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 18, 2014

Feb
28
4:00 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Orchid Success

Full Class

Whether you received an orchid as a gift or purchased one at our Orchid Show or from a store, you’ll learn what to do to keep it alive and blooming.

Instructor

Wendy Pektunus

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Mar
1
6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Fused-Glass Mosaic Vase

Work with a glass expert to create a gorgeous fused-glass vase.

Instructor

Gloria Badiner

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $78
Mar
4
10:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Children & Families

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Don’t miss this delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8
Mar
4
12:30 pm 1:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Children & Families

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Don’t miss this delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8
Mar
7
4:00 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Backyard Composting

Learn how to turn kitchen scraps, fallen leaves and garden clippings into rich, organic compost.

Instructor

Juliette Cowall

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Mar
7
6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Do you have a south-facing front garden?

Instructor

Stacey Hirvela

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Mar
9
6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Discover crops that can be planted in cool spring weather.

Instructor

Greg Dunn

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Mar
11
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Child

Kids’ Butterfly Photography

Visit the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory to photograph colorful butterflies at rest and in flight. 

Ages

8-12

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

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

Ceramic Garden Container

Create a small garden container, just the right size for a pot of pansies. 

Instructor

Jerry Berta

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $48
Mar
12
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