Ultimate Workout 26 Dominican Republic

Project Full
July 13 - 24, 2016
Dominican Republic
Participation Fee
What's Included

* Maps may indicate region where project will take place, not a specific site location.


Maranatha’s annual teen project, the Ultimate Workout, is entering its 26th year, and we are once again offering two Ultimate Workouts, one in the United States and one in the Dominican Republic! Each year, high school aged teens from around the world join the Ultimate Workout and find opportunities to grow physically, socially, and spiritually. This year we are expecting more than 150 volunteers to join together to make a difference in the Dominican Republic. Maranatha provides all project leadership; we are not currently looking for chaperones and chaperones are not required in order for a teen group to attend.

This group of volunteers will become a family as they construct churches, renovate and paint existing buildings, conduct local community outreach and children’s programs and hold medical and dental clinics in surrounding villages. Download the information brochure for more information.

Final deadline for full payment and additional forms is six weeks before the project, June 1.


Church Construction

Painting and Renovation

Medical and Dental Clinics

Community Outreach

Children’s Ministry Programs

Rebekah Shephard,
Project Coordinator
David Lopez,
Assistant Project Coordinator
Loretta Spivey,
Group Leader and Spiritual Coordinator
Brandon Westgate,
Group Leader
Angela Boothby,
Group Leader
Joe and Lee Osborn,
Medical Team Leaders
Monday, July 11
Staff Arrival in Santo Domingo and Orientation
Wednesday, July 13
Participant Arrival in Santo Domingo
Thursday, July 14
Orientation and Work Days
Monday, July 16
Worship with Congregations
Sunday, July 17
Work Days
Wednesday, July 20
Thursday, July 21
Work Days
Saturday, July 23
Worship with Congregations
Sunday, July 24
Departure from Santo Domingo
ARRIVALVolunteers will be asked to arrive in Santo Domingo (airport code SDQ) within a specific time frame on July 13, 2016. Staff will arrive on July 11 for staff orientation. You will be given this time frame upon confirmation. Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare. Flights arriving outside of the provided time frame will incur additional fees.
DEPARTUREAll volunteers will be asked to depart from Santo Domingo (SDQ) on July 24, 2016.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Santo Domingo.

Once you are confirmed, you will receive the exact time frame within which to arrive and depart. Please wait to receive this time frame before booking your flights. After booking your itinerary, please forward a copy to uw@maranatha.org.

Travel Resources

Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle at edpenha@azumano.com

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at nathan@butlertravel.com


When contacting the Azumano or Butler travel agencies, make sure you mention Maranatha for the best fares.

Catalina Island

During the project, we’ll get a chance to visit some touristy parts of the Dominican Republic. The island is known for white sand beaches and beautiful Caribbean weather. We will take a bus to La Romana and board a catamaran that will take us to a smaller island called Isla Catalina. On the island there is a beautiful sandy beach, warm water, and palm trees. The tour includes snorkeling equipment, although there isn’t a whole lot to see besides sand. A meal is included, and there will also be opportunities to purchase local area souvenirs on the island.

Dominican Republic Facts & Figures


Santo Domingo


10.85 Million




Tropical maritime. Little seasonal variation


Roman Catholic 95%


Dominican Peso

Entry Requirements
  • All passports must be valid for at least six months from the dates of intended return.
  • eTicket online form (includes, customs and immigration forms)
Medical Requirements & Precautions
Contact Us Want to speak with someone at Maranatha directly? Please call our office at 916.774.7700 to speak with a volunteer specialist. Alternatively, you can send us an email.