Recreation and Tourism Management

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Aquatic Center- CSUN Programs

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. 

CSUN Rec Classes

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 three hour long workshops where you can learn a new skill or continue to develop your boating hobby. Courses are held as AM sessions (9:00 - 12:00) or PM sessions (1:00 - 4:00). All courses are $20.00 and 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 2019

Intro to Kayaking
Intro to Paddle Boarding
CSUN Staff Kayaking (open only to faculty and staff)
CSUN Staff Paddle Boarding (open only to faculty and staff) 

To sign up fill out the reservation form found here 

CSUN Free- Community Boating Days

Always wanted to try Paddle Boarding? 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. 

  • Kayak
  • Canoes
  • Paddle Boards
  • Paddle Board Yoga
  • Sailing 
  • 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 

April 7, 2019 - Sunday
April 20, 2019 - Saturday
May 4, 2019 - Saturday

To learn more and sign up for these free days click the dates below or 



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 multiplle times a semester. Check out their offerings at their website by clicking HERE

CSUN Retreats, Teambuilding and Private Events

To schedule your Club, Organization, Student Group, Department, or other campus communities next event at the Aquatic Center-
Call us at 661-257-0571
Email us at
Or skip a step and fill out your reservation form by clicking here- 

Included in your program

Included in your program: 
Vehicle Entry fees waived
A shaded picnic area and BBQ pits
Access to a private paddling beach 
Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and Boating instructors
All necessary boating equipment (Lifejackets, paddles, etc)
Water Jugs and Water Fountains throughout the park (We do not provide bottles or cups)

Not Included in your program: 
*Transportation and Lunch are not provided  (Transportation from CSUN Campus provided for Outdoor Adventure Programs) 
**CSUN reserves the right to cancel or reschedule programs due to inclement weather. 

Everybody Boats- Commitment to Inclusive Recreation

Inclusive Programming- The CSUN Aquatic Center strives to make all its programming and activities open to everyone, regardless of physical limitations, developmental differences, or unique health issues. We need your help and communication to reach our goals of accommodating all boating experiences. Please let us know if any youth, students, staff or volunteers, might need additional resources to maximize their day on the water. Please share any; developmental delays or disabilities, learning disabilities, limited mobility, visual or audio impairment, etc.

Safety Considerations

Safety Considerations: 
- All paddlers (adult, staff, and youth) will wear life jackets at all times.
- You will have certified Lifeguards and Boating Instructors with your Campers at all times (at a 10 participant: 1 Lifeguard ratio)
- During your event, some of your staff/volunteers are expected to be present on the beach, or on the water with your group. 
- We do ask that your staff/volunteers help us out monitoring your campers to make sure everyone is hydrated and applying sunscreen throughout the day (it will be hot)