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Summer Fun at VillaSport As a VillaSport member, you already know that there’s no better place to be during the long, hot days of summer than our pools. In fact, the VillaSport pools have become quite the gathering place for members, friends, and family. Whether you’re swimming laps, shooting down the slides or simply unwinding after a hard day with a cool dip, the VillaSport pools are the place to be.

Pinewood Derby Wednesday, July 25 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm VillaCafé It’s Pinewood Derby time at VillaSport for parents and children. Please register and pick up your car at Member Services. Decorate your car at home and bring it in to the Club on Race Night. Family fun for ages two and up. Parental supervision required. $10 per car.



August Calendar July 24 25 28 28 28 31

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Lifeguard Certification Begins Pinewood Derby Music by the Pool Ice Cream Social Parent’s Night Out July Member Referral Program Ends

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Wednesday Friday Friday Wednesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Friday Saturday Friday Saturday Saturday Friday Friday

JoyJars® Drive Begins Parent’s Night Out Ladies Night at VillaSpa CPR and AED Training Training Workshop — The Fit Factor Family Campout Parent’s Night Out Parent’s Night Out Ladies Night at VillaSpa VillaMoms Splash Time Family Pentathlon Parent’s Night Out JoyJars® Drive Ends Parent’s Night Out

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Monday Friday Saturday

Luau and Leis Pool Party Ladies Night at VillaSpa Ladies Night at VillaSpa


Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 28 | 11:00am – 1:00pm It’s hot outside, so chill-out poolside with ice cream and all the toppings — a wonderful summer treat for the whole family. Celebrity DJ will be on deck to entertain you with cool summer sounds. Pre-pay at Member Services $3.50 On July 28 $5.00

Family Campout Friday, August 10 | 6:30pm – Saturday, August 11 | 8:30am Bring your tents, sleeping bags, and the whole family. The evening will include a BBQ, inflatable obstacle course, late night swimming, a movie under the stars, s’mores by the firepit, and a pancake breakfast. Register on or before August 1 and save Adults (13+) $30 Children (3 – 12) $15 Register after August 1 Adults (13+) $45 Children (3 – 12) $25 Children two and under are free. Please register with Member Services.


Save With VillaSport Affiliate Discounts Sturdy Girl Sports High performance, fashionable sports bras and fitness apparel. Members receive 20% off with code: VillaSport20. Enter/purchase by August 15 by clicking here for a chance to win a Sturdy Girl Sports outfit worth up to $112. Good Company Good Food, Good Spirits, Good Karaoke, Good Fun! Members get 50% off one entrée with the purchase of one entrée. Founding Fathers Auto Service A premier auto repair and service shop that provides great service and high-quality workmanship at a fair price. Members receive 20% off automotive repairs and maintenance. World Arena and Pikes Peak Center The best shows and events in town! Members receive discounts on their online ticket purchases. Mattress Firm The best mattress brands at the lowest prices. Members receive 15% off their purchase at any Colorado Springs location. Stadium Bar and Grill Colorado Springs’ favorite place for great food, drinks, sports, and parties. Members will receive one free lunch with the purchase of one lunch at the regular price or 50% off one dinner entrée with the purchase of one dinner entrée at the regular price. Otho’s Cookies & Brownies A delicious treat for any occasion! Members can take advantage of an exclusiveBuy 3, Get 1 Free offer on all cookies and brownies. White House Black Market We have partnered with this terrific clothing store to offer substantial savings. Members receive 10% off their entire in-store purchase. HomeWorks Colorado’s Home Improvement Company. Much more than a handyman service! Members receive a 20% discount.


VillaMoms Splash Time Friday, August 24 | 9:00am – 10:00am A special activity for moms and children ages 5 and under. Enjoy a fun hour in VillaSplash with beach balls, buckets, shovels, and lots of fun. Complimentary. Please register with Member Services.

CPR and AED Training Wednesday, August 8 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm Conference Room C Are you prepared to administer CPR or AED to someone in need? A treatment delay of 4-5 minutes decreases the survival rates for someone experiencing cardiac arrest by as much as 40%. Become certified in the latest lifesaving techniques at VillaSport and acquire skills that will enable you to respond competently and promptly to life’s emergencies. This class is available to both members and non-members. CPR and AED certification is now valid for two years and includes standard first-aid. Members $45 Non-Members $55 Registration with Member Services is required. Class size is limited, so sign up early. No refunds.

