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".

Please note:
Children are not allowed to accompany adults to adult-only classes.

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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Events on March 11, 2014

Jul
24
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

French Culture and Cooking I

Full Class

(TWO-DAY CAMP) Develop your cooking skills.

Ages

10-12

Cost

  • Members $90
  • Non-Members $98
Jul
24
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Everyday Explorers

Full Class

(TWO-DAY CAMP) Investigate woods, wetlands and meadows with your own explorer kit.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jul
24
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Silly Sculpture

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Play silly games and take wacky walks through the gardens.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jul
24
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Creature Feature

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Get to know the animals at Meijer Gardens—turtles, frogs, birds and horses

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jul
31
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

French Culture and Cooking II

(TWO-DAY CAMP) Take your skills up a notch.

Ages

12-14

Cost

  • Members $90
  • Non-Members $98
Jul
31
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Curious and Creative Kids

Full Class

(TWO-DAY CAMP) Solve a “Critter Clues” mystery.

Ages

6-9

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jul
31
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Clay Every Day

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Roll, squeeze and shape your way through the week as you work with a different type of clay every day.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jul
31
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Jeepers Creepers

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Learn about weird and wonderful insects.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Aug
7
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Explore the Japanese Garden

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Get to know The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden with fun “curiosity stops.”

Ages

6-9

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
Aug
7
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Investigate the Japanese Garden

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Start the day with a visual scavenger hunt to look for unique features in the Japanese Garden.

Ages

10-14

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58