Recreation

Welcome to the Town of Newfield Recreation Department.

We offer a variety of recreation opportunities for the community, and we are always looking to expand and improve our offerings.  Almost all of our recreation programs are held on Newfield Central School District grounds or inside the school’s facilities. Without the support from the school district many of our programs would not be possible. In any community, communication is key.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any ideas, questions or concerns by using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

 

Brian Miller

The Recreation Department would like to extend its sympathy to the family of Brian Miller, who passed away recently.  Brian was a longtime supporter and activist for Newfield Recreation programs and wore many hats as a volunteer, coach, and leader.  He will be missed by all.  On a personal note, I remember Brian’s passion for the basketball program and his drive to make it the best program for his son as well as all the children who participated.  It was one of my first introductions to the Newfield Community and he and Stacy made me feel at home.  You might disagree with Brian but you could not help but respect his dedication and drive to do things to the best of his ability.  And he did.

As a gesture of Brian’s love of community and especially youth sports, his family has asked that donations can be made to the Newfield Recreation Department.  A dedicated fund has been created for these donations and an appropriate use will be found for them in the near future.   We are grateful for this lasting memorial to Brian.

Congratulations to all that participated in the Ithaca festival Mile Thursday, May 28.  Thanks Paul, Maggie and Michele for all your hard work!  Click on the link below to see a collage of our Newfies running.

track collage – Ithaca Festival Mile

Recreation Summer Day Camp is accepting 2014 applications.  Information on the camp may be found in the Recreation Catalog by clicking below.  Applications are available at the Town Hall or by the Elementary school Office  If you need a scholarship or participate through DSS please check in with us regarding process.  You can also click on the link below and print a copy of the application.  CAMP APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH  MONDAY, JUNE 16.  FULL PAYMENT DUE BY BEGINNING OF CAMP, JUNE 30.

Summer Camp 2014 application form

Adult wellness programs continue with open basketball in the HS Gym on Monday and Thursday evenings starting at 8 pm.   Tai Chi, a program of the Taoist Society of Ithaca, is on Mondays and Wednesdays  in the elementary school beginning at 4:45 pm.  Yoga Dance with Deb DeLorenzo is also weekly on Tuesdays in the elementary school at 5 pm.

Two new Adult programs are in the works:

Adult volleyball, will run weekly on Wednesday evening from 8 – 9:30 pm in the HS Gym.  It is an open play format.  A one-time $10 fee is asked to cover expenses and is good through the end of the school year.

Creativity is Me is an original art course, designed to empower/stimulate development and understanding of personal creativity and self expression.  Ages 15 years and older are invited to join. For more, click the link below:

Creativity is Me     As of now the class has been postponed and we will update its new times soon.

More information on all these programs and answers to any recreation questions concerning our community may be found in our online catalog, link below; or by contacting the Recreation Department (information at the bottom of the page).

How to Register: For youth sports programs, we hold sign-up nights a few weeks before the program starts at the Newfield Town Hall. We accept applications at Town Hall anytime leading up to the sign up.  Applications will be accepted after the sign-up nights  all the way through the first week of the program. In our guide each activity has a sign up time listed. Unfortunately, we do not have a way to sign up electronically.

Support: 
Our department  thrives on community support. Support comes in multiple forms: grants, fundraising efforts, donations, as well as volunteering. Volunteers make our recreation department happen, and we are always looking for new volunteers to help with rec programs.  If you would like to volunteer to participate, lead or coach please contact us.  
The Newfield Recreation Department is proud to have the support of the United Way of Tompkins County 
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Newfield Recreation Department Mission: The Newfield Recreation Department enhances the quality of life in Newfield, NY by advocating for the recreation and leisure needs of the community, providing a year-round offering of inclusive and sustainable program opportunities, and promoting social, mental, and physical well-being in a manner that emphasizes cooperative community spirit and fun
Contact: Reid Hoskins, Recreation Director  or Sierra Yaple,  Supervisor at 607 220-3461 or 607 564-9811                       Recreation@newfieldny.org

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