Recreation Programs

The Town of Olive Recreation Department offers a variety of fun-filled activities for residents of the Town. Town sponsored programs include youth baseball, soccer and basketball programs, and a six week Day Camp program for children ages 6 to 16 held during the summer months.

Also offered to our adult residents are softball and volleyball programs as well as an arts program and Yoga program.

Recreation Committee

The Town of Olive Recreation Committee serves in a volunteer capacity and is appointed by the Supervisor. They oversee all Town-sponsored recreation programs and make recommendations to the Town Board concerning parks and playgrounds, recreational programs, and swimming pool procedures. Seasonal adult and youth activities are sponsored by the Town of Olive Recreation Committee and are run by the Recreation Director.


Recreation Programs-Youth

Summer Rec Youth Program

A six week program runs Monday through Thursday during the summer at Lester S. Davis Park in West Shokan. The program offers supervised daytime recreational activities for Olive’s youth. Bus transportation is provided for children ages 6 to 16. A half day program is offered to children under age 6, however, private transportation is required. The program is run by the Recreation Director, Gene Sorbellini.

Click here for an application for employment to the 2014 Summer Rec Youth Program. This is for counselors and lifeguards. Click here for the L.I.T. application More information about the Youth Program may be obtained at 845-657-6920. Please mail all packets to the P.O. Box listed on the forms.

Click here for the Youth Program Registration Form and Information Packet.
More information about the Youth Program may be obtained at 845-657-6920.


Additional Programs

The Recreation Committee sponsors:

  • Little League [July through August]
  • Junior Basketball [November through March]
  • Soccer [August through October]


Recreation Programs-Adult


Softball Program

The adult softball program begins in late April and concludes in mid September. This program consists of both men and ladies leagues. A yearly sponsorship fee per team is required.


This program runs November through March and is conducted at the Onteora Junior-Senior High School in Boiceville.


Town of Olive Senior Recreation Program

For men and women ages 55 and over


Mondays  10am -12 noon
American Legion Hall
Mountain Road, Shokan

Class Fee: $40 per semester
or $5 drop-in fee. Scholarships available.

Some supplies provided: oil and acrylic paints, turps and brushes. Small fee charged for canvas. Experienced or no Experience. Come for instructions or work on your own. This is a fun class with lots of laughter.

Call Instructor: Judith Boggess, 657-5817 for more information.


Weights, Balance & Yoga
Wednesdays   9am – 10:30 am

Thursday evening (yoga only)
7pm ~ 8:30 pm

Olive Free library
Route 28 A, West Shokan
Class Fee: $40 per semester or $5 drop-in fee

Scholarships available. Bring yoga mat to both classes. Wednesday class incorporates some seated work with weights,  balance exercises, and yoga. Bring 1 to 5 pound weights, whatever you can comfortably handle. Wear loose comfortably clothing, eat lightly 1 hour before class. Experience not necessary.

Call instructor: Kathy Carey, 657-8028 for more information


Recreation Programs – Adult & Youth


Youth Basketball Program

The Olive Athletic Association in conjunction with the Town of Olive Recreation Department operates a Youth Basketball League.

This activity is for children in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Town of Olive and the Onteora Communities (Phoenicia, West Hurley and Woodstock). Teams are formed in all of the townships and will play games weekly at the Onteora High School Gym on Thursday evenings {7pm-9pm} during the time frame of December through March.

Children should wear sneakers and athletic clothing for the clinic. All fees are due at the time of registration {$30.00}

If you have questions please call the Olive Rec. phone 657-6920.

Children should wear sneakers and athletic clothing for the clinic. All fees are due at the time of registration {$30.00}

If you have questions please call the Olive Rec. phone 657-6920.


Little League:

Information about Mountain Valley Little League, Please click here


Town of Olive Pool

The swimming pool is located at Lester S. Davis Park in West Shokan. The pool facility operates from Memorial Day through Labor Day pending good weather. It is open to all Town of Olive residents and their guests. Seasonal or day passes are available at the pool lobby. The Pool is utilized Monday through Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm, for the Summer Recreation Program only. Contact the Pool personnel at 845-657-6373 for hours of operation, swimming programs, and admittance costs. The pool may close at time due to weather or staffing issues.

Swimming Pool Fees:
Adults (residents only): $3
Children (under 12): $2
Guests of Residents: $5
Season Pass: $45 for singles
$75 for Families

2014 Hours
(subject to change w/o notice due to weather, pool and staffing issues)

Pre-season: Weekends/ Holiday only, May 24th through June 15th   12:00 noon- 6:00 PM

Peak Season: June 24th and 25th  – 12:00 Noon -8:00 PM

Monday – Thursday, June 23rd through June 26th  –  3:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Friday, June 27th  – 12:00 noon- 8:00 PM

June 28th – September 1st open daily, hours vary as indicated.

Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s, June 28th – August 10th – 11:00 AM- 8:00 PM

Monday’s – Thursday, June 30th – August 7, open 4:00 PM -8:00 PM for the public; park and pool is closed to general public from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM but is open for children in the Town recreation program.

August 11th through September 1st pool open daily from 11:00 AM -7:00 PM


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