Current Programs & Events
Adult Activities & Trips
Attention Craftsmen! In an effort to raise funds for the youth Scholarship Assistance Program fund, consider participating in the Trash to Treasure event. Register in the Bath Township Offices from April 30 – September 30, 2018. Reuse, recycle, repurpose, redesign, reinvent and transform unwanted materials into your very own masterpiece. Sell your work of art at the October 13 fall Craft Sale and the person who makes the most money for their craft wins a $50.00 Visa gift card. 100% of the selling price must be donated to support the youth Scholarship Assistance Program fund.
Adult Fitness & Wellness Activities
Join instructor Erin Meadows for Gentle Yoga at the Bath Community Center:
- Mondays from 5:15 – 6:15 pm on August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 10, 17, 2018 for a fee of $36.00. Registration takes place at the event. This class does not offer a drop in fee.
- Beginning November 14, a 2nd 6-week session of Gentle Yoga will be offered from 6:15 – 7:15 pm for a fee of $36.00.
This class will focus on stretching the body, balance, deep breathing, promoting a clear mind, body relaxation, setting intentions, strengthening and listening to your body. Participants will need to bring a Yoga mat and blanket to class.
This program is for anyone age 18 and older.
If you are a male resident of Bath Township, age 25 and over, and would like to participate in Men’s Open Gym Basketball, this FREE program takes place in the Bath Middle School gym on Sunday’s, 4:00-6:00 from September 9, 2018 – May 19, 2019.
Simply register and sign the Dear Adult Participant letter at the event on your first evening in attendance and sign in at subsequent visits.
If you are a female resident of Bath Township, age 21 and over, and would like to participate in Women’s Open Gym Basketball, this FREE program takes place in the Bath Middle School gym on Sunday’s, 4:00-6:00 from September 9, 2018 – May 19, 2019.
Simply register and sign the Dear Adult Participant letter at the event on your first afternoon in attendance and sign in at subsequent visits.
Zumba is a fitness program designed with Latin and International dance rhythms for ages 18+. This workout feeds the body, soul & mind.
Join instructor Jade Arnold for Zumba at the Bath Community Center:
- Thursdays from 6:00 – 6:45 pm on August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 for a fee of $30.00 or any night as a drop in for $7.00/night.
Registration takes place at the event.
This program is offered to anyone age 18 and older.
Family & General Interest
November 15 – Buck Pole – Join others to celebrate the Opening Day of the Deer Firearms season. Participate in refreshments and a door prize raffle and share in the stories of the day’s events. Prizes will be awarded to hunters whose deer score the highest.
Pan fish have been tagged in Park Lake as part of the 2018 Annual Fishing Contest.
Catch/spear/shoot a tagged fish and return the tag to the Bath Township offices to claim a prize.
Tags for the fish were donated by David Hall of hallprinU:om (Australia).
Open to everyone, the Hunter Safety class is designed to produce safe, knowledgeable, and responsible hunters.
Classes will be taught by Mr. Doug Hastings.
Pre-registration is required in the Bath Township Offices (14480 Webster Road, Bath). Registrations will be accepted until each class is full or 12 days prior to class (whichever comes first). Those registering who provide an email address will receive a welcome letter to be used as verification of enrollment in the class.
If you are registering for the two-day class in September or November, you may register in the Bath Township Offices or call Becky at 641-5167 to register.
October 22, 2018 – Truck or Treat from 6-7 pm at the Bath High School North Parking Lot. Free and open to the public, the Truck or treat Event has become an annual favorite of community ghosts and goblins. Trick or Treat at the event and receive a treat as well as information from area businesses.
Seeking businesses to provide candy, contact Becky at 641-5167 to sign up.
Youth Activities & Sports
Registration for flag football will run in the Bath Township Offices from June 4 – August 10, 2018.
Any boy or girl in grades K-3 is eligible to participate.
Once again, we will be joining the Coed HYRA (Haslett Youth Recreation Area) Flag Football league. This 5v5 league provides the opportunity for everyone to score.
Running Club will not meet on Wednesday, August 29 or Monday, September 3.
Practice begins August 1, 2018.
There is need of a parent assistant. If interested please call Becky at 641-5167.
Registrations will be accepted for the U6 Soccer Clinic from June 4 – August 10, 2018 in the Bath Township Offices.
Boys and girls born between January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2014 are eligible to participate (birthdates are strictly adhered to).
Parents, the program relies on volunteer coaches, please consider becoming a coach volunteer. You will be taught everything you need to work on with the kids – no previous experience is needed. An itinerary will be provided for each Clinic date.
Rebecca Goodwin, Director
Hours vary. Please call for an appointment.
Township Offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808
Phone: (517) 641-6728 or direct at (517) 641-5167
CANCELLATION LINE: (517) 641-5168
Fax: (517) 641-4170
There is a secure, 24-hour drop box located next the Township Office entrance that may be used for any township business.
To receive quarterly updates on P&R Programs, please send your request to be added to the parent email group to Director Becky Goodwin.
The Parks & Recreation Plan 2018-2022 was adopted by the Board of Trustees on February 20, 2018.
To be considered for a volunteer coaching position, complete the coaching application and return it to Director Becky Goodwin.
If you are being considered for a coaching position, you will be asked to:
- Submit a copy of your driver’s license for a background check if you have not coached in the past 12 months for Bath Township Parks & Recreation.
- Take the CDC Heads Up! Concussion Training in Youth Sports for coaches (if you have not already done this.)
- Submit a copy of the CDC Heads Up in Concussion Training for Youth Coaches Certificate indicating you have passed the 35 minute online training (unless you already have one on file with our office).
- Read, sign and return the Coaches Code of Ethics Pledge.
This handbook is presented to serve as a reference, so that you may understand the philosophies and guidelines regarding the youth programs and allow you to do your part to help make the Bath Charter Township programs a success.
Coaches (Pages 9-19)
Participants (Pages 20-23)
Parents (Pages 24-28)
SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
It is believed that through these tough economic times, some children are not participating in after school activities due to a lack of funds. As a caring community, Bath Township Parks & Recreation wants to assist families who are struggling and afford the children in these families the opportunity to participate in parks and recreation programs.
For the past 12 months, we have been working to raise money to support a youth Scholarship Assistance Program (SAP).
Qualifications are as follows:
- Ages 4-18, and
- At least 1 parent must reside in Bath Charter Township, or
- Registrant must be a Bath School student (School of Choice counts as a resident), or
- You must participate in the Bath Schools free/reduced lunch program, or
- Carry a Bridge Card, or Medicaid Card with the child’s name on it.
Uniforms will not be a covered expense through the SAP program, only registration fees. If the participant needs a reversible jersey they may be required to purchase one for $20.00 if a used jersey is not available.
Please understand that not all offerings qualify for scholarship funding.
Scholarship applications are available at the Bath Township Offices.
Money raised through events offered, a donation canister, public and private assistance, and a letter and grant writing campaign, have all played a role in establishing this fund. If you or your business would be interested in donating to the youth Scholarship Assistance Program fund, please contact Director Becky Goodwin. No donation is too small.
Bath Township Parks & Recreation would like to thank and recognize the Joe D. Pentecost Foundation for their substantial donation in 2012 to provide the seed for the youth Scholarship Assistance Program fund.
Volunteers are always needed for Bath Township Parks & Recreation programs, such as Truck or Treat, Buck Pole, the Easter Bunny Event, etc.
If you are interested, please contact Director Becky Goodwin.
Parks & Recreation Mission Statement
To provide educational programs, recreational activities, community facilities and quality parks for the enrichment of Bath Township residents.