Classes & Camps

Classes & Camps

For All Ages and Interests.

More than 130 classes for adults, 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. 

Take an interactive tour of our Covenant Learning Center here.

*Registration for 2021 summer camps will open in mid-May. Check back here or see our camp offerings in the summer issue of your Seasons member magazine.

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 or call 616.974.5225. 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.

Class Discounts

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

Events

Classes & Camps: Adult

May
8
2:00 pm 5:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Bring Your Own Tree Workshop

Bring one or two bonsai and work on styling or refining your trees with expert guidance.

Instructor

Steve Jetzer

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $60
May
9
9:30 am 12:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

VIRTUAL Bring Your Own Tree Workshop with Bjorn Bjorholm

Receive expert guidance from guest artist, Bjorn Bjorholm, for the future training of your bonsai in this workshop hosted through Zoom.

Instructor

Bjor Bjorholm, Guest Artist

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $60
May
9
11:30 am 1:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

‘Shimpaku’ Juniper Workshop

Filled

‘Shimpaku’ junipers are one of the best varieties of juniper for bonsai.

Instructor

Ken Huth

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $75
May
9
1:30 pm 3:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Japanese Flowering Apricot Workshop

Filled

Japanese flowering apricot trees are a classic flowering tree used in bonsai.

Instructor

Jim Beck

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $70
May
14
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Off-Site Bus Trips

Downtown Mural Walk - Guided Day Trip

Join Curator of Arts Education, Amber Oudsema, on a guided walking tour of the murals of downtown Grand Rapids.

Instructor

Amber Oudsema

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $35
May
15
10:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Art Journaling

Whether you’re a beginning or seasoned art journaler, this class will enhance your skills.

Instructor

Katie Reitemeier

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $75
May
15
2:00 pm 4:30 pm

Join teaching artist, Lotus Liu, in The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden to explore traditional Chinese ink drawing techniques.

Instructor

Lotus Liu

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $50
May
16
1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Community Clean Up

Join Meijer Gardens staff members in this volunteer event to clean up local waterways and collect items that will be sanitized for use in a “found object” art workshop at Meijer Gardens the following week.

May
19
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Hanging Baskets for the Home

Create a stunning outdoor 14-inch hanging basket based on “thriller, spiller, and filler” container principles.

Instructor

Tony England

Cost

  • Members $55
  • Non-Members $65
May
23
1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Found Object Art

Join Meijer Gardens staff and volunteers on May 16th for a community clean-up (participation in the clean-up is optional), then use the objects collected to construct your own unique work of art.