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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)


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 instructor Driscilla McCourtie in the Bath Community Center on Monday’s from 6:30-7:30 for 24-FIT Cardio Drumming.

It’s a workout for the entire body, as well as a powerful tool for stress reduction and mental balance. Come and experience the joy of music, movement, and rhythm and feel like a rock star! Break the rules, open the door and enter a new dimension of fitness!

Adults ages 18+ are invited to take part. Drop-ins and rental equipment is available for an additional fee.

Program Information

Registration Form

Fitness Liability Release Waiver

Boys and girls in 2nd & 3rd grades are invited to take part in the HYRA (Haslett Youth Recreation Association) recreation basketball league. Teams will consist of up to 8 players. Teams will be grade and gender specific.

1x/week/ 1.5 hrs.
Begins the week of January 8

On Saturday’s in Haslett
January 20-March 10, 2018
Coaches will act as officials.
Require a Bath Township Parks & Recreation reversible jersey.
No game on February 17, 2018


Clinic is FULL as of 10/27/2017.

Grab your tennis shoes and join in the fun of the Fall 2017 K-1 Basketball Clinic in the Bath Elementary Gym with Program Coordinator Al Wallace. This program will provide a recreational opportunity with instruction for the development of individual skills. An emphasis will be placed on team play and group cooperation. Dates include November 9, 16, 30, December 7 & 14, 2017 from 6-7 p.m.

Only youth in kindergarten and 1st grade are eligible to participate with Bath residents given priority. The fee to participate is $20.00 and must be paid at the time of registration.

Registration for the Clinic will be held in the Bath Township Offices through Tuesday, October 31, 2017, OR until 20 registrations are received.

Parents, if interested in helping out, please complete a coaching application by October 20 in the Bath Twp. Offices. If selected, you will be asked to submit a copy of your driver’s license that will be used to perform a background check.

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.
Sundays beginning November 5, 2017. No program December 24 or 31, 2017.
Bath Middle School Gym from 2 – 4 p.m.
Registration takes place at the event.

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.

Are you ready to get your Vegas on?

Join local residents ages 21+ as they board the bus for FireKeepers Casino on Friday, December 8, 2017.

Registrations will be accepted in the Bath Township Offices through December 4, 2017 or until 14 registrations are received (whichever comes first).

FireKeepers Casino offers slots, table games, Poker, video poker, Keno, and Bingo.

The bus will leave at 9 a.m. and return at approximately 3 p.m. The registration fee is $15.00 and is non-refundable.

With a full bus (14), FireKeepers will provide $10.00 in free play.

Registration Form

Boys and girls in grades 1-5 are invited to join Rebecca Christmas from February 5 – April 16, 2018 for Dance.

Class will meet on Monday’s at the locations listed in the flier below. Dance will not meet over Mid-Winter Break in February and the first week in April during Spring Break. We will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Registration through January 12, 2018 (at the Bath Charter Township Offices)

Fee: $42.00

Informational Flier

Registration Form

PLEASE NOTE: Additional registration forms are needed and can be obtained in the Bath Township Offices when payment is made.

Drums Alive class will be held on Thursdays from 6:15 – 7:15 pm at the Bath Middle School Cafeteria.

Dates include November 9 / 16 / 30 & December 7 / 14, 2017

The fee to participate is $48.00 for this class or $9.00/night. If you need to rent equipment, drop in for $11.00/class/date.

Join both Drums Alive and Zumba at a rate of $86.00.

Registration takes place at the event.

Zumba & Drums Alive: November/December will be the last classes taught by Instructor Colleen Opphile. Colleen will be joining her husband to assist in her family’s businesses. We want to thank Colleen for providing such quality programs through Bath Township Parks & Recreation during the past 7.5 years and wish her and her family nothing but the best as she embarks on a new chapter in her life. Colleen will be missed!!!

Currently pan fish have been tagged in Park Lake as part of the 2017 Annual Fishing Contest. Catch/spear/shoot a tagged fish and return the tag to the Bath Township offices to claim a prize.

The first 5 people to return a 2017 tag will receive their choice of the following:

  • 2 person – 4 hour walleye fishing trip on Houghton Lake, with guide Calvin Stier of No Fish, No Fee.
  • A custom rod.
  • A tackle box, tackle, rod holder and fillet knife.
  • A custom ice fishing rod.
  • 2 Flueger Fly Fishing Starter Kits, OR
  • A $50.00 Meijer Gift Card.

Tags for the fish were donated by David Hall of hallprinU:om (Australia).

American Heart Association Certification (2 years)
First Aid/CPR/AED Training
Fee:  $60.00 (includes class book)
Ages:  12-16 (with paying and attending adult) and 17+
Date:  January 20, 2018
Time:  9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location:  Bath Township Fire Department
Registration:  December 1, 2017 – January 2, 2018 (or until 20 registration are received in the Bath Twp. Offices – whichever comes first)

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

  • Mondays from 5:15 – 6:15 pm on December 4 / 11 / 18, 2017 & January 8 / 15 / 22, 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 Form

Zumba class will be held on Monday’s from 7:15 – 8:15 pm at the Bath Community Center.

Dates include November 6 / 13 / 20 / 27 & December 4 / 11 / 18, 2017.

The fee to participate is $56.00 for this class, or $9.00 per class drop-in fee.

Join both Zumba & Drums Alive at a rate of $86.00.

Registration takes place at the event.

Zumba & Drums Alive: November/December will be the last classes taught by Instructor Colleen Opphile. Colleen will be joining her husband to assist in her family’s businesses. We want to thank Colleen for providing such quality programs through Bath Township Parks & Recreation during the past 7.5 years and wish her and her family nothing but the best as she embarks on a new chapter in her life. Colleen will be missed!!!

Parks & Recreation Mission Statement

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