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.

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Classes & Camps: Adult

Sep
16
6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Grow more food in your garden by extending the gardening season from early spring to late fall.

Instructor

Gregory Dunn

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Oct
4
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Lush and Layered Bulbs

Trick nature into thinking spring has arrived in your home.

Instructor

Bill Bird

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $47
Oct
7
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Take steps now to save time in spring.

Instructor

Tony England

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Oct
9
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Tea Basics

Full Class

Join Beth Grilley and Joana Hively, owners of Global Infusion, and learn what tea is, where it is grown, and which methods of brewing work best.

Instructor

Beth Grilley and Joana Hively

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $27
Oct
11
10:00 am 12:00 pm

Learn how to select a tree with “bonsai potential” and how to determine the best style.

Instructor

Clint Eising

Cost

  • Members $55
  • Non-Members $62
Oct
11
10:00 am 12:00 pm

Watch a demonstration and learn to layer the rich colors of chalk pastels.

Instructor

Kathleen Kalinowski

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $47
Oct
14
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Get Sharp!

Learn how to properly sharpen and clean your tools, including pruners, loppers and shovels.

Instructor

Dave Hollman

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
Oct
18
1:00 pm 4:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Watercolor Pencil Studio

Enjoy individual instruction following a brief demonstration on the basics of watercolor pencil. 

Instructor

Don Harris

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $42
Oct
21
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Herbal Blends Workshop

Learn how to preserve your herbs for winter.

Instructor

Connie Hanson

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
Oct
28
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Hot Soups/More Soups

Learn to make creamy soups without eggs or dairy products, and hearty “soup entrees.”

Instructor

Sue Stauffacher

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37