Primitive Pursuits is offering a winter break (2/12, 15,16) camp.  Information at the link below:

Winter-Camp Flyer

For the February basketball practice and game schedule, please click on the link below.

February practice schedule 1.0

Winter indoor soccer begins Sunday, January 24 in the Sue France HS gym!  Open supervised pick-up games. Sneakers, no cleats.  Balls provided.

COST – $2/Sunday session per play, parents may play in free; no registration form, just sign in in gym.


1:15- 2:15   GRADES K – 2

2:15 – 3:15  GRADES 3 – 5

3:15 – 4:15 GRADES 6 – UP

Primitive Pursuits is back for another round of fun and adventure in the great outdoors! 

The winter session will begin Tuesday, January 12, immediately after school;  meeting in the Middle School Lobby.  Sessions will be once per week through march, excluding school holidays

  • When: The winter session will begin Tuesday, January 12, immediately after school;  meeting in the Middle School Lobby.  Sessions will be once per week through march, excluding school holidays
  • What: Activities will take place outside and in the woods that make up part of the Newfield Central School District grounds.  Among the activities will be exploration, tool making, cooking, and survival skills.  Participants should dress warmly knowing that they will be outside in cold temperatures for approximately 1 – 2 hours most sessions.  Parents will be expected to pick up their children at 5 pm by the middle school doors unless otherwise arranged.
  • Who: for grades 5 – 8 girls and boys

Supervision and instruction will be by experienced leaders from the Cooperative Extension Primitive Pursuits staff led once again by Zack Koslowski.

There is a maximum number of 12 participants and the program is free thanks to matching funds from among other sources, The Newfield PTA, The United Way of Tompkins County, and Tompkins County Youth Services.

Further information on Primitive Pursuits can be found at

Newfield Recreation Registration Form for Primitive Pursuits


For the Recreation basketball practice schedule for January, click the link below:

january practice schedule 3.0

Newfield Recreation Registration Form 2014 updated

Youth Winter Cheerleading

This program is about working together to teach the fundamentals of cheerleading, along with positive school and community spirit. Squads are split into 3 groups Pep squad (1st-2nd grade), Junior squad (3rd-4th grade), and Senior squad (5th-6th grade). Winter Registration for Recreation Cheerleading will be held November 2nd and 3rd from 6:30 to 7 pm at the Newfield Town Hall. For 2nd-6th cost is $45 for your first child, $15 for a 2nd, $10 for each additional child. For K-1st cost is $40 for your 1st child, $15 for a 2nd, $10 for each additional child.

Practice times:

  • Pep: Wednesdays 6-7 pm
  • Junior and Senior: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7:30 pm and Saturdays 9-11 am

Site and times: TBA

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.


Adult wellness programs will continue with open basketball in the HS Gym on Monday and Thursday evenings starting at 8 pm and Adult open volleyball on Wednesdays.  Tai Chi, a program of the Taoist Society of Ithaca, will be on Mondays and Wednesdays  in the elementary school room 68 beginning at 4:45 pm.  Yoga Dance with Deb DeLorenzo, also weekly, meets on Tuesdays in room 68 of the elementary school from 5:15-6:15 pm.  Deb may be reached at  and classes will begin 9/16  Thursdays will be present Zumba Gold from 5:30-6:15 in room 68.  For further information please contact Cindy Hoffman, Instructor, at 607-592-8699 or or Reid Hoskins, Recreation Director, at 220-3461 or

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



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 
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             

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