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 18, 2014

Mar
6
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Glass-Topped Keepsake Box

Design and construct a unique glass tile.

Instructor

Gloria Badiner

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $78
Mar
8
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Groundcovers Reimagined

There’s more to groundcovers than vinca and pachysandra.

Instructor

Jeremy Windemuller

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Mar
11
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Butterfly Photography

Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Mar
13
7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Enjoy a cup of tea and Scottish shortbread cookies.

Instructor

Ian Warnock

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $28
Mar
14
5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Discover the principles and techniques that make Japanese gardens so unique.

Instructor

Dave Rettig

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Mar
17
10:00 am 12:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Multi-Layer Block Printing

Explore basic printmaking with an emphasis on composition.

Instructor

Nancy Hart

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
Mar
18
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Butterfly Photography

Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Mar
20
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Big Impact from Small Spaces

Small spaces provide big opportunity.

Instructor

Stacey Hirvela

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Mar
24
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Rock Planting Workshop

Create a living landscape inspired by a rocky hillside. 

Instructor

Anita Buckowing

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
Mar
25
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Butterfly Photography

Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43