Monterey Bay Academy (CA) Project

Project Full
April 7 - 21, 2024
California, USA
Participation Fee
Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the project.
What's Included


The Monterey Bay Academy (CA) 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.

Monterey Bay Academy (MBA) is located 15 miles south of Santa Cruz, California, in the small community of La Selva Beach. The boarding school sits on 379 coastal acres, which include about three fourths of a mile of private beach. The campus is home to beautifully kept lawns, flower beds, and Monterey pine and coastal cypress trees that frame amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Once a U.S. military base, this school has now been in operation for more than 60 years and has served as a place of learning and spiritual growth for more than 8,000 students.

Volunteers on this project will help to paint and re-roof the school’s maintenance buildings, landscape and help with other projects around the campus.

Please consider joining us for this project!

Ron and Nancy Davis,
Project Coordinator
Gary Smith,
Painting Supervisor
Neal Cochran,
Director of Facility Services
Sunday, April 7
Arrival at Monterey Bay Academy
Monday, April 8
First work day
Sunday, April 21
Departure from Monterey Bay Academy
ARRIVALMonterey Bay Academy
783 San Andreas Rd
La Selva Beach, CA 95076
Dormitory and RVs
Travel Information

If you are planning on flying to the project, the closest airport is in San Jose, California (airport code SJC), about an hour from the academy.

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 or you may be responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from the airport.

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

Travel Resources

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

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

Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle 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


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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.