ICF- “Bringing Together A World of Outdoor Experience”
Connecting Camp Education Professionals From Over 100 Countries

The International Camping Fellowship is a worldwide assembly of camp and camp education professionals who share their enthusiasm, knowledge and commitment to the camp and outdoor experience. ICF was founded in 1987 by an inspirational group of camp professionals with the vision of “a better world through outdoor experience.” ICF welcomes all who wish to foster international understanding, global education and youth development through the organized camp experience.

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ICF Connect is the online meeting point for all ICF members to keep their personal information, share knowledge, and follow and register for ICF events.

Camping Congress

In the spirit of ‘bringing together’, the International Camping Fellowship supports the creation and delivery of an Internatıonal Camping Congress (ICC) every third year. These events, in locations around the world, serve several key aims.

ICC Aims;
To provide a venue and opportunity for camp education professionals, students, and friends of camping to meet, network, discuss and exchange views.
To provide education in current trends and training on camping practices, of interest to an international audience, and applicable in all regions.
To showcase the camp experience and culture as they are expressed in the host country.

ICF Programs

ICF Academy

Industry leaders talk about camps around the world in Autumn 2021. Perspectives of the camping industry in different countries. Comments on the actions/measures that are being implemented by associations, organizations, professionals or government agencies to ensure operations and/or health protocols in camps. Join the discussion and connect.

ICF – International Camping Congress

The International Camping Fellowship is preparing a rich and extensive program to showcase the vibrant and dynamic growth in camp education taking place in the world. The program will include Research Forum, Study Tours, continuous keynote speakers and a wide variety of workshops.

International Camp Directors Course

The International Camp Directors Course (ICDC) has been developed as a professional development course for camp managers, directors and operators. The intensive four-day course is conducted in a camp-like community experience with sessions during the day and in the evenings. Participants should be open minded and take advantage of opportunities to explore different options.


TAC 2023

Taller Anuele de Campamentos – TAC 2023

Taller Anuele de Campamentos – TAC 2023 The 2023 Taller Anuele de Campamentos in Mexico was held at Camp Santa Ursula in San Luis Potosi on February 18. Directors and senior staff from the 40 member camps in the association assembled well over 250 personnel…

ICF Academy S3 E4: Staff Training and All Camp Games: a report

February 28 @8am EST This 2 in 1 session showcases the latest thinking about staff training (to help you review your plans and launch new ideas) and introduces you to the magic of all camp games (to build community spirit) Beth Allison, After 42 years in…

ANEACAMP meeting in Madrid

The National Association of Summer Camps in Spain (ANEACAMP) held their annual meeting in January in Madrid. It was followed by a conference for Spanish camp professionals. Approximately 70 of ANEACAMP’s member camps attended the meeting. More than 100 representatives of the top Spanish leisure…

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