Educational Programs

Youth Educational Programs

Fall & Winter Programs

INTRODUCTION TO THEATER

8-12 Yrs Old

Interested in learning more about acting and theater? This class will cover theater basics, include some fun games to encourage creativity and give students the opportunity to try out their acting skills!

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Jessica Fox
  • Cost: $35r/$50nr
  • Dates: Sat | Oct 2-9 | 9-11am
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Performing Arts Room

MOTOR MOVEMENT

3-5 Yr Olds 

Join us to improve body control, motor skills, physical awareness and more through music, games and other fun activities! This class will increase your child’s confidence and independence with their bodies, while also better preparing them to master more complex skilled activities as they get older. All children must be potty trained. Enroll based on age at start date.

  • Register for Session 1 Here 
  • Register for Session 2 Here 
  • Cost: $63r/$78nr
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Session 1: Mon | Oct 4-Dec 6 (skip Nov 22) | 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm OR 1pm (45 min classes)
  • Session 2: Mon | Jan 10-March 14 (skip Feb 7) | 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm OR 1pm (45 min classes)
  • Location: Zeeland Rec - Shoreline Sprinkling Studio

PARENT-CHILD PARK EXPLORATION 

3-5 Yr Olds + Guardian

Join us for a fun parent-child adventure! We will explore different Zeeland parks together each week through a mix of games, scavenger hunts, hikes, outdoor sensory activities and free play! We will also lead little ones and their parent/guardian in making an easy and healthy snack each week. This program is the perfect activity to get your kids outside while also getting to meet other local families! 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $23r/$38nr
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Dates: Tue | Oct 5-26 | 10-11am
    • Oct 5: Lawrence Street Park (100 W Lawrence Ave, Zeeland)
    • Oct 12: Helder Park (3751 104th Ave, Holland)
    • Oct 19: Huizenga Park (350 Royal Park Dr, Zeeland)
    • Oct 24: Macatawa Trails (1300 84th Ave, Zeeland)
    • Nov 2: Rain Make-Up Date

S.T.E.M. AND SENSORY DEVELOPMENT

3-5 Yr Olds

Join us to explore S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and sensory concepts through a wide variety of activities! Studies show that S.T.E.M. and sensory activities breed curiosity, teach kids how to learn from their mistakes, fosters creativity and gets kids excited to learn! This is the perfect program to prepare your kiddos for Kindergarten through activities with blocks, boxes, legos, tubes, cups, popsicle sticks, and more! Children must be potty trained before the start of the program. Enroll based on age at the start of the program. 

  • Register Here 
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Session 1: Wed | Oct 6-Dec 8 (skip Nov 24) | 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm OR 1pm
  • Session 2: Wed | Jan 12-Mar 16 (skip Feb 9) | 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm OR 1pm
  • Location: Zeeland Rec - Shoreline Sprinkling Studio

PARENT-CHILD INTRO TO SUCCULENTS

4-7 Yr Olds + Parent/Guardian

Join us for a fun interactive lesson on how to make succulents thrive! Participants will learn the basics of how to identify and grow succulents and then end with an interactive planting project to take home, all while working together as a parent/child duo!

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $19r/$34nr
  • Instructor: Lisa Smith
  • Date: Thur, Oct 14 | 5pm-5:50pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Cafeteria

YOUTH INTRO TO SUCCULENTS

8-12 Yr Olds

Come learn how to make your succulents thrive! Participants will learn the basics of identifying and growing succulents, then ending with an interactive planting project to take home! 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $19r/$34nr
  • Instructor: Lisa Smith
  • Date: Thur, Oct 14 | 6pm-6:50pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Cafeteria 

INTRO TO SUCCULENTS

13 Yr Olds - Adults

Come learn how to make your succulents thrive! Participants will learn the basics of identifying and growing succulents, then ending with an interactive planting project to take home! 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $19r/$34nr
  • Instructor: Lisa Smith
  • Date: Thur, Oct 14 | 7pm-7:50pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Cafeteria 

COOKIE DECORATING

12 Yr Olds - Adults

Join "Pink Slip Cakery" for some holiday-themed cookie decorating fun! A live demonstration of each skill will be performed and then participants will be able to test out their new skills! We will also work on 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!

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $35r/$50nr
  • Instructor: Lisa Hann (Owner of Pink Slip Cakery)
  • Halloween Cookies: Thur, Oct 21 | 6:30-8:30pm
  • Thanksgiving Cookies: Tue, Nov 23 | 6:30-8:30pm
  • Christmas Cookies: Tue, Dec 14 | 6:30-8:30pm
  • Valentine's Cookies: Tue, Feb 8 | 6:30-8:30pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Room 135

PARENT-CHILD CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING

3-11 Yr Olds + Guardian

This is PERFECT adult-child activity! Join us to make lifelong memories with your kiddo while also learning how to take your Christmas cookie decorating skills to the next level for years to come! Each child will leave with a dozen fully decorated Christmas cookies.

  • Register Here 
  • Cost: $35r/$50nr
  • Instructor: Lisa Hann (Owner of Pink Slip Cakery)
  • Session 1: Sat, Dec 4 | 10-11:30am
  • Session 2: Sat, Dec 4 | 12:30-2pm
  • Session 3: Sat, Dec 11 | 10-11:30am
  • Session 4: Sat, Dec 11 | 12:30-2pm
  • Location: Zeeland East HS - Cafeteria

ELECTRONICS, ROBOTICS & COMPUTER DESIGN CAMP

3rd-5th Graders

This camp will introduce you to Electronics, Robotics, and 3D Computer Design! We will use a computer program to learn the basics of electronic circuits, assemble a robot and program it, use Virtual Reality to see robots being used in real world applications, and learn the basics of Computer-Design to design your own trinket (keychain, chess pawn, etc.) to be 3D printed for you to pick up later!

  • Instructor: Greg Wander (Amped Reality)
  • Cost: $30r/$45nr
  • Dates: Wed | Sept 22-Oct 6 | 4:30-5:30pm
  • LocationCityside Middle School - ELA Room