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 adventure can start here!

Classes and camps are a great way for kids to explore a new activity in a more laid back setting than school. Families love the shorter commitment period, 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 or musician, or a kid who loves to be outside with nature and animals, or a child who loves to run around and burn some energy, Grand Rapids has a camp or class for them! Find something for all of these interests below.

Many of these camps and classes have limited availability, so don’t delay in registering your kids.

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Spring Camps 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, 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 active in local conservation efforts to protect native Michigan turtles, butterflies, and snakes. Education Programs at the Zoo offer fun, hands-on animal experiences that children and families won’t soon forget. 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.


1300 Fulton St. West | Grand Rapids, MI 49504

“This class (Summer Zoo Camp) was a step OUTSIDE of the box…I highly recommend it for next year!!”

Looking for a great way to keep your kids active and having fun this summer? MVP Summer Camps offer the ULTIMATE in active summertime FUN for ages 3-11! Campers will enjoy themed projects and activities, daily swimming, skills & drills, active fun and much more! Choose from a variety of fun-filled summer camp theme weeks including: Messy Week, Princess/Superhero Week, Pirate Week, Beach Week and many more! Daily and extended care options are available. Visit MVPSportsClubs.com for location specific information.


MVP Sportsplex | 4035 Burton Street SE | Grand Rapids
MVP Athletic Club, Crahen | 115 Crahen Avenue NE | Grand Rapids
MVP Athletic Club, Holland | 650 S Waverly Road | Holland
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 616-575-6221

Kroc Center
What will you do with your kids during spring break? Send them to Camp Kroc Spring Break, April 3–7! Campers will enjoy fun Camp Kroc activities, including swimming, rock wall climbing, games, arts & crafts projects and more. Lunch and two snacks each day are included. Camp Kroc runs Monday–Friday from 9 AM–4 PM (extended care options are available for an additional cost). Full week cost is $125 per member child and $150 per non-member child. Individual days are $26 per member child and $38 per non-member child. Learn more here.


2500 S. Division | Grand Rapids
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 616-588-7200

Mud Room

The Mud Room offers DIY art activities for the whole family! Show up during Open Studio hours for an impromptu day out, or check out their classes for some good clean fun!

Kids love Camp Mud classes, where ages 7-15 get to try the potter’s wheel, canvas painting, glass fusing, new paint techniques, and more! Or have a family experience together during their Coffee & Clay potter’s wheel event (check www.themudroom.us/events for upcoming dates).

Need a night out for yourself? The Mud Room can help with that, too! Sign up for a Potter’s Wheel class for adults, or schedule a night out with your friends for a Pallet Painting Party.


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

Allegro School of Music
Allegro School of Music has music instruction for all ages! We offer private lessons on piano, guitar, violin, voice, and most band & orchestra instruments, as well as a variety of classes, including Music & Movement for children 1st grade and younger. We have two locations to serve you, one in the Northview area in NE Grand Rapids, and the other in Kentwood. Check out our website at www.allegroGR.org to learn more!


4301 Ambrose Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 616-301-3888

kendall college of art and design
At KCAD, kids and teens are given the room, support and resources to grow their creativity into a strong foundation for the future. We offer day camps for Spring Break from April 3-7 and Summer Break beginning June 12 for ages 6 – 17. By giving your child the time and space to explore their own creative potential, these classes will revitalize their natural curiosity.


17 Pearl St NW | Grand Rapids,, MI 49503
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 616-451-2787 x3012

Come join us for our Taste Touch and Tour event happening April 3rd – April 7th! Come anytime from 10 AM until 12 PM!!
Family Fun for everyone! Don’t forget about our Koetsier’s Kids Club every Saturday from 10-12 in April and May. Fun crafts and activities all Spring! Kids bring your parents! See Website for more information.


1601 Spaulding Ave | Grand Rapids, MI 49546
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 616-949-7299

r athletics

R-Athletics is Grand Rapids’ premier Gymnastics, Cheer, and Ninja Zone facility!

We are now proud to announce our newest program, a physical prep class for ALL sports…RUSH Athletics!

Check out our new gym which includes a life-size tree-house, fire truck, slides, rock climbing, trampolines and foam pits!

R-Athletics offers programs starting at crawlers improving their coordination all the way through level 10 national champions earning college scholarships

Special events include: ALL DAY Summer camps, Spring Break camps, Fun Fridays, Open Gym, Date Night and Lunch Date Drop- Offs, Holiday Events, Field Trips and Birthday Parties!

Our staff is highly trained and Safety certified. Call to schedule a free trial class!


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

Blandford Nature Center

Do you have Spring fever?!…get your kids outside at Blandford Nature Center for a spring adventure! Take hikes, see animals, travel back in time and see how many signs of spring you can find! Your K-5th grade students will have a fantastic time exploring the trails of Blandford!

Camps run from 9 AM-4 PM and costs $125 for Blandford members and $150 for non members.

Blandford Nature Center is an independent, non-profit that has 143 acres in the City of Grand Rapids and uses the land and wildlife as the perfect backdrop to provide quality environmental education and community programs.

Blandford believes children learn best through personal experience.


1715 Hillburn Ave NW | Grand Rapids, MIi 49504
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 616-735-6240

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Ada Conservatory of Music offers piano, voice, violin, viola and guitar lessons. Qualified and friendly instructors help you meet your musical goals. All ages accepted.


7267 Thornapple River Drive SE | Ada, MI 49301
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 248-660-6360


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By | 2017-05-12T14:41:07+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Categories: Guides, Spring Break, West Michigan Camps|1 Comment

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Peg Theobald
Peg is an adventure-seeker, coffee lover, amateur baker, urban dweller, and self-proclaimed GR-enthusiast. She is passionate about nap time, podcasts, reading to her boys, spicy tacos, emojis and date night.

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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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