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Parent-Child Programs

Fall & Winter Programs

APPLESAUCE

(13 yr olds – Adults)

Homemade applesauce is one of the easiest and most delicious treats you can make from scratch, and it doesn’t take much time at all! Each participant will make applesauce from a half bushel of apples.  Participants are asked to bring a paring knife, a large knife, cutting board and two large stock pots.  All other supplies provided. Min: 4 Max: 4

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Amy DeKruyter
  • Cost: $22r/$37nr
  • Date: Tue, Oct 8
  • Session 1: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Session 2: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Location: Cityside MS, Room 135

DADDY-DAUGHTER PROM

(grades K - 5)

This will be a special night fit 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 and daughter(s). Min: 200 Max: 500

  • Register Here
  • Registration Opens: Tue, Dec 10
  • Registration Deadline: Full enrollment
  • Cost: $12 per person
  • Date: Fri, Mar 13        
  • Time: 7:00-9:00pm            
  • Location: Cityside Middle School Gym    

DOG WALKING CLUB

(ages 18 and older - kids are welcome with an adult)

Grab your furry best friend, enjoy nature, and meet new friends! Join us as we have group dog walks at different areas around Zeeland on Monday evenings for six weeks in September and October! The whole family is welcome! Dogs must remain on a leash and be well behaved. Please register one family member per dog. Min: 4 Max: 20

  • Register Here
  • Registration Opens Aug 13
  • Cost: $10 (one family member per dog)
  • Day: Mondays
  • Session 1: Sept 23 & 30 | 5:30pm | Zeeland Recreation (1 mile)
  • Session 2: Oct 7 & 14 | 5:30pm | Zeeland Wetlands (1 mile)
  • Session 3: Oct 21 & 28 | 5pm | Upper Macatawa Natural Area (1.5 miles)

Open Swim

Fun for the whole family, open swim is a great time for all ages to enjoy the pool! Diving boards, youth water slide, basketball hoop various pool toys and floats are available. We also provide life jackets, puddle jumpers and infant floats for non-swimmers. Pool Rules


PARENT AND CHILD Swim LESSONS

(6 MON - 3 YR OLDS)

Enter and exit water together | Getting wet with toys | Front and back holds | Songs and games | Blowing bubbles | Legs: splashing and kicking | Arms: splashing and reaching | Front and back glides | Water safety rules

  • Register Here
  • Registration Opens Aug 13
  • Cost: $48 resident | $63 non-resident
  • Mon | Sept 9-Oct 14 | 5:30-6pm
  • Wed | Sept 11-Oct 16 | 5:30-6pm
  • Sat | Sept 14-Oct 19 | 8:30-9am
  • Mon | Oct 28-Dec 9 | 5:30-6pm
  • Wed | Oct 30-Dec 11 | 5:30-6pm
  • Sat | Nov 2-Dec 14 | 8:30-9am
  • Mon | Jan 6-Feb 10 | 5:30-6pm
  • Wed | Jan 8-Feb 12 | 5:30-6pm
  • Sat | Jan 11-Feb 15 | 8:30-9am
  • Mon | Feb 17-Mar 23  | 6:30-7pm
  • Wed | Feb 19-Mar 25 | 5:30-6pm
  • Sat | Feb 22-Mar 28 | 8:30-9am


PARENT & TOT: PADDLE & PLAY!

(ages 5 & under + guardian)

A special time in the pool for parents and little ones to enjoy swimming and play time with friends! Open to children ages 5 and under when accompanied by a parent or guardian. A parent or guardian must be in the water and provide direct supervision for their child(ren).

  • No registration needed... just show up!
  • Cost: $3 p/visit OR Splash Pass
  • Day: Fridays
  • Dates: Sept 13-May 1 (Skip: Nov 29, Dec 27, Jan 3, Apr 3, 10)
  • Time: 9:30-10:45am

PEARS

(13 yr olds – Adults)

Seal in homegrown goodness! Learn how to can pears and enjoy the fresh fruit of the season all year long. Participants are asked to bring a paring knife and apron. All other supplies provided. Min: 4 Max: 9. 

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Amy DeKruyter
  • Cost: $22r/$37nr
  • Date: Tue, Sept 10
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: ZEHS, Room 107

PIE CRUSTS

(13 yr olds – Adults)

Come learn how to make a perfectly flaky pie crust! We’ll use up some of those extra apples you have laying around the house, and everyone will take home a delicious pie made with their homemade crust. Participants are asked to bring two large mixing bowls, paring knife, rolling pin and a glass pie plate. All other supplies provided. Min: 4 Max: 9

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Amy DeKruyter
  • Cost: $15r/$30nr
  • Session 1: Tue, October 15
  • Session 2: Tue, October 22
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Cityside MS, Room 13

TOMATOES

(13 yr olds – Adults)

Do you love tomatoes? Learn how to can and preserve tomatoes to make salsa, pizza sauce, and spaghetti sauce. You will also make a jar of jalapeno pepper jelly to take home! Participants are asked to bring a paring knife and apron. All other supplies provided. Min: 4 Max: 4

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Amy DeKruyter
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • Date: Tue, Sept 17
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Cityside MS, Room 135

WOMENS SELF-DEFENSE

(ages 13 - adult)

Get your friends together to learn about a serious topic in a fun environment. This class focuses on the mental and physical aspects of self-defense for women. Each class includes 30 minutes per night on the psychological aspects of self-defense and one hour of physical training. Students will receive a workbook to guide them through this program. Enrollment based on age at start date. Min: 6 Max: 20

  • Register Here
  • Registration opens Aug 13
  • Cost: $75r/$90nr
  • Instructor: New Heights Fitness Staff
  • Day:  Monday
  • Time: 6:00-7:30pm
  • Session 1: Oct 21, 28, Nov 4, 11
  • Session 2: Feb 17, 24, Mar 2, 9
  • Session 3: Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4
  • Location: New Heights Fitness (338 W Washington, Zeeland)