Outdoor Programs

 

SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP

3rd-8th Graders | July 16-20 | Zeeland West HS, Room E131 | $50, Zeeland Resident | $62, Non-Resident

During this one-week camp led by ZPS science teacher, Brad Stevens, 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 scientists 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. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

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

 

WETLANDS ADVENTURES (PARENT/CHILD)

K-2nd Graders | June 18-22 | 9-10am | Zeeland East Wetlands | $20, Zeeland Resident | $32, Non-Resident

Led by Jennifer Soukhome, ZPS Science Teacher, participants will explore the wetland area by looking for living organisms in the water using nets. Fish, frogs and all different kinds of aquatic insects will be examined. Children will examine the terrestrial living world with insect traps and experiments while learning about the plants and animals that use the wetlands. A parent or caregiver must accompany their child. Please bring your own footwear appropriate for getting in the water, wear appropriate clothing for the weather and conditions, and bring your own water bottle if desired. Directions to the Zeeland East Wetlands Pavilion: Park in the Varsity baseball and softball fields parking lot off of 96th Ave just south of the corner of Riley St and 96th Ave. The Zeeland East Wetlands Pavillion is at the southwest corner of the soccer field nearest that parking lot. If inclement weather, please meet in D122 in Zeeland West HS. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

 

WETLANDS ADVENTURES

3rd-5th Graders | June 18-22 | 10:30 – 11:30am | Zeeland East Wetlands | $20, Zeeland Resident | $32, Non-Resident

Led by Jennifer Soukhome, ZPS Science Teacher, Participants will explore the wetland area by looking for living
organisms in the water using nets. Fish, frogs and all different kinds of aquatic insects will be examined. Children will examine the terrestrial living world with insect traps and experiments while learning about the plants and animals that use the wetlands. Please bring your own footwear appropriate for getting in the water, wear appropriate clothing for the weather and conditions, and bring your own water bottle if desired. Directions to the Zeeland East Wetlands Pavilion: Park in the Varsity baseball and softball fields parking lot off of 96th Ave just south of the corner of Riley St and 96th Ave. The Zeeland East Wetlands Pavillion is at the southwest corner of the soccer field nearest that parking lot. If inclement weather, please meet in D122 in Zeeland West HS. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

 

FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS

 

INTRODUCTION TO ARCHERY

10-15 yr olds | Tuesdays | January, 2019 (Exact Dates TBD) | 4:30-5:30pm | @ Long Range Archery | $60, Zeeland Resident | $72, Non-Resident

This class, led by Branden Miedema from Long Range Archery in Holland, will focus on safety and the fundamentals of archery. Participants will learn the six steps to success and accuracy. Program size is limited. This program takes place at Long Range Archery (2530 VanOmmen Dr, Holland, MI 49424). Registration will open in August, 2018.