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2016 Renovations / Upgrades

This past spring, we have focused on resort-wide improvements to The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway and Fernwood Resort. This includes enhancements to interiors such as new bedding, laminate flooring, flat-screen televisions, and kitchen upgrades, as well as exterior improvements such as new roofs, beautiful gardens, courtyard refurbishing, siding, repainting and paving.
 

Exterior renovations & upgrades continue at The Tree Tops & Fairway Villas.      Interior renovations & upgrades continue at The Tree Tops & Fairway Villas.

 
We have been adding to our ever-growing list of year-round amenities over the past season; we have added a new trampoline attraction, two children’s ropes courses, and a new zip line course at Pocono TreeVentures. These attractions join our other amenities, such as an 18 hole par 71 golf course, Pocono TreeVentures aerial ropes adventure course, Blue Lightning all-season tubing, Pocono Zip Racer dual racing zip lines, Wintergreens Patio Grill with live entertainment, canoeing on the Delaware River, horseback riding, massage, mini golf, paintball, indoor and outdoor pools, bumper boats and Valley Station video game area.
 
We will continue to expand our amenities and upgrade our facilities to provide outstanding vacation ownership experiences and memories.

Daily Activities

Here is a quick list of what is going on at The Villas at Tree Tops & Fairway®. When you check-in you will receive a Resort Guide that includes all the details for each activity along with times.

October 2016

MONDAY:
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

9:00 Water Aerobics at Fairway Indoor Pool. Join Maryann for your morning workout.

9:30 Staff Choice at Activity Central. Join the recreational staff for a fun activity.

10:30 Ghoul Bowling at Activity Central. See how many pins you can knock down.

11:30 Candy Bingo at Activity Central. It’s always fun when the prize is sweet.

1:30 Spooky Scavenger Hunt at Activity Central. Find the hidden treasures by using the clues.

2:30 Ping Pong Tournament at Valley Station. Have some fun competition against friends or fellow guests.

3:30 Family Trivia at Activity Central. Test your knowledge against other families.

TUESDAY:
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

9:00 Water Aerobics at Fairway Indoor Pool. Join Maryann for your morning workout.

9:30 Staff Choice at Activity Central. Join the recreational staff for a creative activity.

10:30 Make a Scary Mask at Activity Central. See how spooky you can make your mask.

11:30 Bean Bag Toss at Activity Central. Rack up the points by getting the bean bags in the hole.

1:30 Just Dance at Activity Central. Show off your dance moves and try for the highest score.

2:30 Open Board Games at Activity Central. Take your pick and have some fun.

3:30 Zumba at Activity Central. Get your blood pumping while exercising to a video.

Reminder: Please sign up in advance for tomorrow’s Fernwood Wine Trail Trip by calling 570-977-7731. Also, sign up in advance for tomorrow’s Ice Cream Social and Tie Dye by 5:00pm today by calling ext. 4239.

WEDNESDAY:
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

9:00 Water Aerobics at Fairway Indoor Pool. Join Maryann for your morning workout.

9:30 Staff Choice at Activity Central. Join the recreational staff for a fun activity.

10:30 Kids Charades at Activity Central. Act out clues without talking.

10:45 Fernwood Wine Trail Trip at Valley Station. Bus leaves promptly at 11:00am. The cost is $45.00 per person and includes two vineyard visits. Packages include transportation to and from the vineyards and four hours of tours and tasting. Children under 16 are not allowed on this trip. Sign up in advance by calling 570-977-7731 by 5:00pm Tuesday. (Fee Required)

11:30 Tic Tac Toss at Activity Central. A new twist on tic-tac-toe using bean bags.

1:00 Tie Dye at Activity Central. Please bring a white item to dye; no undergarments please. We do have limited amount of t-shirts for purchase for $10.00. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00pm Tuesday. (Fee Required)

3:00 Ice Cream Social at Activity Central. $3.00 buys 3 scoops with all the toppings. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00pm Tuesday. (Fee Required)

4:00 Make a Beaded Bracelet at Activity Central. Make a gift for yourself or someone back home.

6:00 Brain Freeze Trivia at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Test your brain and try to win prizes. Hosted by local personality Gary in the Morning. Ages 21+ only.

