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There are a number of recreational activities available to active duty and retired military and their families. Civilian employees and their dependents are also eligible to use the facilities.

Morale, Welfare, & Recreation: The administrative office of the Recreation Division, Chief, Information Ticketing & Tours, Cruises is located in Building 1001. This office houses the Director of Community Services, Recreation Division Chief, Tobyhanna Villas in the Poconos, Graphics Magic and administration personnel. To contact this office please call (570) 615-7150.

Tobyhanna Villas in the Poconos are conveniently located on base just seconds away from offices and meeting rooms. We currently have 12 Business Suites and 6 Vacation Homes which are available for rent by calling (570) 615-6343 or (570) 61-LODGE.

The 12 Business Suites are tailored to the Businessman which includes a one bedroom, full bathroom, partial kitchen and spacious living room area. There are limited amount of Business Suites with full kitchens.

The Vacation Homes are great for family getaways. They have 2 to 3 bedrooms with queen size beds, full bathroom and kitchen and a spacious living room with a pull out sofa.  

Handicap units are available upon request. All Villas include free wireless, cable television, DVD player and free local calls. Military members, retirees, family members, veterans, contractors and Department of Defense civilians are welcomed to stay.

 The daily rate is as follows:

- $70.00 for Business Suites for up to 2 people- $5.00 charge will be added for each additional person.

- $90.00 for each Vacation Home for up to 4 people- $5.00 charge will be added for each additional person.

Payment must be made at Mack Fitness and Recreation Center, Bldg. 34 at check-in.
Cash, Personal Check, Travelers Check and Credit Card are accepted at BLDG 34. We accept Visa and MasterCard only. Credit card on file will be charged if not checked in.

Make Tobyhanna Villas in the Poconos your number one choice when visiting the lovely Pocono Mountains!"

Information, Tickets & Recreation (ITR) - We have numerous brochures and information on local and national attractions, cultural events and information on discounted tickets to amusement parks. We also have information on local shopping complexes and local hotels and resorts. Please call (570) 615-8851 for more information.

One Stop Shop - At the One Stop Shop you can purchase souvenir and novelty items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, hats, coffee mugs, logo merchandise and more.  The library located inside the shop offers free DVDs,CDs and book checkouts. Discount tickets such as Cinemark and amusement park tickets are available for purchase along with CWF (Civilian Welfare Funds) tickets.  Patrons may access the computer from this location.  You can also purchase balloon bouquets for different occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries.

Also for sale at the One Stop Shop is our Red Friday “I Support the Warfighter” merchandise. All money we raise from our Red Friday merchandise we give to the Troops and their families. Stop by or call for more information on our wide variety or Red Friday merchandise.

For more information regarding the One Stop Shop please call (570) 615-8851.

Barney's Lake - Barney’s Lake is a two acre lake that includes a picnic and recreation area. There is a covered pavilion great for outdoor parties and ideal for family fun. Fishing is permitted with a state fishing permit with trout stamp (obtained outside the depot) and a depot fishing permit which you can obtain from visiting the MackFitness and Recreation Center and the One Stop Shop. Barney’s Lake is open daily until dusk. This is the site for the annual Kid’s Fishing Derby MWR hosts each September.  For more information on pavilion rental and fishing please call (570) 615-7092 or the One Stop Shop at (570) 615-8851.

Check-It-Out Center - The Check-It-Out Center has various types of equipment to rent for all types of purposes such as party canopies, utility and enclosed trailers, canoes, tables, chairs, carnival games and much more. To rent equipment please call (570) 615-7092. The Check-It-Out Center is open Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Mack Fitness and Recreation Center - The Mack Fitness and Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art facility that offers a variety of activities every fitness level.   There is a weight room and cardio room. The cardio room equipment includes elliptical trainers, treadmills and stationary bikes.   Televisions are displayed for your enjoyment while working out.  The gym also features a sauna, basketball court, volleyball court, racquetball court and an Aqua Massager. 
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The gym also houses a stand-up and lay down tanning bed.  A monthly tanning pass can be purchased for the low price of only $25 and $4 for a single tan. We also sell various types of tanning lotions and tanning goggles at the front desk area.  

There is a fully operational men’s and women’s locker room with all of the normal amenities.  Front desk services include equipment rental reservations, cold soft drinks, coffee and water.  Physical fitness instructions are offered to help meet fitness and lifestyle goals. Also, call for information regarding current exercise classes. In order to use the gym, guests must simply fill out a sign up form. 

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For more information regarding the Mack Fitness and Recreation Center please call (570) 615-7092.

Graphics Magic - Graphics Magic is located in Building 1001 Monday through Friday 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Here at Graphics Magic we are able to engrave or sublimate various types of awards and trophies for all different types of occasions. We also create and print high quality banners, posters, flyers and other types of marketing you may need for an occasion. Our talented staff will work with you to personalize any gift tailored to what you are looking for. Stop in to pick up a brochure in Building 1001 or at the One Stop Shop, Building 11 where you may also submit your order form. To contact us, please call (570) 615-8851 or (570) 615-8302.

PASS= Post Auto Service Shop - We’ll fix your vehicle while you’re at work! - Appointments, drop-off and pick-up are at the front desk of the Mack Fitness and Recrewation Center, Bldg. 34. The shop attendant will help with any questions on care, maintenance, and repair. The Shop offers certified state inspections. Open 5 days a week, Mon-Fri. Phone (570) 615-7583.

The auto shop services include oil changes, state and emission inspections, tire sales, brake services and minor repairs at conveniently low prices.  When you purchase tires from PASS we will mount them at no additional cost and if you purchase a set of 4 tires we will rotate them for no charge for an entire year.   For your convenience we can work on your vehicle while you are at work. To make an appointment, please call the Mack Fitness and Recreation Center at (570) 615-7583.

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Civilian Welfare Fund Council (CWF) - The CWF administers the funds derived from Post Restaurant profits. These funds are used for the welfare and recreation of depot personnel. Some of the services and supplies which benefit depot employees are: recreational equipment, rental tools, Christmas decorations and trees, flowers and mass cards for deceased employees, and bus trips to ball games, shopping areas, etc. For more information call (570) 615-6653.

Operation Santa Claus - The committee provides clothing, materials, toys, etc. to many local agencies throughout the year, especially during the holiday season. Through these resources the Operation Santa Claus Committee is able to provide needed  toys, food, clothing and many other items to local agencies. The funds collected also help us to entertain many of these groups at the three parties being held at the depot each year. The parties serve to provide those less fortunate with a little Christmas cheer they may not otherwise have received.

Throughout the year Operation Santa Claus sells Gertrude Hawk chocolates and home-made Roasted Nuts, with all sales going towards Operation Santa Claus

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Red Friday - In 2007 while looking for new ways to fundraise, we were touched by an email we received about a fallen Soldier. It contained the idea to wear red on Fridays to show support for our warfighters. Operation Santa Claus designed a t-shirt and we started selling them in March 2007. The committee made a commitment for every t-shirt we sold we would give two dollars to the Fisher House at Walter Reed Memorial Hospital and our local Military community.

If you are interested in buying a Red Friday shirt or other Red Friday merchandise, please visit the One Stop Shop in Building 11 or contact them at (570) 615-8851. You may also contact Community Services directly at (570) 615-7150.
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Page Last Updated 17-Feb-2010