Parent & Child Programs

 

SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

DAY OF THE YOUNG CHILD

Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 9:30am – 1pm | @ Cityside Middle School | FREE! 

Every year the State of Michigan designates April as the “Month of the Young Child” to celebrate young children and their families. Please join us for games, music, and art activities appropriate for 3rd graders and younger. Parents will also be provided bike and car seat safety information as well as educational resources appropriate for parents of young children. You will also want to head outdoors to the front of the school to have your children hop on a fire truck, school bus, cement truck, and other vehicles. Additionally, there will be face painting, animals to pet, and special visits from team mascots. You won’t want to miss this! For more information, contact Maggie Huizenga at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital at 748.2832 or maggie.huizenga@spectrumhealth.org.

 

LAP SWIMMING / WATER FITNESS

Click Here For Our Aquatics Calendars

The Zeeland Recreation pools are available for your use for lap swimming and deep and shallow water walking. Barbells, fins, kickboards, noodles, pull buoys and exercise belts are available to enhance your water workout. Fitness Center members have access to this option for no extra cost anytime it is on our aquatics calendars. Non-Fitness Center members can pay a $4 drop-in fee OR use a $30 “Punch Card” (10 punches). No registration needed… just show up!

  • Lap swimming is available for those 13 yrs and older during any of our scheduled lap swimming times
  • 8-12 yr old competitive swimmers are allowed to swim in designated open lap lanes during non-peak hours (after 6:30pm M-F and after 9am on Sat). Parents of 8-12 yr olds must be on deck or in the water supervising their child.
  • Split lane swimming is appropriate when there are two swimmers in a lane
  • Swim counter-clockwise (or “circle swim”) when there are three or more swimmers in a lane
  • All lanes are shared lanes and the lifeguard staff will regulate lane usage during busy times

 

OPEN SWIM

Mon & Wed: 7:30 – 8:30pm | Tue, Thur, Fri: 6:30 – 8:30pm | @ Zeeland Recreation Pools | $2 per swimmer

Come join the fun at Zeeland Recreation pools! Open swim is the perfect time for families to have fun in the pool. A youth water slide, pool toys, diving boards, basketball hoops, and much more are available! For the safety of the non-swimmer using the pool, life jackets are also available.

  • Aquatics Calendars
  • Zeeland Recreation Pool Rules.
  • Payment Options:
    • $50 Family Fitness Membership Gives Families Unlimited Open Swim Access
    • $2.00 per swimmer, per visit
    • $70.00 Semi-Annual Family Pass (Good for 6 months from the date of purchase)

 

PARENT & TOT: PADDLE & PLAY

Fridays | 9:45am – 11am | @ Zeeland Recreation Pools | $2 p/person OR $70 six month pass 
A special time in the pool for parents and youngsters to enjoy swimming and play time with friends! Open to children 5 yrs and under when accompanied by a parent. Parents must be in the water and provide supervision for their child. No registration needed… just show up!

  • Oct 6 – Nov 17 (2017)
  • Jan 19 – May 25 (2018)

 

PARENT/CHILD: SING SONG YOGA

2-6 yr olds | Thursdays | Apr 12 – May 17 | 9:30 – 10am | @ Zeeland Recreation | $25, Zeeland Resident | $37, Non-Resident

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. Parents and kids sign up for this yoga class together. It’s a fast paced, 30-minute, child-centered class best suited for the youngest yogis. Program size is limited. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

 

TAEKWONDO EXPERIENCE

8 yr olds – Adults | Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30pm | @ New Heights Fitness | $30, Zeeland Resident | $42, Non-Resident
A fun and exciting class for individuals who are interested in exploring the world of traditional martial arts. If you ever wondered what it would be like to try out martial arts without major investments, this is the class for you! Coordination and body awareness is developed through beginner level Taekwondo techniques and games. This class is taught by Chief Master R.A. Jipping, 7th Degree Master Instructor. When registering, you register for an entire session. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

  • Session IV: Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 (canceled)
  • Session V: Apr 11, 18, 25, My 2, 9, 16
  • Session I: Sept – Oct, 2018 (Exact Dates TBA)
  • Session II: Oct – Dec, 2018 (Exact Dates TBA)
  • Session III: Jan – Feb, 2019 (Exact Dates TBA)

 

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.

 

WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE

13 yrs – Adults | Mondays | 6 – 7:30pm | @ New Heights Fitness | $75, Zeeland Resident | $87, Non-Resident
Everyone will be happy to tell you what you should have done…after the fact. We will help you decide what you should do…before. This is a four night, six hour class focusing on the mental and physical aspects of self-defense for women. As mature content will be discussed, participants must be 13 years or older. Each class includes 30 minutes per night on the psychological aspects of self-defense and one hour of physical training. Students will receive a workbook to guide them through this program. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • Session IV: Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12 (2018)
  • Session V: Apr 9, 16, 23, 30 (2018)
  • Session I: Sept, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD)
  • Session II: Oct – Nov, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD)
  • Session III: Jan, 2019 (Exact Dates TBD)

 

FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS

 

DADDY-DAUGHTER PROM NIGHT

K-5th Graders | Friday in February, 2019 (Exact Date TBD) | $9, Zeeland Resident | $12, Non-Resident
All princesses in grades K-5, along with their special guy, are invited to join us for “A Night of Elegance”. Join us for a special night to remember, filled with dancing, refreshments, and fun! There will be a DJ, dancing, punch, cookies, photo booths, and more! Registration will open in December, 2018. 