THURSDAY:
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

7:00am Day Trip to NYC. Bus leaves promptly at 7:00am. Begin with a tour of the historic 9/11 Museum then board the Express Liberty Boat Cruise to the Statue of Liberty, or split off from the group to go on your own NYC adventure. Bus leaves NYC to return at 5:00pm. For tickets and price information, call 570-977-7731. (Fee Required)

9:00 Water Aerobics at Fairway Indoor Pool. Join Maryann for your morning workout

9:30 Staff Choice at Activity Central. Join the recreational staff for a new activity.

10:30 Painting at Activity Central. Express your creativity through paint.

11:30 Make a Scarecrow Popsicle Stick Magnet at Activity Central.

1:00 Billiards at Valley Station. Play a fun, competitive game of 8-ball with a family member or fellow guest.

2:00 Yoga at Activity Central. Bend and stretch along with a video. We supply the mats.

3:00 Wii Darts at Activity Central. Play a virtual dart game with family or fellow guests.

4:00 Cash Bingo at Activity Central. Sponsored by Bushkill Ambulance Corp. (Fee Required)

FRIDAY:
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

9:30 Staff Choice at Activity Central. Join the recreational staff for a fun activity.

10:30 Halloween Craft at Activity Central. Create a Halloween craft of your choice.

11:30 Wii Bowling at Activity Central. Bowl virtual strikes as you play against family or fellow guests.

1:00 Free Play at Activity Central. Your choice of fun activities with the staff.

2:00 Make a Beaded Necklace at Activity Central. Make a necklace for yourself or someone special.

3:00 Air Hockey Tournament at Valley Station. Have some competitive fun with family members or fellow guests. 6 players maximum.

4:00 Family Feud at Activity Central. Enjoy a friendly competition against fellow guests.

5:00 – 8:00pm Frugal Fridays at Blue Lightning. All-you-can-slide for $19.00 per person. Includes tubing ticket and $5.00 food credit for Wintergreens Patio Grill. (Fee Required)

Friday, October 14th, 21st and 28th ONLY – 7:00pm – 12:00 midnight Hallowscream Nights at Pocono TreeVentures. Haunted hay wagon ride, pumpkin painting, scary movies, night zip lines and night ropes adventures. (Fee Required)
● 7:00 – 10:00pm Pumpkin Decorating meet at TreeVentures. Additional $3.
● 8:00pm FREE Scary Movies

8:00 – 11:00pm Classic R&B Night at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Enjoy DJ HotSause playing your favorite R&B songs. FREE to resort guests. Enjoy Ja-Tun singing R&B songs on October 14th.

Friday, October 28th ONLY – 8:00 – 11:00pm Pre-Halloween Classic R&B at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Enjoy Ja-Tun singing great R&B songs. FREE to resort guests.

Reminder: Please sign up in advance for tomorrow’s Fall Kids Camp, Ice Cream Social, and/or Tie Dye by 5:00pm tonight by calling ext. 4239.

SATURDAY
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

Saturday, October 15th ONLY – 9:30am – 12:00 noon Columbus Day Breakfast Buffet at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Adults $12.99 plus tax and children $6.99 plus tax. (Fee Required)

10:00am – 2:00pm Fall Kids Camp at Activity Central. Ages 5-12; $15.00 per child. Price includes pizza and juice, crafts, indoor and outdoor play depending on weather. Please dress children appropriately for outdoor play. Children must be potty trained. Please sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00pm Friday. (Fee Required)

2:00 – 6:00pm Family Karaoke at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Perform with your family to your favorite songs.

3:00 Tie Dye at Activity Central, Please bring a white item to dye; no undergarments please. A limited amount of t-shirts are available for purchase for $10.00. Please sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00pm Friday. (Fee Required)

4:00 Ice Cream Social at Activity Central. $3.00 buys 3 scoops with all the toppings. Please sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00pm Friday. (Fee Required)

7:00pm – 12:00 midnight Hallowscream Nights at Pocono TreeVentures. Haunted hay wagon ride, pumpkin painting, scary movies, night zip lines and night ropes adventures. See ad on this page. (Fee Required)
● 7:00 – 10:00pm Pumpkin Decorating meet at TreeVentures. Additional $3.00
● 8:00pm FREE Scary Movies

9:30 Comedy Jam at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Experience the #1 adult-only comedy show in PA with host Shawn Harvey. Showtime starts at 10:00 pm. Adults 21+ only. Limited tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Includes After Party with DJ HotSause. Call 570-982-6950 for tickets or purchase at the Check-In Center Fridays and Saturdays. (Fee Required) Will not take place on Saturday, October 29th.

