Classes & Camps

Classes & Camps

For All Ages and Interests.

More than 130 classes for adults, teens, children, and adult/child pairs are offered year-round, and more than 30 engaging camps for children ages 4 to 14 are offered each summer. 

Tips for Signing Up

For more information about any individual class or camp, or to add your name to a waiting list for a full class, email our Classes Coordinator. Scholarship assistance for children and adults is available. 

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 616-974-5225 for class cancellations due to severe weather.

2022 Summer Camp Policies:

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park follows all current COVID guidelines as defined by the CDC.
  • Full refunds for cancellations are given if we are notified by email 30 days in advance of the start date of your camp. A 50% refund is given if we are notified by email 7-29 days in advance of the start date of your camp. No refunds will be given for notice less than 7 days of the start date of your camp.
  • Your child must be in the age range listed for their camp at the start of that camp.
  • Registration will be online only. No phone registrations will be accepted.
  • Please email any questions regarding summer camps to jbarber@meijergardens.org.
  • If a camp fills quickly (and they often do) you will be prompted to email us to add your name to a waitlist.

Class Discounts

All members receive discounts on classes.
Check out other membership benefits and find out how to join or renew.

Events

Events

Jun
27
Jul
1
June 27 8:30 am July 1, 2022

Gardens Extravaganza! (New for 2022)

Filled

We’ll visit a new and exciting area of Meijer Gardens each day to engage in fun, kid-friendly activities.

Jul
5 8
1:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Summer Camp

Art Journaling

Filled

Express yourself through writing, drawing, and creating.

Ages

11-14

Cost

  • Members $90
  • Non-Members $100
Jul
5 8
9:00 am
Classes & Camps: Summer Camp

Underground Explorers

Filled

Have fun exploring the world underground with magnifying glasses, gardening tools and more.  

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $90
  • Non-Members $100
Jul
6 8
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Summer Camp

Green Screen Fun (New for 2022!)

Filled

Make a story come alive through fun camera tricks!

Ages

9-11

Cost

  • Members $85
  • Non-Members $95
Jul
11
9:00 am 12:00 pm

Aspiring and curious teens are invited to test the waters.

Ages

14-18

Instructor

Dr. Robert Keys, Professor of Environmental Biology and Science Education at Cornerstone University

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $55
Jul
11 14
1:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Summer Camp

Dabbling in Drawing

Sharpen your drawing skills as you sketch still life arrangements, landscapes, portraits and more.  

Ages

9-11

Cost

  • Members $90
  • Non-Members $100
Jul
11 14
9:00 am
Classes & Camps: Summer Camp

Amazing Architecture

Explore what it means to be an architect as you learn the vocabulary, experiment with the tools, take a behind the scenes tour and use your imagination.  

Ages

9-11

Cost

  • Members $90
  • Non-Members $100
Jul
12
5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Enjoy a unique look at Meijer Gardens’ sustainable practices and the use of fire for landscape management.

Instructor

Eve Choi and Maddie Ek, Meijer Gardens Education Department staff

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $20
Jul
12 13
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Summer Camp

Exploring the Process (New for 2022!)

Filled

In this creation-focused camp we will explore materials and how they interact.  

Ages

6-8

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $90
Jul
14
8:30 am 6:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Off-Site Bus Trips

Bus Trip: An Artful Day in Saugatuck

Join us as we discover all the creativity Saugatuck has to offer!

Ages

Adults 21+

Cost

  • Members $145
  • Non-Members $165