Paddle & Play

Infants & Toddlers

Winter, Spring, Summer

Parent & Tot: Paddle & Play Open Swim

0-5 Yr Olds + Guardian

A special time in the pool for parents and young children to enjoy playtime with friends. For your convenience, we also provide life jackets, puddle jumpers and infant floats for non-swimmers. A guardian must be in the water and provide direct supervision for their child.


FAMILY OPEN SWIM

Infants-Adults

Family Open Swim is a great time for all ages to enjoy the pool - from infants to teenagers to seniors and everyone in between! We have diving boards, a youth water slide, basketball hoops and various pool toys and floats, along with life jackets, puddle jumpers and infant floats for non-swimmers. Come join the fun! 


PARENT & CHILD SWIM LESSONS

6 Months-3 Yr Olds (+ Guardian)

Learning how to swim can save your child’s life! Join us to learn the following skills: Enter and exit water together | Getting wet with toys  | Front and back holds | Songs and games | Blowing bubbles | Splashing and kicking legs | Splashing and reaching arms | Front and back glides | Water safety rules

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $63r/$78nr
  • Jan 30-Mar 6: Mon | 6:30-7pm
  • Feb 1-Mar 8: Wed | 6:30-7pm
  • Feb 4-Mar 11: Sat | 8:30-9am
  • Apr 10-May 15: Mon | 6:30-7pm
  • Apr 12-May 17: Wed | 6:30-7pm
  • Apr 15-May 20: Sat | 8:30-9am
  • June 12-28: M & W | 6:30-7pm
  • July 10-26: M & W | 6:30-7pm

PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS 

3-5 Yr Olds

Learning how to swim can save your child’s life! Join us to learn the following skills: Water entry and exit | Breath control and submerging | Buoyancy | Changing direction and position in the water | Treading | Swimming skills on front and back | Water safety

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $63r/$78nr
  • Jan 30-Mar 6: Mon | 4:30-5:15pm
  • Jan 30-Mar 6: Mon | 5:30-6:15pm
  • Feb 1-Mar 8: Wed | 4:30-5:15pm
  • Feb 1-Mar 8: Wed | 5:30-6:15pm
  • Feb 4-Mar 11: Sat | 9:15-10am
  • Feb 4-Mar 11: Sat | 10:15-11am
  • Feb 4-Mar 11: Sat | 11:15am-12pm
  • Feb 20-Mar 8: M & W | 10-10:45am
  • Apr 10-May 15: Mon | 4:30-5:15pm
  • Apr 10-May 15: Mon | 5:30-6:15pm
  • Apr 12-May 17: Wed | 4:30-5:15pm
  • Apr 12-May 17: Wed | 5:30-6:15pm
  • Apr 15-May 20: Sat | 9:15-10am
  • Apr 15-May 20: Sat | 10:15-11am
  • Apr 15-May 20: Sat | 11:15am-12pm
  • June 12-28: M & W | 4-4:45pm
  • June 12-28: M & W | 5-5:45pm
  • June 13-29: T & TH | 9-9:45am
  • June 13-29: T & TH | 10-10:45am
  • June 13-29: T & TH | 11-11:45am
  • July 10-26: M & W | 4-4:45pm
  • July 10-26: M & W | 5-5:45am
  • July  11-27: T & TH | 9-9:45am
  • July 11-27: T & TH | 10-10:45am
  • July 11-27: T & TH | 11-11:45am


PRIVATE / SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

6 Month Olds-Adults

Learning how to swim can save your child’s life! Maximize the individual attention you receive and speed in which you learn by signing up for a private swim lesson (three 30-minute lessons)! Great for infants, children, teens or adults. Private swim instruction provides flexible scheduling and personalized attention to meet the need of every swimmer. Lessons are sold in bundles of three-30 minute lessons. 

