Pine Forge Academy (PA) Project

July 8 - 22, 2019
Pennsylvania, USA
Participation Fee
Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the project.
What's Included


The Pine Forge Academy (PA) Project is one of our many efforts based in North America. Each year, Maranatha works with organizations in the United States and Canada to provide volunteer labor for various construction or renovation projects.

The school is a 72-year-old institution established in 1946. It sits on historical property once owned by Thomas Rutter, an abolitionist iron miller, which was deeded to him by William Penn in the early 1700’s. Several of the original buildings still remain on the campus, including the Manor House, where it is said that George Washington once rested. Additionally, the property was used during the closing days of slavery as a terminal for the Underground Railroad. These sites have been designated as official projects of Save American’s Treasures and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Volunteers will help with renovations on the North Hall, a 2,000 square feet building requiring exterior and interior renovations. This includes masonry work, exterior painting, rebuild and replace front and rear 20-25 foot awnings, rebuild a rear staircase, and replace 30 windows. Skilled workers and helpers needed!

COMPLETED: Painted 12 rooms and 2 hallways, laid flooring in 5 rooms, put baseboard in all rooms with new flooring in bathroom, painted the sign outside, painted outside window frames and covered 6 windows with cement boards, framed and painted. Rebuild and shingled the eyebrow on side of building, put new roof on electrical building, caulked and painted the two gable ends.

Betty Beattie-Chrispell,
Project Coordinator
Roger Hatch,
Construction Superintendent
Monday, July 8
Arrive at Pine Forge
Tuesday, July 9
First Work Day
Monday, July 22
Depart from Pine Forge
ARRIVALPine Forge Academy
361 Pine Forge Rd
Pine Forge, PA 19548
Volunteers requesting housing will stay in dorm rooms.
Travel Information

If you are planning on flying to the project, the closest airport is Philadelphia International (PHL). This is approximately 52 miles from the school.

Please book flights that come in before 6 pm on the arrival date. If you need to fly in later than 6 pm or outside of the arrival and departure dates, please check with the Maranatha office to confirm that your travel plans can be accommodated.

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

Travel Resources

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

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


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.