2020/2021 School Year Enrichment, Care, Classes & Camps Guide – West MI

2020 2021 School Year Enrichment, Care, Classes & Camps Guide West MI

It’s DIY Kind of School Year. Here are the Enrichment and Support Options You’re Looking For

With COVID delivering yet another school-related curveball, parents are searching for solutions to

  • childcare
  • enrichment options
  • homeschool tools
  • educational field trips
  • & more

Camps and classes that would normally not fit into a school day are now viable for students doing at-home virtual learning or working in learning pods.

If we had to choose one word to underscore what we’re seeing with education and child care this year, it would be CREATIVE.

Parents and families are organizing in ways never seen before. While unwanted, this pandemic has unleashed one massive educational experiment. We hope that you’ll find this resource roundup helpful.

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Legacy Stables Enrichment Guide

Legacy Stables and Karin’s Horse Connection

  • Day Camp
  • Horseback riding
  • Therapy

Specific tailored 2-hour or 3-hour camps with emphasis on outdoor play and nature education in addition to everything horses, riding and vaulting.

We have something for you: Intro to Horses Class, Riding Lessons, Vaulting, Horse Therapy for all Needs, Field Trips, One-Time Rides, etc!

Our programs are holistic and educational with the goal of producing smiles through a human-horse connection

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Michigan Ballet Academy

  • After School
  • Dance

The Michigan Ballet Academy offers world-class ballet training in an atmosphere of creativity, challenge, encouragement, and integrity.

Under the leadership of former Bolshoi ballerina Irina Vassileni, MBA offers students ages 3-19 a systematic curriculum allowing each student to develop strength, flexibility, discipline, and musicality. Now enrolling for hybrid and online classes.

GRG Bumblee Camp Enrichment Guide

Grand Rapids Gymnastics

  • Day Camp
  • Gymnastics

BumbleBee Camp everyday 9am-Noon. Ages 3-6 yrs. Choose your day(s). Through play our BumbleBees develop an awareness of letters, numbers, and colors.

Our BumbleBee program not only allows your child to learn through play but also gives them a gymnastics class during their time with us. You decide what day(s) you'd like to attend. 1 day or all 5. Pick up late as you need. Ages 3-6yr. 9-Noon.

Paint a Pot enrichment guide

Paint a Pot

  • Active Adventure
  • DIY Field Trip
  • Pottery Painting Art

Offering 20% off pottery for school age kids till the end of October painted during the school day Monday - Friday. Show coupon on our website.

Paint a Pot is the place to make memories! Help your child create a masterpiece! We are a paint your own pottery shop. We also are willing to explain our process of glazing and firing if time permits for you and our employees.

Academy of Music in Grand Rapids Enrichment Guide

Academy of Music in Grand Rapids

  • After School
  • Music

Private music lessons - piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, and more at Grand Rapids’ most trusted music school. In-Person or Online.

Academy of Music offers individualized instruction for all levels, ages 5 and up. Parents appreciate our flexible scheduling for siblings, month-to-month lessons, safety plan, free recitals, achievement program, and full-time customer service.

BattleGR Enrichment Guide


  • Active Adventure
  • After School

BattleGR Tactical Games is all about playing. #weplay We have several different options: Tactical Laser Tag, Archery Tag, Video Games, and sport court

You can come have fun at our place or we can set up at your place. BattleGR provides tailored experiences to create a fun and entertaining atmosphere. So if you are looking for a great place for a party or to join in on the fun we can help you make!

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John Ball Zoo

  • After School
  • DIY Field Trip
  • Outdoor based

Make learning WILD for your student! John Ball Zoo is offering science focused classes for Kindergarten – 8th grade students!

Students will love these zoo adventures, parents enjoy the MI science standard alignment. K-2 students explore classification, 3-5th graders dive into STEM, engineering their own animal habitat, and 6-8th graders enjoy career exploration!

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Orchard Hill Christian Preschool and Child Care Center

  • After School
  • Childcare Solution

Four-star Quality Rated Preschool and Child Care Center featuring a Virtual Classroom for those elementary-age children learning on-line.

We our celebrating nearly 40 years of serving God’s children in the North West community. Stop in and see why our center is an amazing place for your children to grow and learn – “On the Hill”

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  • After School
  • Student Support
  • Tutoring Academic Enrichment

We link parents with the educational resources they need to help their children excel academically and socially inside the classroom or virtually.

