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Swamp Corps Nicaragua Trip Information Page

Managua, Nicaragua
December 28, 2017 - January 8, 2018

(Year 3 of 3)

Summer Camp Staff Training Program
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Many people in the Charleston, SC area have been traveling each year to this beautiful country for some time and sharing about their Swamp camp experiences. Well, the time has come to go and extend a warm Swamp welcome to kids across Central America. We are thankful for the Hoovers and the Liles, long time Swamp volunteers, for their vision and help spreading the news about Swamp Corps and its training process. Year 1 was a huge success, Year 2 was even more so despite moving to a new camp site (ran out of room at the old one, yeah!) and now it's time to return for Year 3. Last year 50 people traveled and had an incredible time. Join us and join the fun.

Fees & Deadlines:


$1,750

Includes:
  • Round Trip Flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Managua, Nicaragua
  • All Lodging
  • All Camp Fees
  • All Transportation
  • Fun Activity in Managua
  • 19 out of 24 meals
  • Group Travel Insurance

Does NOT Include:
  • $25 baggage fee for 1st bag. (Click here for more info.)
  • $10 Tourists Visa upon arrival
  • Vaccination Costs (click here for more info.)
  • Souvenirs
  • Approximately 5 Meals - Suggest $50
  • Personal Travel Insurance (More Info)
Deadlines:
  • Deposit - $250 by May 31
  • Payment #1 - $300 by June 30
  • Payment #2 - $300 by July 31
  • Payment #3 - $300 by August 31
  • Payment #4 - $300 by September 30
  • Payment $5 - $300 by October 31

Trip Information:

  • Do I Need a Visa?
    Visa is NOT required for this trip for stays less than 90 days. Visitors are required to purchase a tourist card for $10 upon arrival.
  • Are Vaccinations Needed?
    Check the following two sources: Passport Health or CDC Health Information for Travelers to Nicaragua.
    Use these sites to find the nearest Travel Clinic to you.
    They can advise you on the shots needed and the fees associated with each one.
    We highly suggest the use of a travel clinic as they are more knowledgeable and prepared.
    TAKE NOTE OF YELLOW FEVER SECTION.
  • Camp Schedule
    As of 11/6/17

    Saturday:
    10:00 AM: US Team and Nicaraguan Counselors/Leaders arrive at camp location
    10:00 AM Training
    1:00 PM Lunch
    2:00 PM Training and Planning
    6:00 PM Dinner
    7:30 PM Free Time

    Sunday: Day 1
    8:00 AM Staff Breakfast
    9:00 AM Worship
    12:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM Kids Arrive
    2:30 PM Welcome/Icebreakers/Games
    3:00 PM Free Time
    4:30 PM Field Games
    6:00 PM Dinner
    7:00 PM Free Time
    9:00 PM Evening Session (Jeff)
    11:00 PM Lights Out

    Monday Day 2:
    9:00 AM Breakfast
    10:00 AM Clean Rooms
    10:30 AM All-Camp Meeting
    10:40 AM Free Time - Challenges
    12:00 PM Bible Classes (Counselors)
    1:00 PM Lunch
    2:00 PM Cabin Team Time
    3:00 PM Free Time
    4:30 PM Camp-wide Activity (Swamp Ball Older, Relay Games Younger)
    6:00 PM Dinner
    7:00 PM Free Time
    9:00 PM Evening Session (Counselors)
    11:00 PM Lights Out

    Tuesday Day 3:
    9:00 AM Breakfast
    10:00 AM Clean Rooms
    10:30 AM All-Camp Meeting
    10:40 AM Free Time - Challenges
    12:00 PM Bible Classes (Counselors)
    1:00 PM Lunch
    2:00 PM Cabin Team Time
    3:00 PM Free Time
    4:30 PM Camp-wide Activity (Swamp Ball Younger, Relay Games Older)
    6:00 PM Dinner
    7:00 PM Free Time
    9:00 PM Evening Session (Counselors)
    11:00 PM Lights Out

    Wednesday Day 4:
    8:00 AM Breakfast
    9:00 AM Clean Rooms
    9:30 AM Singing Devotional
    10:30 AM Camp Meeting
    10:40 AM Free Time
    12:00 PM Bible Classes (Counselors)
    1:00 PM Lunch
    2:00 PM Cabin Team Time
    3:00 PM Free Time
    4:30 PM Camp-wide Activity
    6:00 PM Dinner
    7:00 PM Free Time
    9:00 PM Evening Session (Starlight)
    11:00 PM Lights Out

    Thursday Day 5:
    9:00 AM Breakfast
    10:00 AM Clean Rooms
    10:30 AM Camp Meeting
    10:40 AM Free Time
    12:00 PM Bible Class (Jeff/Counselors)
    1:00 PM Lunch
    2:00 PM Cabin Team Time
    3:00 PM Camp Service Project (Big Trash Off)
    4:00 PMFree Time
    6:00 PM Dinner
    7:30 PM Evening Session (Ring of Honor)
    8:30 PM Free Time
    11:00 PM Lights Out

    Friday Day 6:
    8:00 AM Thank You Devotional
    9:00 AM Breakfast
    10:00 AM Clean & Pack
    11:00 AM Worship & Closing Ceremony
    12:30 PM Depart Camp
  • 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

    Call Jeff first at 706-818-5842.

