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 to 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.

Click HERE to view and download a list of our 2015 Classes and Camps, and register online by viewing the Classes and Camps below under "Events".

Class Discounts

All members receive discounts on classes.
Check out other membership benefits and find out how to join or renew.

Events

Events on June 5, 2014

Mar
6
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Ikebana-Inspired Floral Design

Full Class

Create a lovely floral arrangement, based on principles of ikebana, the Japanese art of floral design.

Instructor

Anne-Lise Whitescarver

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $57
Mar
7
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
7
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
8
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Butterfly Photography

Full Class

Enjoy time alone with the butterflies before public hours begin. Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
Mar
10
7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Grow more food in less space with much less effort.

Instructor

Dr. Richard Peters

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Mar
14
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Child

Kids’ Butterfly Photography

Visit the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory to photograph colorful butterflies.

Ages

8-12

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Mar
21
10:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Children & Families

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Register now for a thoroughly delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8
Mar
21
12:30 pm 1:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Children & Families

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Register now for a thoroughly delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8
Mar
22
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Butterfly Photography

Full Class

Enjoy time alone with the butterflies before public hours begin. Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
Mar
31
7:00 pm 8:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Square Foot Gardening Projects

Learn how easy it is to start your own seeds the “Square Foot Gardening” way.

Instructor

Dr. Richard Peters and Julie Francke

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32