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.

Connect with ICF World by ICF-connect

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.


Effectiveness and Possibilities of Online International Interaction for Camp Leaders

Find here the presentation that ICF Board Member Masako Harigaya made, at the 24th research conference of the Japan Outdoor Education Society (JOES), that was held online on November 6-7, 2021. Our Japanese speaking members may find the program and abstracts here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ddkgm80co4t1q3i/24th%20JOES%20abstract%20.pdf?dl=0   #icf_camping_fellowship…

Australian Camps Association Annual Report 2020-2021

The Australian Camps Association released their Annual Report at their Annual General Meeting in November 2021. Each year the Australian Camps Association produces an Annual Report outlining our milestones and impact throughout the financial year. You can view the 2020-2021 Annual Report here. #icf_camping_fellowship #internationalcampingfellowship #icfconnect…

Setting Up Camp

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