Classes & Camps

Classes & Camps

For All Ages and Interests.

More than 130 classes for adults, children, and parent/child pairs are offered year-round, and more than 30 engaging summer camps for children ages 4 to 14 are offered each summer. Camps vary from week-long to 4-day to 1-day camps and run from mid-June through mid-August.

Tips for Signing Up

The schedule for summer camps publishes in February; sign-up early as space is limited. Here is a complete list of the 2014 summer camps. Sign up for camps below.

For more information about any individual class or camp, email our Classes Coordinator or call (616) 975-3147. Scholarship assistance for children and adults is available; for information, call 616-975-3184. If a class or camp is full, call (616) 975-3147 to put your name on a waiting list.

Class Discounts

All members receive discounts on classes.
Check out other membership benefits and find out how to join or renew.

Events

Events

Jul
24
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Jeepers Creepers

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Learn about the weird and wonderful world of insects with hilarious activities such as Ladybug Munch, Praying Mantis Snatch, Flea Jump and Flyswatter Relay.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $82
Jul
24
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Everyday Explorers

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Investigate woods, wetlands and meadows with your own explorer kit and learn to identify birds, bugs and intriguing plants.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $82
Jul
24
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Messy Art

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Get down and dirty!

Ages

8-9

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $82
Jul
24
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

French Culture and Cooking

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Develop your cooking skills as you learn about French sculptors, French words and French culture.

Ages

10-12

Cost

  • Members $85
  • Non-Members $92
Jul
28
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Amazing Animals

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Explore animal habitats to look for beavers, turtles, snakes, mink and more.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $82
Jul
28
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Little Diggers

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Dig in a vegetable patch, pot a plant, pick a vegetable and take a closer look at soil with magnifying glasses.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $82
Jul
29
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Amazing Animals

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Explore animal habitats to look for beavers, turtles, snakes, mink and more.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $82
Jul
29
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Little Diggers

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Dig in a vegetable patch, pot a plant, pick a vegetable and take a closer look at soil with magnifying glasses.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $82
Jul
29
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Adult/Child: Hungry Plants

Have fun together learning about carnivorous plants through games, activities and a visit to the Carnivorous Plant House.

Ages

6-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30 pair
  • Non-Members $37 pair
Jul
30
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Amazing Animals

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Explore animal habitats to look for beavers, turtles, snakes, mink and more.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $82