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 December 18, 2016 / Snell Education Center

Tranquility Zone: A Japanese Garden Environment for Families

September 16 9:00 am October 30, 2016

Chrysanthemums and More!

September 16 9:00 am December 31, 2016

Almost Home: Grand Rapids in Focus

October 1, 2016 10:00 am

Fall Bonsai Show

See a variety of bonsai—from trees in the early stages of training to lovely older trees—displayed by members of the West Michigan Bonsai Club.

October 1, 2016 11:45 am

Tree-Mendous Trees Kids’ Tram Tour

Board the Kids’ Tram for an engaging experience all about trees.

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Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Create a Bonsai

Full Class

Work together to create a bonsai, a tree made to look very old.

Ages

8-12 with adult

Cost

  • Members $45 member pairs
  • Non-Members $53 non-member pairs
October 1, 2016 1:15 pm

Tree-Mendous Trees Kids’ Tram Tour

Board the Kids’ Tram for an engaging experience all about trees.

October 1, 2016 2:15 pm

Tree-Mendous Trees Kids’ Tram Tour

Board the Kids’ Tram for an engaging experience all about trees.

October 2, 2016 11:00 am

Fall Bonsai Show

See a variety of bonsai—from trees in the early stages of training to lovely older trees—displayed by members of the West Michigan Bonsai Club.

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Debuting in October 2016, this new lecture will feature doctors who are also highly accomplished writers and speakers, as we explore the parallels of writing and medicine and the power of art—in this case the written word—to heal. The inaugural event in this new series will feature Dr. Abraham Verghese.