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Fall/Winter Programs

Adult & Child Christmas Cookie Decorating Class

(5-12 yr olds + Parent/Guardian)

Get ready to have some cookie decorating fun as a family! This class is open to children ages 5-12 with an accompanying adult. It will be a great intro to cookie decorating. Each child registered will leave with a dozen fully decorated Christmas cookies. Class size is limited to 16 registered children.


Applesauce

(13 yr olds – Adults)

Homemade applesauce is one of the 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 (6-10 quart size). All other supplies provided.

  • Register online for Applesauce class or call (616) 748-3230.
  • Cost: $24r/$36nr
  • Day/Date: Tuesday, October 2
  • Session 1: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Session 2: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School, Room 135

Cookie Decorating Class

(12 yr olds – Adults) 

Join Pink Slip Cakery for some cookie decorating fun! A live demonstration of each skill will be performed and students will be able to test out their new skills! We will discuss 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. Class size is limited to 16.

  • Register online for Cookie Decorating Class or call (616) 748-3230.
  • Cost: $30r/$42nr
  • Location: Cityside Middle School, Room 135
  • Halloween Cookies: Tue, Oct 23, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Thanksgiving Cookies: Tue, Nov 20, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Christmas Cookies: Tue, Dec 11, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Valentine’s Cookies: Tue, Feb 5, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daddy-Daughter Prom Night

(K-5th Graders)

All mermaids in grades K-5, along with their special guy, are invited to join us for a magical evening “Under the Sea”. This will be a special night to remember, filled with dancing, punch, cookies, photo booths, and more! Please register both father and daughter(s). Registration will be accepted in person or by phone. Guest size is limited.

  • Registration opens on Tuesday, December 11. Register in our office or over the phone only (616-748-3230). 
  • Cost: $10r/$15nr
  • Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Time: 7pm – 9pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School Gym

Group Fitness Classes

All of our group fitness and aquatics classes are for 14 yr olds and older. Check out our Fitness & Aquatics & Fitness classes


Lap Swimming / Water Fitness

Lap swimming and water fitness (deep and shallow water walking) are available at designated times in the pool. For specific days and times, please view our monthly aquatics calendar available in the lobby and on our website. Free with a Fitness Membership. No registration needed… just show up!

  • Aquatics Calendars
  • Cost: $5 p/visit OR $3.50 w/punch card OR Free with a Fitness Center Membership
  • Lap swimming is available for those 13 yrs and older during any of our scheduled lap swimming times
  • 8-12 yr old competitive swimmers are allowed to swim in designated open lap lanes during non-peak hours (after 6:30pm M-F and after 9am on Sat). Parents of 8-12 yr olds must supervising their child.
  • Split lane swimming is appropriate when there are two swimmers in a lane
  • Swim counter-clockwise (or “circle swim”) when there are three or more swimmers in a lane
  • All lanes are shared lanes and the lifeguard staff will regulate lane usage during busy times

Mother-Son Halloween Rock-N-Bowl

(K-5th Graders)

Join us for the 20th Annual Mother-Son Rock-n-Bowl event. K-5th grade boys will enjoy a night of bowling fun with their special person. Forms are available online. Registration will be accepted in person or by phone. Program size is limited.

  • Registration opens on Tuesday, September 11. Register in our office or over the phone only (616-748-3230). 
  • Cost: $20r/$23nr (per couple) | $7r/$10nr (each additional boy)
  • Date: Friday, November 2
  • Session 1: 5:45pm – 7:15pm
  • Session 2: 7:30pm – 9pm
  • Location: Hudsonville Bowling Lanes

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 and various pool toys and floats are available. For your convenience, we also provide life jackets, puddle jumpers and infant floats for non-swimmers. Please check the aquatics calendar for designated days and times.

  • Aquatics Calendars
  • $3 p/visit or Splash Pass (details below)
  • Open Swim on Holidays, Snow Days, etc: During the school year, Zeeland Recreation makes every effort to open the pool on half days, holidays, spring break, snow days, etc. Follow us on social media for the latest news!
  • Parent & Tot Paddle & Play: 5 yrs & under | Fridays | 9:30am – 10:45am | $3 p/visit OR Splash Pass
  • Free Open Swim Access While Enrolled In Our Swim Lessons (Learn More About our Swim Lessons)
  • Splash Pass (unlimited access to Open Swim & Paddly & Play)
    • $32 p/1 month
    • $86 p/3 months (10% discount)
    • $154 p/6 months (20% discount)

Parent & Tot: Paddle & Play

(5 yrs & Younger + Parent/Guardian)

A special time in the pool for parents and youngsters to enjoy swimming and play time with friends! Open to children 5 yrs and under when accompanied by a parent. Parents must be in the water and provide supervision for their child. No registration needed… just show up!