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Win an iPad Special Member Referral Program in July Refer New Members and Receive Valuable Gift Cards. Be entered to Win an iPad. Share the Club with your friends and family and be rewarded. Throughout the month of July, the rewards get better and better for each new member you refer who joins the Club. As an added bonus, each referral also gives you an entry in a raffle to win a new 32GB iPad! • Refer

one new membership and receive a $75 VillaSport gift card

• Refer

a second new membership and receive a $100 VillaSport gift card

• Refer

a third new membership and receive a $125 VillaSport gift card

• Refer

a fourth new membership (or more) and receive a $150 VillaSport gift card for each

There is no limit to the number of memberships you can refer! For more information on all the details of this program, please call the Membership Office at 719-433-7118 or email our Membership Director at We look forward to welcoming your referrals to the VillaSport family. Certain restrictions apply. Please see the Membership Office for details.

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JoyJars® Drive VillaSport is pleased to reach out to the community in support of charitable organizations. In August, we will partner with Memorial Hospital for Children to support the Jessie Rees Foundation™, whose mission is to empower every kid fighting cancer to NEVER EVER GIVE UP. Throughout August, VillaSport will accept donations to fill JoyJars® to bring smiles to children with cancer. All items must be new and in their original packaging. Suggestions include: Balls Playing Cards Activity Books Crayons Stickers Shoulder Buddies Pens

Note Pads Small Board Books Slinkies Pacifiers Packaged Stuffed Animals (small) Mini Puzzles Teethers

Jessie Rees Foundation™ is a recognized 501(c)3 public charity (#45-1836440). For more information, please visit or

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Luau and Leis Pool Party Monday, September 3 | 11:00am – 2:00pm Celebrate Labor Day with your friends and family at VillaSport. Enjoy a colorful, authentic Polynesian show that will have you dancing the hula in no time! We’ll serve a delicious banquet of beef or chicken kabobs, orzo salad, sweet potatoes, tropical fruit salad, rolls, and Hawaiian snow cones. We’ll round out your day of fun with waterslide races, pool games, crafts, lei-making, and plenty of Aloha spirit. Register on or before August 27 and save Adults (13+) $10 Children (3 – 12) $7 Register after August 27 Adults (13+) $14 Children (3 – 12) $9 Children two and under are free. Mark your calendar and register with Member Services.

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BodyAttack™ Monday | 7:30pm Tuesday | 8:45am Wednesday | 5:30am and 4:30pm Friday | 9:00am Saturday | 8:15am and 4:00pm Ages 16 and up BodyAttack™ is a simple, high-intensity, sports-inspired group class for people of all fitness levels. High-energy sports training moves will develop your cardiovascular fitness, agility, and coordination. This class will challenge you to unleash your inner athlete. Each music track has a different exercise focus to build stamina. You’ll burn over 600 calories and leave the class feeling energized. Join us soon. It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and try something new!


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Yoga Terminology Sanskrit is the ancient language used in many yoga classes. Here are a few terms you may hear in class. Asana (AH-sah-nah) It literally means “easy seat,� but it refers to any yoga posture. A series of asanas makes up a vinyasa, or flow. Surya Namaskar (SUE-ree-ah NAH-mas-car) Also known as the Sun Salutation, this integral part of yoga practice is a series of poses that warm-up the body and includes downward dog, cobra, and standing forward bend. Savasana (SHA-vass-ah-nah) Also known as the Corpse Pose, it is traditionally the last asana done in a yoga class. Yogis lie on their backs, completely still with eyes closed and concentrate on relaxing every part of the body, from toes to jaw muscles.

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Ryan Chesla

Ryan is an exciting new addition to the VillaSport personal training team. He has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Ryan is a former Division I football player and free agent for the Cincinnati Bengals. He plans to bring his expertise and professionalism to his clients. He can be reached at or 719-433-7460.

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The Fit Factor

Wednesday, August 8 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm With PT Director Dwayne Horn Club Room Boost your fitness level and overcome challenges by applying mental focus. Dwayne will help you understand the psychology of fitness success and teach you how to remove the obstacles that keep you from reaching your full potential. Dwayne holds a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF). He is also a Certified Speed and Explosion Specialist and Certified Sports Psychology Coach. Complimentary. Please register with Member Services.

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Youth Sports Programs VillaSport provides fun and engaging children’s sports programs that teach them all the basic skills and develop their love of sports at an early age.

Morning Sports | Ages 2 – 5 During the four-week program, kids will be introduced to basketball, soccer, T-ball, and football. Morning Sports will have your kids waking up excited to start their day.

Bambino Sports | Ages 6 and under Our Bambino Sports programs bring parents and children together to learn and play sports side-by-side in a recreational format. Each four-week session focuses on one sport, such as basketball, soccer or T-ball.

