History

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YEARPLACEDESCRIPTION / MEMORIES / HIGHLIGHTS
1983CanadaInternational Camping Congress in Toronto, Canada.
1983AustraliaArmand and Beverly Ball attend a conference of camp professionals in Victoria, Australia. The Camping Association of Victoria is founded.
1987USAInternational Camping Congress in Washington, DC. “Our Fragile World” Over 1800 people attend from 15 different countries. Some delegates meet and commit to forming International Camping Fellowship.
1988CanadaICF is founded at meeting at Camp Tawingo, Huntsville, Canada
1989VenezuelaCamp directors assemble in Caracas, Venezuela to form the Venezuelan Camping Association or Asociacion Venezuelana de Campamento (AVC).
1990USAValery Kostin attends the ACA Conference from the Soviet Union and then joins the ICF Steering Committee thus connecting the Russian camping community to ICF.
1991BelgiumSteering Committee Meeting held in Belgium hosted by Jeunesse et Santé.
1992RussiaSteering Committee Meeting held in Moscow and St Petersburg
1993AustraliaSteering Committee Meeting held at Kangaroobie hosted by Kangaroobie
1993GreeceSteering Committee Meeting held in Athens. ICF supports the formation of Greek Camps Association.
1994CanadaInternational Camping Congress in Toronto, Canada hosted by CCA, ACA and OCA – “KUMBAYAH” – ICF is identified as a sponsor.
1995USASteering Committee Meeting in conjunction with ACA National Conference in Florida 
1996GreeceSteering Committee Meeting held in Athens
1997RussiaInternational Camping Congress held in St Petersburg Russia hosted by St Petersburg Camping Association – “Nevsky Forum”. Linda Pulliam is appointed as an international liaison to ACA Conferences.
1998VenezuelaSteering Committee Meeting held in Caracas hosted by AVC in conjunction with several camp visits 
1999JapanSteering Committee Meeting held in Tokyo hosted by National Camping Association of Japan 
2000JapanInternational Camping Congress held in Tokyo; Japan hosted by NCAJ. “Creating a New Camping Culture” Post-Congress tours extend throughout Japan and are hosted by various regional camp leaders.
2001CyprusSteering Committee Meeting held in Nicosia hosted by Cyprus sporting organization
2002USASteering Committee Meeting held in Virginia hosted by Camp Friendship 
2003AustraliaInternational Camping Congress held in Melbourne hosted by Camping Association of Victoria “Beneath the Southern Cross”. Program includes Research Forum. The Asia Oceania Camping Fellowship is formed..
2003GreeceSteering Committee Meeting held in Athens hosted by Greek Camps Association at 2nd Panhellenic Congress for camps and youth activities with the theme, “The Camping Institution into the 21st Century”
2003BulgariaRepresentatives from Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine move to create a European Camp Association.
2004MexicoSteering Committee Meeting held in Mexico City hosted by Mexican Camping Association.
2004Mongolia1st Asia Oceania Camping Congress (AOCC).
2005MexicoInternational Camping Congress held in Mexico City “Preserve the Treasure, Enrich Young Lives”. First meeting of Association Presidents and Executives (MAPE) – a forerunner of Association Network and the first International Camp Director Course is conducted (Armand Ball, Dick Chamberlain, Jack Murdock and Connie Coutellier)
2006Malaysia2nd Asia Oceania Camping Congress (AOCC). 
2007CanadaSteering Committee Meeting held in Quebec City hosted by ACQ 
2007BulgariaSteering Committee Meeting held in conjunction with Russian annual conference at Camp Yamal, Kitten 
2008CanadaInternational Camping Congress held in Quebec City and hosted by ACQ. “Les couleurs de la vie” ICDC is entrusted to ICF.
2009Taiwan3rd Asia Oceania Camping Congress (AOCC).
Steering Committee Meeting held in conjunction with Asia Oceania Camping Conference in Taiwan. ICF Vision exercise begins.
2010USASteering Committee Meeting held in conjunction with ACA National Conference (Denver)
2010Colombia Steering Committee Meeting held in Bogota
2011Hong KongInternational Camping Congress held in Hong Kong hosted by Camping Association of Hong Kong “Camping – Gateway to Quality Life”. 4th Asia Oceania Camping Congress shared the program. ICF adopts and implements vision exercise changing membership and governance structure
2012UkraineBoard Meeting held in Ukraine hosted by Artek International Children’s Centre.
2012TurkeyICC site inspection in Antalya, Turkey
2013AustraliaBoard Meeting held in conjunction with ACA-ORIS conference and 5th Asia Oceania Camping Congress.
2014USABoard Meeting held in conjunction with ACA National Conference
2014TurkeyInternational Camping Congress held in Antalya hosted by the Camps Association of Turkey. “Let’s Camp for Peace”.
2015RussiaBoard Meeting held in Russia hosted by Camp Orlyonok. Site inspection for ICC in Sochi. 
2016JapanBoard Meeting held in Tokyo in conjunction with 6th Asia Oceania Camping Congress. AOCF dissolves to become ICF-Asia Oceania 
2017RussiaInternational Camping Congress held in Sochi hosted by Russian Camping Association. “Sharing happiness with children across the world”.
2018BelgiumBoard Meeting held in Ghent 
2019MalaysiaBoard Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with 7th ICF Asia Oceania Congress “Camping Sustainability – Nurturing Culture for Future Leaders”