Truck or Treat RESCHEDULED

Due to anticipated inclement weather and a high volume of rainfall, the Bath Township Truck or Treat event has been RESCHEDULED to Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 6 – 7:15 pm in the north parking lot of the Bath Elementary School.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but feel this is the best option for the approximately 40 businesses and 400+ participants and their family members. Thank you to the Bath community for your understanding.

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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

More information coming soon. Check back here, or visit Bath Township’s Facebook page.

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.

Required Forms & Information

Registration Form for K-1 Basketball Clinic

Emergency Medical Form

Consent to Participate

Parent Code of Ethics Agreement

Player Code of Ethics Agreement

Concussion Awareness Acknowledgement

Concussion Awareness Fact Sheet
For Athletes, Parents & Coaches

Please also refer to the tabs above regarding Coaching, Handbook, Scholarships, and additional opportunities to volunteer.

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.

Buck Pole 2017 will be held at the Bath Township Senior Center on November 15 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Those in attendance will be treated to chili, coffee and hot chocolate. A door prize raffle will be held and prizes will be awarded to those winning the Buck Pole contest.

Drums Alive class will be held on Thursdays from 6:15 – 7:15 pm at the Bath Community Center. Dates include September 14, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017.

The fee to participate is $40.00 for this 5 week 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 reduced rate ($78.00).

Registration takes place at the event.

Fingers & Toes Before It Snows provides free winter clothing to local needy families.

To donate clean gently used or new hats, gloves, mittens, coats and socks please visit the Bath Senior Center or Bath Township Offices where collection boxes have been placed.

If you are in need of these items, please visit the lakeside Chapel Reachout Center at 5800 Park Lake Road on Thursdays from 2-5 p.m.

Donations will be accepted through October 28, 2017.

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).

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

  • Session I is held on Mondays from 5:15 – 6:15 pm on September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2017 for a fee of $36.00. Registration takes place at the event.
  • Session II is held on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 on September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 2017 for a fee of $36.00. Registration takes place at the event.

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 more than one class is offered and you are unable to make your scheduled night, you are welcome to make up the class on the other class night offered (if there are enough registrants to have one).

Required Forms

Do you like to fish but lack the equipment to do so? Fishing poles are available for checkout at the Bath Township Offices along with a small tackle box.

To check out the equipment, you must be 17 years or older and a resident of Bath Township (present a state l.D. as proof) and sign for the equipment. Simply stop into the Bath Township Offices and fill out the registration materials.

Registrants can use the poles for up to 3 days (or longer if arrangements are made) before returning the equipment to the Township.

Join us for this 1-day class and learn how to crochet a rag rug using sheets or old clothing. The class will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Bath Community Center.

Instructor Trudy Cox will walk you through the best types of material to use, how to cut your material, and the many different ways to join your strips of fabric. Trudy has many years of experience crocheting rugs and welcomes the opportunity to teach her talents to those who enjoy the art of crocheting. She believes anyone can learn to crochet.

Required Forms

Rag Rug Crocheting Registration Form

Everyone must pre-register at the Bath Township Offices, no later than Friday, November 10, 2017.

Truck or Treat RESCHEDULED

Due to anticipated inclement weather and a high volume of rainfall, the Bath Township Truck or Treat event has been RESCHEDULED to Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 6 – 7:15 pm in the north parking lot of the Bath Elementary School.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but feel this is the best option for the approximately 40 businesses and 400+ participants and their family members. Thank you to the Bath community for your understanding.

Families with ghosts and goblins are invited to stop in and trick or treat at the businesses on site.

Bring your coins to cast your vote for the “coolest” decorated space as each penny equals 1 vote. Money collected will be used to support the youth Scholarship Assistance Program fund.

Additional Information

Zumba class will be held on Monday’s from 7:15 – 8:15 pm at the Bath Community Center. Dates include September 11, 18, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017.

The fee to participate is $48.00 for this 6 week class, or $9.00 per class drop-in fee.

Join both Zumba & Drums Alive at a reduced rate ($78.00).

Registration takes place at the event.

Parks & Recreation Mission Statement

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