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.

Take an interactive tour of our new Covenant Learning Center here!

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

Feb
12
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Drawing for Beginning Painters

Improve your painting.

Instructor

Nick Antonakis

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40
Feb
16
10:00 am 11:30 am

Have fun exploring the survival techniques of a barn owl.

Ages

3 and older

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $10
Feb
19
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Beginning Acrylics

This is a class for beginners.

Instructor

Nick Antonakis

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $70
Feb
23
8:00 am 9:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Cabin Fever Yoga

Filled

Break free of the snow and join us.

Instructor

Dean Jefferey

Cost

  • Members $7
  • Non-Members $17
Feb
23
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 $25
Mar
2
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Children & Families, Adult & Child

Family Mindfulness

Spend time with family members practicing mindfulness.

Ages

7-16 with adult

Instructor

Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness

Cost

  • Members $10 member child, $15 member adult
  • Non-Members $13 non-member child, $18 non-member adult
Mar
10
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Butterfly Photography

Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40
Mar
12
7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Enjoy a cup of coffee and an Anzac biscuit.

Instructor

Ian Warnock

Cost

  • Members $15
  • Non-Members $20
Mar
16
9:30 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Beginning Vegetable Gardening*

Learn methods for preparing your site and the importance of good soil.

Instructor

Greg Dunn

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40
Mar
16
12:30 pm 2:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Advanced Vegetable Gardening*

A continuation of Beginning Vegetable Gardening.

Instructor

Greg Dunn

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40