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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.

August 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 Outdoor Pool. Join Maryann for your morning workout.

9:30 Staff Choice at Activity Central. Join the recreation team for a fun activity.

11:00 Ping Pong Tournament at Valley Station. Enjoy a competitive match with fellow guests.

11:30 Water Balloon Toss at Activity Central. Pair off with a partner, have a blast and be prepared to get wet.

1:30 Beach Blanket Candy Bingo at Valley Station Outdoor Pool. Pull up a towel and win sweet treats.

2:30 Bean Bag Toss at Activity Central. Test your bean bag skills as you play a favorite tailgate game.

3:30 Volleyball at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Partner up with family or friends for a fun competitive game.

4:30 Zumba at Activity Central. Follow an instructional heart pumping dance video.

5:00 Pasta Feast at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Enjoy pasta specials with all of your favorite toppings. Live entertainment from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. (Fee Required)

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 Outdoor Pool. Join Maryann for your morning workout.

9:30 Staff Choice at Activity Central. Join the recreation team for a creative activity.

10:30 Scavenger Hunt at Activity Central. Find items on the list using the clues given, winner receives a prize!

11:30 Beach Blanket Candy Bingo at Tree Tops Outdoor Pool. Pull up a towel and win sweet prizes.

1:30 Swim Races at Tree Tops Outdoor Pool. Best breast stroke and butterfly stroke wins a prize.

3:00 Capture The Flag at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Partner up with friends for this exciting game.

3:30 Cash Bingo at Wintergreens Patio Grill, under the tent. Hosted by Bushkill Ambulance Corp. (Fee Required)

5:00 Family Movie, Picnic & BBQ at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Eat a picnic-style dinner on the patio and bring your blanket to eat on the Great Lawn. Enjoy a movie under the stars. (Fee Required) Movie begins at 8:45 pm. Movie is FREE to resort guests.

August 2nd – Jurassic World PG-13
August 9th – Hotel Transylvania 2 PG
August 19th – Frozen PG
August 23rd – The Good Dinosaur PG
August 30th – Goosebumps PG

5:30 Xbox Darts at Activity Central Partner up with fellow guest or play against video as you try to hit the bullseye.

8:00 Warm Up Trivia For Movie at Wintergreens Patio Grill.

Reminder: Please sign up in advance for tomorrow’s Fernwood Wine Trail Trip by calling 570-977-7731. Also, sign up for tomorrow’s Ice Cream Social and Tie Dye by 5:00 pm 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 Outdoor Pool. Join Maryann for your morning workout.

9:30 Staff Choice at Activity Central. Join the recreation team for a new activity.

10:45 Fernwood Wine Trail Trip at Valley Station. Bus leaves promptly at 11:00 am. 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 5:00 pm Tuesday. (Fee Required)

11:00 Beach Blanket Candy Bingo at Fairway Outdoor Pool. Pull up a towel and win sweet treats.

1:00 Tie Dye at Activity Central. Please bring a white item to be dyed. A limited amount of t-shirts are available for $10.00. No undergarments please. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Tuesday. (Fee Required)

1:00 – 4:00 pm Summer Pool Party at Tree Tops Outdoor Pool. Attend our pool party and enjoy music played by a special guest DJ as well as a show by Nigel the Ventriloquist. FREE to resort guests.

3:00 Ice Cream Social at Activity Central. Meet the Cone Ranger outside to get a tasty treat. $3.00 buys 3 scoops with all the toppings. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Tuesday. (Fee Required)

4:00 Make a Loom Bracelet at Activity Central. Make a gift for a special friend back home.

6:00 Brain Freeze Trivia & Frozen Drinks at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Test your brain and try to win prizes as you enjoy frozen “Brain Freeze” drink specials. Hosted by local personality Gary in the Morning. Ages 21+ only. (Fee Required)

Reminder: Sign up in advance for Family Trivia by 5:00 pm today by calling ext. 4239.

THURSDAY:
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 Outdoor Pool. Join Maryann for your morning workout.

9:30 Staff Choice at Activity Central. Join the recreation team for a creative activity.

