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 January 28, 2018

Feb
20
6:30 pm 9:00 pm

What to do this winter? We’ve got the cure for cabin fever.

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $55
Feb
24
8:00 am 9:00 am
Filled

Break free of the snow and join us for a morning yoga session.

Instructor

Dean Jefferey

Cost

  • Members $6.50
  • Non-Members $14.50
Feb
24
8:00 am 9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Coffee with the Curator

Join our Director of Horticulture, Steve LaWarre, for a special behind the scenes tour of the Fred and Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition. 

Cost

  • Members $15
  • Non-Members $23
Feb
24
10:00 am 11:30 am

Have fun exploring the survival techniques of a Chaco tortoise.

Ages

3 and older

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $7
Feb
27
6:30 pm 9:00 pm

What to do this winter? We’ve got the cure for cabin fever.

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $55
Mar
3
10:00 am 3:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Photography Boot Camp

Learn the foundations of digital photography.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $78
Mar
6
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Glass-Topped Keepsake Box

Design and construct a unique glass tile.

Instructor

Gloria Badiner

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $78
Mar
8
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Groundcovers Reimagined

There’s more to groundcovers than vinca and pachysandra.

Instructor

Jeremy Windemuller

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Mar
10
10:00 am 1:00 pm

Do you collect beautiful words, images and craft supplies but wonder how to artfully enjoy them?

Instructor

Katie Reitemeier

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
Mar
11
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Butterfly Photography

Filled

Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43