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

Current Programs & Events

Adult Fitness & Wellness Activities

Gentle Yoga will not meet on Memorial Day (May 27) and will make up the class on June 3.

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

  • Mondays from 5:15 – 6:15 pm on April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 20 & 27, 2019 for a fee of $36.00.
  • Wednesdays from from 6:15 – 7:15 pm on April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 for a fee of $36.00.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Mondays from 5:15 – 6:15 pm on June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 2019 for a fee of $36.00.
  • Wednesdays from from 6:15 – 7:15 pm on June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 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.

REGISTRATION FORM

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)

  • 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

Bath Township residents are invited to take part in a free night of bowling from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at City Limits East.   Pre-registration is required in the Bath Twp. Offices.

Schedule a time to begin bowling when completing the registration form.  Registrants in each lane will receive 2 free games of bowling and free rental of a pair of shoes (no street shoes may be used).  Indicate your shoe size needed on the registration form to expedite the arrival process.  Anyone arriving after 6:00 p.m. forfeits their bowling experience.  Anyone under the age of 18 must have an adult attend the event with them.

Each lane will be assigned up to 8 bowlers.  Register simultaneously as a group to be placed on the same lane.

Meals and drinks are the responsibility of the registrant.

All ages are welcome to join us.

Once registered, you will receive a welcome letter.  Keep a copy of the emailed letter for future reference.

Space is limited so register early.

Information Sheet

Registration Form

The American Heart Association, First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Practical is offered in this 2-part class consisting of a 4-hour Online Course (taken at your leisure) followed by a 1.5-hour Practical at the Bath Township Fire Department.

Participants must pre-register in the Bath Twp. Offices (no later than June 12) and take the 4-hour online American Heart Association online class at https://elearning.heart.org/course/9 prior to attending the 1.5 hour Practical (“show me” day) offered by Bath Township Police Officer Greg Welch and Assistant Fire Chief Ben Zeeb. Those passing the online course and Practical will receive their 2-year certification
card from the AHA via an email.

Cost: Online class plus a $20.00 fee for the practical with Parks and Recreation partners.

If you need access to a computer, please consider using the Bath Township Public Library’s resources.

Class is limited to 12 students with a minimum of 4 registrants.

Program Information Sheet

Registration Form

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

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.

Dates: Tuesdays, May 14 and/or May 28
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Bath Community Center (5959 Park Lake Road – Bath)
Cost: $25.00/ class (non-refundable)
Ages: 15+
Registration: Bath Charter Township -14480 Webster Road – Bath (517) 641-6728
(Deadline – May 14 class – May 7, 2019 and May 28 class – May 21, 2019)

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. Register for 1 class or 2. Each class is $25.00.

Information & Registration Form

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.

Open to grades 1-5, Rebecca Christmas is offering a Summer Dance program on Thursday’s in the Bath Community Center from 5:15-6:00 p.m. Dates include June 20-August 1 with a mandatory recital during Bath Days (August 2 & 3).

Dance to Will Smith’s Wild Wild West, Christina Aguilera’s Car Wash, and Meghan Trainor’s Bang Dem Sticks during Dance – Summer 2019. Tumbling will also be included in the program. Each participant will receive a t-shirt for participating in the program.

Parents will need to provide shorts, t-shirt, and a pair of white canvas tennis shoes (to be decorated).

Program Information Sheet

Program Registration Form

Emergency Medical Form (REQUIRED)

Participants registering for the first time in a Parks & Recreation program will also need to complete the Concussion Packet below.

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

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

2019 Teams & Schedule

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

Player, Coach and Parent Information

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.