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 (BCC):

  • Mondays from 5:15 – 6:15 pm on January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 2019 for a fee of $36.00.
  • Wednesdays from from 6:15 – 7:15 pm on January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2019 for a fee of $36.00.

Registration takes place 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.

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

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 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Bath Township SENIOR CENTER:

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

Pan fish and pike 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).

Fishing Contest Information

Sculpture built between December 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are eligible to participate in the 2018-19 competition.

Snow Sculpture Competition Information

Snow Sculpture Competition Registration

Easter Bunny Event
Friday, April 12, 2019, 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Bath Middle School (cafeteria & gym)
Registration form will be added at a later date (complete and bring to the event).
Registration takes place at the event when doors open at 6:00 pm

Youth Activities & Sports

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 January 16, 2019 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

Registration begins Monday, December 3, 2018.

2019 Program Information

2019 Program Registration Form

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 Fact Sheet

Concussion Awareness Form

Consent to Participate Form

Parent Code of Ethics Form

Player Code of Ethics Form

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.