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 Preconference Camp Tour

09 – 11 February 2020 San Diego

This tour of San Diego area youth programs and camps is open to everyone and will include, in addition to sightseeing, facilitated discussions of camp and youth programs in the U.S. and around the world.  Special activities and meals are planned to represent local culture and foods. On Feb. 11, participants will be transported to the conference hotel for the ACA Conference.

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ICF – International Camping Congress – China

14-18 October 2020 Beijing

“One World – One Camp”. The International Camping Fellowship and the host committee in China are preparing a rich and extensive program to showcase the vibrant and dynamic growth in camp education taking place in China. The program will include Research Forum, Study Tours, continuous keynote speakers and a wide variety of workshops.

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International Camp Directors Course

09 – 13 October 2020 China

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.

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