Ultimate Workout 29

Project Full
July 10 - 22, 2019
Participation Fee
What's Included


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.

In July, the Ultimate Workout teens will complete the second boys dormitory, a building for staff apartments, and a classroom. 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 hand selected by Maranatha, 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.

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Masonry construction of a dorm, staff apartments, and a classroom

Community outreach and children’s ministry

Medical and dental clinics

Rebekah Shephard,
Overall Project Coordinator
Brandon Westgate,
Co-Spiritual Coordinator
Loretta Spivey,
Project Coordinator and Co-Spiritual Coordinator
Dina Ramirez,
Project Coordinator
Stacy Peterson,
Project Coordinator
Ed Jensen,
Project Coordinator
Angela Boothby,
Project Coordinator
Joe and Lee Osborn,
Medical Team Coordinators
Dan Klein Jr.,
Construction Superintendent
Josue Quispe,
Outreach Coordinator
Monday, July 8
Required Staff Arrival in Nairobi
Tuesday, July 9
Required Staff Orientation and Training
Wednesday, July 10
Participant Arrival in Nairobi
Thursday, July 11
Travel to Kiutine
Friday, July 12
Orientation and First Work Day
Saturday, July 13
Worship with Samburu Congregations
Sunday, July 14
Work Days with Mid-Week Safari Excursion
Friday, July 19
Final Work Day and Dedication Program
Saturday, July 20
Worship at the Kiutine Campus
Sunday, July 21
Travel to Nairobi
Monday, July 22
Giraffe Center, Shopping, and Evening Departure from Nairobi
ARRIVALVolunteers will be flying to Nairobi, Kenya (airport code NBO) to arrive on Wednesday, July 10. Adult staff will need to arrive on Monday, July 8. You will be given the exact arrival 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 Monday, July 22. You will be given the exact time frame upon confirmation.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Nairobi (NBO), where you will be met by Maranatha representatives.

For volunteers wishing to travel with an adult staff member, Maranatha will have a staff member on four different routings from the United States. Volunteers will be given these routings upon confirmation and you can book your ticket to align with those routings or you can meet the group in Nairobi.

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.

Participants arriving early during the required staff orientation will be required to pay an additional fee to cover the expenses incurred during their early arrival.

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


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

Safari and Giraffe Centre

During the project work week, volunteer teams will take turns going on a full-day excursion to Meru National Park, located just 15 minutes from the Kiutine campus. Here, you’ll have a chance to see some of Africa’s most popular animals, such as water buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, warthogs, baboons, impalas, and hippos. Lucky groups may even see lions, leopards, rhinoceros, cheetahs, crocodiles, ostriches, and more!

On the final day of the project, the entire group return to Nairobi. Everyone will visit the Giraffe Centre, where visitors have a chance to get up close and personal with the giraffes and even feed them! The group will also stop at a local shopping center with lots of crafts and souvenirs from Kenya.

Kenya Facts & Figures




57,052,004 (2023)


Kiswahili, English, and indigenous languages


Tropical along coast; arid in the interior


Christian 83%, Muslim 11%


Kenyan Shilling

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return.
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
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.