Events in our Community

Tennis Carnival Day and Bouncy House Event

Hope College Presents

Tennis Carnival Day and Bouncy House Event!

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019

 Where: DeWhitt Tennis Center, Hope College


  • Grades K-1 : 1-2:30
  • Grades 2-3 : 2:30-4
  • Grades 4-5 : 4-5:30

What: Fun Tennis Games, 2 GIANT Bouncy Houses, and Refreshments!

Spots are limited, so register ASAP! We expect a huge turnout for this event.

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Herrick District Library Summer Events

This summer the Herrick District Library will have all sorts of fun events and activities for you and your little ones to participate in. They will also host several events geared towards teens as well. 

Check out the links for more information: 

Summer events for Kids

Summer events for Teens

2019 Salvation Army Summer Day Camp

For Children ages 5-14


  •       Starting Feb 1st, 2019.  Forms available at our office or contact 616.392.4461 
  •       Registration is limited to 100 children!  First-come, first-served!


  •       We offer one-week sessions.
  •       Sessions will run from June 10 through August 16, 2019.  CLOSED on July 4 and 5th, for Independence day!
  •       Daily schedule:  Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM-8:30 AM drop off then pickup is at 4:30 PM.  Must be picked up by 4:30 PM.


  •       Cost per child, per week:  $80 for first child, $50 for every child after
  •       Payment for the first session is due at registration in order to register.  All other sessions must be paid one (1) week in advance.


      To register your child(ren), you MUST bring

  • current insurance cards for each child;
  • current shot records for each child;


  • Breakfast and lunch provided daily.
  • Fun activities and field trips!
  • Swimming once a week and the Holland Aquatic Center.


Limited scholarships may be offered to “Pathway of Hope” participants.
 For more information about how to enroll in “Pathway of Hope”, contact Melanie Weaver 
at 616.392.4461.


Contact us at 616.392.4461.         

Holland Area Arts Council

The Amazing Coral Reef


Kids learn about the coral reef and then make one! Little campers design and create numerous components of a beautiful living reef with all of it's beautiful fish, anemone and plant life. Then we place all of our sculptures together for an amazing collaborative project. Sculptures go home after the photos are taken!

3 Days • June 11–13 • 1-3:30 pm • $80/$90*

Quilting Camp - Amish Life

Grades 3-7

We weave in a little American art history and culture and then plunge into the design and construction of our Amish style quilts! Amish quilts have simple designs and colors that result in striking quilts. They used cast offs and work clothes that are transformed into super modern designs. Kids will sketch, plan, design and use the sewing machines to make their own kid sized Amish Inspired quilts.

4 Days • June 25 – 28 • 1-4pm • $110/$120*

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Grades 2-5

Kids learn all about recycling- and not just how to sort the trash in the kitchen. This camp includes a tour of the Padnos Recycling Scrapyard and the Pad- nos Pine Street Sculptures. We make a worm farm and create our own sculptures out of recycled mate- rials. Local recycling experts visit and teach us more about sustainability.

July 09 – 12 • 1-4pm • $110/$120*

Eat With Your Eyes Cooking Camp

Grades 3-6

An introduction to cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner and how to make an artful presentation. Tie on an apron, roll up your sleeves and start stirring! Kids will get an introduction to cooking from scratch. Throughout the week, kids will learn how to cook a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner, and your chef will leave with skills to try at home!

July 17-19 • 1:00-4:00 p.m. • $110/$120*

Lions, Tigers and Bears OH MY! It’s OZ

Grades 2-5

We take a tour to visit the neighborhood where the Wizard of Oz was written and learn the backstory of the famous book and Movie. We watch dramatic portions of the lm with a movie expert and discuss the why it’s so great! We make OZ action characters like the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow or Gilda the Good Witch to go in our dioramas. We travel to the kitchen and make yellow brick road cookies!

July 23-26 • 1:00-4:00 p.m. • $110/$120*

Score and Slurry Clay Camp

Grades K-2

Located in our beautiful Ceramics Studio campers will learn about hand building including slab and extrusion in clay. We will also touch on wheel work with each child getting to try it. Young artists will take home completed pottery and clay sculpture that you will treasure for years after the class ends.

August 7-9 • 1-3:00 pm • $100/$115*

The Studio

Self-guided art projects and interactive installations for kids ages 1 to 99.

Only $5 per person!

Saturday 10am-3pm

*Siblings are $10 off

To register, go to the Holland Area Arts Council website

Holland Area Arts Council
150 E. 8th Street
Holland, MI 49424 616.396.3278 •

Hope Summer Science Camps

Looking for a fun learning experience this summer? Join Hope College as they offer Summer Science Camps. 

Science camps are for grades K-12. Morning Science sessions are held Monday-Friday (9am-Noon). Afternoon sessions are held Monday- Friday 1pm-4:30pm). 

See the following links for more information: English Booklet , Spanish Booklet

Freedom from fines at HDL!

Herrick District Library is experimenting with something new! During a new pilot program, print material checked out from the children's or teen's sections will not be charged overdue fines. This includes all Herrick District Library-owned children and teen books and magazines, foreign language children and teen print materials, and the children’s readalongs. This six-month pilot program will run through June 30. The library hopes to increase access to print material across our community through this pilot initiative. For more details, visit the library online or call 616-355-3100.

HCAC Summer Swim Lessons

Summer Swim Lessons at the Holland Community Aquatic Center

Interested in building up your swimming skills? The Holland Community Aquatic Center offers many summer swim lessons full of educational and fun learning techniques. 

For more information about the summer opportunities please visit the HCAC website. 

Harbor Humane Society Spark Camps

Empowering Patience and Empathy for all Creatures

What better way to spend a summer than hanging out with amazing animals, making new friends, learning cool new things, and playing games? HHS Spark summer camps feature a variety of animal related topics that entertain and teach your child all about the world of animals. Kids have the opportunity to have a one-of-a kind hands-on summer camp experience.

Visity our website for online registration or a printable paper application

For more information, please email Sarah Shea or call 616-399-2119 ext. 109


  • Spark Camp Ages 5-7  June 10-14 or July 8-12
  • Spark Camp Ages 8-11  June 17-21 or Aug 5-9
  • Spark Kids Academy  Ages 11-15  June 24-28
  • Animal Art Camp  Ages 7-10 July 15-17
  • Animal Art Camp  Ages 11-14  July 31
  • Jr. Vet Career Camp  Ages 11-15  August 12-16

See the attached flyer for more information