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.

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 24, 2014

Jan
17
10:00 am 3:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Photography Boot Camp

For beginning to intermediate photographers using digital SLR cameras.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $67
Jan
21
6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Hydroponics at Home

Discover how hydroponics can be a rewarding hobby and a great way to supplement your family’s supply of fresh herbs and vegetables.

Instructor

Clint Eising

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $52
Jan
24
10:00 am 12:00 pm

Under the expert guidance of the instructor, learn various bonsai techniques.

Instructor

Steve Jetzer

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $72
Jan
31
10:00 am 11:30 am

In collaboration with John Ball Zoo

Ages

3 and older

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $7
Jan
31
10:00 am 1:00 pm

Explore creative composition with close-ups, angles, color and light.

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
Feb
3
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Artisan Breads

Warm up your kitchen this winter with an international selection of healthy and easy homemade breads.

Instructor

Sue Stauffacher

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
Feb
7
10:00 am 11:30 am

In collaboration with John Ball Zoo

Ages

3 and older

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $7
Feb
7
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child

Silly Ceramics

Enjoy a delightful class with artist Jerry Berta!

Ages

8-12

Instructor

Jerry Berta

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
Feb
11
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

The human hand is intimately associated with the tea bowl and traditions surrounding it.

Instructor

Anna Greidanus

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $67
Feb
14
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Chocolate!

Walk through the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory and learn that chocolate really does grow on trees!

Ages

5-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37