Ultimate Workout 32

Dates
July 20 - 31, 2022
Location
Peru
Participation Fee
$998
What's Included

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

Overview

***This project is currently full. Anyone who registers will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified of openings on a first-come first-serve basis in the order they joined the waiting list. Invited staff members will be confirmed.***

Maranatha’s annual teen-only project, the Ultimate Workout, is entering its 32nd year, and we’re headed to Peru! 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.

This year we are expecting up to 100 volunteers to make a difference in communities near Tacna, Peru. Teen volunteers will help construct a new church, paint an existing church, and reach out into the community through small renovation projects, children’s ministry programs, and medical clinics.

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.

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Scope

Construction and Painting

Children’s Ministry

Community Outreach

Medical Clinics

Leaders
Rebekah Widmer,
Project Coordinator
Loretta Spivey,
Team Coordinator and Spiritual Coordinator
Ed Jensen,
Team Coordinator
Simone English,
Team Coordinator
Stacy Peterson,
Team Coordinator
Joe and Lee Osborn,
Medical Team Coordinators
Itinerary
Monday, July 18
Staff Arrival in Lima
Tuesday, July 19
Required Staff Orientation
Wednesday, July 20
Participant Arrival in Lima
Thursday, July 21
Travel to Tacna, Peru, Set Up Camp, and Orientation
Friday, July 22
First Work Day
Saturday, July 23
Worship with the Local Congregations
Sunday, July 24
Work Days with Midweek Excursion
Saturday, July 30
Worship with the Local Congregations
Sunday, July 31
Travel to Lima, Peru, City Tour, Evening Departures from Lima
ARRIVALVolunteers will be flying to Lima, Peru (airport code LIM) and then will need to book a domestic flight from Lima (LIM) to Tacna (TCQ). You will be given the exact flight arrival and departure windows and a specific flight number for the domestic flight 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 night, July 31. You will be given the exact departure window upon confirmation.
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Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Lima, Peru and then a domestic flight from Lima to Tacna. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Lima and fly with teen volunteers to Tacna.

Once you are confirmed for the trip, you will receive the exact windows 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

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at nathan@butlertravel.com

CI Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle or Azumano Team at corporatetravel@ciazumano.com

Butler Travel is our preferred booking partner for this specific project.

Excursions
Tacna

During the work week, volunteers will take turns going on a local excursion in Tacna. Volunteers will head to the Pacific Ocean for a morning at El Planchon beach. The weather will be cold, but volunteers can venture into the water if they wish or enjoy playing on the sandy shore. In the afternoon, the group will travel to a thermal pool located about 30 minutes from Tacna where the volunteers will get to enjoy some hot water baths before returning back to camp. The group will also visit the Miculla Petroglyphs where they can venture over a swinging bridge and explore the paths looking for ancient drawings left by the first residents of this area.

Lima

On the final day in Lima, volunteers will enjoy a city tour visiting the Plaza de Armas (the colonial era town square), a Franciscan monastery and the catacombs that are below the building, a large Incan market, and a park full of water fountains.

Peru Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Lima

POPULATION

31,331,228 (July 2018)

LANGUAGE

Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara

CLIMATE

Varies by region and altitude. Dry in the west, tropical in the east, temperate to frigid in the Andes.

RELIGION

Catholic 60%, Protestant Christian 15%, Unspecified 21%

CURRENCY

Peruvian Sol

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of arrival
  • Valid return ticket
  • COVID-19 Requirements
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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