Educational Programs

Educational Programs



8-11 Yr Olds

If you enjoy art, flowers and being creative, this is the class for you! First, we’ll use science to examine the structure of the sunflower, plant sunflower seeds and taste sunflower sprouts. Then, after learning about the famous Dutch artist, Vincent Van Gogh, and his impressionistic color “gymnastics”, participants will use oil pastels to recreate Van Gogh’s famous sunflower picture! The completed sunflower “re-creation” will be mounted prior to being sent home.

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  • Cost: $40r/$55nr
  • Instructors: Zeeland Historical Society Staff
  • Dates: July 11-12 (Mon-Tue)
  • Time: 9:30-11:30am
  • Location: 1881 New Groningen Schoolhouse (10537 Paw Paw Dr, Zeeland)

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!

Doodle    Crazy

         Doodle                    Crazy

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  • Instructor: Greg Wander (Amped Reality)
  • Cost: $29r/$44nr
  • Session 3 (Crazy): Thur, Jul 14 | 11am-12:30pm
  • Location: Creekside MS - Quack Shack


8-11 Yr Olds

Who’s ready to uncover some mysteries on a history hunt?! Join us to become archivists as you explore artifacts and clues to answer “What is it?”. Then, you’ll take a deep dive to learn more about your ancestors and to discover your own family history! Activities will include developing a family tree, making a diary and more! Let’s hunt! 

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  • Cost: $60r/$75
  • Instructors: Zeeland Historical Society Staff
  • Dates: July 18-20 (Mon-Wed)
  • Time: 9:30-11:30am
  • Location: 1881 New Groningen Schoolhouse (10537 Paw Paw Dr, Zeeland)

Summer Theater Camp (Pirates)

8-15 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! Our theme for this summer is PIRATES! Arrrrgh!

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  • Registration Deadline: Fri, June 24
  • Cost: $129r/$144nr
  • Instructor: Jessica Fox
  • Auditions: Sat, June 25 | Time & Location Will Be Communicated After Registration
  • Dates: Mon-Thur | July 18-21 + July 25-28
  • 8-12 Yr Olds: 4-6pm
  • 12-15 Yr Olds: 6:30-8:30pm
  • Performance: Thur, July 28 | 7pm & 8:15pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - Performing Arts Room & Lokers Auditorium

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

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  • 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 

Kids Cake Camp

8-14 Yr Olds

In this fun, four-day camp, young bakers will explore the world of baking and create a delicious array of sweet treats. Our theme this summer will be Koala-ty Time – think Australia and Koalas! Pink Slip Cakery will introduce kids to different fundamentals each day. Day 1 - Cookies: Learn how to decorate cookies using different icing mediums and techniques. Day 2 - Cake Pops: Use decorating skills to make creative cake pops. Day 3 - Cupcakes: Mix cake batter and frostings to make cupcakes. Day 4 - Cake: Learn the basics of leveling, filling, frosting, writing, simple borders and a fondant figure

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  • Cost: $175r/$190nr
  • Instructor: Lisa Hann (Pink Slip Cakery Owner)
  • Session 3: Aug 1-4 | 10am-12:30pm
  • Session 4: Aug 1-4 | 1:30-4pm
  • Location: Cityside MS | Room 135