Educational Programs

Youth Educational Programs

Summer Programs

KID'S CAKE CAMP

8-13 Yr Olds

Join us for a Summer themed "Just Beachy" Cake Camp! Participants will learn how to decorate cookies using a variety of icings, how to decorate cake pops, how to mix cake batter and frostings to make cupcakes, and the basics of leveling, filling, frosting, writing, borders and fondant figures! 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $150r/$165nr
  • Instructor: Lisa Hann (Pink Slip Cakery Owner)
  • Dates: Aug 2-5
  • Session 1: 10am-12:30pm
  • Session 2: 1:30-4pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Room 135

Science Camp

K-8th Graders

Join us to be a real-life scientist for a week! Participants will have fun improving their science knowledge by participating in science-related collaborative group challenges! Enroll based on 2021-22 grade level. 

  • Instructor: Brad Stevens (ZPS Science Teacher)
  • Dates: July 19-23
  • K-2nd Graders: 8-9am 
  • 3rd-4th Graders: 9:30-11am
  • 5th-8th Graders: 11:30am-1pm 
  • Location: ZWHS - Room J125 

Summer Variety Day Camp

8-12 Yr Olds

The perfect camp for kids that enjoy a little bit of everything! This camp will include outside games, crafting, reading, teamwork activities, movie time and more! Please bring a sack lunch each day except Thursday (pizza party). 

  • Register Here
  • Instructors: Zeeland Rec Staff
  • Cost: $199r/$214nr
  • Dates: Aug 2-5
  • Time: 8:30am-4pm
  • Location: Creekside MS - Quack Shack & Green Space

Theater Camp

10-15 Yr Olds

Ready for a complete theater experience, including auditions, rehearsal and performance? This summer theater camp is for you! We will rehearse and perform a short play in just two weeks.

  • Instructor: Jessica Fox
  • Practice Dates: July 19-22 & July 26-28
  • Practice Times: 6-8pm
  • Performance: Thur, July 28 @ 7:30pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - Performing Arts Room & Lokers Auditorium 

 

Fall & Winter Programs

CANNING TOMATOES + JALAPENO PEPPER JELLY

12 Yr Olds - Adults (12-17 Yrs Must Sign Up w/ Adult)

Join us to learn how to can tomatoes in order to make the BEST homemade sauces, soups or stews that you can enjoy all winter long, while also learning how to make a jalapeno pepper jelly that will add a little “kick” to your meals at home! You’ll be able to impress all your friends and family after taking this class! Participants will take a jar of jalapeno pepper jelly and tomato sauce home at the end of the class. 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • Instructor: Amy Dekruyter
  • Date: Tue, Sept 14 | 6:30-8:30pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Room 135

BUILD A ROBOT CAMP

5-9 Yr Olds

Join us to learn more about computer engineering while building your own robot! Participants will build their own robot and then decorate it and discover all it can do while learning about how robots work!

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • Instructor: Greg Wander (Amped Reality)
  • Cost: $22r/$37nr
  • Date: Wed, Sept 15 | 4:30-5:30pm
  • Location: Creekside Middle School - Quack Shack

ELECTRONICS, ROBOTICS AND COMPUTER DESIGN CAMP

3rd-5th Graders

This camp will introduce you to Electronics, Robotics, and 3D Computer Design! We will use a computer program to learn the basics of electronic circuits, assemble a robot and program it, use Virtual Reality to see robots being used in real world applications, and learn the basics of Computer-Design to design your own trinket (keychain, chess pawn, etc.) to be 3D printed for you to pick up later!

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Greg Wander (Amped Reality)
  • Cost: $30r/$45nr
  • Dates: Wed | Sept 22-Oct 6 | 4:30-5:30pm
  • Location: Creekside Middle School - Quack Shack

INTRODUCTION TO THEATER

8-12 Yrs Old

Interested in learning more about acting and theater? This class will cover theater basics, include some fun games to encourage creativity and give students the opportunity to try out their acting skills!

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Jessica Fox
  • Cost: $35r/$50nr
  • Dates: Sat | Oct 2-9 | 9-11am
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Performing Arts Room

MOTOR MOVEMENT

3-5 Yr Olds 

Join us to improve body control, motor skills, physical awareness and more through music, games and other fun activities! This class will increase your child’s confidence and independence with their bodies, while also better preparing them to master more complex skilled activities as they get older. All children must be potty trained. Enroll based on age at start date.

