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 July 2, 2014

Jul
6 9
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Silly Sculpture Japanese Garden Content

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Play silly games and take wacky walks through the gardens.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Jul
6 10
8:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Camp Kaleidoscope: A Wacky Week of Fun Japanese Garden Content

Full Class

(FIVE-DAY CAMP) Camp Kaleidoscope offers your child opportunities for fun and discovery, with different adventures each day both indoors and out.

Ages

6-9

Cost

  • Members $210
  • Non-Members $235
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Jul
13 16
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Happy Feet

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Have fun with dance games, dance stories, creative movement, art projects, and learn about sculptures.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Jul
13 16
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Explore the Great Lakes

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Design, construct and test foil boats, found object boats and “kid catamarans”.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Jul
13 16
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Dynamite Drawing Japanese Garden Content

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Sharpen your drawing skills as you sketch live animals, landscapes and sculptures, still-life arrangements and each other.

Ages

8-9

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Jul
20 23
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

2-D and 3-D Art Japanese Garden Content

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Paint a landscape with oil pastels.

Ages

8-9

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Jul
20 23
9:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Clay Every Day Japanese Garden Content

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Explore Meijer Gardens for unusual clay connections.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Jul
20 23
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Jeepers Creepers

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Learn about weird and wonderful insects through activities such as Ladybug Munch, Praying Mantis Snatch, Flea Jump and Flyswatter Relay.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Jul
27
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Investigate the Japanese Garden Japanese Garden Content

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Start the day with a visual scavenger hunt to look for unique features in the Japanese Garden.

Ages

10-14

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $57
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Jul
27
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Explore the Japanese Garden Japanese Garden Content

Full Class

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Enjoy a full day of learning about the Japanese Garden!

Ages

6-9

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $57
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content