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".

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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January 30, 2015 January 8, 2017 / Snell Education Center

Tranquility Zone: A Japanese Garden Environment for Families

February 26 August 14, 2016

Mimmo Paladino: Present into Past

May
24
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Full Class

Kellie Rowland, the award-winning bartender at the JW Marriott, will share her love of unique cocktail combinations.

Ages

21 years and over

Instructor

Kellie Rowland

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
May 28, 2016 1:00 pm

Iris Show

View a lovely variety of irises, from old favorites to some of the newest hybrids, all grown by iris enthusiasts in our area.

May 29, 2016 11:00 am

Iris Show

View a lovely variety of irises, from old favorites to some of the newest hybrids, all grown by iris enthusiasts in our area.

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Explore the architecture of Chicago, from the world’s first skyscrapers to modern day marvels.

Cost

  • Members $155
  • Non-Members $165
June 6, 2016 7:00 pm / Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

Tears for Fears - POSTPONED

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We regret to inform you that the Tears for Fears concert scheduled for June 6, 2016 at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has been postponed. A new date has not been determined at this time.

Here is the official statement from Tears for Fears:
Tears for Fears’ Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith regrettably announce today May 19 that they have to postpone their summer run of dates in the US to include theatres and festivals, due to family illness.
The band says in a joint statement:  “It’s with great disappointment that we have to postpone our US summer dates due to unforeseen and unhappy circumstances.  We thank our fans for their understanding and hope to get back on the road soon.”    

We are deeply sorry for this unforeseen development and send our best wishes for a quick and positive resolution to the family illness that members of the group are dealing with. Please note that although Tears for Fears has stated the tour is postponed, a new date for the concert has not been established. Every effort will be made to reschedule the concert.
If you purchased tickets to this concert, you have two options:
First, you may obtain a full refund by calling Star Tickets at 1-800-585-3737 or by emailing customerservice@startickets.com including your order number, first and last name to receive a refund.
Second, you may hold on to your ticket and if the show is rescheduled for a new date, your ticket will still be honored. If the concert is unable to be rescheduled, a full refund will be issued at a later date.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding.

Founded after the dissolution of their first band, they were initially associated with the new wave synthesizer bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock and pop, which led to international chart success. 

Cost

  • Members $78
  • Non-Members $80
Jun
7
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child, Summer Camp

Grandma and Me: Plant Pals

Full Class

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Hunt for plants used to make gum, chocolate, baskets, flooring and musical instruments.

Ages

4-5 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Jun
7
2:00 pm 3:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child, Summer Camp

Grandma and Me: Plant Pals

Full Class

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Hunt for plants used to make gum, chocolate, baskets, flooring and musical instruments.

Ages

4-5 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Jun
7
4:00 pm 7:00 pm
Full Class

Capture the uniqueness and beauty of the Japanese Garden as you learn how to layer and blend chalk pastels.

Instructor

Kathleen Kalinowski

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58