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RecThe City of Albion's Recreational Activities is now provided by the YMCA Battle Creek, with various events hosted at Washington Gardner, the Bohm Theatre, and many outdoor locations throughout Albion. These activities within the community are geared to enhance the cultural, psychological, social, physical, and educational well-being of the residents of Albion. Our mission is to get residents involved in healthier lifestyles and habits that foster a more vibrate, engaged and productive community.

COST: Free to Albion Residents (made possible through City of Albion Recreation/Battle Creek Family YMCA partnership) $5 for non-residents

WHO:  Anyone & Family Friendly (children under 16 must have a parent present)
SIZE:  Up to 25 Participants per class
(masks required indoors)
WHERE: Washington Gardner, 401 East Michigan Ave., Enter through the west door off Berrien St. Free Parking available on Berrien.
We are also hosting events at the Bohm Theatre, throughout the
City of Albion Parks and outdoor lots.  Please join us!

Albion July Fitness
Albion Water Aerobics
Albion Teens

Albion Elementary Camp 1
Highlights from last week: 
  • We had 4 participants achieve all seven punches on their Albion fitness class punch card and receive a Y shirt! Keep it up! NOTE* Our Albion fitness class punch card has moved to 14 punches - more motivation, more fun. 
    • Shirts are back in stock, sizes ranging from small to 4x Large. 
  • Wednesday, June 30, was the last day to attend classes and enter our June raffle. Later this week, Zane will provide the winning participant with a fun YMCA swag bag. 
Looking forward: 
  • Cardio Drumming at 6:30pm tonight, Yoga Flow at 6:00pm on Tuesday, July 7, and Power 1/2 hour at 10:00am on Saturday, July 10 will all be canceled due to instructor availability. There will also be no water aerobics this week. 
  • The Y is running a summer camp for children in grades K-3 at Crowell Elementary School. Camp runs M-Th from 8:30-3:30 and is free of charge for Albion residents. Lunch is provided. Please email for more information or to enroll. We are also running an Albion teen camp, 3:00pm - 5:00pm, at Holland Park M/W/F - contact for more information. These camps are made possible through our partnership with City of Albion Recreation. ! 
Plan your week:
  • Pictured is July's Albion fitness & pool schedule and pictures from classes last week. As a reminder, you can find the schedules on the Y's Facebook page: Battle Creek Family YMCA or by clicking the link, Facebook.
Quote of the week: 
"Work hard, stay strong" - motivational notes 
Once again, there will not be Cardio Drumming, Yoga Flow, Water Aerobics, or Power 1/2 hour July 5th - 10th.

Calhoun County, MI Parks & Recreation Department 

The Albion Recreation Department can be found on Facebook.

Rec. Desk Registration and Information

Historically the Albion Recreation Departments primary emphasis has been to provide activities for youth between the ages of 4 and 14 years of age. As the City changes demographically, the Recreation Department has and continues to explore programming to meet the recreational needs of the entire Albion Community.

The Albion Recreation Department, through partnerships with Marshall Public Schools, Albion College, The Battle Creek YMCA and other non - profit organizations utilizes a wide array of facilities within the city to provide programming for it's residents. This enables the Recreation Department to offer highly successful programs such as Mommy and Me Swimming; Water Aerobics; The Annual Easter Egg Hunt; The Daddy Daughter Dance; Summer Dreams Enrichment Camp; Peapod Summer Camp; Youth Football; Youth Basketball; Music in the Park; Free Movie and Lunch at the Bohm Theatre; The Community Bike Ride Program; T-Ball (which originated in Albion by then Recreation Director Jerry Sacharski) and more to the community.

While the primary goal of the City Recreation Department is to engage residents in leisure activities and to provide healthy lifestyle choices, we also understand and accept the responsibility to prepare our school-age youth for the educational and behavioral expectations of high school and beyond. To this end, many youth programs require that participants meet an academic and behavior standard to participate.

The City of Albion Recreation Department is funded through a Special Recreation Millage, part of which helps fund The Forks Senior Center. The Recreation Departments budget is augmented by grant funding, private donations, and program fees.

Albion YMCA Recreation

Respectively operated by YMCA Battle Creek 
Jill Hinde

Albion Recreation Manager to be announced soon!
Contact with any questions.