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".

Please note:
Children are not allowed to accompany adults to adult-only classes.

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 July 2, 2014

May
16
6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Plant a hanging basket filled with culinary herbs.

Instructor

Gwen Hughes

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
May
22
5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Learn what to do when insects enjoy your garden more than you do.

Instructor

Elly Maxwell

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
May
29
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child, Summer Camp

Grandma and Me: Plant Pals

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Hunt for plants used to make gum, chocolate, baskets.

Cost

  • Members $18 member child, 18 member adults
  • Non-Members $22 non-member child, 22 non-member adults
May
29
2:00 pm 3:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child, Summer Camp

Grandma and Me: Plant Pals

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Hunt for plants used to make gum, chocolate, baskets.

Cost

  • Members $18 member child, 18 member adults
  • Non-Members $22 non-member child, 22 non-member adults
Jun
18
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Movin’ Around the Gardens

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Join us for a fun, active camp experience.

Ages

4-5

Cost

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

Paint Exploration

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Get out your paint clothes and have fun painting both inside and outside!

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jun
25
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

6-8

Cost

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

Silly Sculpture

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

Ages

4-5

Cost

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

Amazing Animals

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Explore animal habitats to look for turtles, wood chucks, birds and more.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jul
16
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Architecture and Design

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Use your imagination and a variety of materials such as wood, clay, cardboard, stones and wire to create a house, bridge, sculpture and public building.

Ages

8-9

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88