Youth Soccer League This league is a fun eight-week program that incorporates skills practice with competition. Kids will have the chance to make new friends and get great exercise while enjoying the “beautiful game.” There are weekly practice sessions and games on Saturday mornings.

Sports Training Personalized one-on-one instruction designed to help your child advance his or her skills, sport-specific fitness, conditioning, and understanding of the sport. We have highly qualified, experienced sports trainers in basketball, volleyball, soccer, cheer, and other sports, who’ll help your child take their game to the next level. For more information, please contact your Sports Director Adam Liszewski at or 719-433-7139.

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Adult Sports Programs Adult Basketball League Enjoy league competition of full-court play, plus a bonus All-Star Night. Games are refereed by certified officials and our scorekeepers track and post all team and individual statistics.

6v6 Volleyball Tournament This is a double-elimination event and a great opportunity to compete and meet other VillaSport members. Create your own team or sign-up as a free-agent and we’ll place you on a team.

Indoor Sprint Triathlon Become a VillaSport star athlete in this fun way to test your abilities while challenging yourself and others. The course will take you from the indoor lap pool to the spin bikes and finishes up on the treadmill.

Drop-In Court Sports Specific times are designated for drop-in play and there is no need to register - simply show up and join your fellow members for a great workout and some friendly competition.

Individual Training Personalized coaching is offered in various sports for adults interested in learning new skills, refining techniques or preparing for competition. For more information contact your Sports Director Adam Liszewski at or 719-433-7139.

Family Pentathlon Saturday, August 25 | 11:00am – 12:30pm Ages 5 and up Main Court Who will be crowned VillaSport’s Greatest Family Athletes 2012? The Family Pentathalon is a unique event where your family competes as a team in five fun events to test your speed, power, jumps, technique, and endurance. Enjoy rollicking family-time with Scooter Races, Long Jump, 20-Yard Down and Back, Medicine Ball Toss, and the Obstacle Course. Teams should be a minimum of three people per family. Complimentary. Register your family with Member Services today.

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Junior Swim Team Tuesdays and Thursdays | 6:00pm – 7:00pm Year Round Ages 6 – 17 Junior Swim Team is a non-competitive team that focuses on building swimming skills in a fun and enjoyable environment. Swimmers work on stroke technique, breathing, diving, and flip turns. Games and relays spark great conditioning and fun for all. Participants are grouped by ability. The benefits of Junior Swim Team: •

Fun: Swimming is a sport that children of all athletic abilities can enjoy.

Simple and Affordable: Kids only need a swim suit and goggles and the low monthly cost makes it very affordable.

Social: Swimming is a fun group sport and a great way for kids and teens to stay healthy while making friends.

Fitness: Swimming improves cardiovascular and strength conditioning and is a great cross-training sport.

Self-Esteem: Regardless of their swim level, children will see improvement in their skills and gain confidence in the water.

This program is for the swimmer who has graduated from Starfish Stroke School or is ready to improve his or her fitness level and stroke technique in full-hour workouts with an experienced coach. For more information on the Junior Swim Team, please click here.

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Swimming Kickboard Drills Improving Position Kickboard drills can help you improve your position in the water. • Push

off from the side of the pool, facing the bottom of the pool while holding the kickboard in front of you with both hands flat on top of it.

• Move

one hand under the board before starting your pull, and then return your hand to the top of the board after you complete the stroke.

• Repeat

with the other hand.

• Pay

attention to your streamline and body rotation during the drill.

• Hone

your backstroke kick by flutter kicking on your back while holding the board just above the surface of the water at knee level.

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deeper and straighten your knees out if you knock them against the board.

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VillaKids August Rotations It’s All About Me! Let’s get to know each other as we prepare for a new school year! What are our favorite things? How are we alike? How are we different? How do we move? We’ll explore science, music, art, and games as we learn about ourselves and our VillaKids friends.

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VillaKids Parent’s Night Out 5:00pm – 10:00pm | Ages 2½ – 12 years Friday, August 3 — Villa Summer Games Fun, unique, and wacky competitions where everyone takes home a gold medal. Saturday, August 11 — Super Soaker Showdown Come on down to the VillaKids Western Corral. Bring your Super Soaker, bathing suit, and a change of clothes, because it’s time to cool down with a VillaKids Showdown. Friday, August 17 — Make It, Take It, Shake It, Shoot It Practice your moves and join in our dance-off. Make crafts and finish off the night with our super slide and laser tag. Saturday, August 25 — Harry Potter Night Fly the night away at Hogwarts. Come and try some Muggle Quidditch! Everyone will need a wand, so we will make our own for our amazing spells and tricks. Friday, August 31 — Treasure Island Embark on a quest to find Villa treasure. Tonight’s event features pirate-style laser tag, crafts, and more.

