Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Spring & Summer Programs

ART EXPLORATION

K-5th Graders

We will explore a variety of art media and age appropriate techniques to create art together! Register based on 2020-21 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Jane Butler, ZPS Art Teacher
  • Cost: $70r/$85nr
  • Dates: June 8-12
  • K-2nd Gr: 9am-10:30am
  • 3rd-5th Gr: 10:30am-12pm
  • Location: New Groningen Elementary - Multipurpose Room

BAKING - KID’S CAKE CAMP 

8-13 yr olds

Bakers will learn how to decorate cookies, make creative cake pops, make cupcakes, mix cake batter and frostings and the basics of leveling, filling, frosting, writing, simple borders and a fondant figure!

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $150r/$165nr
  • Session 1 (No Drama Llama): Apr 13, 21, 27 | 6pm-8:30pm
  • Session 2 (Just Beachy): June 22-25 | 10am-12:30pm OR 1:30pm-4pm
  • Session 3 (Just Beachy): July 20-23 | 10am-12:30pm OR 1:30pm-4pm

BAKING - MOM AND ME (AND DAD’S TOO!) COOKIE DECORATING 

4-11 yr olds + Adult 

Get ready for some cookie decorating fun as a family! This class is a great intro to cookie decorating, and each child registered will leave with a dozen fully decorated cookies!

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Lisa Hann, Pink Slip Cakery Owner
  • Cost: $30r/$45nr
  • St. Patrick's Day Cookies: Sat, Apr 25 | 10am - 11:30am
  • Mother's Day Cookies: Sat, May 9 | 10am - 11:30am
  • Father's Day Cookies: Sat, June 13 | 10am - 11:30am
  • Location: Cityside Middle School, Room 135 

DANCE AROUND THE  WORLD WORKSHOPS

7-11 yr olds

Dancers will explore the cultures from countries around the world through looking at clothing, art, eating a traditional snack, and learning folk dances and games. Each session focuses on a different country. Who will fill up their entire passport?!

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Cydney Sheneman
  • Cost: $20r/$35nr
  • Austria: Fri, July 10 | 12:15-1:30pm
  • Uganda: Fri, July 17 | 12:15-1:30pm
  • Israel: Fri, July 24 | 12:15-1:30pm
  • Argentina: Fri, July 31 | 12:15-1:30pm
  • Greece: Fri, Aug 7 | 12:15-1:30pm
  • Location: Studio A

IMPACT MAKERS CAMP

4th-12th Graders

For young people seeking to make a positive impact in our community! Together, we will learn about leadership, how to identify a problem that we are passionate about working to solve, make a plan, and work together to execute, all in the attempt to make a positive impact in our community. Register based on 2020-21 grade level. 

  • COVID-19 Update: No class until April 14 | Makeup days will be held on April 28, May 5 & 12
  • Register Here
  • Cost: $30r/$45nr
  • Instructor: Mellissa Zoerhof
  • Summer Session: July 27-30 | 2:30-3:30pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - Performing Arts Room

SPANISH MOVE, PLAY, LEARN CAMP

5-8 yr olds

Come learn Spanish vocabulary through movement, play and literature! We will read, learn and move as we grow our mind and body!

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Mellissa Zoerhof
  • Cost: $30r/$45nr​​​​​​​
  • Date: July 27-30
  • Time: 10:00-10:50am​​​​​​​
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Performing Arts Room 

SPANISH IMMERSION MOVE, PLAY, LEARN CAMP

K-3rd Graders

Do you have a student in a Spanish Immersion program? Do you have a kiddo who likes to Move, Play and Learn!? Then join this class, where we work together to do all three (en espanol)! Spanish Immersion experience is required. Register based on 2020-21 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • InstructorMellissa Zoerhof​​​​​​​
  • Cost: $30r/$45nr​​​​​​​
  • Date: July 27-30
  • Time: 11:00-11:50am​​​​​​​
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Performing Arts Room 

SUMMER FUN CAMP

5-8 yr olds

Each day campers will participate in activities and games outlined by a fun-filled and age appropriate theme of the day! Campers are asked to wear tennis shoes and to bring a snack and personal water bottle.

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Dana Pung
  • Cost: $60r/$75nr​​​​​​​
  • Dates: July 6-9
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm​​​​​​​
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Main Gym 

SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP

1st-8th Graders

Explore the exciting work of science through experiments, projects and fun! Participants will receive a camp shirt. Register based on 2020-21 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Brad Stevens, ZPS Science Teacher
  • Dates: July 13-17
  • 1st-2nd Gr: 8-9am | $50r/$65nr
  • 3rd-4th Gr: 9:30-11am | $55r/$70nr
  • 5th-6th Gr: 11:30am-1pm | $55r/$70nr
  • 7th-8th Gr: 1:30-3pm | $55r/$70nr
  • Location: Zeeland West HS – Room J 125

THEATER GAMES

8-12 yr olds

We will play games that support theater principles and increase improvisation skills! Our last Saturday will include a short showcase!

  • COVID-19 Update: Mar 14, 21, 28 Cancelled (credits will be given)

THEATER - CREATING A SCENE

10-14 yr olds

This class is for the actor who is ready to hit the stage! Each student will be cast in a 2-4 minute scene. Our last Saturday will include a dress rehearsal and final performance!

  • COVID-19 Update: Mar 14, 21, 28 Cancelled (credits will be given) 

THEATER - ONE ACT IN ONE WEEK

9-14 yr olds

Calling all young actors! If you're looking for a crazy, fun, fast-paced theater experience, this is for you! In just one short week, you will audition, rehearse, and perform a family-friendly and fun one-act play full of great characters! All cast members will receive a script and cast t-shirt. Everyone gets a part!

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $65r/$80nr
  • Instructor: Jessica Fox
  • Auditions: Sat, July 25 | 1:00-3:30pm
  • Rehearsals: July 27-31 | 6:00-8:30pm
  • Performance: Sat, Aug 1 | 2:00pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Lokers Auditorium