Previous ICF Congresses

The International Camping Fellowship encourages the creation and running of International Camping Congresses(ICC) in locations around the world on an approximate time frame of one every three years.


  • To provide a venue and opportunity for camp professionals, students, friends and retirees in 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 enable the host country, through its local association and organizing committee, to present camping, camping practices and local culture that are of interest to visiting delegates and delegations.
  • To raise the profile of camping, generally, and in the host country, in particular, by presenting camping in the best light to both the media and the general public.


1st ICF CongressToronto, CanadaFebruary 1983
2st ICF CongressWashington, USAFebruary 1987
3st ICF CongressToronto, CanadaMarch 1994
4st ICF CongressSt Petersburg, RussiaSeptember 1997
5st ICF CongressTokyo, JapanOctober 2000
6st ICF CongressMelbourne, AustraliaJanuary 2003
7st ICF CongressMexico City, MexicoOctober 2005
8st ICF CongressQuebec City, CanadaOctober 2008
9st ICF CongressHong KongOctober 2011
10st ICF CongressAntalya, TurkeyOctober 2014
11st ICF CongressSochi, RussiaOctober 2017