Educational Programs

      

 

SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

NEW: Aquatic Adventures in the Wetlands – What’s In The Water? (K-5 Graders | June 19, 21, 23 | $20-$25)

This programs is led by Jennifer Soukhome, Zeeland Public Schools science teacher. Children will explore what is living in the water at the Zeeland High School wetland area. Participants will obtain the unique organisms living in the water by using aquatic nets and minnow traps. Children will learn and discover all about the wonderful things hiding in the water at the wetland area through their own observations. Children in grades K-2 must be accompanied by a guardian. Participants should meet at the Zeeland East Wetlands Pavilion located just south of Riley Street and Zeeland Athletic Complex on 96th Ave. Please use the drive next to Waypoint Community Church. Session times are listed below. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • K-2nd Graders: 9:00am – 10:00am ($20)
  • 3rd-5th Graders: 10:30am – 12:00pm ($25)

 

Art Exploration Camp (K – 5th Graders | June 12-16 @ New Groningen Elementary School | $70)
Exploration fosters creativity. In this camp, participants will explore a variety of art media and age appropriate techniques to create art together. Times are listed below. Class sizes are limited and enrollment is based on current grade for 2016-2017 school year. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • K-2nd graders are from 9am – 10:30am
  • 3rd-5th graders are from 10:30am – 12:00pm

 

Costello Rock Band Camp (12-18 year olds | June 13-15 | 12:30pm – 4:00pm | $100)
This camp is led by Jeff and Michael Costello, who each have extensive performing experience in rock bands. Participants ages 12-18 years old will receive direct, small group and full class instruction. Drums and vocals will be provided, as well as instruction pertaining to music business, lighting equipment, and sound equipment (students interested only in the lighting and sound technical side can also attend). Attendees will participate in a final performance on the last evening of camp at 7:30pm on June 15 (guests welcome to attend). Participants should be moderately proficient at an instrument (guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, or vocals). Drummers should be able to keep a simple beat. Keyboardists and guitarists should know how to play basic chords. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment (drums will be provided). Registration opens February 14, 2017. Registration deadline is June 2. To register, click here or call ( 616) 748-3230. 

 

Motor Movement (3-5 year olds | Mondays or Tuesdays @ Zeeland Recreation | $50)

Pre-school children ages 3-5, are invited to participate in Motor Movement, a popular class that will focus on tumbling, physical awareness and large motor skills with music, games and other fun activities. These classes take place on Monday or Tuesday mornings at Zeeland Recreation, studio A. Each Monday and Tuesday session has 9am-10am options and 10am-11am options. There are three separate sessions each year (listed below). All children must be potty trained. Classes are available Monday or Tuesday mornings at 9:00am or 10:00am and will run for 10 week sessions. $50. To register online, click here call (616) 748-3230.

Session 1: Sept 12/13 – Nov 14/15 | Session 2: Nov 28/29 – Feb 6/7 | Session 3: Feb 27/28 – May 8/9 (skips April 3/4) |

  • Tots (3-4 yr olds): 9:00am-10:00am OR 10:00am-11:00am
  • Beginner (4-5 yr olds): 10:00am-11:00am OR 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Intermediate (5-7 yr olds): 12:00am-1:00pm (experience necessary)
  • Advanced (8 yrs old +): 1:00pm-2:00pm (must be able to do cartwheels, bridges, backbends, and be working on walkover)

 

NEW: Plants in the Wetlands (K-5 Graders | June 12, 14, 16 | Zeeland East Wetlands Pavilion | $20-$25)

This programs is led by Jennifer Soukhome, Zeeland Public Schools science teacher. Children will explore the Zeeland High School wetland area and explore and observe wildlife. The emphasis in the session will be on plants. Children will learn and discover all about the wonderful plants at the wetlands through their own observations. Children in grades K-2 must be accompanied by a guardian. Participants should meet at the Zeeland East Wetlands Pavilion located just south of Riley Street and Zeeland Athletic Complex on 96th Ave. Please use the drive next to Waypoint Community Church. Session times are listed below. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • K-2nd Graders: 9:00am – 10:00am ($20)
  • 3rd-5th Graders: 10:30am – 12:00pm ($25)

 

Sing Song Yoga® Classic (6-11 yr olds | Thursdays | 6pm – 6:45pm | Cityside Middle School Orchestra Room | $25)

Sing Song Yoga® is an international kids’ musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses. Class includes yoga poses, yoga-based activities and songs to tie it all together. Classes are on Thursdays at Cityside Middle School orchestra room, with two different session options (listed below). Program size is limited. To register online, click here or call at (616) 748.3230.

