Ultimate Workout Alumni Project 2017

Dates
December 27, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Location
Dominican Republic
Participation Fee
$750 for UW Alumni; $900 for Non Alumni
What's Included

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

Overview

Volunteers will be going to the Dominican Republic to refurbish one of the churches built on Ultimate Workout 13 in 2003. Churches in the Dominican Republic experience regular use, and the constant sun and rain showers create wear and tear on the buildings. Volunteers will paint the interior and exterior of the Villa Guerrero church as well as the front wall and porch that were added later by the congregation. In addition, volunteers will work at a nearby church called Majacua where they will construct a new bathroom as well as paint the exterior of the church. The group will also conduct children’s ministry programs and evangelistic meetings during their time in the community.

This project is geared towards volunteers who have a previous connection with the Ultimate Workout through personal experience or through the experience of a friend or loved one. There will be special times to reflect on UW memories and experiences as well as share how the Ultimate Workout impacted their lives. This project is open to all those willing to share in these memories and have a willing heart for service.

Scope

Church Painting

Bathroom Construction

Children’s Ministry and Evangelism

Leaders
Dan Skau,
Project Coorindator
Daniel Medrano,
Construction Superintendent
Jose Diaz,
Construction Superintendent
Dwain Esmond,
Spiritual Coordinator
Loretta Jessop,
Head Cook
Jessica Perez,
Team Medic
Ruddy Caldera,
Spiritual Coordinator
Itinerary
Wednesday, December 27
Arrival
Thursday, December 28
Work Days
Saturday, December 30
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, December 31
Work Days
Wednesday, January 3
Excursion
Sunday, January 7
Departure from Santo Domingo
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (airport code SDQ) before 9pm on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (airport code SDQ) in the morning of Sunday, January 7, 2018
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and send a copy of the itinerary to volunteer@maranatha.org. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Santo Domingo. Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare to ensure that there is enough space on the project. More information including arrival and departure airports and time will be available in an information packet. Booking outside these windows could result in additional fees and missed portions of the project.

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
Samaná Beaches

At the end of the project, volunteers will travel to the north part of the island to a town called Samaná. There, volunteers will stay at an all-inclusive resort called Villa Serena.

The hotel is located right on the beach and has a private pool. There are also nice, white-sand beaches a short walk away. From the hotel, volunteers can rent kayaks, snorkeling equipment, and bicycles free of charge.

The hotel also has a variety of other activities available for an additional price. Activities include anything from yoga classes and spa appointments to boat trips, scuba diving, and horseback trips. Prices vary.

Dominican Republic Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Santo Domingo

POPULATION

10,219,630

LANGUAGE

Spanish

CLIMATE

Tropical maritime. Little seasonal variation

RELIGION

Roman Catholic 95%

CURRENCY

Dominican Peso (approximately 43 pesos to $1 USD, as of October 2014)

Entry Requirements
  • All passports must be valid for at least six months from the dates of intended return.
  • Tourist card, $10 (U.S. currency)
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.