NEPAL
NOVEMBER 2021
October 25 - November 9
Year 1 of 3

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Nepal Counselors

Through the relationships of Abraham, Swamp India Camp Director, the church in Kathmandu, Nepal heard about camp. In October of 2019, Abraham and Jeff took a trip there to check out various camp locations and meet with the church to inform them of camp and of Swamp Corps. From this point, it was decided that Anu and Gulshan Dangol would be the camp directors. Plans are being made for Anu and Gulshan to travel to India in May of 2021 for training and then a Swamp Corps trip is planned for October 2021 for the first-ever Swamp camp in Nepal.

Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign country in South Asia. It is mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. It is the 49th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area. People from many countries travel to Nepal for the mountain treks and natural beauty.

We are excited to announce this trip and hope to have the most international training team yet to date. Join us today for an exciting time. (HINT: the camp site is in the mountains with a clear view of the Himalayans and even Mt. Everest on the clearest of days. The top left picture is a view from a lunch spot. Wahoo!)

Trip Information

Fees & Deadlines:

$2,395

Includes:
  • Round Trip Flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Kathmandu, Nepal
  • All Lodging - camp nights, hotel nights
  • All Camp Fees
  • All Transportation
  • 30 out of 42 meals
  • Group Travel Insurance
Does NOT Include:
  • Vaccination Costs (click here for more info)
  • 15-Day Visa Upon Entry Cost ($30)
  • Souvenirs
  • Approximately 12 Meals - Suggest $200
  • Personal Travel Insurance (More Info)
Deadlines:
  • Deposit - $395 by May 31
  • Payment #1 - $400 by June 30
  • Payment #2 - $400 by July 31
  • Payment #3 - $400 by August 31
  • Payment #4 - $400 by September 30
  • Payment #5 - $400 by October 15

Key Information:

  • Do I Need a Visa?
    Tourist Visas are obtained at the airport upon arrival with a valid Passport showing 6 months of validity and $30US in cash.
  • Are Vaccinations Needed?
    Check the following two sources: Passport Health or CDC Health Information for Travelers to Nepal.

    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
    • 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.
  • Flight Information
    As of 5/11/21


    DEPART ATLANTA:
    -------------- --------------
    JETBLUE - B6 720
    MON 25OCT
    545P

    ARRIVE NEW YORK (JFK):
    -------------- --------------

    MON 25OCT
    802P


    DEPART NEW YORK (JFK):
    -------------- --------------

    QATAR AIRWAYS - QR704
    TUE 26OCT
    100A

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

    TUE 26OCT
    830P


    DEPART DOHA, QATAR:
    -------------- --------------
    QATAR AIRWAYS - QR648

    WED 27OCT
    205A


    ARRIVE KATHMANDU, NEPAL:
    -------------- --------------
    WED 27OCT
    910A



    DEPART KATHMANDU, NEPAL:
    -------------- --------------

    QATAR AIRWAYS - QR651
    MON 08NOV
    835P

    ARRIVE DOHA, QATAR:
    -------------- --------------
    MON 08NOV
    1145P

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

    QATAR AIRWAYS - QR703
    TUE 09NOV
    130A

    ARRIVE NEW YORK (JFK):
    -------------- --------------

    TUE 09NOV
    735A

    DEPART NEW YORK (JFK):
    -------------- --------------

    JETBLUE - B6 719
    TUE 09NOV
    225P

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

    TUE 09NOV
    509P
  • Itinerary
    2021 Nepal Trip Itinerary

    Updated 5/11/2021


    Monday, October 25:
    • Depart Atlanta for Kathmandu, Nepal

    Wednesday, October 27:
    • Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal
    • Meet team coming from India
    • Stay in Lodging

    Wednesday, October 27 - Friday, October 29:
    • Himalayan Mountain Trek Experience

    Friday, October 29 - Tuesday, November 2:
    • Return to Kathmandu
    • Stay at hotel
    • Worship with Nepal church, SAT 30 OCT
    • Service or Fun Activities

    Tuesday, November 2:
    • Travel to camp site
    • Start Training & Team Building

    Wednesday, November 3 - Sunday, November 7:
    • Camp Nepal Year 1

    Sunday, November 7:
    • Depart for Atlanta in the evening
  • 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:
    • TBA
    NOTE: Call Jeff's cell first.

    At Hotel
    When:
    • TBA
    NOTE: Call Jeff's cell first.
  • Participants
    LastFirstFrom
    ReddLeeAthens, GA
    RorabaughJeffAthens, GA
    RorabaughJenniferAthens, GA
    ToddKarenJeffreys Bay, South Africa
  • Camp Location Information
    TBA
  • Camp Schedule
    Updated 4/13/2021

    Pre-Camp:
    Counselor Training & Team Building

    Day 1:
    7:30 AM Counselor/Staff Breakfast
    11:00 Camper Check in
    12:00 Lunch
    1:30 Welcome/Rules/Information
    2:00 Free Time
    4:30 Afternoon Tea
    5:00 Camp-wide Activity
    6:00 Free Time
    7:15 Evening Session (Jeff)
    8:00 Dinner/Free Time
    9:30 To Cabin
    10:30 Lights Out

    Day 2:
    8:00 AM Breakfast
    9:00 Clean Dorm Rooms
    9:30 Camp Meeting
    9:40-11:00 Free Time
    11:00 Morning Snacks
    12:00 PM Bible Classes (Counselors/Teachers)
    1:00 Lunch
    2:00 Dorm Team Time
    3:00 Free Time
    4:30 Afternoon Tea
    5:00 Camp-wide Activity (can split younger and older campers)
    6:00 Free Time
    7:15 Evening Session (Counselors)
    8:00 Dinner/Free Time
    9:30 To Cabin
    10:30 Lights Out

    Day 3:
    7:30 AM Singing Devotional
    8:00 AM Breakfast
    9:00 Clean Dorm Rooms
    9:40-11:00 Free Time
    10:00 Free Time
    11:00 Morning Snacks
    12:00 PM Bible Classes (Counselors/Teachers)
    1:00 Lunch
    2:00 Dorm Team Time
    3:00 Free Time
    4:30 Afternoon Tea
    5:00 Camp-wide Activity (Younger Campers: Abraham, Older Campers: Swamp Ball Jeff)
    6:00 Free Time
    8:00 Dinner/Free Time
    9:00 Evening Session (Star Light Devo)
    9:45 To Cabin
    10:30 Lights Out

    Day 4:
    8:00 AM Breakfast
    9:00 Clean Dorm Rooms
    9:30 Camp Meeting
    9:40-11:00 Free Time
    11:00 Morning Snacks
    12:00 PM Bible Classes (The Cross)
    1:00 Lunch
    2:00 Dorm Team Time
    3:00 Free Time
    4:30 Afternoon Tea
    5:00 Camp-wide Activity (Older Campers: Abraham, Younger Campers: Swamp Ball Jeff)
    6:00 Free Time
    7:15 Evening Session (Ring of Honor)
    8:00 Dinner/Free Time
    9:30 To Cabin
    10:30 Lights Out

    Day 5:

    8:00AM Thank You Devotional (Everyone)
    8:45 Breakfast
    9:30 Clean & Pack
    10:00-11:00 Free Time
    11:00 Morning Snacks
    1:00PM Lunch
    2:00 Closing Ceremony (Jeff/Abraham)
    3:00 Depart
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