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 9, 2014

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
Mar
13
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Butterfly Photography

Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $38
Mar
15
6:30 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Success with Seeds

Learn how easy it is to start your own vegetables from seeds.

Instructor

Julie Francke

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $28
Mar
16
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Success with Rhododendrons

It really is possible to grow gorgeous rhododendrons in West Michigan!

Instructor

Linda Charvat

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $28
Mar
19
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
19
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
Mar
26
9:00 am 11:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child

Kids’ Butterfly Photography

Take pictures of our butterflies in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory with the help of a professional photographer.

Ages

8-12

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33