Monterey Bay Academy Open Team

Project Full
June 19 - 26, 2016
California, USA
Participation Fee
Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the project.
What's Included


Monterey Bay Academy (MBA) is located 15 miles south of Santa Cruz, California, in a small community of La Selva Beach. The boarding school sits on 379 coastal acres, which include about three fourths of a mile of private beach, beautifully kept lawns, flower beds, and Monterey pine and coastal cypress trees that frame amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Once a U.S. military base, this school has now been in operation for more than 60 years and has served as a place of learning and spiritual growth for more than 8,000 students.

MBA has recently been given funding for capital improvements and repairs. They have held work bees and already completed many improvements, but there is still more work to be done. On this project, volunteers will help with a variety of projects that could include the repair and installation of a concrete culvert, roofing, foundation repair, framing repair, window installation, exterior painting, installation of a new flagpole, and landscaping.


School Repairs

Jeanie Tweedy,
Project Coordinator
Jim Grossman,
Construction Superintendent
Sunday, June 19
Arrival at Monterey Bay Academy
Sunday, June 26
Departure from Monterey Bay Academy
ARRIVALProject Address:
Monterey Bay Academy
783 San Andreas Rd
La Selva Beach, CA 95076
Dormitory and RVs
Travel Information

If you are planning on flying to the project, the closest airport is in San Jose, California (airport code SJC), about an hour from the academy.

Please send your itinerary to so pick up arrangements can be made.

Travel Resources

Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle at

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at


When contacting the Azumano or Butler travel agencies, make sure you mention Maranatha for discounted service fees.

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.