In the spirit of “bringing together”, the ICF supports the creation and delivery of an International Camping Congress (ICC). These events, in locations around the world, are signature events that showcase the host country and celebrate the latest information within the camping industry.
ICF provides a high quality, recognized training program for experienced camp professionals to raise their knowledge and improve their professional skills. The International Camp Directors Course (ICDC) is offered in various countries throughout each year.
In its efforts to bring together the world of outdoor experience and to provide information exchange across borders, ICF has developed a project to create and present short documentary videos of camps in different countries.
ICF recognizes excellence within the camping community with its ICF Awards Program and Milestone Certificates.
The Bill Bowker Scholarship Fund is part of ICF’s commitment to assisting emerging camp leaders and communities by supporting their participation in special training events (particularly International Camping Congress).
Academic Research forms an underpinning and validation of the role of camp education in youth development. ICF promotes and publishes research in organized camping and looks to further new research efforts – particularly across borders. The ICF Research Committee also organizes a Research Forum at major ICF events.