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 April 7, 2014

May
13
1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Bonsai Workshop

Success with Bonsai - For Kids!

Discover which types of trees make the best bonsai.

Ages

10-15

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
May
13
1:30 pm 4:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Working with Collected Zelkova

Receive a zelkova (Japanese elm) that’s been field grown for 15 years.

Instructor

Jim Beck

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $83
May
13
2:00 pm 5:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Bring Your Own Tree

Bring one or two bonsai currently in development.

Instructor

Guest Artist Ted Matson

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
May
13
2:30 pm 4:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Twisting a Scotch Pine

Scotch pines are flexible and make excellent material for twisted bonsai.

Instructor

Ken Huth

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $68
May
14
11:00 am 1:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Tropical Bonsai for Beginners

Full Class

Learn the basics of bonsai while working on a ‘Tiger Bark’ Ficus.

Instructor

Gene Deci

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $68
May
14
1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Shohin ‘Shimpaku’ Juniper

Transform a 'Shimpaku' juniper.

Instructor

Frank Mihalic

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $73
May
14
2:00 pm 4:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Cork Bark Elm Bonsai

Begin with a wonderful cork bark elm that has received initial styling by Ken. 

Instructor

Ken Huth

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $73
May
14
2:00 pm 5:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Bring Your Own Tree

Bring one or two bonsai currently in development.

Instructor

Guest Artist Ted Matson

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
May
16
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

From Pebbles to Boulders

Learn how stone is used on many different scales.

Instructor

Chris Major

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $38
May
17
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Landscaping with Native Plants

Reclaim nature in your own yard.

Instructor

Rebecca Marquardt

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33