Saturday, October 29th ONLY – 9:30 Hallo-Laugh Comedy Jam at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Join comedian Imagine and host Shawn Harvey for a spooky night of laughter. With costume party with door prizes for best costume and music by DJ HotSause. Showtime starts at 10:00 pm. Adults 21+ only. Limited tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. (Fee Required)

Reminder: Please sign up in advance for tomorrow’s Fall Kids Camp by 5:00pm tonight by calling ext. 4239.

SUNDAY
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

10:00am – 2:00pm Fall Kids Camp at Activity Central, Ages 5-12, $15.00 per child price includes pizza and juice, crafts, indoor and outdoor play depending on weather please dress children appropriately for outdoor play. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Saturday. (Fee Required) Will not be held on October 2nd.

10:00am – 12:00 noon Zip Before Your Trip. Head to Pocono Zip Racer before your trip back home. Pay just $20 to receive two zip line rides for the price of one. Show your Villas at Tree Tops & Fairway or Fernwood Resort guest card, Blue Lightning Tubing or Pocono TreeVentures armband to receive the special discount. Must be same rider. (Fee Required)

10:00am – 12:00 noon Slide Before Your Ride. Head to Blue Lightning Tubing before your trip back home. Pay just $16 for Blue Lightning Tubing and get 2nd rider for FREE. Show your Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway or Fernwood Resort guest card or Pocono TreeVentures armband to receive the special discount. (Fee Required)

Sunday, October 2nd ONLY – 10:00am – 5:00pm Oktuberfest at Blue Lightning. Head to Blue Lightning for a fun day of tubing and a special fall activity. Pay just $18 per person to tube all day. Price also includes one free fountain drink at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Fee may apply for fall activity. (Fee Required)

3:00 Make a Pumpkin Face at Activity Central. Try to make your best pumpkin face.

4:00 Just Dance at Activity Central. Show off your dance moves and see your score jump.

Sunday, October 9th and 30th ONLY – 7:00pm – 12:00 midnight Hallowscream Nights at Pocono TreeVentures. Haunted hay wagon ride, pumpkin painting, scary movies, night zip lines and night ropes adventures. (Fee Required)
● 7:00 – 10:00pm Pumpkin Decorating meet at TreeVentures. Additional $3.00
● 8:00pm FREE Scary Movies

*Please note some activities are age specific, may require your own materials, special clothing, and may have a cost associated with them. Activities are subject to change without notice – please consult the Resort Guide for details and times.

Welcome our New COO - Chuck Donnelly

Chuck Donnelly - COO

Chuck Donnelly – COO


We welcome Chuck Donnelly as our new Chief Operating Officer who joined the team in February 2016. His full focus is on improving the operations, cleanliness and maintenance of The Villas, and he has wasted no time jumping right in. If you get out and visit us this spring, you will see a great deal of activity all over the Resort with construction and renovations taking place on over half the villas. New flooring, roofs, furniture, beds, bedding, entry stairs, kitchen appliances and flat screen televisions are being installed. There will also be improvements at Wintergreens Patio Grill and we replaced half of the sand bunkers on the golf course last year and are continuing that project this season. You will see Chuck out and about supervising staff and construction and when you do, be sure to say hello.

Bushkill Group Inc. Completes $3 Million In Resort Renovations

BUSHKILL, PA (SPRING 2016) – Bushkill Group Inc. owners of The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway and Fernwood Resort have announced the completion of a $3 million dollar Resort renovation project overseen by the company’s new Chief Operating Officer, Chuck Donnelly. Andy Worthington, President and CEO of Bushkill Group Inc., stated, “Our continued strong business performance has helped us make the decision to increase our reinvestment in improvements to the Resort, implemented by our new COO Chuck Donnelly.” He continues, “We have been expanding our property over the past two years with the addition of all season tubing, an aerial ropes adventure course, zip lines and a new Check-in Center. This spring we focused on resort-wide improvements to our villas and infrastructure which includes a trampoline attraction, two new children’s ropes courses and a new zip line course at Pocono TreeVentures.”

