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

Apr
20
6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Discover perennials with long-lasting blooms, dazzling colors and fabulous foliage.

Instructor

Barb Balgoyen

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40
Apr
21
2:00 pm 4:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Garden Tools 101

Join Meijer Gardens Lead Horticulturalist, Ian Warnock, for an interactive workshop to identify and practice using the tools you’ll need for all your gardening projects this year!

Instructor

Ian Warnock

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40
Apr
24
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
27
4:00 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Orchid Success

Learn the simple steps that will ensure success with orchids.

Instructor

Wendy Overbeck

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $35
Apr
27
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

This class has been cancelled.

Ages

21+

Instructor

Don Ferguson and Eve Choi

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $50
May
4
2:00 pm 6:00 pm

Capture the unique beauty of cherry blossoms in a work of art.

Instructor

Nancy Hart

Cost

  • Members $55
  • Non-Members $65
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

‘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

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

Instructor

Jim Beck

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $70