Have some FUN with Grand Rapids Spring Camps and Classes
If Spring Fever has hit your house, there are plenty of camps, classes and places to play this time of year to get you out exploring, learning and having a blast.
The best part? There is a variety of options to choose from that will please everyone in your family, including your animal lover, nature enthusiast, budding artist, and the child with lots of energy to burn.
John Ball Zoo strives to inspire the community to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and the natural environment. 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!
“My daughter loved all that she did and didn’t want the class to end. She shared many facts and information with us about her adventures and has incorporated lots of new vocabulary in her conversations. This was a high quality, educational and exciting program.”
Spring Camps & Classes for Kids in Grand Rapids
I always think that a winter-time camp is great for my kids, but in reality, dragging myself out of the house and braving the roads is a struggle for me. In our family, spring is when fun comes to life. We are all ready to get out of the house, and the kids are ready to do something new.
These local organizations are all wonderful places for children to learn. They’re the places that families return to year after year.
Many camps and classes require registration and have limited availability, so to prevent your child from missing out on all of the fun, register quickly.
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Our shiver-free pool and state-of-the-art swimming facility are simply the back drop to our play-based learning experience. Our teaching philosophy, The Science of Swim Play, is used to build lifesaving water skills that are specially designed to make learning fun through guided play for beginners from 4 months to 12 years old. Our lessons provide your child with lasting skills, respect of the water, and great memories! Family Swims are also a great way to get your families feet wet. Explore our fun, safe, tropical facility and get a glimpse of the experiences we create for our Goldfish Families.
Do your kids have Spring fever? Get them outdoors for a spring adventure filled with exploring forests, interacting with wildlife, creating nature art, and more! Camp is offered to children in grades K-6 and runs daily from 9 AM-4 PM.
Camp themes are as follows:
Monday, 4/1 – Wonderful Wetlands
Tuesday, 4/2 – Time Machine Tuesday
Wednesday, 4/3 – Raptors of Michigan
Thursday, 4/4 – Down on the Farm
Visit this family-friendly DIY art studio for good clean spring break fun! Register ages 7-15 for one of their 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!
West Michigan’s largest indoor child entertainment center, where kids can play and parents can relax! Your children will have a blast playing at Jester’s Court Party and Play Center. Jester’s Court is the perfect place for walk-in play, birthday parties, sport team parties, field trips, play dates, group events, and raising money by hosting a fundraiser.
- Frederik Meijer Gardens – Various Classes Available
- Garden Crossings – Fairy Garden & Succulent Planting
- GRAM Free Admission During Spring Break
- Grand Valley State Little Throws Clinic
- Lunch Time Open Skate at Griff’s Ice House
- School Vacation Open Gym at Horizon Kids Complex
- Spring Break Riding Day Camp at Alpine Ridge Farms