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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Events on March 13, 2014

Jan
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3:53 pm
January 30, 2015 January 8, 2017 / Snell Education Center

Tranquility Zone: A Japanese Garden Environment for Families

Aug
1
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

French Culture and Cooking II

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Take your skills up a notch by learning to use a pastry bag and cook en papillote (in paper).

Ages

12-14

Cost

  • Members $90
  • Non-Members $98
Aug
1
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
Aug
1
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Little Diggers

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Dig in a vegetable patch, pot a plant, pick a vegetable and look at soil with magnifying glasses.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Aug
8
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Explore the Japanese Garden: Ages 6-9

Full Class

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Get to know the Japanese Garden with fun “curiosity stops.”

Ages

6-9

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
Aug
8
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Investigate the Japanese Garden: Ages 10-14

(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
Aug
8
9:30 am 12:00 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Silly Sculpture

Full Class

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

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Aug
10
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Fabric Fun

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Use fabric as a medium to create a unique 12" x 16" wall hanging.

Ages

10-14

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
Aug
10
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Plenty of Art

Full Class

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Tap into your creative energy!

Ages

6-9

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
Aug
14
11:00 am 12:00 pm

Join us in the Garden View Room to gain insight into the cultural context for this unique Japanese tradition.

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $45