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"One Week Can Change the World"
Swamp Corps Cambodia Trip

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
May 8-20, 2019
(Year 2 of 3)

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Swamp Corps-Cambodia will be a challenging and rewarding opportunity to serve God in SE Asia. In modern history, the people of Cambodia have suffered greatly as a result of multiple civil wars, collateral damage from The Vietnam War, genocide at the hands of the Khmer Rouge communists, and sustained power struggles and ongoing corruption within its political parties and government. The vast majority of Cambodians are Buddhists, live very hard lives and know little, if anything, about the Gospel of Jesus. The median age in Cambodia is 24.9 years: this is a very young population and they are searching for delivery from what their world has to offer.

God has worked powerfully in this tiny country to bring spiritual hope to its desperate population. In 1992, in the nation's capital, the Phnom Penh church of Christ was planted; today there are five churches and 380 disciples in Cambodia. In 1996, HOPEworldwide was instrumental in opening the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE, also in Phnom Penh. HOPEww has expanded its influence and now manages three more medical facilities in the capital city as well as the Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital in Kampot. Collectively, the combined mission of these HOPEww projects is to ensure "free" medical care to the "poorest of the poor." The evidence of God's work is visible in the lives of this country's disciples as well as those Cambodians who have received medical care from HOPEww facilities. Despite life's hardships, these are some of the most grateful people on the planet because they have been touched by God's love through the church and HOPEww.

Swamp Corps-Cambodia is God's next tool in sharing His love with the next generation living in this part of the globe.

Joining us in Cambodia next May will be a life-changer for you and for the heart and soul of many youthful Cambodians.

Almost 50% of the world's population lives in Asia, and Cambodia is bordered by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Swamp Corps has already made a huge impact by logging four consecutive years in India, Asia and the world's 2nd largest population. As Swamp Corps moves further East, we hope that you will join us as we share the Swamp camp culture to one of the more remote areas on God's planet...who knows where that will take us next!

Fees & Deadlines:


$2,595

Includes:
  • Round Trip Flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • All Lodging - camp nights, hotel nights
  • All Camp Fees
  • All Transportation
  • 23 out of 35 meals
  • Group Travel Insurance
Does NOT Include:
  • Visa - $36. See FAQ section for more info.
  • Vaccination Costs (click here for more info)
  • Souvenirs
  • Approximately 12 Meals - Suggest $100
  • Personal Travel Insurance (More Info)
Deadlines:
  • Deposit - $295 by September 30
  • Payment #1 - $4950 by Oct 31
  • Payment #2 - $300 by Nov 30
  • Payment #3 - $300 by Dec 31
  • Payment #4 - $300 by Jan 31
  • Payment #5 - $300 by Feb 28
  • Payment #6 - $300 by Mar 31
  • Payment #7 - $300 by Apr 30

Trip Information:

  • Do I Need a Visa?
    A visa is required to enter Cambodia.

    You will need to upload a copy of your passport id/barcode page and upload a color passport-style photo.

    The cost is $99 so have your credit card ready.

    Click here to apply online.
  • Are Vaccinations Needed?
    Check the following two sources: Passport Health or CDC Health Information for Travelers to Cambodia.

    Find the nearest Travel Clinic to you. They can advise you on the vaccinations needed and the fees associated with each one.

    Recommendations and Notes from consultation with UGA Travel Clinic:

    • Must have MMR: verify up-to-date; can request MMR Titer if not sure
    • Highly Recommended Medicines / Vaccinations:
      • Malaria: get 23 day prescription of malarone: easier on stomach and less pills to take.
      • Typhoid: shot lasts 2 years, pills last 5 years
      • Cholera: get zithromax as your diarrhea antibiotic to bring with you
    • Optional Vaccinations - Your Call:
      • Yellow Fever - one shot lasts a lifetime.
      • Japanese Encaphalitis: not likely but it can be present because of high mosquito population. Medicine is costly (approx $700 for two shots); comes in two doses and must be taken 28 days apart. We will have mosquito repellent with us.

    Buy generous supply of Ultrathon that is listed on the Stuff to Bring list. It is pricey but affective; same as used by military.
  • Camp Schedule
    Tentative Camp Schedule
    This schedule is subject to change as we refine it over the ensuing months.
    Updated 4/22/2018

    Pre-Camp:
    Arrive Saturday, May 12

    Sunday, May 13:
    8:00 AM Breakfast
    9:00 AM Worship
    10:30 AM Counselor Training
    12:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM Complete Counselor Training

    5:00 PM Campers Arrive / Cabin Assignments
    6:00 PM Welcome/Rules/Information
    7:00 PM Dinner
    8:00 PM Free Time
    8:30 PM Opening Session
    9:00 PM Cabin Time
    10:00 Lights Out

    Monday, May 14:
    8:00 AM Breakfast
    9:00 AM Clean Dorm Rooms
    9:30 AM Camp Meeting
    9:40-11:00 AM Free Time
    11:00 AM Bible Classes (Counselors/Teachers)
    12:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM Dorm Team Time
    2:30 PM Free Time
    4:30 PM Afternoon Tea
    5:30 PM Camp-wide Activity (can split younger and older campers)
    7:00 PM Dinner
    8:15 PM Evening Session (Counselors)
    9:00 PM To Cabin
    10:00 PM Lights Out

    Tuesday, May 15:
    8:00 AM Breakfast
    9:00 AM Singing Devotional
    9:45-11:00 AM Free Time
    11:00 AM Bible Classes (Counselors/Teachers)
    12:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM Dorm Team Time
    2:30 PM Free Time
    4:30 PM Afternoon Tea
    5:30 PM Camp-wide Activity (Younger Campers: Activity, Older Campers: Swamp Ball)
    7:00 PM Dinner
    8:15 PM Evening Session (Star Light Devo)
    9:00 PM To Cabin
    10:00 PM Lights Out

    Wednesday, May 16:
    8:00 AM Breakfast
    9:00 Clean Dorm Rooms
    9:30 Camp Meeting
    9:40-11:00 Free Time
    11:00 AM Bible Classes (The Cross)
    12:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM Dorm Team Time
    3:00 PM Free Time
    4:30 PM Afternoon Tea
    5:30 PM Ring & Mingle of Honor
    7:00 PM Dinner
    8:15 PM Talent Show/Dance
    9:30 To Cabin
    10:30 Lights Out

    Thursday, May 17:

    8:00 AM Thank You Devotional (Everyone)
    8:45 AM Breakfast
    9:30 AM Clean & Pack
    10:30-11:15 AM Closing Ceremony
    12:00 PM Lunch
    2:00 PM Depart
  • Emergency Contact Information
    Below are the numbers you can call

    During Trip
    When: Any time
    Jeff Rorabaugh
    Cell: 706-818-5842
    Email: jeff at campswamp.com

    At Camp

    When:
    NOTE: Call Jeff's cell first.

    At Hotel
    When:
    NOTE: Call Jeff's cell first.
  • Flight Information
    As of 4/22/18

    DEPART ATLANTA:
    -------------- --------------
    QATAR AIRWAYS - 756Y
    THU 10MAY
    725P

    ARRIVE DOHA, QATAR:
    -------------- --------------

    FRI 11MAY
    355P


    DEPART DOHA, QATAR:
    -------------- --------------

    QATAR AIRWAYS - 970Y
    SAT 12MAY
    220A

    ARRIVE PHNOM PENH:
    -------------- --------------

    SAT 12MAY
    340P



    DEPART PHNOM PENH:
    -------------- --------------
    QATAR AIRWAYS - 971Y

    SUN 20MAY
    515P


    ARRIVE DOHA, QATAR:
    -------------- --------------
    SUN 20MAY
    1105P

    DEPART DOHA, QATAR:
    -------------- --------------

    QATAR AIRWAYS - 755Y
    MON 21MAY
    830A

    ARRIVE ATLANTA:
    -------------- --------------
    MON 21MAY
    500P
  • Itinerary

    2018 Cambodia Trip Itinerary



    Updated 4/22/2018

    Thursday, May 10:
    • 4:30 pm Meet at Atlanta Airport International Terminal
    • 7:25 pm Flight departs for Doha, Qatar

    Friday, May 11:
    • 4:05 pm Flight arrives Doha, Qatar

    Saturday, May 12:
    • 2:15 am Flight departs for Phnom Penh
    • 3:50 pm Flight arrives
    • Travel to camp

    Sunday, May 13:
    • 8:00 am Have breakfast
    • 9:00 am Worship
    • Conduct counselor training and prepare for camp
    • Kids arrive 5:00pm

    Sunday, May 13 - Thursday, May 17:
    • Have Cambodia Camp 2018 Week 1

    Thursday, May 17:
    • Leave for hotel 2:00pm
    • Hang at hotel

    Friday, May 18 - Saturday, May 19:
    • Hang out at hotel for R&R
    • Fun activities in Phnom Penh

    Sunday, May 20:
    • Worship with Phnom Penh church
    • Leave for airport 2:00pm
    • 5:30 pm Flight departs for Doha, Qatar
    • 11:35 pm Flight arrives in Doha, Qatar

    Monday, May 21:
    • 8:45 am Flight departs for Atlanta
    • 4:55 pm Flight arrives in Atlanta
  • Participants
    LastFirstFrom
    ArringtonCreightonWatkinsville, GA
    BowmanAshleyAthens, GA
    BowmanScottCharlotte, NC
    CicerchiaLaurenAthens, GA
    CollierAllisonAthens, GA
    CookCulleyAthens, GA
    GoodwinLisaAthens, GA
    GramignaPeytonAthens, GA
    MckayJesseRoswell, GA
    NaborsJordanWilmington, NC
    NormanAshleyCandler, NC
    NormanBrookeCandler, NC
    ReddLoyMonroe, GA
    RigdonCarolineAthens, GA
    RorabaughJeffAthens, GA
    VanceMorganAthens, GA
  • Camp Location Information
    Picnic is southwest of Phnom Penh, between Phnom Penh & Sihanoukville (on Gulf of Thailand). Approx. 2.5 hours from Phnom Penh & 1 hour from Sihanoukville.

    More info on the camp location can be found at www.picnicresort.com.
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