  • Days: Fridays
  • Dates: Sept 5 – May 31 (skip: Apr 5)
  • Time: 9:30am – 10:45am
  • Cost: $3 p/swimmer OR Splash Pass
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Parent-Child Sing Song Yoga 

(2-6 yr olds + Parent)

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’s a fast paced, 30-minute, child-centered class best suited for the youngest yogis. Taught by the founder. Program size is limited.

  • Register online for a morning Sing Song Yoga session or call (616) 748-3230. Dates and times below. 
  • Register online for an evening Sing Song Yoga session or call (616) 748-3230. Dates and times below. 
  • Cost: $30r/$42nr (per couple)
  • Day: Thursdays (morning and evening session options)
  • Morning Session 1: Sept 27 – Oct 25 | 9:15am – 9:45am | Zeeland Recreation, Studio A
  • Morning Session 2: Nov 1 – Dec 6 (skil Nov 22) | 9:15am – 9:45am | Zeeland Recreation, Studio A
  • Morning Session 3: Jan 10 – Feb 14 (skip Feb 7) | 9:15am – 9:45am | Zeeland Recreation, Studio A
  • Morning Session 4: Feb 28 – Mar 28 | 9:15am – 9:45am | Zeeland Recreation, Studio A
  • Morning Session 5: Apr 11 – May 9 | 9:15am – 9:45am | Zeeland Recreation, Studio A
  • Evening Session 1: Sept 27 – Oct 25 | 5:45pm – 6:15pm | Cityside MS Performing Arts Room
  • Evening Session 2: Jan 10 – Feb 14 (skip Feb 7) | 5:45pm – 6:15pm | Cityside MS Performing Arts Room

Pie Crusts

(13 yr olds – Adults)

Who doesn’t love a flaky pie crust? We’ll teach you how to use up some of those extra apples you always have around the house and everyone will take home a delicious pie made with their homemade crust. Participants are asked to bring one large mixing bowl, paring knife, rolling pin and a glass pie plate. All other supplies provided.

  • Register online for Pie Crusts Class call (616) 748-3230
  • Cost: $17r/$29nr
  • Session 1: Tuesday, October 9 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Session 2: Tuesday, October 16 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School, Room 135

Splash Pass

This is a new fitness center membership for families who love to play in the pool and like to enjoy unlimited access exclusively to open swim! Children 11 years and younger must be accompanied in the pool area by a responsible person at least 16 years of age.

  • $32 p/1 month
  • $86 p/3 months (10% discount)
  • $154 p/6 months (20% discount

Sunflower Cake

(12 yr olds – Adult)

Join Pink Slip Cakery as we create a beautiful buttercream sunflower cake! Learn how to level, fill and frost a cake, then pipe the buttercream flower on the top. Each participant will leave with a fully decorated sunflower cake! Class size is limited to 10 participants.


The Science of Baking

(12 yr olds – Adults)

Baking isn’t luck or a gift… it is chemistry. In this class, we will cover the essential components of baking (fats, sugars, eggs, flours and leavening agents), how ingredients interact with each other and why baking is a science. We will finish the class by bringing everything learned full circle to make a recipe of brownies! Class size is limited to 16.


Valentine Bouquet Class

(12 yr olds – Adults)

Create a beautiful cupcake bouquet for your Valentine! Learn the basics of American buttercream and the ins and outs of piping flowers onto cupcakes. We will focus on piping roses, along with other filler flowers. Each participant will leave with a fully assembled cupcake bouquet. Class size is limited to 16.


Women’s Self Defense

(13 yr olds – Adults)

Everyone will be happy to tell you what you should have done… after the fact. We will help you decide what you should do… before. This is a four night, six-hour class focusing on the mental and physical aspects of self-defense for women. As mature content will be discussed, participants must be 13 years or older. 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.

  • Register online for Women’s Self Defense or call (616) 748-3230.
  • Cost: $75r/$87nr
  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
  • Location: New Heights Fitness (338 W Washington in Zeeland)
  • Session 1: Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1
  • Session 2: Oct 22, 29, Nov 5, 12
  • Session 3: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Session 4: Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 11
  • Session 5: Apr 8, 15, 22, 29

Spring/Summer Programs

Day Of The Young Child

2019 Date TBD

Every year the State of Michigan designates April as the “Month of the Young Child” to celebrate young children and their families. Please join us for games, music, and art activities appropriate for 3rd graders and younger. Parents will also be provided bike and car seat safety information as well as educational resources appropriate for parents of young children. You will also want to head outdoors to the front of the school to have your children hop on a fire truck, school bus, cement truck, and other vehicles. Additionally, there will be face painting, animals to pet, and special visits from team mascots. You won’t want to miss this! For more information, contact Maggie Huizenga at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital at 748.2832 or maggie.huizenga@spectrumhealth.org.


Group Fitness Classes

All of our group fitness and aquatics classes are for 14 yr olds and older. Check out our Aquatics & Fitness Classes.