Session 1: Oct 27 – Dec 1 (skips Nov 24 | Session 2: Feb 23 – March 23 |

 

Summer Fun Camp (4-7 yr olds | July 10-13, 9am – 12pm | Cityside Middle School Gym | $60)

Join us for summer fun at our “Summer Fun Camp”! Designed for children ages 4-7, each day campers will participate in activities and games outlined by our theme of the day! Campers are asked to wear tennis shoes and to bring a snack and personal water bottle. Space is limited. This camp runs from 9am-12pm on July 10-13 at Cityside Middle School main gym. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

 

NEW: Summer Science Camp (3rd-8th graders | July 17-21 | Zeeland West HS, Room E131 | $50)

During this one-week camp, campers will have the opportunity to experience an authentic, hands on experience.  Students will be posed a driving question about a scientific phenomenon to conduct investigation and develop models to develop their own understanding.  This process takes students through an authentic inquiry experience, and gives them the opportunity to act as actual scientist to construct their own understanding of the world around them.  The opportunity gives students an experience that will help prepare them for middle and high school science courses. Participants will receive a camp t-shirt. Space is limited. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.

  • 3rd-4th graders from 8am-9:30am
  • 5th-6th graders from 10am-11:30am
  • 7th-8th graders from 12:30pm-2:00pm

 

NEW: Wetland Water Wonders (K-5 Graders | June 26, 28, 30 | Zeeland East Wetlands Pavilion | $20-$25)

This programs is led by Jennifer Soukhome, Zeeland Public Schools science teacher. Parents and children will explore the water of the wetlands. Children will learn and discover all about the water at the wetland area through their own observations. Children will also run a simple experiment and lean about the effects of erosion on the water. Children in grades K-2 must be accompanied by a guardian. Participants should meet at the Zeeland East Wetlands Pavilion located just south of Riley Street and Zeeland Athletic Complex on 96th Ave. Please use the drive next to Waypoint Community Church. Session times are listed below. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • K-2nd Graders: 9:00am – 10:00am ($20)
  • 3rd-5th Graders: 10:30am – 12:00pm ($25)

 

FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS

 

Motor Movement (3-5 year olds | Mondays or Tuesdays @ Zeeland Recreation | $50)

Pre-school children ages 3-5, are invited to participate in Motor Movement, a popular class that will focus on tumbling, physical awareness and large motor skills with music, games and other fun activities. These classes take place on Monday or Tuesday mornings at Zeeland Recreation, studio A. Each Monday and Tuesday session has 9am-10am options and 10am-11am options. There are three separate sessions each year (listed below). All children must be potty trained. Classes are available Monday or Tuesday mornings at 9:00am or 10:00am and will run for 10 week sessions. $50. To register online, click here or call (616) 748-3230.

Session 1: Sept 12/13 – Nov 14/15 | Session 2: Nov 28/29 – Feb 6/7 | Session 3: Feb 27/28 – May 8/9 (skips April 3/4) |

  • Tots (3-4 yr olds): 9:00am-10:00am OR 10:00am-11:00am
  • Beginner (4-5 yr olds): 10:00am-11:00am OR 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Intermediate (5-7 yr olds): 12:00am-1:00pm (experience necessary)
  • Advanced (8 yrs old +): 1:00pm-2:00pm (must be able to do cartwheels, bridges, backbends, and be working on walkover)

 

Sing Song Yoga® Classic (6-11 yr olds | Thursdays | 6pm – 6:45pm | Cityside Middle School Orchestra Room | $25)

Sing Song Yoga® is an international kids’ musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses. Class includes yoga poses, yoga-based activities and songs to tie it all together. Classes are on Thursdays at Cityside Middle School orchestra room, with two different session options (listed below). Program size is limited. To register online, click here or call (616) 748.3230.

Session 1: Oct 27 – Dec 1 (skips Nov 24 | Session 2: Feb 23 – March 23 |