We offer customized programming based on your child's needs including:
In home virtual learning support
1:1 or small group tutoring
IEP/504 consultation
Enrichment and socialization classes
Speech and Language tutoring
Community Connections

Jenison Academy of Music enrichment guide

Academy of Music - Jenison

  • After School
  • Music

Jenison Academy of Music, a division of Academy of Music in Grand Rapids, is opening this fall for lessons in-person or online at 7647 Riverview Dr.

Register now for private lessons on piano, guitar, singing, drums, violin, ukulele, and more at West Michigan’s most trusted music school. Check out our benefits online at jenisonmusiclessons.com! Mention GRKIDS for a free $30 registration.

Camp Newaygo build a shelter class

Camp Newaygo

  • Active Adventure
  • Childcare Solution
  • Day Camp
  • Outdoor based

Complete self-guided virtual learning and outdoor adventures at Camp Newaygo!
For boys and girls, ongoing registration, $185 per week

Limited scholarships available, Small groups of no more than 8 students, COVID-Careful protocols in place, enrollment based on semester.

NorthPointe Christian Momm and Me classes

NorthPointe Christian Mommy and Me Taste of Preschool

  • Day Camp

Two year olds/young three year olds are invited for a six week session taste of NorthPointe Christian Preschool with you by their side!

Toddlers and their caregivers will meet for one hour twice per week. Each hour will include a fun craft, read-aloud, educational activity, and snack. Weekly themes will be built around the seasons. Cost: $165/session

Bricks 4 Kidz

  • Childcare Solution

We support virtual learning in our learning labs while providing STEM activities and socialization.

Dairy Discovery

  • Day Camp

We are here to offer the structure and one-on-one attention that virtual and hybrid student's need, so you can get back to work.

Ada Piano Academy

  • Music

Music Lessons That Students Really Enjoy! Piano, Woodwinds, and more. Ages 3+ to adults. In-person and virtual online music lessons. Year-round.

Howard Christensen Nature Center

  • Active Adventure

STEM and Branch Program at Howard Christensen Nature Center joins outdoor exploration with STEM projects. Plenty of hands-on, place-based learning.

Grand Rapids Art Classes for Children

  • Pottery Painting Art

We nurture creativity and build up incredible art skills. Small groups, personalized instruction, artistic choices. Ages 8-14. Twelve-weeks semesters.

Camp Henry

  • Active Adventure

Camp Henry has several events; Mom/Dad & Me Weekends, Family Camp, Wagon/Trail Rides. Enjoy the outdoors & create fun memories. CAMPHENRY.ORG/events

Allegro School of Music

  • Music

Allegro School of Music is a family-friendly music instructional studio in Grand Rapids. We provide music lessons for any age or skill level.

Kids Unlimited Activity Center

  • Childcare Solution

Educational PS, Daycare, Ninja Training, Gymnastics & Tumbling, Skill Clinics, Martial Arts, Birthday Parties, Open Gym! #togetherwearelimitless #gu

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

  • Outdoor based

Stargaze Cinema at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Adult Tickets – $15 includes a bag of popcorn
Kids Tickets – $5, ages 13 and under

Camp Roger

  • Active Adventure

GET OUTSIDE at Camp Roger! GO Day: Young Explorers or GO DAY: Adventure Kids keep kids moving & meeting new friends. CampRoger.org/student-programs

MI Speech and Voice

  • Therapy

MI Speech and Voice offers flexible in-home speech therapy services addressing speech production and language development for kids 2-18+

The Mud Room @ Knapp's Corner

  • DIY Field Trip

Paint pottery at your place! It's simple and convenient for you, and so much fun for the kids. Perfect for your art ed, handprint keepsakes and more!

Studio Dance

  • Dance

Studio Dance is a small family oriented dance studio. We focus on creating a safe, nurturing environment for dancers of all ages.

1 thought on “2020/2021 School Year Enrichment, Care, Classes & Camps Guide – West MI”

  1. Fellinlove Farm in Holland offers Enrichment experiences with diverse animals in a farm and nature based setting; the farm is designed and directed by a former
    teacher (5 years) and education professor (19 years).

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