The CSUN Aquatic Center mission is to provide valuable recreation and educational programs to the greater CSUN Community. The following programs and services are available to CSUN Students, Faculty and Staff.
Aquatic Center- CSUN Programs
CSUN Recreation Tourism Management- Academic Courses
CSUN Department of Recreation Tourism Management (RTM) provides academic credit courses at the Aquatic Center. CSUN educators provide the highest caliber of instruction on Flatwater boating, Wakeboarding and WaterSkiing, Sailing, and many other offerings. Courses are offered during the Spring, and Fall Semesters.
You can learn more about taking classes, or about getting your undergraduate or graduate degree by visiting CSUN Course Catalog
CSUN Boating Workshops and Free Community Boating Days
The CSUN Aquatic Center Hosts a variety of Open Recreation Classes. These not-for-credit workshops are available to current CSUN students, Faculty and Staff. Open Rec Classes are two hour-long workshops where you can learn a new skill or continue to develop your boating hobby. Courses are held as AM sessions (10:00 - 12:00) or PM sessions (1:00 - 3:00). Workshops are FREE for CSUN Students and $10 for CSUN Faculty and Staff. Workshops include lifeguards/boating instructors, all necessary boating equipment and waived entrance fees into Castaic Lake Recreation Area.
We have the following Rec Classes available in Spring of 2019
Learn to Kayak
Learn to Paddle Boarding
Learn to Canoe
COMMUNITY BOATING DAYS
If you are not quite ready for a workshop but want to try things out in a more causal capacity please join us for our FREE COMMUNITY BOATING DAYS. Whether you are looking for an exciting day of trying something new like kayaking or looking to lounge around next to the lake the CSUN Aquatic Center is hosting, free, open recreation days at Lake Castaic.
- Paddle Boards
- Beach Activities
CSUN will provide all the boats and equipment. Join us any time from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm to practice, play, learn and hang out on your own.
*Food and Transportation are not provided
CSUN Outdoor Adventures
CSUN Associated Students Outdoor Adventures provides Outdoor Experiences for anyone and everyone. Outdoor Adventures runs trips from CSUN Campus to the Aquatic Center throughout the year. Check out their offerings at their website by clicking HERE
Dragon Eyes! Castaic Lake Dragon Boat Club Meet Up
Since its creation, the driving force behind Team Dragon Eyes (TDE) has been through the efforts of its volunteers. Every season, veterans and new paddlers alike step up to the challenge of taking on the tasks vital to the growth of TDE and the sport of dragon boating in Castaic Lake Area. From coaching to race organization, administrative to site maintenance nearly every function of TDE is accomplished by volunteers who sacrifice time out of their schedule to contribute to something they truly believe in.
Castaic Lake Dragonboat Club wants to provide education and instruction to the general public on dragon boating. We want to sponsor, promote and facilitate local dragon boat events and races. Our goal is to promote low-cost community sports and exercise and enhance bonding and interaction among different ethnic and cultural groups locally, nationally, and internationally.
Come out and paddle on a 20-person dragon boat. That’s why it is said, you’ll make 20 friends after the paddling session. This sport works on all the core muscles and is a great way to experience the fun sport of Dragon Boat racing on our beautiful Castaic Lake. We initially stretch and then demonstrate the correct paddling stroke before we all paddle in unison on the lake. Bring your head protection, water bottle, sunscreen, water shoes or sandals, and we will provide the rest: personal flotation device and paddle. We accept people of all ages and sizes with a great attitude!
CSUN Retreats, Teambuilding and Private Events
To schedule your Club, Organization, Student Group, Department, or other campus communities next event at the Aquatic Center-
Free programming available for most CSUN Clubs, organizations and classes
Call us at 661-257-0571
Email us at
Or skip a step and fill out your reservation form by clicking here
CSUN Faculty- Host your class at the Aquatic Center
Other CSUN Courses with field trip components include:
Geography 370- Water Society and the Environment
Recreation Tourism, Hospitality Management 150-1- Outdoor Education
RTM 202/L- Event Planning
RTM 251- Recreation and the Natural Environment
RTM 302- Dynamics of Leadership in Recreation
CSUN Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)
Please email for details on how to use these indoor and outdoor teaching spaces