Spring Time FUN with Grand Rapids Spring Camps and Classes

If being cooped up all winter has you ready to get out and explore, your springtime adventure starts here!

Classes and camps are a great way for kids to try a new activity in a more laid back atmosphere than school. Families love the shorter commitment, too – taking a class for one week is just enough for a kid to get their feet wet and decide if they want to continue with this activity or try something new next time.

Our Spring Camps & Classes Guide features something for everyone. Whether your child is an aspiring artist, a kid who loves to be outside with nature and animals, or one who loves to run around and burn some energy, West Michigan has a camp or class they will love!

Many of these camps and classes have limited availability, so don’t delay in registering your kids. They won’t want to miss the fun!

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Already registered for one of these great classes and want more? Try our Sports Guide, where kids take gymnastics or this list of Music, Dance and Theatre Classes. Opportunities abound for Grand Rapids kids.

Spring Camps & Classes for Kids in Grand Rapids

John Ball Zoo is a world class accredited zoo located in Grand Rapids. Home to over 2500 animals including tigers, grizzly bears, and chimpanzees, along with numerous species of birds, reptiles and amphibians.

Parents enjoy engaging their children in our numerous camp and day programs including Sprouts classes for pre-schoolers, Kid’s Night Out programs, and Spring and Summer Day Camps and overnight camps. Families enjoy a special tour of the zoo during Twilight Tours in the spring and fall seasons. Scout groups, family groups, and classrooms can enjoy group overnights. Behind the Scenes experiences like penguin feedings, pelican feedings, or sneak a peeks of the bear and chimpanzee exhibits are a great experience for small groups and make great experience gifts for older kids and adults!


1300 Fulton St. West | Grand Rapids, MI 49504

“For the next year, my kids will tell me about stuff they learned in the summer, both at home and when we visit the zoo on our own. It’s really cool!”

Visit this family-friendly DIY art studio for good clean spring break fun! Register ages 7-15 for one of our popular Camp Mud Potter’s Wheel classes. Online registration is available at www.themudroom.us/camp-mud. But don’t wait, these classes always sell out!

Stop in during Open Studio hours for an impromptu creative day out to paint pottery – perfect for ALL ages! Extended hours available over Spring Break, and seating is first-come-first-served.

Open since 1996, The Mud Room is now conveniently located at Knapp’s Corner. This studio has won multiple Grandtastic Awards and their helpful staff will help anyone feel like an artist!


1971 E Beltline NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 616-259-7269

Goldfish Swim School was created by parents, for parents with this goal in mind — to give kids the platform to build essential life skills that will help them make waves in life. We’ve created an inviting and safe place where kids overcome their fears, learn to swim, respect the water, and have lots of fun while doing it. Our award-winning tropical environment and shiver-free pools are simply the fun backdrop for where kids do some serious growing and learning. So while we’re focused on the serious stuff, your family will be focused on the fun. It’s what we call The Science of SwimPlay®.


2845 Thornhills Ave SE, Suite S | Grand Rapids, MI 49546
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 616-259-0725

r athletics

R-Athletics has your Spring Break 2017 plans covered! We are offering 14 Spring Break Camps and Open gyms!

March 29 & 30th
School is out R is IN 2 Hour Open Gym! (2:00-4:00)

April 2-6
Spring Break Camps (11:00-2:00)
School is out R is IN 2 Hour Open Gym! (2:00-4:00)

We also offer a variety of kids fitness classes year-round. R-Athletics is Grand Rapids’ premier Gymnastics, Cheer, Rush Athletics and Ninja Zone facility! Check out our newest gym which includes a life-size tree-house, fire truck, slides, rock climbing, trampolines and foam pits!

Our staff is highly trained, AED, CPR and Safety certified. After one FREE trial class at R-Athletics you will see and believe in the difference we will make in your child’s life! For more class and event information, check us out at www.r-athletics.com or call 616-957-4900 today!


2845 Thornhills Ave | Grand Rapids, MI 49546
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 616-957-4900

Do you have Spring fever?!…get your kids outside at Blandford Nature Center for a spring adventure! Take hikes, see animals, make nature art and see how many signs of spring you can find!

Camp details: Spring Break Camps are offered to children in grades K-6th. Each day of camp starts at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm. This year’s Spring Break Camps are sold as a full-week package: $140 for members and $180 for non-members.

Monday – Wonderful Wetlands
Tuesday – Time Machine Tuesday
Wednesday – Raptors of Michigan
Thursday – Down on the Farm
Friday – Spring Fever; Gone Wild


1715 Hillburn Ave NW | Grand Rapids, MI 49504
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 616-735-6240 ext. 102

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By | 2018-04-11T19:16:29+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Spring Break, West Michigan Camps|1 Comment

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  1. Connie DeWit March 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Would love to find some cooking classes I can share with my 6 yo granddaughtet

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