Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Spring & Summer Programs

Art Exploration Camp

K-5th Graders

Participants will explore a variety of art media and techniques while having a lot of fun! 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Jane Butler (ZPS Art Teacher)
  • Cost: $69r/$84nr
  • Dates: June 14-18
  • K-2nd Graders: 9-10:30am
  • 3rd-5th Graders: 11am-12:30pm
  • Location: New Groningen Elementary School - Multipurpose Room

Build a Crazy Robot (Virtual Reality)

5-9 Yr Olds

Ready to get crazy this summer? Join us to learn about robots through virtual reality, while also improving your problem solving and engineering skills! Participants will learn about robots while seeing them in a car factory using virtual reality, and then build a robot that they get to take home.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Greg Wander (Amped Reality)
  • Cost: $29r/$44nr
  • Session 1: Thur, June 24
  • Session 2: Tue, July 13
  • Time: 11:30am-1pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - 1st floor ELA Room

Science Camp

K-8th Graders

Join us to be a real-life scientist for a week! Participants will have fun improving their science knowledge by participating in science-related collaborative group challenges! 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Brad Stevens (ZPS Science Teacher)
  • Dates: July 19-23
  • K-2nd Graders: 8-9am | $50r/$65nr
  • 3rd-4th Graders: 9:30-11am | $55r/$70nr
  • 5th-8th Graders: 11:30am-1pm | $55r/$70nr
  • Location: ZWHS - Room J125 

S.T.E.M. and Sensory Discovery Class

3-5 Year Olds

Join us to improve your learning skills, problem solving skills, communication skills, creativity, and so much more! Participants will explore Sensory and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts by creating objects with blocks, boxes, legos, tubes, cups, popsicle sticks, play dough, sand, rice, water, slime + more! This program will go a long way in preparing your kiddos for Kindergarten and beyond!

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Dates: Wednesdays | April 14- June 2
  • Times: 10am OR 11am OR 12pm
  • Location: Shoreline Dance Studio (@ Zeeland Recreation)

Summer Fun Camp

5-8 Yr Olds

Join us for a fun-filled camp that includes a wide variety of activities for all interest levels! Campers will participate in activities and games outlined by a different age appropriate theme each day. Please wear tennis shoes and bring a snack/water bottle. 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Dana Pung
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Dates: June 28-July 1
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - Main Gym

Summer Variety Day Camp

8-12 Yr Olds

The perfect camp for kids that enjoy a little bit of everything! This camp will include outside games, crafting, reading, swimming, teamwork activities, movie time and more! Please bring a sack lunch each day except Thursday (pizza party). 

  • Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am
  • Instructors: Zeeland Rec Staff
  • Cost: $199r/$214nr
  • Session 1: July 19-22
  • Session 2: Aug 2-5
  • Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Creekside MS - Quack Shack & Greenspace

THEATER - Fairy Tale Theater

8-12 Yr Olds

In this NEW theater class, we will explore fairy tale stories, how to perform them, and find out what makes a fairy tale so much fun! Fairy tale characters are utilized often in theater, and a very common type of play for young audiences is the "fractured fairy tale". 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Jessica Fox
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Dates: Saturdays | March 6 - 27
  • Time: 10:15-11:30am
  • Location: Cityside MS - Performing Arts Room 

Theater Camp

10-15 Yr Olds

Ready for a complete theater experience, including auditions, rehearsal and performance? This summer theater camp is for you! We will rehearse and perform a short play in just two weeks.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Jessica Fox
  • Cost: $119r/$134nr
  • Auditions: Sat, June 26 | 10am-12pm
  • Dates: July 19-22 & July 26-28
  • Times: 6:00-8:00pm
  • Performance: Thur, June 28 @ 7:30pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - Performing Arts Room & Lokers Auditorium 

Theater Games

8-12 Yr Olds

Learn more about theater and improve your improvisational skills through fun games that introduce theater principles!

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Jessica Fox
  • Cost: $33r/$48nr
  • Dates: Saturdays | March 6 - 27
  • Time: 9-10am
  • Location: Cityside MS - Performing Arts Room 

Underwater Adventures (Virtual Reality)

9-15 Yr Olds

Join us to learn more about the ocean via virtual reality! Participants will go on an ocean safari and see great humpback whales, dolphins, great white sharks, turtles and more! Then, they will travel to the Great Barrier Reef and look at the biodiversity, coral structure, coral damage and growth factors. Finally, travel deep into the ocean and explore places few humans have been to before!

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Greg Wander (Amped Reality)
  • Cost: $23r/$38nr
  • Session 1: Thur, June 24
  • Session 2: Tue, July 13
  • Time: 10-11am
  • Location: Cityside MS - 1st Floor ELA Room