Weather-Related Closings

A reminder from Bath Charter Township about weather-related closings: If Bath Community Schools close due to weather, then Parks & Recreation activities will be cancelled, and the Senior Center will be closed. When this happens, we will also announce it to the public on the Township’s website and Facebook.

Current Programs & Events

Adult Fitness & Wellness Activities

Join instructor Erin Meadows for Gentle Yoga at the Bath Community Center (5959 Park Lake Road):

  • Mondays from 5:15 – 6:15 pm on March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 2019 for a fee of $36.00.
  • Wednesdays from from 6:15 – 7:15 pm on March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2019 for a fee of $36.00.

Registration takes place at the event (on the first night of each session) at the BCC.

Cash or checks accepted. Checks can be made out to Bath Township.

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.

Cancelled Until Further Notice: Updated 3/13/2019

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.

Men’s Open Gym Basketball Information

Cancelled Until Further Notice: Updated 3/13/2019

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, 2:00-4:00 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.

Women’s Open Gym Basketball Information

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 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Bath Community Center (5959 Park Lake Road – Bath)

  • January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 2019 – $30.00/session or drop in for $7.00/night
  • March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 2019 – $30.00/session or drop in for $7.00/night
  • April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019 – $30.00/session or 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

Happy Gotcha Day!

It’s a Gotcha Day Paw-ty Celebration for Aiko, the Bath Township Police canine. Aiko has been with Bath Township for 5 years and he has played a crucial role assisting our police department.

Date: April 4, 2019
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Bath Community Center, 5959 Park Lake Road, Bath, Michigan

  • Meet and Greet with Aiko and his handler Officer Lapham to personally deliver your message.
  • Entertainment will be provided by Pork Chop the Clown with balloon twisting.
  • Riker’s Treats of Bath will join us and provide canine treats to those on site.
  • A youth raffle will be held and the winner drawn will receive a bowling party package from City Limits East.
  • Visit the craft table to make Aiko a Gotcha Day card.
  • Grab a sweet treat to enjoy while you visit.

Informational Sheet

Hope to see you there!

Easter Bunny Event: Free and Open to the Public.
Friday, April 12, 2019, 6:00 – 7:15 pm, doors open at 5:45 pm, at the Bath Middle School (cafeteria & gym)
Please complete the Registration Form below and bring to the event.
Event is for children ages 1-10 years old.
Bring your camera for a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny!!

Fish have been tagged in Park Lake for the 2019 Fishing Contest.

Catch a fish with a 2019 tag.  Remove the tag and bring it to the Bath Township Offices to claim your prize.

Fishing Contest 2019

Read the story How Full Is Your Bucket for kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer or view the book on You Tube.

Everyone has an invisible bucket and everyday the decisions you make and actions you take determines if you are a bucket filler or a bucket dipper. If you are a Bucket Filler or the recipient from a Bucket Filler, write about your experience (in 400 words or less), complete the registration form and submit it to Bath Township Parks & Recreation in the Bath Township Offices. The contest is open to everyone who reside in Bath Township and families whose child(ren) attend Bath Schools as a school of choice student.

Entries will be scored on the act of kindness shown recently. Entries will be accepted through March 29, 2019. Winners will be identified (Bucket Filler and Recipient) during the first week in April and the act of kindness will be shared on the Bath Township Facebook page. Winners will each receive a $25.00 Gift Card to Meijer. To be eligible, permission must be provided on the registration form by both parties to share stories publicly.

Don’t have a current story, watch the Bath Township Facebook page during 2019 for another chance to participate.

Registration Sheet 2019

Information Sheet 2019

Dates: August 10 & 11, 2019 (2-day class)

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (please arrive 15 minutes early on Saturday for processing)

Location: Rose Lake Shooting Range (14500 Peacock Road – Bath)

Cost: $3.00 (to be paid upon arrival to class)

Equipment Needed: None – all equipment is provided.

INFORMATION FOR AUGUST 10 & 11

Register at the Bath Charter Township Offices (14480 Webster Road – Bath). Registration begins June 3 and will continue through August 1, 2019 providing space is still available.

