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Programs

CONY's mission is to promote, grow, develop, and enhance independently owned campgrounds in New York State. We support CONY member campground owners, managers, and staff in succeeding by providing at-large savings, scholarships, a legal hotline, and more.

Member Discounts

Constant Contact

Through Hospitality Connections, a member benefits provider through our state partnership with Campground Association Management Professionals (CAMP), we are pleased to offer a 25% discount on Constant Contact for new and existing user accounts.

Please email Emily, at emily@campnewyork.com, if you are interested and we will work with Hospitality Connections on your behalf to get you signed up with a new account or update your current account to reflect the discount.

Background Checks

Through Hospitality Connections, a member benefits provider through our state partnership with Campground Association Management Professionals (CAMP). Please email Emily, at emily@campnewyork.com, if you are interested in learning more about the Background Check Program. We will work with Hospitality Connections on your behalf to get you additional information to get you signed up.

Online Education Portal

In partnership with Vubiz, this portal will grant you, our valued members, and your staff access to a wide array of online courses at a group rate covering topics like Business, Compliance, Customer Service, Marketing & Sales, Diversity and Inclusion, Finance, Health & Safety, Human Resources, Information Technology, Personal Development & Wellness, and even Microsoft Office Courses.

You will be able to explore these courses 24/7, ensuring flexibility and convenience. Dive into our diverse range of courses to discover ones that cater to your specific needs and interests. Products of the Month Program: Each month select courses will be available to members at a deeper discount! CONY will email members about those select courses.

CONY Scholarship Program

Bob Klos headshot

The Robert C. Klos, Sr. Scholarship Program

Campground Owners of New York offers scholarships to members in good standing that have owned and operated their park for at least one year and been a member of CONY for one year.  As a part of our mission statement, continuing education is key in the success of growth, improvement and development of independently owned campgrounds in New York State.

As a member of CONY you are eligible to receive scholarship funds to be used toward the following:

  • National School of RV Park and Campground Management, operated by ARVC. Up to $300 per award. 3 scholarships available, annually. Deadline to apply is the last day of the annual CONY Exposition & Trade Show.
  • Attend the ARVC Annual Conference. Up to $300 per award. 1 scholarship available annually. Deadline to apply is October 30th.
  • Attend the CONY Exposition. Up to $200 per award. 1 scholarship available, annually. Deadline for application is October 30th.
  • "At Large" Scholarships for Continuing Education Courses that are applicable to the Outdoor Hospitality Industry (such as conferences for NCA, PaCOA, secondary education, seminars, etc). Up to $150 per award. 1 scholarship available annually. Deadline for application is October 30th.

Email application to info@campnewyork.com or mail to
CONY
ATTN: Scholarship Program
100 Saratoga Village Boulevard, 37s, Malta, NY 12020

Legal Hotline & Legal Services Plan

Helping protect CONY's members and their families.
In partnership with The Towne Law Firm, P.C. (a CONY Alliance Partner)
CONY Legal Hotline contact #: (518) 452-1800
or email Christine Taylor at Christine.Taylor@townelaw.com

As a benefit to CONY members in good standing, Campground Owners of New York has arranged the CONY LEGAL HOTLINE, to provide certain defined legal consultation at a free and/or reduced cost. "In good standing" means you must be an enrolled member in CONY with dues payments up-to-date at the time of your call. There are two options:

  1. The CONY LEGAL HOTLINE is a free one-half hour (30 minute) consultation annually. After that, should you opt for more fee-based services at a reduced rate, it would transition into representation in the LEGAL SERVICES PLAN.
  2. The LEGAL SERVICES PLAN is a more detailed fee-based program provided at the time The Towne Law Firm, P.C. is retained for legal representation.  You will be responsible for payment of court costs, filing fees and other expenses in addition to the Law Firm’s fees quoted in this Plan.  Special circumstances may affect the rates quoted in this LEGAL SERVICES PLAN.

Services and Rates:

A Will with a Health Care Proxy, Living Will and Power of Attorney for $550.00. Spouse/Life Partner for an additional $175.00.  Trusts and complex estate planning at 75% of our usual fees.

Other Information:

All other professional services not specifically mentioned in this Legal Services Plan shall be charged at 85% of The Towne Law Firm, P.C.'s usual and customary rates. All matters handled on an hourly basis will require an advance retainer payment. The Towne Law Firm, P.C. reserves the right to charge additional fees if your matter is more complex. Quoted fees and hourly rates may be changed after December 31, 2023; please inquire of our current fees after that date.

The CONY LEGAL HOTLINE is not covered by insurance. Participating members are wholly responsible for payment of legal fees and expenses. This program provides specified legal services at reduced rates to members and their families only

Definitions:

Immediate Family Member: the member’s spouse or life partner and children.

Court Costs: includes all out-of-pocket expenses, deposition fees, postage, photocopy costs, expert fees, and all expenses paid to court and third-parties on behalf of the client.

Year: a calendar year.

The full terms of The Towne Law Firm, P.C.'s representation will be defined and set forth in a formal retainer agreement/engagement letter. Note: The Towne Law Firm, P.C. may also offer discounts for other family members and household members who do not fit the definition of an “immediate family member”. 

Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

CONY Legal Hotline contact #: (518) 452-1800
Representing The Towne Law Firm, P.C.

CHRISTINE E. TAYLOR, ATTORNEY at Towne Law Firm

Christine E. Taylor is a Principal Partner at The Towne Law Firm, P.C. in the Albany, New York office, who focuses her practice in the areas of Hospitality Law, Business Law, Labor and Employment Law, Real Estate Law, Trusts, Estate Law, and Litigation.
Learn More About Christine Taylor

Office Locations:

Albany Office (Main Office): 500 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, (518) 452-1800

Saratoga Office: 137 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, (518) 587-7300

Burnt Hills Office: 281 Scotch Bush Rd., Burnt Hills, NY 12027 (518) 884-9150

Additional Offices: Bennington, VT, Arlington, MA, and Sparta, NJ

www.townelaw.com

CONY Legal Hotline (518) 452-1800 or email Christine Taylor at Christine.Taylor@townelaw.com

CONY Legal Hotline Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This is the ability to reach a lawyer by email or phone to ask for guidance on a legal issue without forming an attorney client relationship. It is a free service available to CONY members in good standing.

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