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, 2-day and 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! 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.

Register online by viewing the Classes and Camps below under "Events".

Please note:
Children are not allowed to accompany adults to adult-only classes.

Cancellation Policy:
Withdraw from a class at least 30 days in advance, a refund is issued minus a $5 processing fee. Withdraw 7 to 29 days in advance and receive a 50% refund. Less than 7 days, no refund. Call 616-975-3147 for class cancellations due to severe weather.

Class Discounts

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

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Events

Sep
18
5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Examine a number of tricks.

Instructor

Tabitha Blanski of Inkling Pictures

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40
Sep
22
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Fall Tree Identification

Get an up-close look at deciduous and coniferous trees. 

Instructor

Kim Bradley Davidson

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40
Sep
29
10:00 am 3:00 pm

Instructor

Nancy Hart

Cost

  • Members $110
  • Non-Members $120
Oct
6
10:00 am 1:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Beginning Bonsai

Filled

Learn how to select a tree with bonsai potential.

Instructor

Steve Jetzer

Cost

  • Members $85
  • Non-Members $95
Oct
11
5:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Glass Fusing 101

Filled

This instructional session will acquaint the students with proper use of tools.

Instructor

Gloria Badiner

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $85
Oct
13
9:30 am 12:00 pm

Add more color and interest to your autumn garden.

Instructor

Amy Heilman

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40
Oct
13
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Fiber Art-10 am

Work with fabric, colorful yarn and wire.

Ages

6-15 with Adult

Instructor

Becky Baker

Cost

  • Members $18 member child, 18 member adult
  • Non-Members $22 non-member child, 22 non-member adult
Oct
13
1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Fiber Art-1 pm

Work with fabric, colorful yarn and wire.

Ages

6-15 with Adult

Instructor

Becky Baker

Cost

  • Members $18 member child, 18 member adult
  • Non-Members $22 non-member child, 22 non-member adult
Oct
19
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Nocturnal Nature Walk

Filled

Join us for a night walk in the gardens.

Ages

5–11 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $18 member child, 18 member adult
  • Non-Members $22 non-member child, 22 non-member adult
Oct
20
7:30 am 10:30 am

Investigate the beauty of black and white photography.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $50

Events

Aug
14
7:30 am 9:30 pm
Filled

Experience the scenic beauty of Leelanau County in a new and unique way.

Cost

  • Members $195
  • Non-Members $215
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Join us for a day of discovery at the Chicago Botanic Gardens! 

Cost

  • Members $165
  • Non-Members $185