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Mission Trips


We welcome individuals and churches who feel called to explore Cambodia with us to discover the beauty of the country and get a first-hand look at the injustices that plague its people.

Our trips are not your average outreach trips! The mission of Rock Foundation Cambodia is to meet the mental, physical and spiritual needs of the local Khmer people through community outreach and poverty assistance. We combine justice awareness and education with opportunities to work directly with those who are victims of injustice.

Activities on your trip may include:
  • Bringing clean water to communities through water filtration kits or well drilling
  • Spending time in the slums with the poor
  • Participating in rice distribution or other hands-on projects
  • Hearing from organizations on the ground that work with the poor and oppressed of Cambodia
These trips are always an amazing time where we see God break our hearts for the things that break His. You can expect to be stretched outside of your comfort zone as you serve the poor and share the love of Jesus with the oppressed.

Sample Itenerary

  • Day 1: Airport pickups, check into guesthouse, meet in Phnom Penh for coffee and an orientation dinner.
  • Day 2: PP City tour to learn local culture and recent history. Visit Toul Sleng (S-21), Wat Phnom, The National Museum, and open-air markets.
  • Day 3: Tour the Killing Fields, visit a nearby squatter village on the outskirts of the city garbage dump to share testimonies, dramas, host a children’s program, and meet some immediate needs like providing rice, other food items, and simple medications.
  • Day 4: Visit a water well drilling site at a rural school and participate in our “Good News Club” to share the Gospel with students and villagers who have never heard the name Jesus. Use your talents such as singing, dancing, dramas, play games and love on the people.
  • Day 5: Visit another drilling site and participate in our “Good News Club” to share the gospel with another group of rural students and villagers who have never heard the name Jesus. Use your talents such as singing, dancing, dramas, play games and love on the people.
  • Day 6: Attend our local Khmer church service. Share testimonies, sing, and encourage church members. After the service, join and support their outreach to a rural village. Share your talents like singing, dancing, dramas, and testimonies. Have fun, play games, love on the villagers and encourage them with Jesus love and be encouraged also.
  • Day 7: Have breakfast, debrief, worship, and pray as a team. Free time to pack, visit local markets, and then we will assist you in returning to the airport for departure.

Preparing for your trip

U.S. citizens visiting Cambodia are required to apply for a tourist visa. You can apply for a tourist visa at the airport if you travel by plane. The tourist visa lasts for 30 days and can be renewed once for another 30 days. Please bring two passport-sized photos for your visa. NOTE: If your passport expires less than six months before your arrival in Cambodia, you must renew your passport before your visit.

Immunization information will vary greatly depending on which country you are traveling from. Please contact your primary care provider to find out which immunizations you already have and which they would recommend you get before coming to Cambodia.

Immunizations we recommend inquiring about include:

  • Typhoid Fever
  • Hepatitis A/B
  • Tuberculosis

Taking malaria medications during your outreach to Cambodia is usually not necessary.

  • Passport
  • Plane tickets
  • Insurance information
  • Two copies of the front two pages of your passport
  • Two passport-sized photos for visa
  • Emergency contact information
  • Flip flops for showering
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Toiletries (you can buy these in Cambodia, but may not be the brands that you are familiar with)
  • First aid items (antibiotic cream, band-aids, Imodium, etc.)
  • Vitamins and prescription medicines to last throughout your stay in Cambodia
  • Wet wipes
  • Insect repellent
  • Oral re-hydration solution packets (can be bought in Cambodia as well)
  • Camera
  • Flashlight and batteries (power can go out often in Cambodia)
  • Hat and Sunscreen (sunscreen is expensive in Cambodia)
  • Water bottle
  • Light day-pack
  • Money belt
  • Sleeping mat/light sheet
  • Bible, journal and a reading book
  • Power converter/adapter
    • NOTE: Outlets in Cambodia use the 220V system (America uses 110V) and outlets can use European-style plugs with two prongs or American-style with two prongs

Cambodian culture is very modest when it comes to the style of clothing people wear. We want teams to adapt to the culture, which means you may need to dress differently than you would at home. When doing ministry, we ask that women wear shirts or blouses that cover the shoulders and stomach and don’t have a low-cut neckline. Women should wear dresses, skirts, capris or pants that cover the knees. Guys also need to keep their shoulders and knees covered, so don’t wear shorts that show your knees. Make sure that you bring clothes that are not in bad condition (holes, stains, etc.). In teaching situations, team members should dress more formally. For women, this means a skirt and blouse, a dress, or nice pants and a top. For guys, this means slacks and a shirt with buttons (short sleeve is fine). Sandals/flip-flops are commonly worn in Cambodia and should be appropriate for most situations, unless it’s a more formal setting. Make sure your shoes are comfortable for walking.

When you arrive

If you are coming to Cambodia by plane, there are plenty of taxi options outside of the airport that can get to your hotel. There is also a very reliable transportation app now in Cambodia called PassApp that we recommend downloading before you arrive in Cambodia. We would also be more than happy to help arrange a taxi van to come and pick you up from the airport. From there, we will take you to where you are staying.

There are many ways to get around once you are in Cambodia. Through the PassApp, you can book a tuk-tuk or a taxi car. We recommend using PassApp to avoid being overcharged for your trip especially if you are unfamiliar with Cambodia.

When traveling inside a city, the most common method of travel is a tuk-tuk. This is a small motorcycle taxi with a cab that can take up to 4-5 passengers (without luggage). You tell the tuk-tuk driver the area you want to go to and as he gets close to the location, you give him exact directions to where you want to go. We will teach you how to do this when you arrive.

Though English is the most common foreign language in Cambodia, most Cambodians do not speak it. Therefore you will need to have a translator for most of your ministry. Some ministry locations provide translators, but many do not. For those locations, we will provide a translator for you.

The money in Cambodia is called Riel. There are no coins for Cambodian money, and Riel come in 100, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 note bills. The exchange rate varies very little and is usually 4000 Riel to US$1. You can exchange dollars to Riel at many shops on the street and in the markets or at a bank. American dollars are used as much as riel in Cambodia, but American coins are not used. Also, it is easier to use $20 bills or lower. If you have $50 or $100 bills, you can use these at currency exchange shops, but not at most shops. (NOTE: Cambodians do not accept American dollar bills if they are damaged, torn, stained, dirty, etc.). Lastly, there are many international ATMs in Cambodia.

The cell phone network in Cambodia is very good and you can get reception at most locations in the country, including the countryside. Therefore, many teams like to have cell phones to use for their communication while in Cambodia. We will provide some SIM cards for teams to use while they are in Cambodia. When you arrive, you will get the number and can notify family of how you can be reached. Often times reception is as clear as local calls. It is very cheap and easy to use the internet phones in Cambodia as well. There are many of them very close to where you will be staying. Internet access is also readily available for approx. $2 per hour.

Start planning your trip today!

Assemble your team.
Submit your application and a $100 non-refundable fee to reserve your spot.
All remaining fees are due 6 weeks before your departure date.