TAIWAN
TBA 2022
Year 2 of 3

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Taiwan Flag
Taiwan Boat Race

In May of 2018, two people from Taiwan, Kevin and Vincent, came to the Cambodia Swamp Camp by invitation of Sovann Seng, the leader of the Phnom Penh Church of Christ. They came with a dream to have camps for kids not only in Taiwan but in mainland China; they left with that dream in tact. Thus came the invitation which we received from Kevin, the Taipei church leader. This trip proved to be a key milestone in reaching children all over this vast and populous area of the world, as campers from Hong Kong and Mainland China joined Taiwanese campers. Join us for Year 2 for a trip of a lifetime and help us impact many lives.

  • Click for more info on Safety and Mandatory Quarantine...

    Hi, Everyone.  I know some of you have asked me about the trip to Taiwan and though it is on the Swamp Corps website as an open trip, there have been some questions still outstanding: the safety of traveling and being in Taiwan and the 14-Day Mandatory Quarantine (what do we do during that time, lengthens the trip, the extra costs).

    So I thought I would post on this GroupMe to let everyone know.  So here goes... First of all, Taiwan is one of the safest countries in the world to be in right now....and beautiful and full of amazing people; so we can check that off the list real quick.

    Due to the cascading of events with our summer camp, the rescheduling of the Honduras Trip, the continued mandatory 14-day quarantine we are looking into the possibility of moving the Taiwan camp to later in August (16th-20th) as this would give us time to be in quarantine and still conduct camp and enjoy a couple days in Taiwan—Basically the trip would be from July 28 – August 24.  NOW, this does make the trip rather long so we are hoping there may be some of you who are perhaps in a position to conduct school online or work online that could swing a 24-26 day trip. Think and pray about it.

    In the meantime, how do we make the 14-Day Quarantine meaningful? One thing that Kevin & Ryan have been working on to add meaning is to have virtual camp for all those kids who live in Hong Kong and Mainland China. In fact, they have communicated with each of the churches and there is strong interest in doing so. Thus we are putting together two weeks of virtual camp while we would be in quarantine which would be Week 1: August 2-6 with training on August 1 and Week 2: August 9-13 with training on August 8 from 8:30am-12:30pm each day local time. We would also invite other campers from around the world as well. And see if some people from the U.S. could counsel for it (8:30pm-12:30am each night. :D)

    In regards to the extra cost for room and board for the 14 days, Kevin & Ryan shared with me some very overwhelming news: THEY WILL COVER THE ENTIRE COST OF THE 14 DAYS FOR UP TO 20 PEOPLE. I am moved to my core by this gesture. What an amazing offer. Wow! Kevin said, "We really want you to come." It was all I could do to not cry at the love and feeling of desired connection.

    So with all this being said, please consider going. Go ahead and apply below if you are moved to return to Taiwan. Also, feel free to share this information with as many people as possible. We would love to take as many as can make it. Let’s do our best to not the let the current situation get in our way of the mission to serve others and share the love of Jesus.

    Send me questions. Much love, Jeff

Trip Information

Fees & Deadlines:

This trip has been canceled for 2021 due to the closing of visitors to Taiwan due to COVID-19.

Key Information:

  • Do I Need a Visa?
    As of this month, no one is allowed into Taiwan without a special permit. Our request for this permit was sent May 5.


  • Are Vaccinations Needed?
    Check the following two sources: Passport Health or CDC Health Information for Travelers to Taiwan.

    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.
  • Camp Schedule
    Updated 3/25/2021

    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 (Amos - 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: Amos, 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: Amos, 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/Amos)
    3:00 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:
    • TBA
    NOTE: Call Jeff's cell first.

    At Hotel
    When:
    • TBA
    NOTE: Call Jeff's cell first.
  • Flight Information
    As of 3/25/21

    DEPART ATLANTA:
    -------------- --------------
    DELTA AIRLINES - 0027
    THU 29JUL
    1220A

    ARRIVE SEOUL, KOREA:
    -------------- --------------

    FRI 30JUL
    400A


    DEPART SEOUL, KOREA:
    -------------- --------------

    DELTA AIRLINES - 7694
    FRI 30JUL
    1035A

    ARRIVE TAIPEI, TAIWAN:
    -------------- --------------

    FRI 30JUL
    1210P




    DEPART TAIPEI, TAIWAN:
    -------------- --------------

    DELTA AIRLINES - 7866
    TUE 24AUG
    120P

    ARRIVE SEOUL, KOREA:
    -------------- --------------
    TUE 24AUG
    450P

    DEPART SEOUL, KOREA:
    -------------- --------------

    DELTA AIRLINES - 0026
    TUE 24AUG
    640P


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

    TUE 24AUG
    725P
  • Itinerary
    2021 Taiwan Trip Itinerary

    TENTATIVE

    Updated 3/25/2021

    Wednesday, July 28:
    • 9:30 pm Arrive at Airport

    Thursday, July 29:
    • 12:20AM Depart Atlanta
    • Flight: DL0027

    Friday, July 30:
    • Arrive in Taipei
    • Flight DL7694
    • Travel to hotel

    Friday, July 30 - Friday, August 13:
    • Mandatory Quarantine
    • Select Hotel
    • Paid for by Taiwan Church (Wow! Thank you!!)

    Saturday, August 14:
    • Travel to Camp
    • Training & Team Building

    Sunday, August 15:
    • Worship at camp
    • Training & Team Building

    Monday, August 16:
    • Kids Arrive

    Monday, August 16 - Friday, August 20:
    • Year 2 Taiwan Camp

    Friday, August 20:
    • Return to Taipei
    • Stay at hotel

    Saturday, August 21:
    • Activity in Taipei

    Sunday, August 22:
    • Worship with Taipei church
    • Fun activity

    Monday, August 23:
    • Fun activity in Taipei

    Tuesday, August 24:
    • Depart for Atlanta
  • Participants
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    ReddLeeAthens, GA
    ReddMarciaAthens, GA
    RorabaughJeffAthens, GA
    RorabaughJenniferAthens, GA
  • Camp Location Information
    Camp is located at a new facility overlooking Taipei.
    Click here for some pictures of the facility.
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