FAQs

NYWLE 8th Annual Training Conference
Greek Peak Mountain Resort and Hope Lake Lodge 
2177 Clute Road, Cortland NY 13045 
October 25th– 27th, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions:

When should I arrive? 

For those arriving Tuesday there are a slew of activities to participate in:

*Cascades Indoor Waterpark will be available for $20.00 / day. Starlight arcade is just outside the Water Park entrance.

**Greek Peak Outdoor Adventure Center has Dual Zip lines, a High Peaks Challenge Course, Twin Creeks Team Challenge Course, a EuroBungy Zone (half trampoline / half Bungee jumping), a Laser Tag outdoor course and an Alpine Mountain Coaster for you to enjoy! Check out http://theoutdooradventurecenter.com for more information. Greek Peak is offering a discount of $7.00 passes for 1 mountain coaster ride!

***The Willow Brook Golf Club is located at 3267 NYS Route 215, Cortland NY 13045 within 5 miles of the Lodge. Nine holes with a golf cart will cost $17.00 and 18 holes with a cart is $27.00. Check out the other rates and hours of operation by visiting www.willowbrookcortland.com or calling (607) 756-7382. Contact CJ Ostrowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements to golf with other NYWLE members.

****The Waterfalls Spa, which is a full service salon, will be available throughout the Conference. Visit http://waterfalls-spa.com to see what services are provided and call (866) 948-3320 to book your appointment. Greek Peak will be offering "spa bucks" worth 20% off any of the services. There will also be a representative available in the hotel lobby during registration to book appointments.

How do I register for the Conference and Hotel Accommodations? 

Visit https://www.regonline.com/nywle2017annualconference and use access code: NYWLE (case sensitive) to register for the Conference. You will be able to pay by credit card online but checks and purchase orders must be sent to NYWLE PO Box 38052, Albany NY 12203. You MUST register online regardless of your form of payment. You can book your room during the registration process, through the link provided below or by calling (866) 764-7017. For the discounted rate use Group Code: NYWLE.  https://reservations.travelclick.com/73875?hotelId=73875#/guestsandroom 

*The Indoor/Outdoor pool and hot tub are included when you book a room with Hope Lake Lodge.

What is included with your registration fee? 

Your registration fee includes attendance at all training sessions, 
Lunch & Welcome Reception Dinner on Wednesday 10/25 
Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Banquet Dinner on Thursday 10/26
Breakfast on Friday 10/27 
Breaks throughout conference
*Does not include hotel accommodations*

There are NO SAFES in the rooms so please make other arrangements to secure your weapons (trunk, vehicle safe, cable lock, trigger lock, etc.)

When does the conference start? 

Conference registration will open from 11:00am – 12:30pm in the lobby of the Hope Lake Lodge.
During registration, the Waterfall Spa will be offering free chair massages in the hotel lobby. 
Lunch will begin at 11:30am in the TRAX Pub & Grill (included in your registration fee).

The conference program will commence promptly at 12:30pm

What should I wear?

Attire for the training sessions is business casual. 
All uniformed personnel should bring a uniform for a group photograph (Wed @ 2:30pm). 
Attire for the Banquet is semi-formal. 
Fitness attire for fitness activities (optional).

How do I support this year’s community service event?

In conjunction with our conference, we will continue our tradition of providing assistance to the community and will be partnering with the YWCA of Cortland NY “Aid to Victims of Violence”. Check out their website at http://cortlandywca.org. In summary, Aid to Victims of Violence provides comprehensives services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and other crimes. Through advocacy, crisis intervention, Legal referrals, phone counseling, support counseling, support groups, safe housing, Crime Victims Compensation Assistance and prevention education, the YWCA is empowering victims of abuse to live their lives free of abuse and oppression.

Cortland YWCA - Aid to Victims of Violence: 
Requested items:

Straight Talk minutes (Walmart) 
Small first aid kits 
Sippy cups 
Diapers (varied sizes) & diaper wipes 
Feminine hygiene products 
Overnight bags; tote bags hair spray, mousse, gels, ethnic hair care products 
Hairbrushes and hair accessories (ties) 
Phone chargers (android and i-phone) 
Contact solution, travel contact cases 
Glucometers, test strips, lancets 
Underwear and socks of varied sizes for adults and children, male and female 
Paper plates, disposable cups, plastic silverware 
Can openers 
Single serving microwaveable foods (soups, ramen noodles) 
Other microwaveable non-perishables (popcorn, box juices, ) laundry & dish soap 
Cleaning supplies (mop, sponge, cleaners) 
Toilet bowl brush 
Kitchen implements (ladles, spatulas, microwaveable, etc.) 
Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.)

NYWLE will be collecting your donated items during conference registration.