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! 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.

Click HERE to view and download a list of our 2015 Classes and Camps, and register online by viewing the Classes and Camps below under "Events".

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

Mar
31
7:00 pm 8:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Square Foot Gardening Projects

Learn how easy it is to start your own seeds the “Square Foot Gardening” way.

Instructor

Dr. Richard Peters and Julie Francke

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
Apr
14
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Grow Vegetables Organically

Learn how to grow food that is healthy for you and the environment.

Instructor

Greg Dunn

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Apr
16
6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Discover why native wildflowers are important additions to gardens of any size for their ability to attract pollinators—butterflies, bees, beneficial insects and birds.

Instructor

Amy Heilman

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Apr
21
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Infused Oils and Vinegars

Learn to combine citrus fruit and herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and others to make unique infused oils and vinegars.

Instructor

Connie Hanson

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $42
Apr
22
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Non-Dairy Cheese

Enter the world of non-dairy cheese.

Instructor

Sue Stauffacher

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
Apr
22
6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Learn why companion plants should be an essential part of your vegetable garden.

Instructor

Greg Dunn

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Apr
23
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Through beautiful images learn how shrubs can be used to create intimate settings, a sense of formality, or naturalistic spaces.

Instructor

Stacey Hirvala

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Apr
25
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Copper Jewelry Workshop

Starting from a flat piece of sheet copper, create a unique pair of earrings and a pendant.

Instructor

Joan Heuvelhorst

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Apr
29
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Prune Shrubs with Confidence

Learn valuable pruning techniques that will help you rejuvenate old shrubs.

Instructor

Rebecca Finneran

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Apr
29
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Hand-Coloring Photographs

Learn to alter a black-and-white photo using colored pencils, chalk and pastels to tint and color.

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37