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".

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 in December, 2013

May
17
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Landscaping with Native Plants

Reclaim nature in your own yard.

Instructor

Rebecca Marquardt

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
May
18
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Plant an Herb Hanging Basket

Plant a hanging basket filled with culinary herbs.

Instructor

Gwen Hughes

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
May
20
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Farm Fun

Pretend you live on a farm and make and taste butter. 

Ages

3 with adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
May
25
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Vacation Photography

Find out how to take outstanding vacation photos.

Instructor

Dustin Brown

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Jun
6
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, flooring and musical instruments.

Ages

4-5 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Jun
6
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, flooring and musical instruments.

Ages

4-5 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Jun
12
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Dynamite Drawing

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Sharpen your drawing skills as you sketch live animals, landscapes and sculptures, still-life arrangements and each other.

Ages

8-9

Cost

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

Buckets of Paint

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

Ages

4-5

Cost

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

Explore the Great Lakes

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Have fun constructing a variety of little boats such as foil boats, canoes, and “glass bottomed” boats.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88