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 21, 2014

Aug
3 6
9:30 am
August 3 9:30 am August 6, 2015

Rocks and Fossils Japanese Garden Content

Full Class
Aug
3 6
9:30 am
August 3 9:30 am August 6, 2015

French Culture and Cooking I

Full Class
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

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

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
Aug
19
1:00 pm 3:00 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
Sep
11
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Ikebana-Inspired Floral Design Japanese Garden Content

Full Class

Create a lovely, seasonal, floral arrangement

Instructor

Anne-Lise Whitescarver

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $68
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Sep
12
8:00 am 11:00 am
Full Class

Capture the beauty of the Japanese Garden in the morning.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Sep
22
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Succulents in a Nest

Create an adorable succulent nest using a premade grapevine nest, moss and an assortment of succulents.

Instructor

Michelle Mucha

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43