10:30 Just Dance at Activity Central. Come show off your dance moves and rack up the points.

11:30 Free Style Paint at Activity Central. Show your creative side through paint.

1:00 Tic Tac Toss at Activity Central. Compete against friends while playing tic tac toe on a giant board.

2:00 Kickball at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Get your team together for a school yard favorite.

3:00 Open Board Games at Activity Central. Come in from the heat for some family fun time.

3:30 Cash Bingo at Wintergreens Patio Grill, under the tent. Hosted by Bushkill Ambulance Corp. (Fee Required)

4:00 Family Trivia at Activity Central. Have some fun by showing off your knowledge. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Wednesday.

5:00 Evening in the Caribbean at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Enjoy a Caribbean-inspired menu and specialty island drinks. Sit back and listen to a “Caribbean Breeze” steel drum band from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. (Fee Required)

Reminder: Sign up in advance for the Not So Newlywed Game by 5:00 pm today by calling ext. 4239.

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 recreation team for a fun activity.

10:30 Grab Bag Bingo at Activity Central. The prizes are truly up for grabs.

11:30 Water Balloon Toss at Activity Central. Partner up and be prepared to get wet.

1:00 Volleyball at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Get your team together for competitive fun.

2:00 Capture the Flag at Activity Central. Partner up with friends or family for a game filled with flag-capturing excitement.

3:00 Zumba at Activity Central. Get your heart pumping to a great exercise video.

4:00 Swim Races at Tree Tops Pool. Best breast stroke and butterfly stroke win prizes.

5:00 Not So Newlywed Game at Activity Central. See how well you know your partner. Sign up in advance by 5:00 pm Thursday by calling ext. 4239.

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

8:00 – 11:00 pm Classic R&B Night at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Enjoy DJ HotSause playing your favorite R&B songs. FREE to resort guests.

Reminder: Please sign up in advance for Kids Camp, Ice Cream Social, Tie Dye, and/or Family Feud by 5:00 pm today 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.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Summer Kids Camp at Activity Central. For children ages 5-12. Cost is $15.00 per child. Includes pizza, juice, and indoor and outdoor activities. Please make sure children are dressed appropriately for outside fun. Children must be potty trained. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Friday. (Fee Required)

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

3:00 Ice Cream Social at Activity Central. Meet the Cone Ranger outside to get a tasty treat. $3.00 buys 3 scoops with all the toppings. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Friday. (Fee Required)

4:00 Tie Dye at Activity Central. Please bring a new white item to be dyed. Please no undergarments. A limited number of t-shirts are available for purchase for $10.00. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Friday. (Fee Required)

5:00 Family Feud at Activity Central. Enjoy a friendly competition with other families. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Friday.

6:00 Volleyball at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Team up and play against other guests.

9:30 Comedy Jam at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Experience the #1 adult-only comedy show in PA with Shawn Harvey. Showtime starts at 10:00 pm. Adults 21+ only. 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. Will not take place on Saturday, August 20th. (Fee Required)

Saturday, August 20th ONLY – 9:30 Summer Madness Comedy Jam at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Join comedian “Talent” for a fun night filled with comedy. Showtime starts at 10:00 pm. Adults 21+ only. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. Call 570-982-6950 for tickets. (Fee Required)

Reminder: Please sign up for Kids Camp by 5:00 pm today 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.

Sunday, August 7th ONLY – 9:30 – 11:30 am Breakfast Buffet at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Adults $12.99* and Children 12 & under $6.99* *plus tax. (Fee Required)

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Summer Kids Camp at Activity Central. $15.00 per child, ages 5-12. Price includes pizza and juice, and indoor and outdoor fun. Please make sure children are dressed appropriately for outdoor fun. Children must be potty trained. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Saturday. (Fee Required)

3:00 Lawn Darts at Activity Central. See how many points you can rack up by getting darts into the ring.

4:00 Yoga at Activity Central. Bend and stretch along with an instructional video. We supply the mats.

5:00 Tequila Sunset Nights at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Relax and enjoy a menu with featured appetizers along with specialty tropical drinks. (Fee Required)

*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
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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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