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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Events on December 17, 2013

Oct
25
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Make a Bird Feeder

Full Class

Learn about our feathered friends, and then make a small bird feeder from craft sticks and wire screen.

Ages

6-10 with Adult

Cost

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

Hot Soups/More Soups

Full Class

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

Instructor

Sue Stauffacher

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
Nov
4
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Dazzling Fused Glass Jewelry

Learn to cut, shape, grind and fabricate glass materials to create simple designs.

Instructor

Gloria Badiner

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $77
Nov
8
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Working with Wood

Learn about lines, shapes, space and pattern.

Ages

6-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30 pairs
  • Non-Members $37 pairs
Nov
11
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Adult & Child

Introduction to Microgreens Workshop

Discover why microgreens are the hottest new way to pack more nutrition into your diet.

Instructor

Zachary Eldridge and “The Barefoot Gardener”

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
Nov
15
10:00 am 1:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Portrait Photography

Learn to take outstanding holiday photos suitable for your family holiday cards!

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
Nov
22
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Super Cinnamon Rolls Morning Session

Full Class

Pretend you live in the 1930’s, and work in pairs in our farmhouse of that era to whip up a batch of cinnamon rolls using an easy “no fail” recipe and simple ingredients.

Ages

5-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30 pairs
  • Non-Members $37 pairs
Nov
22
1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Super Cinnamon Rolls Afternoon Session

Full Class

Pretend you live in the 1930’s, and work in pairs in our farmhouse of that era to whip up a batch of cinnamon rolls using an easy “no fail” recipe and simple ingredients. We have added a NEW morning session on December 30 from 10 - 11:30 am. Click here for more info on that class.

Ages

5-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30 pairs
  • Non-Members $37 pairs
Dec
2
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Photographing Holiday Lights

Learn the basics—effective backgrounds, creative angles, light effects and best time of day.

Instructor

Cory Olsen

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
Dec
13
10:00 am 11:30 am
Full Class

Visit the Railway Garden for inspiration, then use frosting, pretzels, candy and your imagination to decorate a one-of-a-kind trolley.

Ages

Ages 5–8 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30 pairs
  • Non-Members $37 pairs