  • Registration Paused: TBD
  • Structure: Three 30-Minute Lessons
  • 1-on-1 Lessons: $89r/$104nr
  • 2-on-1 Lessons: $73r/$88nr each
  • 3-on-1 Lessons: $63r/$78nr each

ZEELAND LITTLE LEAGUE ROOKIE BALL (BASEBALL OR SOFTBALL)

4-5 Yr Olds

This coed program serves as the perfect intro to baseball and softball! It consists of one day a week of skill development for four weeks (Tue or Thur - select your date in the registration process). Each week will consist of skill development stations that parents and children rotate through together, with parents teaching the skills at each station along with guidance from Zeeland Rec staff on site. There will also be modified games played to build an understanding of the sport.


PARENT-CHILD SING SONG YOGA

2-6 Yr Olds + Guardian

Join us to help your child develop their motor skills and attention span while also making fun memories with a parent or caregiver! Sing Song Yoga® is an international kids musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses.  Class includes yoga poses, yoga-based activities and songs to tie it all together.  Parents and kids sign up for this yoga class together.  It is a fast paced, 30-minute, child-centered class which was created specifically for 2-6-year olds. Enroll based on age at start dates. Taught by the founder.

  • Register for Morning Session Here
  • Register for Evening Session Here
  • Cost: $49r/$64nr
  • Instructor: Deb Weiss-Gelmi (founder of Song Yoga®)
  • AM Session 4: Thur | 9:15-9:45am | Feb 23-Mar 23 
  • AM Session 5: Thur | 9:15-9:45am | Apr 13-May 11 
  • PM Session 3: Thur | 5:45-6:15pm | Apr 13-May 11 
  • Morning Location: Zeeland Recreation - Shoreline Sprinkling Studio
  • Evening LocationCityside Middle School - Performing Arts Studio

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 and skills as they get older. All children must be potty trained. Enroll based on age at start date.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $63r/$78nr
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer 
  • Session 3: Mon | Mar 20-May 22 (skip Apr 3) 
  • Times: 9am, 10am, 11am or 12pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Shoreline Sprinkling Studio

PARENT-CHILD COOKIE DECORATING: SPRING COOKIES

4-10 Yr Olds + Guardian

Join us for some cookie decorating fun and the PERFECT parent-child activity! We'll practice decorating techniques with royal icing, then create 12 fully-decorated cookies based on our Spring theme! Allergens warning: participants will be exposed to almond emulsion, gluten, dairy 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $40r/$55nr
  • Instructor: Jen Meyering (Owner of One Smart Cookie)
  • Date: Sat, Apr 22
  • Time: 1pm-2:30pm
  • Location: New Groningen Elementary - Cafeteria 

FREE YOGA IN THE PARK (PARENT-CHILD + ADULTS ONLY)

All Ages

Join us for yoga classes on the park lawn. We’re offering a “Family” option for parent/child as well as an “Adults Only” option. Join us to get a great workout or to make great memories! No yoga experience is necessary. Please bring your own mat or towel. Classes may be canceled due to inclement weather… follow us on social media for weather decisions. 

  • Cost: FREE... just show up!
  • Instructors: Deb Weiss-Gelmi + Mellissa Zoerhof
  • Date: Tue | Jun 13-Aug 22 (skip July 4)
  • Family Yoga (All Ages): 11am-11:45am 
  • Adults Only Yoga (12 Yr Olds-Adults): 12pm-1pm
  • Location: Lawrence Street Park (100 W Lawrence Ave, Zeeland)

SUMMER gymnastics

3-14 Yr Olds

Our Gymnastics program is designed to help your child increase body control, flexibility, and strength! Each session will include a rotation of working on skills on beams, bars, vaults and floor work. All children must be potty trained.

  • Register Here 
  • Cost: $79r/$94nr
  • Instructor: Haley Turner
  • Summer Session 1: June 19-22 + June 26-29 | New Groningen Elem
  • Summer Session 2: July 10-13 + July 17-20 | New Groningen Elem
  • Summer Session 3: Aug 7-10 + Aug 14-17 | New Groningen Elem
  • Tots (3-4 Yrs): 8-8:50am | Somersaults, jumping, balance, swinging
  • Beginners (5 Yrs+): 9-9:50am | Somersaults, cartwheels, jumping, balance, swinging
  • Intermediate (6 Yrs+): 10-10:50am | Prior to the program, participants must be able to do cartwheels and bridges. During the program, participants will work on handstands, round-offs, high beam work, pullovers, hip circles
  • Advanced (6 Yrs+): 11-11:50am | Prior to the program, participants must be able to do cartwheels, bridges, backbends, and be working on walkovers. During the program, participants will work on back and front walkovers, handsprings, aerials, squat-ons, straddle-throughs, balance beam dismounts, hip circles


LIL’ KICKERS SOCCER CLINIC

3-4 Yr Olds

This camp introduces 3-4 yr olds to the game of soccer! Ball familiarity is the goal and basic soccer skills such as dribbling, passing and receiving will be introduced through a variety of simple and fun games! This clinic will also build confidence and self esteem by concentrating on teamwork and cooperation. Register based on age at the start of the program.

  • Register Here
  • Coach: Tanja Peter (Licensed Youth Soccer Coach)
  • Cost: $45r/$60nr
  • Session 1: June 26-29
  • Session 2: July 24-27
  • Times: 8:45-9:45am OR 10-11am
  • Location: Roosevelt Elementary Soccer Field

NEW & BEGINNER SUMMER DANCE CLASSES

3 Yr Olds-5th Gr

Join us to receive excellent dance training, improve coordination, develop artistic creativity, make lasting friendships and have fun! These classes are for first-time dancers, newer dancers, or returning dancers who want to improve their fundamentals prior to our genre-specific classes. Participants will develop techniques that will help them in all dance genres as they get older (Ballet, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Tap, etc). All participants must be potty-trained. 5 Yr Olds: Register based on age at the start of the program. K-5th Gr: Register based on 2023-24 grade level

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Sat, July 1
  • Late Registration Deadline ($15 Late Fee): Mon, July 10
  • Summer Class Dates: July 17-Aug 18
  • Summer Dance Showcase: Fri, Aug 18 (registration includes t-shirt)
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yrs): Tue | Jul 18-Aug 15 | 5:15-6pm | $43r/$58nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yrs): Wed | Jul 19-Aug 16 | 5-5:45pm | $43r/$58nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yrs): Sat | Jul 22-Aug 12 | 8:45-9:30am | $36r/$51nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yrs): Sat | Jul 22-Aug 12 | 9:30-10:15am | $36r/$51nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (5 Yrs-K): Wed | Jul 19-Aug 16 | 5:45-6:30pm | $43r/$58nr
  • Summer Dance Showcase: Join us to watch all the kids have learned at our Summer Dance classes! No additional registration is needed to perform. 
    • Date: Fri, Aug 18th
    • Location: Lawrence Street Park Bowl
    • Mon & Tue Classes: Perform @ 5pm
    • Wed, Thur, Sat Classes: Perform @ 6:30pm

DISNEY DANCE WORKSHOPS

3-10 Yr Olds

Ready for a magical day? Join us for dancing, crafts, music and snacks themed by some of our favorite Disney characters! Participants are encouraged to wear costumes (not required). Get ready for your Disney dreams to come true!

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • Instructors: Cydney Sheneman & Annika Lamer
  • Encanto (3-10 Yr Olds): Fri, Jul 21 | 3-4 Yrs: 9am | 5-6 Yrs: 10:30am | 7-10 Yrs: 12pm
  • Encanto (3-6 Yr Olds): Fri, Jul 28 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Frozen (3-6 Yr Olds): Fri, Aug 4 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Frozen (3-6 Yr Olds): Fri, Aug 11 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Rapunzel (3-6 Yr Olds): Fri, Aug 18  | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Ariel (3-10 Yr Olds): Fri, Aug 25 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am | 7-10 Yrs: 12pm
  • Location: Zeeland Rec - Shoreline Studio