 

LAP SWIMMING / WATER FITNESS

Click Here For Our Aquatics Calendars

The Zeeland Recreation pools are available for your use for lap swimming and deep and shallow water walking. Barbells, fins, kickboards, noodles, pull buoys and exercise belts are available to enhance your water workout. Fitness Center members have access to this option for no extra cost anytime it is on our aquatics calendars. Non-Fitness Center members can pay a $4 drop-in fee OR use a $30 “Punch Card” (10 punches). No registration needed… just show up!

  • Lap swimming is available for those 13 yrs and older during any of our scheduled lap swimming times
  • 8-12 yr old competitive swimmers are allowed to swim in designated open lap lanes during non-peak hours (after 6:30pm M-F and after 9am on Sat). Parents of 8-12 yr olds must be on deck or in the water supervising their child.
  • Split lane swimming is appropriate when there are two swimmers in a lane
  • Swim counter-clockwise (or “circle swim”) when there are three or more swimmers in a lane
  • All lanes are shared lanes and the lifeguard staff will regulate lane usage during busy times

 

MOTHER-SON HALLOWEEN ROCK-N-BOWL

K-5th Graders | Friday in October, 2018 (Exact Date TBD) | @ Hudsonville Lanes | $18 p/couple, Zeeland Resident | $21 p/couple, Non-Resident | $6 for each additional son | 
Join us for the 19th annual “Mother-Son Rock-n-Bowl” event! Boys in grades K-5 will enjoy a night of bowling with their special person: Mom, Grandma or favorite Aunt! There are two separate session. Registration will open in September, 2018. 

 

OPEN SWIM

Mon & Wed: 7:30 – 8:30pm | Tue, Thur, Fri: 6:30 – 8:30pm | @ Zeeland Recreation Pools | $2 per swimmer

Come join the fun at Zeeland Recreation pools! Open swim is the perfect time for families to have fun in the pool. A youth water slide, pool toys, diving boards, basketball hoops, and much more are available! For the safety of the non-swimmer using the pool, life jackets are also available.

  • Aquatics Calendars
  • Zeeland Recreation Pool Rules.
  • Payment Options:
    • $50 Family Fitness Membership Gives Families Unlimited Open Swim Access
    • $2.00 per swimmer, per visit
    • $70.00 Semi-Annual Family Pass (Good for 6 months from the date of purchase)

 

PARENT & TOT: PADDLE & PLAY

Fridays | 9:45am – 11am | @ Zeeland Recreation Pools | $2 p/person OR $70 six month pass 
A special time in the pool for parents and youngsters to enjoy swimming and play time with friends! Open to children 5 yrs and under when accompanied by a parent. Parents must be in the water and provide supervision for their child. No registration needed… just show up!

  • Oct 6 – Nov 17 (2017)
  • Jan 19 – May 25 (2018)

 

PARENT-CHILD SING SONG YOGA CLASS

2-6 yr olds | Thursdays 

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. Parents and kids sign up for this yoga class together. It’s a fast paced, 30-minute, child-centered class best suited for the youngest yogis. Program size is limited. Registration will open in August, 2018. 

  • Sept – Oct, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD)
  • Oct – Dec, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD)
  • Jan – Feb, 2019 (Exact Dates TBD)

 

PINK SLIP CAKERY: MOM & ME (& DADS TOO) COOKIE DECORATING CLASS

5-12 yr olds w/ Adults | 2018-19 Dates TBA | @ Cityside MS, Room 135 | $25, Zeeland Resident | $37, Non-Resident

Get ready to have some cookie decorating fun as a family! This class is open to children ages 5-12 with an accompanying adult (no cost for adult). It will be a great intro to decorating. Each child registered will leave with a dozen fully decorated Christmas cookies. Class size is limited to 15 registered children. Pink Slip Cakery is a successful home-based baking business in Zeeland. Since opening in 2012, owner, Lisa Hann has won several awards and taught many local bakers tips and techniques in sugar art. Lisa has taken classes and earned certification across the country from world class decorators. Registration opens in August, 2018. 

 

TAEKWONDO EXPERIENCE

8 yr olds – Adults | Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30pm | @ New Heights Fitness | $30, Zeeland Resident | $42, Non-Resident
A fun and exciting class for individuals who are interested in exploring the world of traditional martial arts. If you ever wondered what it would be like to try out martial arts without major investments, this is the class for you! Coordination and body awareness is developed through beginner level Taekwondo techniques and games. This class is taught by Chief Master R.A. Jipping, 7th Degree Master Instructor. When registering, you register for an entire session. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

  • Session IV: Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 (canceled)
  • Session V: Apr 11, 18, 25, My 2, 9, 16
  • Session I: Sept – Oct, 2018 (Exact Dates TBA)
  • Session II: Oct – Dec, 2018 (Exact Dates TBA)
  • Session III: Jan – Feb, 2019 (Exact Dates TBA)

 

WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE

13 yrs – Adults | Mondays | 6 – 7:30pm | @ New Heights Fitness | $75, Zeeland Resident | $87, Non-Resident
Everyone will be happy to tell you what you should have done…after the fact. We will help you decide what you should do…before. This is a four night, six hour class focusing on the mental and physical aspects of self-defense for women. As mature content will be discussed, participants must be 13 years or older. Each class includes 30 minutes per night on the psychological aspects of self-defense and one hour of physical training. Students will receive a workbook to guide them through this program. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • Session IV: Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12 (2018)
  • Session V: Apr 9, 16, 23, 30 (2018)
  • Session I: Sept, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD)
  • Session II: Oct – Nov, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD)
  • Session III: Jan, 2019 (Exact Dates TBD)