Enrichment Programs Start in August Ballet/Tap, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Cheernastics, and Tumbling schedules are now available for August – December. These classes fill up fast, so sign up now. Please click here for Enrichment Program details.

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VillaSport Summer Camps Ages 5 – 12

Get ready for the quest of a lifetime! Your children will join other VillaSport Summer Camp Olympians as they travel back in time and into the future, competing in fun and exciting events. They will discover the thrill of team-building activities and become our future champions. Our ultimate 11-week adventure will give these champions a fantastic summer experience with special guests, outrageous activities, unique games, creative crafts, swimming, and more. All campers will receive a weekly keepsake and a complimentary VillaSport Summer Camp T-Shirt. For more information, please click here. To register, please click here.

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W e e k 9 | J u l y 3 0 – A u g u st 3

London Games

Spotlight: Inflatable Obstacle Course Field Trip: McCleary Park

We’ll cross the Atlantic to London as we compete in the modern-day games. Keep up with today’s athletes and play the games they are playing. We’re bringing home the gold as we compete in soccer, baseball, track and field, and trivia games. Create and trade Olympic pins.

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Prehistoric Games

Spotlight: Fossil Dig Field Trip: Dinosaur Museum

Our cavemen and cavewomen Olympians will compete in the truly ancient games! We’ll dig for fossils and treasure, search for dinosaur footprints, and learn to play the games that ancient cavemen played. Spear-throwing and races will get hearts pumping, and we’ll learn about all kinds of dinosaurs as we solve dinosaur puzzles.

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Superhero Games

Spotlight: Maze Field Trip: McCleary Park

For our last week, we’ll play games with superhuman powers. We’ll run with super speed, bound tall buildings, climb walls, and play our favorite Olympic games with super strength. We’ll design costumes, make masks, and perform a superhero skit. We’ll also find our way through the maze by using all our super powers to win the gold medal. For more information, please click here. To register, please click here.

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W ee k 8 | A g es 7 – 1 2 | 9 : 0 0 a m – 4 : 0 0 p m # ø * Bus transportation provided


We will be spending our days at the ranch, so kids should get ready to saddle up for some fun! Campers will be riding daily, and learning how to groom and saddle a horse. At the end of the week, they’ll be Level 1 riders. Susan Kamlan started Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch (IHCYR) in 2003, featuring youth education classes and riding instruction. The ranch has riding arenas inside and outside, numerous stables, and shaded picnic areas for lunch or cooling off after a relaxing horseback ride. All IHCYR instructors are accredited by the Certified Horsemanship Association. A g es 5 – 8 | 1 : 0 0 p m – 5 : 0 0 p m ø

All Sports

VillaSport’s All-Sports Camp is the perfect camp for children who enjoy playing a number of sports. Our knowledgeable staff will teach the fundamentals and strategies for two or more sports each afternoon and challenge your children in fun games. We’ll embrace the traditional sports, such as soccer and basketball, and add a twist with dodgeball, kickball, and whiffle ball. For more information, please click here. To register, please click here.

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V illa S pa — F eat u red A u g u st S ervice

Premium Massage Boost your energy, promote circulation, and relieve muscle tension with a premium massage. Choose from lavendar or juniper/cypress essential oils to refresh and renew. 60 minutes Members $85 Non-Members $102 90 minutes Members $125 Non-Members $150

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Kai Eau de Parfum A lovely, light, intoxicating scent inspired by the floral fragrances of Hawaii. The unmistakable scent of fresh-cut gardenias, white flowers, and cucumber blended with essential oils will calm your senses. The product is paraben, sulfate and phthalate-free. It’s the perfect scent for warm weather. $76 for 1.7oz.

