Ultimate Workout 26 USA

June 16 - 26, 2016
California, USA
Participation Fee
What's Included


Maranatha’s annual teen project, the Ultimate Workout, is entering its 26th year, and we will once again be 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 at Golden Gate Academy in Oakland, California. 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 teen volunteers and adult staff members volunteers will become a family as they help to renovate the campus of Golden Gate Academy in the Oakland hills. There, volunteers will paint buildings, replace windows, help with landscaping, and reach out into the community through a variety of interactive projects in correlation with the Bridges program operated by the Northern and Central California Conferences of Seventh-day Adventists. Download the information brochure for more information.

Final deadline for payment and additional forms is six weeks before the project, May 2.


School Campus Renovation and Landscaping

Dental and Vision Clinics

Children’s Ministry Programs

Community Outreach

David Lopez,
Project Coordinator
Rebekah Shephard,
Assistant Project Coordinator
Loretta Spivey,
Spiritual Coordinator and Team Leader
Shane Anderson,
Construction Superintendent
Lenson Wong,
Team Leader
Randy Meyer,
Dental Team Coordinator
Tuesday, June 14
Staff Arrival and Orientation
Thursday, June 16
Participant Arrival in Oakland
Friday, June 17
Orientation and Work Prep
Saturday, June 18
Worship with Congregations
Sunday, June 19
Work Days
Wednesday, June 22
Excursion to San Francisco
Thursday, June 23
Work Days
Saturday, June 25
Worship with Congregations
Sunday, June 26
Departure from Oakland
ARRIVALVolunteers will be asked to arrive in Oakland, California (airport code OAK) within a specific time frame on June 16, 2016. Staff will arrive on June 14 for staff orientation. You will be given this time frame upon confirmation. Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare. Flights arriving or departing outside of the provided time frame will incur additional fees.
DEPARTUREAll volunteers will be asked to depart from Oakland on June 26, 2016.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Oakland, California. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Oakland during the time frames listed in the information packet.

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

Alternatively, you can drive to Golden Gate Academy and arrive anytime before 5 pm on June 16. The address is 3800 Mountain Blvd, Oakland California, 94619. If you arrive via personal car, we will expect you to stay on campus during the duration of the project, and we will ask for your keys to put in a safe location until the project ends.

Travel Resources

Azumano Travel:

800-454-4099 or by email with Erle at edpenha@ciazumano.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.

San Francisco

Volunteers will get a chance to visit the City by the Bay and see some of the iconic landmarks of the city such as Lombard Street and the Golden Gate Bridge. In addition, the group will take a boat ride to Alcatraz Island, the home of the iconic Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. The tour includes an audio tour of the prison grounds and cell blocks. In addition, one Sabbath afternoon, we will head north of the Golden Gate Bridge to enjoy an afternoon and evening at the beach.

United States Facts & Figures


Washington DC


318 million


82% English, 11% Spanish


Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida. Arid in the great plains and the southwest. Low winter temperatures in the northern states.


51% Protestant, 24% Catholic, 2% Mormon


US Dollar

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.