  Improvements to villas included changes and upgrades to interiors that installed new bedding, flooring, flat-screen televisions, and kitchen upgrades. Exterior changes saw new roofs, courtyard refurbishing, siding, repainting and paving. Worthington continues, “We are one of the largest independent award-winning timeshare properties in the country, welcoming over 500,000 visitors to our villas and amenities throughout the year. As our vacation ownership sales continue to be on track to be the best in the history of our Resort, we are committed to keeping up with the demands of our customers.”

  The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway encompass a 400-acre Resort that borders on the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area. It offers accommodation in 650 one-to-four bedroom fully furnished villas. In addition, it offers an extensive list of year-round amenities that include an 18 hole par 71 golf course, Pocono TreeVentures aerial ropes adventure course, Blue Lightning All Season Tubing, Pocono Zip Racer dual racing zip lines, White Lightning Snowtubing with a Tiny Tot Play Area, horseback riding, paintball, Wintergreens Patio Grill with live entertainment and lakeside dining, canoeing trips on the Delaware River, massage, mini golf, indoor and outdoor pools, bumper boats, and Valley Station video game area.
The property employs over 500 and is one of the largest tax payers in the county. Worthington concludes, “We will continue to expand our amenities and upgrade our facilities to provide exceptional vacation ownership experiences. These new improvements have set the stage, our employees create the magic. I am thankful we have such a dedicated staff, led by Chuck and our management team, who are committed to our vision of providing lifelong vacation memories set against the backdrop of the Pocono Mountains.”

The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway and Fernwood Resort are located on Route 209 in Bushkill, PA adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. For timeshare ownership information, call 888-337-6966 or go to FernwoodResortPoconos.com.
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Contact: Gina Bertucci – 570-588-6661 x2118 – gbertucci@bushkillgroup.com – 6/01/16

Owners' Travels

The Villa Voice – Volume 15 No. 1
The Villa Voice – Web Site

Mountain View

Our RCI Point Owners have been taking full advantage of their memberships this past summer for memorable vacations.

While many members still continue to enjoy Florida destinations, others are travelling all across the country to many great locations such as Port O’Call in Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, Kings Creek Plantation in Williamsburg, Virginia and Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Connecticut.

One member used their points for a 2-week vacation. They spent one week at WorldMark Wine Country Sonoma County in California, where they enjoyed horseback riding through the vineyards. For their second week they went to Rockaway Beach Resort in Oregon and enjoyed whale watching and fishing.

Another member booked a trip using Last Call Vacations at the Westwind Club in the Bahamas for a full week for less than $700.00. They enjoyed the private beach at the resort. They also rented a sailboat and spent the day snorkeling.

Some other great travel destinations that owners have traveled to are:

  • Grande Villas Resort in Florida
  • Morritt’s Grand Resort in Jamaica
  • Dolphin Beach Club in Daytona, Florida
  • Mountainside Resort at Stowe in Vermont
  • Oceancliff in Rhode Island
  • Bluegreen at Atlantic Palace in New Jersey
  • Ocean Villas Beach Resort
  • Wolf Creek Village in Utah
  • WorldMark Schooner Landing in Oregon
  • Magic Tree Resort in Kissimmee, Florida
  • Quail Hollow Village in Drums, Pennsylvania
  • Villas of Ocean Pines in Maryland
  • Summer Place in Delaware
  • Harbour Lights in South Carolina
  • Sea Mist Resort in Maine
  • The Sands Resort at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire
  • Island Manor Resort in Rhode Island
  • Lake Placid Club Lodges in Lake Placid, New York
  • Chalet High North in Virginia
  • Shenandoah Crossing in Virginia
  • Shenandoah Wilderness Traveler in Virginia
  • A Place at the Beach III in North Carolina
  • Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Mountains in North Carolina
  • Fairfield Plantation in Georgia
  • Lorley in Georgia

There are many great vacation destinations just waiting for you. Call or log onto your RCI account at RCI.com and start planning.

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Villa Renovations Continue with a Projected $3 Million Budget

CEO Andy Worthington talks to Pocono Record Business Editor Wayne Witkowski on the subject of villa renovations and the launch of new amenities.

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