Union Springs Academy (NY) Project

July 2 - 9, 2023
New York, USA
Participation Fee
Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the project.
What's Included


Union Springs Academy 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.

Volunteers will be working at Union Springs Academy in the state of New York (western New York, near Buffalo). The academy was founded in 1921. Over the years the campus has grown to include administration and classroom buildings, dormitories, faculty housing, a church, and athletic facilities. In addition the school operates a farm and orchard and has many cabins on campus that are utilized for camp meetings and other events.

On this project, volunteers will help with a few projects on the campus and renovate the cabins that they use for camp meeting. This work includes general carpentry, jacking and leveling the cabins, roofing, painting and some electrical.

Project Stats:390 vol.work days*7*$30=$81,900.
At the end of the week, all carpets were shampooed and vacuumed throughout the boys and girls dorms, the admin building and the library; a part of Union Springs Academy’s Elementary school was repainted; the entryway walls, and iron fencing to USA’s cafeteria and front porch of the girls dorm, were repainted: the windows in the boys and girls dorms, and the cafeteria sparkled once more; all wood on the benches at the center of the campus was removed and replaced, and the frames painted; new stone flower beds were built and the gardens weeded. Seeming hopelessness was vanquished, as cabins were raised and leveled; rotted sidings removed and replaced; all old paint scraped off; and new doors and windows installedns

Janica Caster,
Project Coordinator
Bill Boyd,
Construction Superintendent
Sunday, July 2
Arrive at USA
Monday, July 3
First Work Day
Sunday, July 9
Depart from USA
ARRIVALUnion Springs Academy
40 Springs St
Union Springs, NY 13160
Dorms, Cabins, and RV Sites
Travel Information

If you are planning on flying to the project, the closest airport is Syracuse (SYR).

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 volunteer@maranatha.org 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 corporatetravel@ciazumano.com

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


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.