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 March, 2014

Mar
15
6:30 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Success with Seeds

Learn how easy it is to start your own vegetables from seeds.

Instructor

Julie Francke

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $28
Mar
16
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Success with Rhododendrons

It really is possible to grow gorgeous rhododendrons in West Michigan!

Instructor

Linda Charvat

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $28
Mar
19
10:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Children & Families

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Mark your calendars now for a thoroughly delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8
Mar
19
12:30 pm 1:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Children & Families

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Mark your calendars now for a thoroughly delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8
Mar
26
9:00 am 11:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child

Kids’ Butterfly Photography

Take pictures of our butterflies in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory with the help of a professional photographer.

Ages

8-12

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Mar
26
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Introduction to Light Room

Looking for imaging software?  Curious about Light Room’s features?

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $38
Mar
29
7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Success with Dahlias Workshop

Discover the amazing variety of dahlias, from small pompon and water lily types to huge dinner plate varieties.

Instructor

Dr. Richard Peters

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Mar
30
4:00 pm 5:30 pm

Discover why pollinators are so essential to our environment as well as the food we eat.

Instructor

Rebecca Finneran

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Apr
5
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Spring Break

Spring Break Spectacular

Spend five fun hours experiencing Meijer Gardens through art, horticulture, cooking and music.

Ages

Ages 10-12

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
Apr
5
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Spring Break

Spring Break Sensation

Spend five fun hours experiencing Meijer Gardens through art, horticulture and music.

Ages

Ages 6-9

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58