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 24, 2017 10:30 am

Cozy Tales for Chilly Days

Preschool Story Time (Best for 2-5)

Jan
24
4:30 pm 5:30 pm

Create a lovely terrarium that can be hung or displayed on a tabletop.

Instructor

Julie Francke

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
Jan
25
4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Soil Blocking

Full Class

Get a jump start on your seed starting for this spring! 

Instructor

Elizabeth Pitzer

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $38
January 26, 2017 6:00 pm

Member Opening: Ai Weiwei

Don’t miss the member opening for this landmark exhibition from Ai Weiwei.

January 28, 2017 12:00 pm

Orchid Show

Surround yourself with the colors, fragrances and beauty of tropical orchids in the Grand Room. 

January 29, 2017 11:00 am

Orchid Show

Surround yourself with the colors, fragrances and beauty of tropical orchids in the Grand Room. 

January 31, 2017 10:30 am

Cozy Tales for Chilly Days

Preschool Story Time (Best for 2-5)

Jan
31
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Healthy Habits: Healthy Recipes

Make this the year that you learn to prepare recipes for food so delicious, you won’t believe it’s good for you, too! 

Instructor

Terri Rees

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $38
February 4, 2017 10:00 am

Animal Adventures: Surviving in the Wild

Have fun exploring the survival techniques of an owl, a ball python, a chinchilla and silkie chickens. 

Ages

3 and older

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $7
Feb
4
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Beginning Bonsai

Full Class

Gain hands-on experience pruning and wiring a 'Golden Gate' ficus.

Instructor

Steve Jetzer

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $73