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Parent-Child Programs

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.


PARENT & CHILD SWIM LESSONS

6 Months-3 Yr Olds (+ Adult 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

ZW PARENT-SON BASEBALL CAMP

7-13 Yr Olds

Join new ZW Varsity Baseball coach, Bryce Muller, for this NEW 4-week parent-child baseball camp to develop your hitting, catching, pitching and fielding skills, while also learning drills that the participant and a parent/guardian can replicate at home to continue their development! Participants can sign up for the entire 4-week camp OR sign up for specific weeks that include skill sets they are most interested in improving at. Each week we will be showing the participants various drills to help develop the specific skills we are teaching. These drills will be practiced during the clinic so they can easily be replicated at home both individually and with a parent/guardian. Participants will have fun, improve their skills to better prepare them for baseball at a higher level in the future. Join us! 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $55r/$70r (for 4-week camp) OR $20r/$35nr for individual sessions
  • Coach: Bryce Muller (ZW Varsity Baseball Coach)
  • Date: Sat | Feb 4-25 | 1pm-2:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 4: Fielding ($20r/$35nr)
  • Sat, Feb 11: Catching ($20r/$35nr)
  • Sat, Feb 18: Hitting ($20r/$35nr)
  • Sat, Feb 25: Pitching ($20r/$35nr)
  • Location: ZWHS Gyms

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

DADDY DAUGHTER PROM 

5 Yr Olds-5th Gr

Join us to make memories that daughter(s) and daddy’s and/or daddy figures will remember forever! The theme this year is “Cinderella” and we’re so excited for this special night for a princess and her prince! Cinderella’s castle awaits for a night of dancing, photo booths, cookies, punch and more! Please register both father/father figure and daughter(s) separately. Space is limited to 500 people and spots fill up quickly… be sure to register ASAP after registration opens on Dec 6!

  • Register Here 
  • Cost: $13 p/person | Register father and daughter(s) separately 
  • Date: Fri, Mar 24
  • Time: 7-9pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Main Gym

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)

ZE FATHER-SON QUARTERBACK CLINIC

3rd-8th Gr

This is a great opportunity for father-figures and sons to learn about the quarterback position together so they can use the skills they learn to continue practicing at home! Participants will learn proper throwing and footwork fundamentals that are essential to success on the field. Please enroll child only. Register based on 2023-24 grade level.

  • Register Here
  • Coaches: Sam Nichols (former HS & College coach) + Joe Woodruff (ZE Varsity Coach)
  • Cost: $50r/$65nr
  • Dates: June 26-28
  • Time: 6pm-7:30 pm
  • Location: Zeeland Stadium 

BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS

8 Yr Olds-Adults

Are you interested in birds and birdwatching but are unsure where and how to begin? Join us at Upper Macatawa County Park to go over the basics of bird watching, binocular techniques, bird identification and an introduction to the common birds in the area. 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $10r/$25nr
  • Instructor: Ria VanderKlok
  • Session 1: Sat, May 27 | 10-11am
  • Session 2: Sat, June 10 | 10-11am
  • Location: Upper Macatawa County Park (84th Street Entrance)

NATURE JOURNALING FOR BEGINNERS

12 Yr Olds-Adults

If you love the outdoors and find nature infinitely interesting, this class is for you! You’ll learn how to capture your experience with nature on paper through drawing, writing, color, and data collection. No experience with drawing or writing is necessary. Each class will have classroom work and field work in the Zeeland Wetlands.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $20r/$35nr
  • Instructor: Ria VanderKlok
  • Session 1: Sat, May 27 | 1pm-2:30pm
  • Session 2: Sat, July 15 | 10am-11:30am
  • Location: Creekside MS Quack Shack + Zeeland Wetlands

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! 

  • Aquatics Calendars
  • Age & Height Guidelines
  • Cost: $3 p/visitor OR Splash Pass (details below) | Included in ALL Fitness Memberships | Free Open Swim While Enrolled in Swim Lessons 
  • Half Day Open Swims: 1:30-3:30pm | Feb 10, 13, 14, Mar 3, 24, Apr 3, 5, 8, 28, May 12, June 7, 8, 9