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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 3-18, and
- Parent(s) must reside in Bath Charter Township, and
- You must participate in the free/reduced lunch program through the school, or carry a Bridge Card, or Medicaid Card.
Any youth who wishes to apply for scholarship assistance will be required to pay 50% of the registration fee or $20.00 (whichever is greater) and a parent of each participant will be asked to volunteer their time to a future Parks & Recreation event. For programs less than $20.00, the entire fee will be covered.
Uniforms will not be a covered cost through this program, only registration fees.
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 to 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
Rebecca Goodwin, Director
Hours vary. Please call for an appointment.
Program registration: 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
Quarterly Updates: To receive quarterly updates on P&R Programs, please send your request to be added to the parent email group to Director Becky Goodwin.
There is a secure, 24-hour drop box located next the Township Office entrance that may be used for any township business.
Current Programs & Events
Join the fun and be on the lookout for Superhero’s Spiderman in Bath!
Periodically, Spidey will appear somewhere within in Bath Township. Be one of the first 10 to post a picture on the Bath Township Facebook page (subjects to include yourself and the Spiderman) to compete for a chance to win a $10.00 gift card to Meijer.
Note: Winners will be notified on the next business day by a representative of Bath Township.
Parents and kids, join the Bath Township Police Department, the Clinton County Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Center, the Tri-County Bike Association, B Assessing and Meijer of Bath Township for the Bike Rodeo on May 17, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Bath Senior Center (14480 Webster Road).
Bring your helmet and bike (if you have one) however if you do not have a bike and/or helmet, don’t let that stop you from attending this worthwhile opportunity. Bath Police will provide an educational component and bike course, Parks & Recreation will provide refreshments, and the Sparrow Hospital, Capital/Clinton Area Safe Kids coalition along with Tri-County Bike Association will be onsite to fit helmets.
Register (form coming soon) to participate in the raffle drawings for new bikes 16″ – 24″ (offered by B. Assessing), helmets (offered by the CAN) and bike accessories (offered by Meijer of Bath Townshipand the TCBA).
August 7 – Bowling event – Pre-register in the Bath Twp. Offices and join community members at City Limits East from 5-8 for 2 games of bowling (shoes included). Raffle prizes will be offered. This program is free and open to Bath Township residents.
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.
Free Car Seat Inspections will be held on May 17, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Bath Senior Center (14480 Webster Road, Bath).
Statistics from previous safety seat checks have shown that three out of four car seats are not used correctly. Be sure your car seat is not one of them!
To schedule an appointment for an inspection, please call (517) 364-3760.
May 18 – Bus trip to the Charlotte Frontier Days – Join 13 others on a bus trip to Charlotte for their Frontier Days celebration. Participants will garage sale in Charlotte and enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant.
October 6 – Craft/Bake Sale – Attention Crafters and Bakers! This is your chance to sell your goods at the Craft/Bake Sale event.
As soon as fish have been tagged and prizes secured, more information will be updated here for 2018.
Pan fish will be 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).
Join instructor Erin Meadows for Gentle Yoga at the Bath Community Center:
- Mondays from 5:15 – 6:15 pm on March 12/19/26 and April 9/16/23, 2018, for a fee of $36.00. Registration takes place at the event. This class does not offer a drop in fee.
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.
Bath Township Parks & Recreation and the Bath Township Police Department invite you to Come, Sit, and Stay, It’s a “Gotcha” Day Paw-ty for Aiko!
Officer Aiko has brought so much joy to the Bath Community with his special talents and officer friends. Come, Sit and Stay as we celebrate on April 19, 2018 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Bath Community Center (5959 Parks Lake Road, Bath) to honor Aiko on his “Gotcha” Day. Service animals only are allowed in the BCC.
- Riker’s Dog Treats of Bath will be on hand to share in Aiko’s special day. Dog treat samples will be offered for you to take home to your pet.
- Cupcakes from the Bath Senior Center will be offered.
- Join Mark Tripp, balloon artist as he entertains the crowd with his talents.
- Share your special wishes in the “Gotcha” box by making a celebratory card on site.
- Enter to win prizes in the youth drawing donated by Meijer of Bath Township.
- Donations received will be donated to the Michigan Animal Health Foundation’s Companion Animal Fund.
- The Companion Animal Fund was created to subsidize non-elective veterinary care for pets whose owners would otherwise be unable to afford it. Some of the groups most dependent on companion animals often experience difficulty in obtaining treatment in the case of unforeseen circumstances due to inadequate finances. Thus, MAHF created the Companion Animal Fund to help pet owners whose income falls below the federal poverty level, are on Medicaid or are on WIC (Women Infants & Children) get the necessary care for their beloved animals.
Come share some puppy love!!!
October 12 – Grand Ledge Color Tour (Bus trip) – Join 13 others on a bus trip to Grand Ledge and participate in their celebration of Frontier Days. Participants will tour the arts and crafts displays and enjoy lunch together in Grand Ledge.
July 19 – Ice Cream Social – Visit the Bath Farmer’s Market from 5-7 and enjoy a free ice cream treat offered by Schwan’s.
April 30-May 3 – Trash to Treasure event – Register and ride along to pick up “treasures” that can be transformed into works of art. Your masterpiece will be donated to Parks & Recreation and sold at the October 6 Craft/Bake Sale to support the youth Scholarship Assistance Program fund. The masterpiece making the most money will be determined the winner.
October 22 – Truck or Treat (tentative) – 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.
Attention Bath Township boys and girls in grades 3 – 6!! If you are willing to learn how to practice, listen, follow directions, hustle and be in the ready position at all times, this sport is for you.
The YMCA Instructional Volleyball program will run from April 9 – May 31, 2018. Games will be held on Thursday evenings from May 3 – May 31 at various locations from 6:00-8:30 p.m. All practices will be held in the Bath Middle School gym 1x/week and if games are scheduled in Bath, they will be held in the same location. The modified “wash” method of scoring will be taught and used for games.
Registration runs in the Bath Township Offices (14480 Webster Road – Bath) from March 16-30, 2018. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The fee to participate is $10.00-$32.00.
Note: Please understand that if there is no school, there is no practice/game.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Becky Goodwin at 517.641.5167 or 517.410.5895.
Breakdown of registration fee:
$10.00 – Scholarship recipient (must show proof of qualification)
$20.00 – League fee (attended Volleyball Clinic and has a tee)
$25.00 – League fee and includes short sleeved tee for games
$32.00 – League fee and includes long sleeved tee for games
Parks & Recreation Mission Statement
To provide educational programs, recreational activities, community facilities and quality parks for the enrichment of Bath Township residents.