ICC2020 – Announcement

Dear International Camping Friends,

For three years, the Board of the International Camping Fellowship and the Organizing Committee of the XII International Camping Congress have been working to prepare an exceptional and extraordinary event in Beijing, China. The plan has been to demonstrate that we are all “One World, One Camp”

During that time, a legion of volunteers in China has been assembling top quality educational opportunities, cultural experiences, study tours and associated meetings. International Camp Director Courses, regional mini-Congresses and special international programs have also been developed.

And then, in the past few months, the CoVID-19 outbreak has spread across China and across the world. In each country, the citizen population in general and the camping community in particular are facing unprecedented challenges. Camps are desperately working to cope with both critical health emergencies and critical financial instability.

As camps focus on their immediate needs and issues in their home country, the Committee recognizes that we are living in a new reality and that the overall uncertainty makes a Congress impractical at this time.

With profound disappointment, the Organizing Committee has suspended all work and, as a result, the ICC 2020 will not take place this October.

In the coming days, the committee will be in touch with all registered delegates to provide more information about cancelling registrations, refund options and future plans.

When it is appropriate, ICF will announce details and future plans for the XII International Camping Congress in China.

In the meantime, we wish everyone the very best outcomes during these challenging weeks and months ahead. Let us support one another in these struggles and focus on the success that we know we can achieve together. We look forward to brighter days ahead. When the time is right, we will gather once more as a global community serving the children of the world through camp education.

We remain “One World, One Camp”

John Jorgenson
ICF – President

Aijun Nie
Chair, ICC Organizing Committee

Here is a link to the Questions and Answers regarding ICC2020