Ultimate Workout 29

Dates
July 10 - 22, 2019
Location
Kenya
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

Overview

Maranatha’s annual teen-only project, the Ultimate Workout, is entering its 29th year, and we’re headed to Kenya! 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 120 volunteers to make a difference at the Kiutine Adventist School, about seven hours north of Nairobi, Kenya. The high-school students at this school were living in deplorable conditions in small, cramped dormitories with dirt floors. The showers were just an enclosed muddy area where the students use buckets to bathe. Maranatha has been working at Kiutine for about a year now and groups have built new dormitories and bathrooms and Maranatha has drilled a well on campus. Plans are in place to complete the kitchen and dining hall as well as additional classrooms before the Ultimate Workout arrives.

In July, this group will be completing the final boys dormitory as well as one building of staff apartments. In addition, the teens will also conduct local community outreach and children’s programs, and hold medical and dental clinics in surrounding villages.

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.

Register soon to secure your spot. Final deadline for full payment and additional forms is six weeks before the project: May 27, 2019.

Scope

Staff Housing Masonry Construction

Community Outreach and Children’s Ministry

Medical and Dental Clinics

Leaders
Rebekah Shephard,
Overall Project Coordinator
Loretta Spivey,
Project Coordinator
Dina Ramirez,
Project Coordinator
Stacy Peterson,
Project Coordinator
Ed Jensen,
Project Coordinator
Joe and Lee Osborn,
Medical Team Coordinators
Brandon Westgate,
Spiritual Coordinator
Dan Klein Jr.,
Construction Superintendent
Itinerary
Wednesday, July 10
Arrival in Nairobi
Monday, July 22
Departure from Nairobi
ARRIVALArrival and Departure details for this project are still being finalized. More information will be available shortly. 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.
DEPARTUREArrival and Departure details for this project are still being finalized. More information will be available shortly.
Travel Information

Until this project is open for registration, the exact details are still tentative and the dates should shift by a day or two on either end.

Once registration is open and you are confirmed for the trip, you will receive the exact time 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
Safari and Giraffe Centre

Volunteers on this project will be able to experience some of the beauty of Kenya by taking a safari at one of the many national parks in the country. In addition, the group will visit some of Nairobi’s most popular attractions including the Giraffe Centre where you will get a chance to get up close and personal with giraffes….you may even get licked on the cheek!

Kenya Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Nairobi

POPULATION

45,925,301 (July 2015)

LANGUAGE

Kiswahili, English, and indigenous languages

CLIMATE

Tropical along coast; arid in the interior

RELIGION

Christian 83%, Muslim 11%

CURRENCY

Kenyan Shilling

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return.
  • 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.

 

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