Ultimate Workout 28 Bolivia

Dates
July 18 - 29, 2018
Location
Bolivia
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

Overview

Maranatha’s annual teen project, the Ultimate Workout, is entering its 28th year, and we’re headed to the United States and Bolivia! 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 100 volunteers to join together to make a difference in Entre Rios, Bolivia. Maranatha provides all project leadership; chaperones are not required in order for a teen or group of teens to attend. In fact, adults are not allowed on the project unless they are leadership, and teens are encouraged to experience the trip without a chaperone from their local area.

This group of volunteers will become a family as they build new classrooms for a school in Entre Rios, conduct local community outreach and children’s programs, and hold medical and dental clinics in surrounding villages.

Register soon to secure your spot. Final deadline for full payment and additional forms is six weeks before the project: June 1, 2018.

**Maranatha will also hold an Ultimate Workout project in the United States in June. Details for this trip are still being locked in. More information coming soon.

Scope

Classroom Construction

Community Outreach and Children’s Ministry

Medical and Dental Clinics

Leaders
David Lopez,
Project Coordinator
Loretta Spivey,
Project Coordinator
Dina Ramirez,
Project Coordinator
Kia Kraulik,
Project Coordinator
Joe and Lee Osborn,
Medical Team Coordinators
Rebekah Shephard,
In-Office Coordinator
Itinerary
Sunday, July 15
Staff Arrival in Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 18
Participant Arrival in Santa Cruz
Thursday, July 19
Orientation and Travel to Entre Rios
Friday, July 20
Work Day
Saturday, July 21
Worship with the local congregations
Sunday, July 22
Work Days
Wednesday, July 25
Rafting Excursion
Thursday, July 26
Work Days
Saturday, July 28
Worship with the local congregations
Sunday, July 29
Bus to Santa Cruz, Evening Departures
ARRIVALParticipants will arrive in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (airport code VVI) on Wednesday, July 18. Staff will arrive in Santa Cruz (VVI) on Monday, July 16. You will be given the exact time frame upon confirmation.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project and to ensure you book the right flight.
DEPARTUREAll volunteers will depart on Sunday, July 29. You will be given the exact time frame upon confirmation.
"Camping" in a Hospital
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Santa Cruz (VVI), where you will be met by Maranatha representatives.

Once you are confirmed, you will receive the exact time from within which to arrive and depart. Please wait to receive this time frame before booking your flights. Any tickets outside of these guidelines will result in additional fees.

After booking, please forward a copy of your itinerary to uw@maranatha.org

Travel Resources

CI Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle or Azumano Team at corporatetravel@ciazumano.com

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

Kayak:
www.kayak.com

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

Excursions
River Rafting

Entre Rios is located on the edge of the Amazon rainforest, and during the project, we’ll take a midweek break to explore a small part of it. On Tuesday or Wednesday, the group will take a rafting trip on one of the rivers near Villa Tunarí, a popular eco-tourist destination in Bolivia. The group will have a chance to traverse class 1-3 rapids and jump into the water and swim during the calm stretches. The rafting company is very professional, and everyone will have safety training, helmets, and life jackets. In the afternoon, the group will head to a monkey park where we’ll see monkeys and take a short hike in the jungle for some beautiful views.

At the end of the project, volunteers will return to Santa Cruz to fly home. On Sunday morning, the group will visit a small souvenir market that sells little trinkets to remember Bolivia (t-shirts, hats, carvings, art work, key chains, bracelets, etc).

Bolivia Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Sucre

POPULATION

10.97 million

LANGUAGE

Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

CLIMATE

Varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid

RELIGION

Catholic 77%, Protestant 16%

CURRENCY

Bolivian Boliviano

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return.
  • Tourist Visa (for US travelers)
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination (for tourist visa)
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.