Ultimate Workout 31

Project Full
July 15 - 25, 2021
Kayenta, Arizona
Participation Fee
What's Included


****This project and waiting list is FULL. If we move through the already existing waiting list, we will reopen the list at that time. If you are a confirmed staff member who has not registered, please contact Maranatha for a separate registration link.***

Maranatha’s annual teen-only project, the Ultimate Workout, is entering its 31st year, and we’re headed to Kayenta, Arizona! Each year, high school aged teens from around the world join the Ultimate Workout and find opportunities to get out of their comfort zone, serve others, connect with Christ, and grow physically, socially, and spiritually.

Kayenta is located in the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the United States. This region is truly a mission field and education is one of the biggest ways to impact this community, so volunteers will be able to make a difference by building a new elementary school. Volunteers will also have a chance to interact with the community through outreach projects including a day camp for community children.

This project is Maranatha’s teen-only project. Maranatha provides all project leadership. In fact, adults are not allowed on the project unless they are leadership pre-selected by Maranatha.

***Ultimate Workout 31 was originally scheduled for Peru. Due to travel restrictions in place resulting rom the COVID-19 pandemic, the project has been rescheduled in Arizona during the same dates.***



Children’s Ministry

Community Outreach

Lisandro Staut,
Project Coordinator
Rebekah Shephard,
Office Coordinator
Brandon Westgate,
Spiritual Coordinator
Loretta Spivey,
Team Coordinator and Co-Spiritual Coordinator
Ed Jensen,
Team Coordinator
Stacy Peterson,
Team Coordinator
Dina Ramirez,
Team Coordinator
Joe and Lee Osborn,
Team Coordinators
Maggie Peterson,
Head Cook
Tuesday, July 13
Staff Arrival in Phoenix
Wednesday, July 14
Required Staff Orientation
Thursday, July 15
Participant Arrival in Phoenix
Friday, July 16
Orientation and First Work Day
Saturday, July 17
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, July 18
Work Days with Midweek Excursion
Saturday, July 24
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, July 25
Grand Canyon. Evening Departure from Phoenix
ARRIVALVolunteers will be flying to Phoenix, Arizona (airport code PHX) to arrive on Thursday, July 15. Staff will need to arrive on Tuesday, July 13. 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 Sunday, July 25. You will be given the exact time frame upon confirmation.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Phoenix, Arizona. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Phoenix.

The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project.

Once 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 with staff parents for the staff orientation will be required to pay an additional fee to cover the expenses incurred during their early arrival.

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


Lake Powell and Grand Canyon

Lake Powell is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River in Utah and Arizona. This meandering lake is known for unique canyons and sandstone formations and is a popular destination during the hot Arizona summers. The group will enjoy an afternoon of water recreation at the lake during the week.

The Grand Canyon is a 277-mile long, steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona.  It is 18-miles at its widest point and reaches a depth of over a mile in some areas. The canyon is known for the colorful bands of different types of rock. The group will have a chance to see the awe-inspiring views from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the final day before heading to the airport for their departures home.

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.