Youth Activities & Sports

Registration for T-Ball and Little Sluggers Baseball will run in the Bath Township Offices in April 2019 with practices beginning mid-May and games in June.
  • T-ball: Ages 4 & 5
  • Little Sluggers: Ages 5 & 6 (Need one year of T-ball if age 5)
T-Ball practices will be held on Monday or Wednesday, with games on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Little Sluggers practices will be held on Tuesday or Thursday, with games on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you have any questions, please call Becky at 641-5167.
Cardio Drumming, Music & Movement class will be taught by Teacher Fornari for children in grades 1-5.
Registration will take place in the Bath Township Offices through March 22 at 5:00 pm.
Below are the registration form and emergency medical form for the class (both required).  If your student has not participated in a Parks & Recreation sport event in the past, you are required to complete the Concussion Packet (4 forms).
Please make sure to turn in all your forms and money prior to the deadline date and time.
Scholarships are available to qualifying students.

Registration Form (Required)

Emergency Medical Form (Required)

 

If your child has not participated in a Parks & Recreation sports program in the past, you are REQUIRED to review, complete and return the following information to the Bath Township Offices prior to participation in this program.

Concussion Packet

If you have an interest in cooking but aren’t sure where to start, you might consider registering for Teen Cuisine. Spend your evening with Instructor Roxanne White from the MSU Extension office to prepare
snacks and dinner dishes.

Class will be offered on Monday’s at the Bath Senior Center April 15 – May 20 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Everything will be provided. This class is offered to ages 13+ or those ages 10-12 with an accompanying adult.

Youth Scholarship Assistance Program funds are available to those who qualify (proof youth participates in free/reduced school lunches.

Information Sheet

Registration Form

Emergency Medical Form (Required)

Anyone interested in joining this program must receive approval from Becky by calling 641-5167 or emailing bgoodwin@bathtownship.us

U6 Soccer Spring 2019 Information

Registration Dates: through March 15, 2019 in the Bath Township Offices. Anyone registering after March 15 will not receive a tee until tees are ordered for the YMCA Instructional Volleyball Clinic.

Dates: April 1, 2, 3, 4, 2019

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: Bath Middle School gym

Cost: $25.00 (short sleeved tee) or $32.00 (long sleeved tee) and $10.00 Scholarship recipient (includes short sleeved tee). The same tee will be used for the YMCA Volleyball League play.

Information Sheet

Registration & Emergency Medical Form (REQUIRED)

If your child has not participated in a Parks & Recreation sports program in the past, you are REQUIRED to review, complete and return the following information to the Bath Township Offices prior to participation in this program.

Concussion Packet

The YMCA Instructional Volleyball League provides an opportunity for youth in grades 3-6 to learn the game of volleyball using the “wash” method of scoring.  Practice will be held in Bath 1x/week from April 8-May 29 for 1 hour.  Games are played on Thursdays in May with some games in Bath and others in surrounding communities.  Games will either start at 6:00 or 6:30 p.m. (time will be indicated on game schedule to be received 1 week prior to the start of games).

Team members are expected to assist their coach and site director with set up, running games, and take down after practices and games.

Registration runs in the Bath Twp. Offices from March 1 – 22.

For highly skilled or experienced players or those who want a competitive experience and do not wish to play the modified “wash” method of scoring, please check into the Lansing Area Volleyball Association Travel program, Spartan Juniors or other area competitive programs.

Payment and all required forms must be received by the deadline to be guaranteed a spot in the program.

Information Sheet

Registration Form (REQUIRED)

Emergency Medical Form (Required)

Player, Coach and Parent Information

Game Schedule (to be posted)

If your child has not participated in a Parks & Recreation sports program in the past, you are REQUIRED to review, complete and return the following information to the Bath Township Offices prior to participation in this program.

Concussion Packet

Department Information

Rebecca Goodwin, Director
Email: rgoodwin@bathtownship.us

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

There is a secure, 24-hour drop box located next the Township Office entrance that may be used for any township business.

 

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.

Additional Information

To be considered for a volunteer coaching position, complete the coaching application and return it to Director Becky Goodwin.

Application to Coach

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.

Handbook for Coaches, Participants & Parents

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.
Any youth who wishes to apply for scholarship assistance will be required to pay a $10.00 registration fee and a parent of each participant will be asked to volunteer their time to a future Parks & Recreation event. For programs less than $11.00, the entire fee will be covered.

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.