NYSPOA 2019 Training Conference: “3 Days of Peace, Love, & Supervision.”

The New York State Probation Officers Association is pleased to announce our 2019 Training Conference will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2019 – Friday, August 2, 2019 at Resorts World Catskills, Monticello, New York. Our theme is “3 Days of Peace, Love, & Supervision” due to the venue being near the original Woodstock Festival which will be celebrating its’ 50th Anniversary this summer.

The three-day conference is packed with dynamic workshops, networking opportunities, and vendor exhibits. 

2019 Conference Guide – revised July 31, 2019

Awards Luncheon

On Thursday, August 1, 2019, we will host our awards luncheon to honor Probation Officers from across the State as they are recognized for their exemplary performance and commitment to the Probation profession. For further information on our awards and nomination procedures click here. 

Conference Scholarships

Tickets for raffle prizes, which have been donated by vendors, NYSPOA Board members, and various businesses, are sold throughout the conference and the proceeds are used to fund future conference scholarships. This year, we are excited to announce the availability of seven (7) NYSPOA scholarships from the funds raised during our 2018 Conference. For further details on how you can win a scholarship to the 2019 conference click here.


Hotel Accommodations and Conference Venue

There is a block of rooms available to Conference attendees at Resorts World Catskills (RWC), 888 Resorts World Drive, Monticello, New York 12701. The hotel room rate of $169 King Suite / $219 Double Queen Suite per night is guaranteed for reservations made by July 3, 2019. The room rate is being offered for two days pre/post conference. Non-discounted rooms this time of year are at a higher premium price.

*Please note that firearms are prohibited on the premises of RWC.

To reserve your hotel room(s) online, click here.  Note: you may need to use the GROUP SIGN IN tab with the booking code 211.

To reserve by phone, you may contact the central reservation department at (833) 586-9358.  Please advise the agent that you are making reservations for the block of rooms for the New York State Probation Officers Association conference. 

Crystal Life Spa at Resorts World Catskills

The Spa will be offering a group discount of 20% off their Spa services during our stay. You may call the Spa directly at 845-428-7200 ext. 2131 to book your appointment(s). When booking your appointment(s) you will need to mention that you are with the NYSPOA group to receive your discount.  According to Spa Operations Manager Mary Horne, “our most popular treatments are our Ultimate Zen Ritual, our Aromatherapy Massage and the “C” the Difference Anti-Oxidant Facial.” To view the full Crystal Life Spa’s list of services, click here.  


About Resorts World Catskills 
Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino resort includes an 18-story all-suite hotel and a casino and entertainment complex featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 2,150 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room and private gaming salons. The casino resort destination also offers more than 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars and lounges. The hotel features 332 luxury suites, including 27 premium accommodations consisting of garden suites, penthouse suites and two-story villas. Additional hotel amenities include the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, and two fitness centers.

The destination resort in which Resorts World Catskills is located will also include an entertainment project providing additional entertainment, food and accommodations. In early 2019, a Rees Jones-redesigned golf course and The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark will also be added to this destination resort.


Destination: Sullivan County & The Catskills

There is so much for you, your family, and colleagues to experience before, during and after our conference and we hope that you will be able to take advantage of what this area has to offer.  

Did you know that Bethel, New York (which is located in Sullivan County) is home to the original Woodstock Festival held August 15 – 18, 1969, and this year is the 50th Anniversary?  Have you ever experienced Bethel Woods Center for The Arts?

Monticello Motor Club is a private “country club racetrack” for automotive enthusiasts. Drivers can experience sports cars the way they were meant to, with no speed limits. More than just a track, MMC is a destination with an array of services and amenities built to accommodate drivers of all abilities.

Not too far from the conference venue is the Town of Roscoe, which is known as Trout Town USA and is also home of the Roscoe Beer Company – a top prize award recipient in the first “Taste of NY Craft Beer Challenge” that was sponsored by Governor Cuomo in New York City in May 2017.

If you love Broadway theater and Cabarets, the Forestburgh Playhouse will be performing “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” during our stay.  

Sullivan County is also home to many golf courses.  

Whether you prefer a Vegas style resort and spa; family fun at the waterpark; a round of golf; reeling in some trout; tasting a flight of craft beers; you are a music, art, and cultural enthusiast (especially of the Woodstock era); or enjoy a rafting trip down the Delaware River with Indian Head Canoes, there is something for everyone to experience during this years NYSPOA conference destination. Please note, we will be arranging a “River Blast” group rafting trip for Friday, August 2, 2019 after the close of our conference (details below). 

Rafting Down the Delaware – Group Event on Friday, August 2, 2019 following the conference with Indian Head Canoes. Price is $35 per rafter, and you must complete and bring this waiver of agreement with you.

Rafters will meet at Indian Head Canoes & Rafts’ Knights Eddy, New York base and raft down the river to Matamoras, PA (6 mile rafting trip). The cost includes rafting trip and transportation back to your vehicle at Knights Eddy. To learn more about this excursion click here.

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