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 June 5, 2014

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

Tranquility Zone: A Japanese Garden Environment for Families

Jul
11
8:30 am 4:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Camp Kaleidoscope: A Wacky Week of Fun

(FIVE-DAY CAMP) Explore the Japanese Garden, Children’s Garden, Farm Garden and Sculpture Park with a kaleidoscope of kid-friendly activities.

Ages

6-9

Cost

  • Members $225
  • Non-Members $250
Jul
11
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Amazing Animals

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Explore animal habitats to look for turtles, snakes, mink and more.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jul
11
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Creature Feature

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Get to know the animals at Meijer Gardens—turtles, frogs, birds and horses

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jul
18
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Build a Model Treehouse

(TWO-DAY CAMP) Explore Meijer Gardens to gather ideas from animal habitats, sculpture environments, the sculptures themselves and our own Treehouse Village.

Ages

10-14

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jul
18
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Curious and Creative Kids

Full Class

(TWO-DAY CAMP) Solve a “Critter Clues” mystery, build a waterwheel and experiment with the energy of falling water.

Ages

6-9

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jul
18
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Storytime Kids

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Listen to a new story each day!

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jul
18
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Rocks and Fossils

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Every rock has a story!

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jul
21
11:00 am 12:00 pm

Join us in the Garden View Room to gain insight into the cultural context for this unique Japanese tradition.

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $45
Jul
21
2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Join us in the Garden View Room to gain insight into the cultural context for this unique Japanese tradition.

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $45