Summer Activities

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Daytime and evening program offerings, June 12 through August 7, 2018.

Free and open to the public. Registration required for Bowling on August 7, 2018.

Daytime programs will be held in James Couzens Memorial Park from 11:00-11:45 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Current Programs & Events

Adult Activities & Trips

May 18, 2018 – 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.

No refunds will be issued and in the event of poor weather and an alternate trip will be planned on this date.

October 6 – Craft/Bake Sale – Attention Crafters and Bakers!  This is your chance to sell your goods at the Craft/Bake Sale event.

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.

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 6 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

Men’s Open Gym Basketball is open to male residents of Bath Township, age 25 and over. This FREE program takes place in the Bath Middle School gym on Sunday’s, 4:00- 6:00 from October 8, 2017 – May 27, 2018. No program December 24 or 31, 2017.  
Registration takes place at the event — sign the Adult Participant Agreement on your first evening in attendance and sign in at subsequent visits.

Women’s Open Gym basketball has ended until Fall 2018.

Sundays at the Bath Middle School Gym from 2 – 4 p.m.
Registration takes place at the event.
Women ages 21+

Join instructor Erin Meadows for Gentle Yoga at the Bath Community Center:

  • Mondays from 5:15 – 6:15 pm on April 30, May 7/14/21, and June 4/11, 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.

Gentle Yoga Registration for April, May & June 2018

Family & General Interest

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.

Pre-register in the Bath Township Offices from June 11 – July 20, 2018.

Join community members at City Limits East on August 7, 2018 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.

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).

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.

> > Summer Park Activities Brochure 2018

Daytime and evening program offerings, June 12 through August 7, 2018.

Free and open to the public. Registration required for Bowling on August 7, 2018.

Daytime programs will be held in James Couzens Memorial Park from 11:00-11:45 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

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 6 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.

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.

Youth Activities & Sports

Did you know that the 3 big causes of car/bike crashes for kids are (1) riding out of a driveway without stopping, (2) failing to stop for stop signs, and (3) suddenly swerving without looking back?

Join us on from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 at the Bath Senior Center (14480 Webster Road) for Bike Rodeo 2018.

Bring your bike and helmet (if you have one).  Become educated on Bicycle Safety, and ride the course to practice your skills and knowledge.

New and used bikes will be raffled off and helmets will be given to registrants (while supplies last).

Enter the drawing to win various bike accessories.

Rain date:  Thursday, May 31 – same time and location.

 

Bike Rodeo Itinerary 2018

6:00-6:15 – Registration, pamphlet offerings, helmet giveaways and refreshments for registrants

6:15-7:00 – Bike Safety Instruction

7:00 -7:10 – Bike Drawings and Helmet Giveaways

7:00 – Ride the course to practice your skills

> > Detailed Schedule, Raffle Instructions & Rules

 

THANK YOU SPONSORS

B Assessing

Bath Township Police Department

Clinton County Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (CAN)

Tri County Bike Association (TCBA)

Tommy’s Pizza

Sparrow Hospital, Capital/Clinton Area Safe Kids Coalition

League of Michigan Bicyclists

Kids Repair Program (KRP)

Tommy’s Pizza

Consultants on Call

Meijer

 

The goal of the Bike Rodeo is to provide an opportunity for participants to learn, practice, and demonstrate their bicycle handling skills in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere with provided instruction.

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.

Boys and girls ages 10-17, if you would be interested in attending class at the Kids Bike Repair Lansing location and learn how to tear down, service and rebuild a bike, this program is for you.

Each participant will receive the rebuilt bike, a helmet and bicycle lock. You must be able to commit to 5 consecutive days.

Call Becky at 641-5167 for more information.

Whether you have the endurance of a cheetah or the speed of a snail, this club is for you.

Through the activity of games, runners will strengthen, tone, and gain confidence for a healthy cardiovascular lifestyle by participating in this program.

The program culminates with a timed run prior to the Bath Middle School Cross Country Invitational in the fall.

Registration runs in the Bath Township Offices from June 2, 2018 – September 7, 2018.

Practice begins the week of August 13, 2018 with Program Coordinator Dan Vlasic.

Dan is in need of a parent assistant.  If interested please call Becky at 641-5167.

> > Summer Park Activities Brochure 2018

Daytime and evening program offerings, June 12 through August 7, 2018.

Free and open to the public. Registration required for Bowling on August 7, 2018.

Daytime programs will be held in James Couzens Memorial Park from 11:00-11:45 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

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.
This program needs parent volunteers; you don’t have to know the sport to teach it as Soccer Club members will provide a syllabus and training.

Program is in progress.

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.

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 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 Mission Statement

To provide educational programs, recreational activities, community facilities and quality parks for the enrichment of Bath Township residents.