    At Camp
    When: Dec. 31 - Jan 6

    http://www.centroabem.org/

    Address:
    Centro Abem
    Km 20 carretera Nueva a León
    Mateare-Nicaragua
    Phone Main: 8651-5258
    Email: jorgecentroabem@yahoo.com

    NOTE: can always call Jeff on cell.
  • Flight Information
    As of 11/6/17

    DEPART ATLANTA:
    -------------- -------------------
    DELTA AIRLINES - DL 369
    THU 28DEC
    0602P

    ARRIVE MANAGUA:
    -------------- -------------------

    THU 28DEC
    0855P


    DEPART MANAGUA:
    -------------- -------------------

    DELTA AIRLINES - DL 370
    MON 08JAN
    0835A

    ARRIVE ATLANTA:
    -------------- -------------------

    MON 08JAN
    0115P
  • Itinerary
    As of 11/6/17

    Thursday, December 28:
    • 2:45 pm Meet at Atlanta Airport International Terminal for check in
    • 5:50 pm Flight departs for Managua, Nicaragua (DL369)
    • 8:35 pm Arrive in Managua
    • Stay with host families
    Friday, Dec 29 - Saturday, Dec 30
    • Sightsee
    • Stay with host families
    • Travel to camp site (see camp website here)
    • Staff Training
    Sunday, December 31
    • Worship at camp site
    • Finish Staff Training if necessary
    • New Years Eve Party
    Monday, January 1
    • Prepare for camp
    • Campers Arrive at 1pm
    Monday, Jan. 1 - Friday, Jan. 5
    • Have camp
    Friday, Jan. 5
    • 4pm: Travel to Barcelo Montelimar Beach
    Saturday, January 6:
    • Fun day at Beach
    • 4pm: travel to Managua to tay with host family
    Sunday, January 7:
    • Camp-led Worship
    • Possible Sightseeing
    • Stay with host family
    Monday, January 8:
    • 5:30 am depart for airport
    • 8:35 am Flight departs for to ATL (DL370)
    • 1:16 pm Arrive in Atlanta
  • Participants
    LastFirstFrom
    BatesMcCallNashville, TN
    BewleyParkerAthens, GA
    BewleyReaganAthens, GA
    BostonAmeliyaDurham, NC
    BrownJordanAtlanta, GA
    CarmanBryceDuluth, GA
    CarmanHaleyDuluth, GA
    CellinoLeoWoodstock, GA
    ColeMaxAlpharetta, GA
    CookCulleyAthens, GA
    DanielsGabbiBogart, GA
    DillinghamWilliamNashville, TN
    EspinosaAlanisAthens, GA
    EspinosaAlexaAlpharetta, GA
    EspinosaLillyAlpharetta, GA
    FellowsEmmaSavannah, GA
    FethElijahHolly Springs, NC
    FickleLukeCanton, GA
    FrantzKatiePonte Vedra, FL
    GibsonLucyAthens, GA
    GibsonRacheleAthens, GA
    GossSamanthaAthens, GA
    GrahamChloeKnoxville, TN
    GrahamJacobKnoxville, TN
    HalstaterKyleChapel Hill, NC
    LongMattKennesaw, GA
    LorbeerChuckJacksonville, FL
    LorbeerJonathanJacksonville, FL
    MassenburgGraysonDurham, NC
    MckayHeidiLawrenceville, GA
    McLaughlinElleMooresville, NC
    MillerRoyceClemson, SC
    MurdockRaquelCumming, GA
    NaborsJordanDurham, NC
    NaborsTrevorDurham, NC
    NashAlenaTallahassee, FL
    NealyNicoleSuwannee, GA
    PopeErinSavannah, GA
    RigdonCarolineHoschton, GA
    RobertsEmilyMarietta, GA
    RoepeKyleDacula, GA
    RorabaughJenniferAthens, GA
    RorabaughJeffAthens, GA
    RorabaughNicholasAthens, GA
    SchirmerIanMarietta, GA
    SewellAlexaColumbia, SC
    VanceMorganLawrenceville, GA
    VealAmeliaAthens, GA
    VealSophieAthens, GA
    WilliamsJacobAthens, GA
    WilliamsJillianAthens, GA
  • Camp Location Information
    http://www.centroabem.org/

    Address:
    Centro Abem
    Km 20 carretera Nueva a León
    Mateare-Nicaragua
    Phone Main: 8651-5258
    Email: jorgecentroabem@yahoo.com
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For questions, contact Dona.