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.

International
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.

NEWS

ANEACAMP meeting in Madrid

The National Association of Summer Camps in Spain (ANEACAMP) had their annual meeting in Madrid, which was followed by a conference for Spanish camp professionals. Approximately 70 of ANEACAMP’s member camps attended the meeting on January 26 and nearly 200 camp professionals attended the conference…

General Assembly of the Greek Camp Association (PELK)

The General Assembly of the Greek Camp Association took place on January 14, 2023. Elections for the new Board were conducted and the new Board of Directors of PELK was formed as follows: Dimitris Skouras, Chairman of the Board of Directors Magdaleni Alexopoulou, Vice President…

ICF President’s Remarks – February 2023

Dear ICF Family, 2023 has begun with hopes for a brighter future for ICF and the global camp community. When in contact with several countries all over the world, I am ecstatic to learn that families show an increased interest for camps. It is so…

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