Lap Swimming / Water Fitness

Lap swimming and water fitness (deep and shallow water walking) are available at designated times in the pool. For specific days and times, please view our monthly aquatics calendar available in the lobby and on our website. Free with a Fitness Membership. No registration needed… just show up!

  • Cost: $5 p/visit OR Free with a Fitness Center Membership
  • Lap swimming is available for those 13 yrs and older during any of our scheduled lap swimming times
  • 8-12 yr old competitive swimmers are allowed to swim in designated open lap lanes during non-peak hours (after 6:30pm M-F and after 9am on Sat). Parents of 8-12 yr olds must supervising their child.
  • Split lane swimming is appropriate when there are two swimmers in a lane
  • Swim counter-clockwise (or “circle swim”) when there are three or more swimmers in a lane
  • All lanes are shared lanes and the lifeguard staff will regulate lane usage during busy times

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 and various pool toys and floats are available. For your convenience, we also provide life jackets, puddle jumpers and infant floats for non-swimmers. Please check the aquatics calendar for designated days and times.

  • $3 p/visit or Splash Pass (details below)
  • Open Swim on Holidays, Snow Days, etc: During the school year, Zeeland Recreation makes every effort to open the pool on half days, holidays, spring break, snow days, etc. Follow us on social media for the latest news!
  • Parent & Tot Paddle & Play: 5 yrs & under | Fridays | 9:30am – 10:45am | $3 p/visit OR Splash Pass
  • Free Open Swim Access While Enrolled In Our Swim Lessons (Learn More About our Swim Lessons)
  • Splash Pass (unlimited access to Open Swim & Paddly & Play)
    • $32 p/1 month
    • $86 p/3 months (10% discount)
    • $154 p/6 months (20% discount)

Parent & Tot : Paddle & Play

(5 yrs & Younger + Parent/Guardian)

A special time in the pool for parents and youngsters to enjoy swimming and play time with friends! Open to children 5 yrs and under when accompanied by a parent. Parents must be in the water and provide supervision for their child. No registration needed… just show up!

  • Days: Fridays
  • Dates: Sept 5 – May 31 (skip: Apr 5)
  • Time: 9:30am – 10:45am
  • Cost: $3 p/swimmer OR Splash Pass
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Parent-Child Sing Song Yoga

(2-6 yr olds + Parent)

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’s a fast paced, 30-minute, child-centered class best suited for the youngest yogis. Taught by the founder. Program size is limited. Registration opens on August 21, 2018. 

  • Cost: $30r/$42nr (per couple)
  • Day: Thursdays (morning and evening session options)
  • Morning Session 4: Feb 28 – Mar 28 | 9:15am – 9:45am | Zeeland Recreation, Studio A
  • Morning Session 5: Apr 11 – May 9 | 9:15am – 9:45am | Zeeland Recreation, Studio A
  • Evening Session 1: Sept 27 – Oct 25 | 5:45pm – 6:15pm | Cityside MS Performing Arts Room
  • Evening Session 2: Jan 10 – Feb 14 (skip Feb 7) | 5:45pm – 6:15pm | Cityside MS Performing Arts Room

Splash Pass

This is a new fitness center membership for families who love to play in the pool and like to enjoy unlimited access exclusively to open swim! Children 11 years and younger must be accompanied in the pool area by a responsible person at least 16 years of age.

  • $32 p/1 month
  • $86 p/3 months (10% discount)
  • $154 p/6 months (20% discount

Wetlands Adventures (Parent/Child)

K-2nd Graders | 2019 Dates TBD

Led by Jennifer Soukhome, ZPS Science Teacher, participants will explore the wetland area by looking for living organisms in the water using nets. Fish, frogs and all different kinds of aquatic insects will be examined. Children will examine the terrestrial living world with insect traps and experiments while learning about the plants and animals that use the wetlands. A parent or caregiver must accompany their child. Please bring your own footwear appropriate for getting in the water, wear appropriate clothing for the weather and conditions, and bring your own water bottle if desired. Directions to the Zeeland East Wetlands Pavilion: Park in the Varsity baseball and softball fields parking lot off of 96th Ave just south of the corner of Riley St and 96th Ave. The Zeeland East Wetlands Pavillion is at the southwest corner of the soccer field nearest that parking lot. If inclement weather, please meet in D122 in Zeeland West HS. Registration opens in February, 2019. 


Women’s Self Defense

(13 yr olds – Adults)

Everyone will be happy to tell you what you should have done… after the fact. We will help you decide what you should do… before. This is a four night, six-hour class focusing on the mental and physical aspects of self-defense for women. As mature content will be discussed, participants must be 13 years or older. 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. Registration opens on August 21, 2018. 

  • Cost: $75r/$87nr
  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
  • Location: New Heights Fitness (338 W Washington in Zeeland)
  • Session 4: Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 11
  • Session 5: Apr 8, 15, 22, 29