North East Adventure and Travel Symposium

November 7–9, 2019

The Travel and Adventure Affinity Group (TAAG) is excited to announce the 2nd Annual North East Adventure and Travel Symposium, hosted at YMCA Camp Chingachgook, a year-round retreat center, outdoor school, summer camp, and adventure trip program base. Instructors and speakers come from national associations and are recognized experts in backcountry trips, outdoor leadership, and travel programming.

NEATS is an excellent opportunity to develop common practices and analyze emerging trends in off-site programming in the Trip and Travel industry. Through open dialogue and strategy development between outdoor professionals, we strive to introduce a lasting, comprehensive network through a cost-effective and inclusive platform. Discussing individual risk management practices and how those pertain to organization standards will help us as an industry to learn and implement new resources to support healthier programming.


Register online for NEATS Here

Registration Form


Please mail, fax, or email one registration form per attendee.

  • If flying into Albany Airport, we can provide a shuttle for an additional fee of $25 each way. Please arrange to arrive by 3PM the day before the conference and depart after 2PM the closing day of the conference.
  • Overnight lodging is available at Chingachgook in rustic, heated, shared bunk cabins with bathrooms in a separate building. The cost for lodging is $25 per night.

Mail: YMCA Camp Chingachgook. 1872 Pilot Knob Rd. Kattskill Bay, NY 12844.
Fax: 518-656-9362
Email: Carol Lewis, Office Manager at
For questions, please email or call Craig Poole at 518-656-9462 ext. 6646.

Speakers and Vendors

Are you or your company/organization interested in sharing what you do with Adventure and Trip professionals from around the country? Do you have a related session or workshop that you would like to share during our breakout times? Join us at this year’s conference!

Click here to submit a session proposal or email Craig Poole for more information.

Do you have a product or service you wish to share with members of the Trip and Travel industry? Email Craig Poole for more information.