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 March 4, 2014

Sep
9
7:00 pm 8:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Behind the Scenes: Sculpture

Find out how sculpture is stored, how it is cleaned and how it is installed.

Instructor

Laurene Grunwald and Heidi Holst

Cost

  • Members $10
  • Non-Members $17
Sep
11
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Flashy Plants for Fall

Whether you have a tiny yard or large garden, discover plants that will make your garden shine in fall.

Instructor

Jeremy Windemuller

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Sep
16
6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Grow more food in your garden by extending the gardening season from early spring to late fall.

Instructor

Gregory Dunn

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Sep
20
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Making Apple Pies

Create a pie-making memory to last a lifetime!

Ages

6-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30 pairs
  • Non-Members $37 pairs
Sep
20
1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Making Apple Pies

Create a pie-making memory to last a lifetime!

Ages

6-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30 pairs
  • Non-Members $37 pairs
Oct
4
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Lush and Layered Bulbs

Trick nature into thinking spring has arrived in your home.

Instructor

Bill Bird

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $47
Oct
7
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Take steps now to save time in spring.

Instructor

Tony England

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Oct
9
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Tea Basics

Learn what tea is, where it is grown, and which methods of brewing work best.

Instructor

Beth Grilley and Joana Hively

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $27
Oct
11
10:00 am 12:00 pm

Learn how to select a tree with “bonsai potential” and how to determine the best style.

Instructor

Clint Eising

Cost

  • Members $55
  • Non-Members $62
Oct
11
10:00 am 12:00 pm

Watch a demonstration and learn to layer the rich colors of chalk pastels.

Instructor

Kathleen Kalinowski

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $47