Fitter, healthier, happier at Bay College

Happy woman riding on exercise bike at the gym

Bay College encourages its students, faculty and staff as well as the community to get fit and take advantage of the recreation and wellness opportunities on Bay College's campuses. The Escanaba campus offers recreation opportunities to students and the community on and around the campus grounds. Most popular is the Besse Recreation Complex at Bay College which includes the Bay Soccer Fields, nature trails and a labyrinth.

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Recreation Facility

Bay College is home to the Northern Lights YMCA of Delta County.  Bay has been a partner with the YMCA for many years allowing students and faculty and staff the opportunity to use the YMCA facilities at low or no cost.  This partnership has been expanded to the Northern Lights YMCA in Dickinson County.  Bay also has partnered with the City of Escanaba and Bayside Soccer Association.  Soccer programs are available to area youth and adults on the two Olympic size fields located on the east side of campus.



Modeled after the classic design at the cathedral in Chartres, France, walking the labyrinth at Bay provides you with a renewed sense of peace, hope and insight.

 Soccer ball

Soccer Fields

The Bay College Soccer Fields are located in Escanaba off College Avenue on the east side of campus. The complex includes two full-size, regulation soccer fields and are equipped with an irrigation system and professional style goals. A pavilion concession area is available which offers refreshments and snacks during most game times. The complex has a large parking lot to the north, an adjacent college parking to the east and additional parking for the south field behind Bay College's M-TEC facility. Parents and youth alike are encouraged to get involved, participate and enjoy the sport of soccer. Summer recreation leagues as well as team sports are available and open to all area participants.