for children Oct. 31. The events will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Arcata Community Center and the Adorni Center in Eureka.
Each carnival will feature a variety of Halloween-themed activities including pumpkin bowling, face painting, games and treats. Students in HSU Professor Jayne McGuire’s Recreation Administration 220: Leisure Programming class helped organize the carnivals and will staff each event.
Admission to the Eureka Funopoly Halloween Carnival is $2 for children 12 and under and free for adults. The Adorni Center is located at 1011 Waterfront Drive. For more information, call Klark Swan (707) 268-1844 or visit eurekaparksandrecreation.com.
The theme of the Arcata Carnival is Under the Sea! Admission is $2 for children 10 and under and free for children under 2. Proceeds support the Youth Development Scholarship Fund. The Arcata Community Center is located at 321 Community Park Way. For more information, call Cameron Mull at (707) 822-7091 or visit cityofarcata.org.rec.
“In the Leisure Programming class, students work closely with community mentors to develop, implement and evaluate recreation programs. This class provides real-world experience and prepares recreation majors for careers developing meaningful recreation programs and successful event management,” McGuire says.
Humboldt State’s Recreation Administration Program offers students the opportunity to focus in Outdoor Adventure Recreation, Tourism Management, Accessible Community Recreation, and Diving Leadership. Students get hands-on experience working with community partners including State and National Parks, local recreation departments and schools, Special Olympics, and numerous private recreation organizations.