  • Register for Session 1 Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Register for Session 2 Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Cost:$63r/$78nr
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Session 1: Mon | Oct 4-0Dec 6 (skip Nov 22) | 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm OR 1pm (45 min classes)
  • Session 2: Mon | Jan 10-March 14 (skip Feb 7) | 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm OR 1pm (45 min classes)
  • Location: Zeeland Rec - Shoreline Sprinkling Studio

PARENT-CHILD PARK EXPLORATION 

3-5 Yr Olds + Guardian

Join us for a fun parent-child adventure! We will explore different Zeeland parks together each week through a mix of games, scavenger hunt s, hikes, outdoor sensory activities and free play! We will also lead little ones and their parent/guardian in making an easy and healthy snack each week. This program is the perfect activity to get your kids outside while also getting to meet other local families! 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $23r/$38nr
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Dates: Tue | Oct 5-24 | 10-11am
  • Oct 5: Lawrence Street Park (100 W Lawrence Ave, Zeeland)
  • Oct 12: Helder Park (3751 104th Ave, Holland)
  • Oct 19: Huizenga Park (350 Royal Park Dr, Zeeland)
  • Oct 24: Macatawa Trails (1300 84th Ave, Zeeland)
  • Nov 2: Rain Make-Up Date

S.T.E.M. AND SENSORY DEVELOPMENT

3-5 Yr Olds

Join us to explore S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and sensory concepts through a wide variety of activities! Studies show that S.T.E.M. and sensory activities breed curiosity, teach kids how to learn from their mistakes, fosters creativity and gets kids excited to learn! This is the perfect program to prepare your kiddos for Kindergarten through activities with blocks, boxes, legos, tubes, cups, popsicle sticks, and more! Children must be potty trained before the start of the program. Enroll based on age at the start of the program. 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Session 1: Wed | Oct 6-Dec 8 (skip Nov 24) | 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm OR 1pm
  • Session 2: Wed | Jan 12-Mar 16 (skip Feb 9) | 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm OR 1pm
  • Location: Zeeland Rec - Shoreline Sprinkling Studio

PARENT-CHILD INTRO TO SUCCULENTS

4-7 Yr Olds + Parent/Guardian

Join us for a fun interactive lesson on how to make succulents thrive! Participants will learn the basics of how to identify and grow succulents and then end with an interactive planting project to take home, all while working together as a parent/child duo!

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $19r/$34nr
  • Instructor: Lisa Smith
  • Date: Thur, Oct 14 | 5pm-5:50pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Cafeteria

YOUTH INTRO TO SUCCULENTS

8-12 Yr Olds

Come learn how to make your succulents thrive! Participants will learn the basics of identifying and growing succulents, then ending with an interactive planting project to take home! 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $19r/$34nr
  • Instructor: Lisa Smith
  • Date: Thur, Oct 14 | 6pm-6:50pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Cafeteria 

INTRO TO SUCCULENTS

13 Yr Olds - Adults

Come learn how to make your succulents thrive! Participants will learn the basics of identifying and growing succulents, then ending with an interactive planting project to take home! 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $19r/$34nr
  • Instructor: Lisa Smith
  • Date: Thur, Oct 14 | 7pm-7:50pm
  • Time: 7pm-7:50pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Cafeteria 

COOKIE DECORATING

12 Yr Olds - Adults

Join Pink Slip Cakery for some holiday-themed cookie decorating fun! A live demonstration of each skill will be performed and then participants will be able to test out their new skills! We will also work on the basics of sugar cookies, including baking tips, mixing icing, icing consistency, filling bags, piping, flooding and wet-on-wet techniques. Each participant will leave with a dozen fully decorated cookies!

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $35r/$50nr
  • Instructor: Lisa Hann (Owner of Pink Slip Cakery)
  • Session 1: Thur, Oct 21 | 6:30-8:30pm | Halloween Theme
  • Session 2: Tue, Nov 23 | 6:30-8:30pm | Thanksgiving Theme
  • Session 3: Tue, Dec 14 | 6:30-8:30pm | Christmas Theme
  • Session 4: Tue, Feb 8 | 6:30-8:30pm | Valentine's Theme
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Room 135

PARENT-CHILD CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING

3-11 Yr Olds + Guardian

This is PERFECT adult-child activity! Join us to make lifelong memories with your kiddo while also learning how to take your Christmas cookie decorating skills to the next level for years to come! Each child will leave with a dozen fully decorated Christmas cookies.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $35r/$50nr
  • Instructor: Lisa Hann (Owner of Pink Slip Cakery)
  • Session 1: Sat, Dec 4 | 10-11:30am
  • Session 2: Sat, Dec 4 | 12:30-2pm
  • Session 3: Sat, Dec 11 | 10-11:30am
  • Session 4: Sat, Dec 11 | 12:30-2pm
  • Location: Zeeland East HS - Cafeteria