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.

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Events on August 11, 2014

Jul
27 30
9:30 am
July 27 9:30 am July 30, 2015

Little Diggers

Full Class
Jul
29
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Investigate the Japanese Garden Japanese Garden Content

Full Class

(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
29
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
Aug
3 6
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Creature Feature

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

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Aug
3 6
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

French Culture and Cooking I

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Develop your cooking skills as you learn about French sculptors, French words and French culture.

Ages

10-12

Cost

  • Members $90
  • Non-Members $97
Aug
3 6
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Rocks and Fossils Japanese Garden Content

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Learn about sedimentary rocks using graham crackers and chocolate chips.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Aug
10 13
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Buckets of Paint!

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Follow paths, bridges and hills to see patterns, textures and colors.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Aug
10 13
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Every Day Explorers

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Investigate woods, wetlands and meadows with your own explorer kit and learn to identify birds, bugs and intriguing plants.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Aug
10 13
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

French Culture and Cooking II

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Take your skills up a notch by learning to use a pastry bag and cook en papillote (in paper).

Ages

12-14

Cost

  • Members $90
  • Non-Members $97
Aug
19
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Plenty of Art

Full Class

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Squeeze in more summer fun!

Ages

5-10

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32