Educational Programs

Youth Educational Programs

Spring & Summer Programs

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 and skills as they get older. All children must be potty trained. Enroll based on age at start date.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 7 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $63r/$78nr
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Dates: Mondays | March 21-May 23 (skip April 4)
  • Times: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation - Shoreline Sprinkling Studio

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

3-5 Yr Olds

Join us to improve your learning skills, problem solving skills, communication skills, creativity and 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, playdough, 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 7 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Dates: Wednesdays | Mar 23-May 25 (Skip Apr 6)
  • Times: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm
  • Location: Zeeland Rec - Shoreline Dance Studio

All About Letters

4-5 Yr Olds

Join us to use a fun environment to practice letter recognition and sounds in order to prepare your little ones for Kindergarten and to progress their reading skills! We will build letters, make letters, play letter games, draw letters, match letters, find letters, play with letters, write letters and more! 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 7 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Dates: Thursdays | Apr 14- May 26 (Skip May 5)
  • Session 1: 12pm 
  • Session 2: 1pm
  • Session 3: 2pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation - Shoreline Studio

Build a Robot (Virtual Reality)

5-9 Yr Olds

Join us to build, decorate and play with your own robot while also using virtual reality to learn how robots work! Participants will develop engineering skills, problem solving skills, technology skills, creativity and more! Each session will have a different themed robot that participants will get to take home!

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 7 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Greg Wander (Amped Reality)
  • Cost: $29r/$44nr
  • Session 1 (Dragon): Thur, Apr 21 | 4:30-6pm
  • Session 2 (Doodle): Thur, Jun 16 | 11am-12:30pm
  • Session 3 (Crazy): Thur, Jul 14 | 11am-12:30pm
  • Location: Creekside MS - Quack Shack

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 hunt 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 (Online Registration Opens Feb 7 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $23r/$38nr
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Dates: Tuesdays | May 3- 24 
  • Time: 10-11am
  • Parks
    • Lawrence St. Park: May 3
    • Helder Park: May 10
    • Huizenga Park: May 17
    • Macatawa Trails: May 24

Art Exploration 

5 Yr Olds-5th Gr

Join us to explore a variety of art media and techniques while having a lot of fun! 5 Yr Olds: Register based on age at the start of the program. K-5th Gr: Register based on 2022-23 grade level

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 7 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $69r/$84nr
  • Instructor: Jane Butler (ZPS Art Teacher)
  • Dates: June 13-17 
  • 5 Yr Olds-2nd Gr: 9am-10:30am
  • 3rd-5th Gr: 11am-12:30pm
  • Location: Lincoln Elementary - Multipurpose Room 

Safety Town!

4-6 Yr Olds

Join us to help your kiddos learn some crucial safety skills while having TONS of fun! In addition to learning how to “drive” with bikes and/or scooters around a “road” with safety signs to follow, participants will also practice safety skills on playgrounds, poison awareness, stranger awareness, first aid, fire escapes and more! Did we mention we will also have visits from Police, Firefighters and Paramedics?!

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 7 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Dates: June 20-24
  • Session One: 10-11am
  • Session Two: 11-12am
  • Location: Cityside MS Gym

Summer Science Camp

5 Yr Olds-8th Gr

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! 5 Yr Olds: Register based on age at the start of the program. K-8th Gr: Register based on 2022-23 grade level

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 7 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Brad Stevens (ZPS Science Teacher)
  • Dates: July 18-22
  • 5 Yr Olds - 2nd Gr: 8-9am | $50r/$65nr 
  • 3rd-4th Gr: 9:30-11am | $55r/$70nr
  • 5th-8th Gr: 11:30am-1pm | $55r/$70nr
  • Location: ZWHS, Room J125