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 26, 2014

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

Tranquility Zone: A Japanese Garden Environment for Families

Feb
13
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Valentine’s Day

Full Class

Have fun working in pairs to make and sample a simple version of Mexican hot chocolate.

Ages

6-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Feb
16
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Full Class

Experience the intriguing medium of watercolor in this two-part workshop.

Instructor

Nancy Hart

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
Feb
23
7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Gain a new understanding of bonsai as Greg reveals its fascinating history.

Instructor

Greg Afman

Cost

  • Members $15
  • Non-Members $23
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Mar
6
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Butterfly Photography

Full Class

Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $38
Mar
8
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Mosaic Tray

Get your inspiration from colorful spring flowers and butterflies in the Seasonal Display Greenhouse and Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory.

Instructor

Sue Kirkwood

Cost

  • Members $55
  • Non-Members $63
Mar
8
6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Learn how to successfully grow your own vegetables, whether you have a large yard or a small space.

Instructor

Sean Barnes

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Mar
12
10:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Children & Families

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Mark your calendars now for a thoroughly delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8
Mar
12
10:00 am 3:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Photography Boot Camp

For beginning to intermediate photographers using digital SLR cameras.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $73
Mar
12
12:30 pm 1:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Children & Families

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Mark your calendars now for a thoroughly delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8