Candidates for Ambassadors are ICF Members who are elected, acclaimed or appointed from within each country by the ICF membership of that country. If more than one nomination is submitted, then an election is conducted. If only one candidate is nominated, the candidate may be acclaimed or appointed by the ICF Board. If there are no nominations from a particular country, the Ambassador Attaché on the Advisory Board seeks out a suitable volunteer.


Ambassador responsibilities include:

  • Recruit additional ICF Members within their country.
  • Assist in forging links amongst members, nationally and internationally, including exchange of campers, camp staff, directors.
  • Supply news and information from the country to ICF on a regular basis.
  • Survey known information on organized camping and outdoor experience in their country.
  • Disseminate information on international camping and ICF programs and services.
  • Serve as a member of the ICF General Assembly at the next International Camping Congress
  • Secure regional coordinators within the country when appropriate.
  • Assist in the work if the ICF in other ways as requested to do the work of ICF.


Feel free to contact the Ambassador Attaché at if you have any questions.


Argentina Alejandro Luque Gaston
Australia Brendan Smith
Austria Bernd Seidl
Azerbaijan Ali Badalov
Bangladesh Rezaul Amin
Belarus Vladimir Rudoy
Brasil Sandra Urioste
Bulgaria Stanka Shopova
Canada Gabrielle Raill
China Josh Lee
Colombia Angela Gómez Montoya
Congo (Democratic Republic of) Toussaint Balumuene
Croatia Anita Torbarina
Czech Republic Kamil Cakin
France Sergey Kuznetsov
Georgia Gocha Goguadze
Germany Jan Vieth
Greece Kirki Athanasiadou
Hong Kong Yiu Yik Ming, Edmond
Iceland Anna Margrét Tómasdóttir
Israel Lichtenberg Shiry Meiron
Italy Francesco Castiglione
Japan Shin Takahashi
Jordan Maen Odeh
Korea (South) Hyunhee Park
Malaysia Aing Granda
Mexico Oscar Bücheler de Pavia
Mongolia Chultem Byambasuren
Nigeria Father Mark Obayi
Pakistan Muhammad Ali Rizvi
Panama Morella Parés
Papua Guinea James Robert
Peru Denisse Calderon Lopez
Philippines Larry Monzon
Poland Krzysztof Alchimowicz
Romania Ana Manitiu Ozmen
Russia Valeriy Dolgikh
Rwanda Ruberwa Jean De Dieu
Singapore Mike Lim
Spain Carolina Fleix
Switzerland Joe Rikley
Taiwan Stuart Alexander
Thailand Pakawat Peter Smith
Togo Kokou Isidore Zanklassou
Tunisia Oumaima Hamdi
Turkey Rifat Can Barutcugil
Uganda Alex Mushabe
UK / England Clive Clifford
Ukraine Olga Tsiupryk
Rodion Zhyzneyvskyy
USA Steve Baskin
Venezuela Luis Francisco Rivero
Vietnam Leonel Jonathan Pelaes Mazariegos



Each member country of ICF may have a designated person to act as their ICF Ambassador. The Ambassador will be the official representative of the International Camping Fellowship for that country.  Some countries have already appointed or nominated an individual. If you would like to be part of this process to serve as an Ambassador for your country read the description below about the commitments and the opportunity to be part of the leadership of an important global organization.

Serve as an Ambassador or serve on one of many ICF Committees  – Fill out an application Form.

Feel free to contact the Ambassador/Outreach Chair Simón Sambrano at if you have any questions.