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Parent-Child Programs

Summer Programs

CO-ED TODDLER TEE BALL

4 yr olds

This program consists of one evening a week of a one-hour practice followed by a one-hour game (parent/ guardian is required to be on the field with each child for all practices and games). Parents will be the lead for the teaching and of skills, along with guidance from the Rec Dept and a lead parent. Teams will be formed at random.

  • Canceled Due to COVID-19

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) together. Min: 200 Max: 500

  • Registration is FULL (call 616-748-3230 to be added to the waitlist)
  • COVID-19 Update: Postponed (make-up date TBD)         
  • Location: Cityside MS Gym  

MOM AND ME (AND DAD’S TOO!) COOKIE DECORATING CLASS

4-11 yr olds + Adult 

Get ready for some cookie decorating fun as a family! This class is a great intro to cookie decorating, and each child registered will leave with a dozen fully decorated cookies!

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Lisa Hann, Pink Slip Cakery Owner
  • Cost: $30r/$45nr
  • St. Patrick's Day Cookies: Canceled due to COVID-19
  • Mother's Day Cookies: Canceled due to COVID-19
  • Father's Day Cookies: Canceled due to COVID-19
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Room 135 

MOTHER VS. SON: FLAG FOOTBALL GAME

K-5th Graders 

Hey Moms (Aunts/Grandmas)! You've watched your sons play, but now it is your turn to take on the boys in a fun “Mom vs Son Flag Football Game”! Kids will be separated into K-2nd grade teams (10 on each team) and 3rd-5th grade teams (10 on each team). Then, those kids teams of 10 will play against their moms! Simple game rules will be learned on game day, and staff on site will be providing guidance/coaching for both moms and sons throughout the game. LOTS of spectators are welcome for this new annual family-friendly event! Dads are encouraged to sign up for the "Dad's Cheer Squad" (details below). Team shirts will be provided. Register based on 2020-21 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Sept 1 (or full enrollment)
  • Cost: $15 p/person (register mom and son(s) together)
  • Date: Sat, Sept 26
  • Game Time Options: 4pm, 5pm or 6pm
  • Location: Zeeland Football Stadium

DAD CHEER SQUAD!

Come join the Dad’s “Cheer Squad” at the Mother vs. Son Flag Football game (details above)! Each dad will get a “Cheer Squad” t-shirt and be on the track cheering on your significant other and son(s). Please arrive 30 minutes early.

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Sept 1 (or full enrollment)
  • Cost: $6 p/person (covers t-shirt cost)
  • Date: Sat, Sept 26
  • Game Time Options: 4pm, 5pm or 6pm
  • Location: Zeeland Football Stadium

Open Swim

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. 

  • PDF DocumentAquatics Calendars
  • Mon-Fri: 7pm - 8:30pm
  • Saturday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Cost: $3 p/visit OR Splash Pass OR Family Fitness Membership 
  • Free Open Swim Access: While Enrolled In Our Swim Lesson

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

  • COVID-19 Update: Registration for Apr-May swim lessons is temporarily suspended. We will re-open registration as soon as we know exactly when programs will be allowed to be resumed.
  • Register Here
  • Cost: $48 resident | $63 non-resident
  • Mon & Wed | June 8-24: Canceled Due to COVID-19
  • Tue & Thur | June 9-25: Canceled Due to COVID-19
  • Mon & Wed | July 6-22 | 6:30-7pm
  • Tue & Thur | July 7-23 | 6:30-7pm


Yoga in the Park (free)

Join us for yoga classes in the park! Children of all ages are welcome to the "Families" section at 11am. Adults only at 12pm. No yoga experience is necessary, and there is something for everyone. Please bring your own mat or a towel (classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather)

  • Cost: FREE (no registration needed... just show up!)
  • Dates: Tue | June 9-July 28
  • Families: 11:00-11:45am  
  • Adult Only: 12:00-1:00pm  
  • Location: Lawrence Street Park Green Space