CAMBODIA
September 9-21, 2020
Year 3 of 3

Cambodia Counselors
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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 this September 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!

Trip Information

Fees & Deadlines:

$2,495 ($100 less than last year!)

Includes:
  • Round Trip Flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • All Lodging - camp nights, hotel nights
  • All Camp Fees
  • All Transportation
  • 23 out of 35 meals
  • Group Travel Insurance
Does NOT Include:
  • Visa - See Trip Infomation section for more info.
  • Vaccination Costs (click here for more info)
  • Souvenirs
  • Approximately 12 Meals - Suggest $100
  • Personal Travel Insurance (More Info)
Deadlines:
  • Deposit - $395 by January 31
  • Payment #1 - $300 by Feb 28
  • Payment #2 - $300 by Mar 31
  • Payment #3 - $300 by Apr 30
  • Payment #4 - $300 by May 31
  • Payment #5 - $300 by Jun 30
  • Payment #6 - $300 by Jul 31
  • Payment #7 - $300 by Aug 31

Key Information:

  • Do I Need a Visa?
    A visa is required to enter Cambodia. You will need the following items:

    Credit Card to process payment: $99.  (NOTE: my intital transaction attempt declined because of the safety feature of my credit card and my CC company sent me a text to verify the charge was okay.  Once I said it was, I just had to process the payment again and it went through.  Bottomline:  you may have to contact your bank in some manner to get the charge approved either by text or a call.)
    Port of Entry: Phnom Penh International Airport
    Entry Date: September 9, 2020.
    Passport Photo Head Shot:  Picture of your head and face with a white background, no glasses.  Be prepared to upload.
    Copy of the photo page of your passport.  Be prepared to upload.
  • 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 12/12/2019

    Pre-Camp:
    Arrive Monday, September 14
    Staff Training on Tuesday, September 15

    Wednesday, September 16:
    11:00 AM Campers Arrive / Cabin Assignments
    12:00 PM Lunch
    2:00 PM Welcome/Rules/Information
    3:00 PM Free time
    5:00 PM Dodgeball
    7:00 PM Dinner
    8:00 PM Free Time
    8:30 PM Opening Session
    9:00 PM Cabin Time
    10:00 Lights Out

    Thursday, September 17:
    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 (Led by Cambodians)
    7:00 PM Dinner
    8:15 PM Singing Devotional with Communion
    9:00 PM To Cabin
    10:00 PM Lights Out

    Friday, September 18:
    8:00 AM Breakfast
    9:00 AM Clean Dorms
    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 (Swamp Ball)
    7:00 PM Dinner
    8:15 PM Evening Session (Star Light Devo)
    9:00 PM To Cabin
    10:00 PM Lights Out

    Saturday, September 19:
    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

    Sunday, September 20:

    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:
    • Tuesday, September 15 through Sunday, May 20
    • Location: Picnic Resort
    NOTE: Call Jeff's cell first.

    At Hotel
    When:
    • Friday, Sept. 11-14
    • Location: TBA
    NOTE: Call Jeff's cell first.
  • Flight Information
    TBA
  • Itinerary
    2020 Cambodia Trip Itinerary

    TENTATIVE

    Updated 12/12/2019

    Wednesday, September 9:
    • Depart Atlanta
    • Flight Details TBA

    Thursday, September 10:
    • Layover
    • Flight Details TBA

    Friday, September 11:
    • Arrive in Phnom Penh
    • Flight Details TBA
    • Travel to hotel

    Saturday, September 12:
    • Fun day in Phnom Penh
    • Details TBA

    Sunday, September 13:
    • Worship with Phnom Penh church
    • Travel to Battambang
    • Stay in hotel

    Monday, September 14:
    • See Battambang
    • Travel to camp (Picnic Resort)

    Tuesday, September 15:
    • Staff Training

    Wednesday, September 16 - Sunday, September 20:
    • Year 3 Cambodia Camp

    Sunday, September 20:
    • Depart for airport after camp

    Monday, September 21:
    • Arrive in Atlanta
    • Flight Details TBA
  • Participants
    TBA
  • 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

    Address: National Road 4, PK135, Boeung Trach Village, Chamcaluong, Kampong Seila District, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia, [email protected]
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