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

May
15
11:30 am 1:45 pm

Learn the steps and techniques needed to transform a ‘Shimpaku’ juniper into a lovely raft-style forest planting.

Instructor

Ken Huth

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $83
May
15
12:30 pm 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Bonsai Workshop

Bonsai Basics for Kids

Learn how to select, prune, and repot a bonsai in a workshop specifically designed for kids.

Ages

10-14

Instructor

The Growco Guys

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
May
15
12:30 pm 3:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Create a Crabapple Bonsai

Create a one-of-a-kind crabapple bonsai, a tree with lovely spring flowers and attractive fruit.

Instructor

Jim Beck

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $78
May
15
2:00 pm 4:30 pm

Gain hands-on experience pruning, wiring and repotting a juniper, a great choice for beginners.

Instructor

Jon Holwerda

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
May
15
2:30 pm 4:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Japanese Yew Bonsai

Discover why the Japanese yew is such a great choice for bonsai.

Instructor

Mark Fields

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $83
May
15
3:00 pm 5:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Bring Your Own Tree: Spring Shape Up!

Bring a bonsai that you have previously purchased or styled at a workshop and now needs attention.

Instructor

Michigan Bonsai Artists

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
May
17
5:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Plant-Based Cooking Boot Camp

Interested in giving the plant-based lifestyle a try?

Instructor

Chef Sue Stauffacher

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
May
21
9:00 am 12:00 pm

Following a slide illustrated tutorial on macro photography, walk to the Japanese Garden and explore spring emerging through a macro lens.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $48
May
21
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Farm Fun

Pretend you live on a farm and make and taste butter, search for and collect eggs and create a paper quilt square.

Ages

Age 3 with an Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
May
24
6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Kellie Rowland, the award-winning bartender at the JW Marriott, will share her love of unique cocktail combinations.

Ages

21 years and over

Instructor

Kellie Rowland

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43