Ladies Night at VillaSpa 7:00pm – 10:00pm Friday, August 3, and Saturday, August 18 In August, join us for sake and Asian-inspired appetizers, including hand-rolled sushi, vegetable spring rolls, tossed salad with sesame-ginger dressing, and sesame chicken with steamed rice. Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 22 Enjoy a “southwestern” theme in September with grape and brie quesadillas, chips with salsa and sweet pea guacamole, and southwestern corn and black bean salad with beef fajitas. Add a glass of red or white wine to complete your evening of relaxation. At each Ladies Night, you may enjoy two 30-minute spa services of your choice (massage, facial, manicure or pedicure). Top off your evening by relaxing in the whirlpool, sauna, and steam room. Ladies Night at VillaSpa is popular and fills up fast, so reserve your spot today. Stop by VillaSpa to reserve your treatments or call 719-433-7130. Members $85 Non-Members $95

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Skin Care

The luxurious Cocomango body care products offered in our locker rooms are now available in the Club Shop. Purchase any of your favorite items (shampoo, conditioner or body wash) to enjoy while away from VillaSport. Each product is enriched with botanical extracts and vitamins for gentle daily use. Our new unisex deodorant is hypoallergenic and provides protection for all types of skin. Shampoo, Conditioner or Body Wash $13.95 for 10 oz. Hypoallergenic Deodorant $4.45 for 8 oz.

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New! A u g u st S pecial

Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl Chicken in a sesame-ginger sauce with julienne sweet red peppers and fresh roasted broccoli, served over steamed rice and garnished with black and white sesame seeds. $6.95

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Sue McTigue

Swimming has always been very important to me. I’ve always been a distance swimmer and spent every summer day at the pool as a child. I taught swim lessons for 15 years and have officiated for USA swimming. It’s also my time for thinking and reflecting. On January 31, 2010, I woke up in the middle of the night with terrible pain on the right side of my neck, shoulder, and arm. Within a day, my right arm was completely paralyzed. A spine surgeon found that I had a herniated disc at C6-7, completely blocking the nerve to my right arm — he told me it was the worst he’d ever seen. The disc above it was also unhealthy. I immediately had cervical fusion surgery to remove the damaged discs and fuse three vertebrae in my neck. The surgeon doubted that my right arm would recover, as the nerve was severely damaged. I spent six weeks in a neck brace. My one burning question was: “Will I be able to swim again?” The surgeon’s prognosis was not favorable; he said I probably wouldn’t be able to get my arm out of the water. My reply was, “Watch me. I think I can.” When I was able, I started floating, then dog paddling, then rotating from side to side, loosening the muscles in my neck and torso, swimming with an underwater recovery. I increased my length in 500-yard increments until I reached 3,000 yards a day. Though I still can’t feel some of my fingers, I can swim 3,000 yards in less than an hour. VillaSport’s 100 Mile Swim Club gave me the incentive I needed to push myself and return to being the swimmer I’d always been. I doubt that I would have completed the 100 miles so quickly without the incentive. My advice to others is to learn to swim well. The excellent aquatic instructors at VillaSport can help. Swimming is a wonderful exercise that can refresh your mind, body, and spirit, and if an injury prevents you from running, biking or dancing, swimming can help you get back or stay in shape. And the hot tub feels so much better after a long swim!

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Introducing Taylor Conrad Department: Member Services Position: Lead Associate Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO What I Love About VillaSport: The atmosphere and the community of people. I also enjoy the variety of group fitness classes. Hobbies: Soccer, camping, and anything active Favorite Getaway: Chicago, IL Favorite Sports Team: Fulham United Favorite Movie: Man on Fire Something You Don’t Know About Me: I don’t really like going to the movies. My Personal Life Goal: To summit all of Colorado’s 14’ers! My first summit will be Pikes Peak in the VillaSport Hike the Peak event.

loo k i n g b ac k Red, White and Pool! July 4 Friends and families enjoyed Independence Day at VillaSport with rocking DJ music, great food, waterslide races, pool games, crafts and more. With 104 participants in the waterslide races — it was a day of active fun and cheers.

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l o o k i n g b ac k Summer Camps In July, our Future Champions Campers enjoyed weekly themes of X-Treme Games, Tropical Games, Winter Games and Cosmic Games. Equestrian, Sports and Swim Camps rounded out the fun for the month.

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l o o k i n g b ac k VillaKids Parent’s Night Out Children 2 ½ to 12 years met friends and made new friends during Parent’s Night Out in July. From laser tag to ooey-gooey creations, there were plenty of activities and smiles.

l o o k i n g b ac k VillaKids July Rotations Children 8 and under participated in activities related to colors. Ages 8 – 12 enjoyed sports, arts, crafts, jump roping and games.

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l o o k i n g b ac k Music by The Pool July 13 Jay-KOH provided his unique sound at the outside bar. Members listened as Jay-KOH took current hits of today and twisted them up to create a funky live performance.

l o o k i n g b ac k Water Volleyball July 11 Thank you to all members who participated in the evening of water volleyball in VillaSplash! July VillaMoms July 18 Moms and children created and decorated festive summertime visors.

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