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!

*Summer camps have been canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. We will be offering classes beginning in August and day camp options on Saturdays this fall.

Tips for Signing Up

For more information about any individual class or camp, email our Classes Coordinator or call 616.974.5225. Scholarship assistance for children and adults is available; for information, call 616-975-3184. If a class or camp is full, call 616.974.5225 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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Classes & Camps: Adult

Mar
9
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Botanical Bath Bombs - Canceled

This class has been canceled.

Instructor

Elizabeth Pitzer

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40
Mar
20
9:30 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Beginning Vegetable Gardening*

Starting from the ground up, learn methods for preparing your site and the importance of good soil.

Instructor

Greg Dunn

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40
Mar
20
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
Mar
23
6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Join Curator of Arts Education, Amber Oudsema, to add a few tools to your toolbox for interpreting and appreciating art.

Instructor

Amber Oudsema

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $30
Apr
11
9:00 am 11:00 am

Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40
Apr
13
2:00 pm 6:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Felted Bird Pods

Create a simple and fun 3-D bird pod using wool, a resist and wet felting techniques.

Instructor

Kathy Forzley

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $90
Apr
14
8:00 am 9:30 am

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

Cost

  • Members $15
  • Non-Members $25
Apr
15
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Landscape for Life*

Discover ways to make your yard more sustainable and attractive to wildlife while embracing the ecosystem services that nature provides.

Instructor

Rebecca Marquardt

Cost

  • Members $125
  • Non-Members $135
Apr
17
10:00 am 1:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Spring Photography

Learn about the joys of spring photography with a classroom presentation, then walk the garden paths to photograph signs of spring.

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $50
Apr
18
9:00 am 11:00 am

Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40