Summer Activities 2019

Bath Township Parks & Recreation has partnered with the Bath Community School’s Summer Lunch program to offer daytime programs prior to lunch being served. All daytime programs will be held in The Bath Middle School Cafeteria from 11:00-noon (unless otherwise noted). Attend a program and stay for lunch. A small fee will be charged to adults wishing to eat lunch with their child following the programs. Summer Activity Programs are free and open to the public.

Summer Activities Brochure

ARE YOU READY TO GO GAGA?

We have installed a GaGa Ball pit at Wiswasser Park! We’ve even provided a ball so all you have to do is find people and PLAY!

GaGA is a variant of dodgeball that is played in a “pit.” The game combines dodging, striking, running, and jumping, with the objective of being the last person standing. Players hit the ball at each other with their hands, and are eliminated if the ball strikes them on or below the knee.

Current Programs & Events

Adult Fitness & Wellness Activities

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

  • June/July: Mondays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm on June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 2019 for a fee of $36.00
  • June/July: Wednesday are cancelled until July/August as there were not enough registrants.
  • July/August: Mondays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm on July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 for a fee of $36.00.
  • July/August: Wednesdays from from 6:15 – 7:15 pm on July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, 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.

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  at the Bath Community Center (5959 Park Lake Road – Bath)

  • June/July: Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm: June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, 2019 – $30.00/session or drop in for $7.00/night
  • August/September: Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, September 5, 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

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

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.

Hunter Safety Information

Registration Form

Program Itinerary

Map to Rose Lake Shooting Range

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.

Bath Township Parks & Recreation 6th Annual Ice Cream Social
Thursday, July 25, 2019
3:00-7:00 p.m.
James Couzens Memorial Park (held during Farmer’s Market)

Informational Flier

Date:July 30, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Bath Community Center (5959 Park Lake Road – Bath)
Cost: $35.00/ class (non-refundable)
Ages: 15+
Registration: Bath Charter Township -14480 Webster Road – Bath (517) 641-6728

Join Maryanne Rhoades for a fun evening of chalking. Learn a simple new way to craft. Create your own super cute DIV home decor piece to take home with you.

All supplies are included. You will leave the workshop with your reusable silk screen transfer and finished piece.

Registration ends 7 days prior to class meeting.

Information Flier for July 30 Program

Youth Activities & Sports

Team #1 – Coach Brennan Powers
Team #2 – Coach Karin Neuman
Team #3 – Coach Erin Carlson
Team #4 – Coach Kate Hebeler
Team #1 – Coach Bryan Lewis
Team #2 – Coach Steve Brimley
Team #3 – Coach Gabe Sowa
Team #4 – Coach Jake Jackson
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.

Registration will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Bath Township Offices from June 4, 2019 to August 1, 2019 for any boy or girl entering kindergarten through 3rd grade wishing to play Flag Football. (Bath residents will take precedence during registration.)

Once again, we will be joining the Coed HYRA (Haslett Youth Recreation Area) Flag Football league. This 5v5 league provides the opportunity for everyone to score.

Practices will be held in Bath (beginning around the first of September) and continue throughout the season (ending around the first of November). Practice for grades K & 1 are 1 hour; one time per week and practice for grades 2 & 3 is 1.5 hours for one time per week.

All games will be played in Meridian Township on Sunday afternoons beginning at 1:00 p.m. Cleats for grades 2 and up are recommended but optional. All participants must purchase and wear a mouth guard for practices and games, no exceptions.

Program Information Sheet

Program Registration Form

Emergency Medical Form (REQUIRED)

If your child has not participated in a Parks & Recreation sport before, you are also required to complete the Concussion Packet.

Concussion Packet

Sky Dome Planetarium
Date & Time:  July 31, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Reservations Required: Call 641-7111 to reserve a spot.
Bath Elementary gym – 13789 Webster Road
Free and open to the public

Bath Township Parks & Recreation has partnered with the Bath Community School’s Summer Lunch program to offer daytime programs prior to lunch being served. All daytime programs will be held in The Bath Middle School Cafeteria from 11:00-noon (unless otherwise noted). Attend a program and stay for lunch. A small fee will be charged to adults wishing to eat lunch with their child following the programs. Summer Activity Programs are free and open to the public.

Summer Activities Brochure

U6 Soccer Registration will run from June 3-August 2, 2019 in the Bath Township Offices. This program is open to boys and girls born between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015 (birthdates are strictly adhered to). The U6 Soccer Clinic includes both the Fall 2019 season and Spring 2020 seasons.

The Fall season will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, dates to include September 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, October 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 2019, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Spring season will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Players that register prior to the registration deadline of August 2, 2019 will receive a soccer ball.

Program Information Sheet

Registration Form

Emergency Medical Form (REQUIRED)

If your child has not participated in a Parks & Recreation sport before, you are also required to complete the Concussion Packet.

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.

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.

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.