ICF- “Bringing Together A World of Outdoor Experience”
Connecting Camp Education Professionals From Over 100 Countries

The International Camping Fellowship is a worldwide assembly of camp and camp education professionals who share their enthusiasm, knowledge and commitment to the camp and outdoor experience. ICF was founded in 1987 by an inspirational group of camp professionals with the vision of “a better world through outdoor experience.” ICF welcomes all who wish to foster international understanding, global education and youth development through the organized camp experience.

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ICF Connect is the online meeting point for all ICF members to keep their personal information, share knowledge, and follow and register for ICF events.

Camping Congress

In the spirit of ‘bringing together’, the International Camping Fellowship supports the creation and delivery of an Internatıonal Camping Congress (ICC) every third year. These events, in locations around the world, serve several key aims.

ICC Aims;
To provide a venue and opportunity for camp education professionals, students, and friends of 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 showcase the camp experience and culture as they are expressed in the host country.

ICF Programs

ICF Academy

Industry leaders talk about camps around the world in Autumn 2021. Perspectives of the camping industry in different countries. Comments on the actions/measures that are being implemented by associations, organizations, professionals or government agencies to ensure operations and/or health protocols in camps. Join the discussion and connect.

ICF – International Camping Congress

The International Camping Fellowship is preparing a rich and extensive program to showcase the vibrant and dynamic growth in camp education taking place in the world. The program will include Research Forum, Study Tours, continuous keynote speakers and a wide variety of workshops.

International Camp Directors Course

The International Camp Directors Course (ICDC) has been developed as a professional development course for camp managers, directors and operators. The intensive four-day course is conducted in a camp-like community experience with sessions during the day and in the evenings. Participants should be open minded and take advantage of opportunities to explore different options.


С днем рождения!

On July 16, 2021, the Russian community of organizers of children’s recreation celebrated the 75th birthday of the legendary person and friend of camping – Galina Sukhoveyko. Galina began her pedagogical path as a counselor in a simple Soviet school, her formation took place within…

News from the Asociación Mexicana de Campamentos

Mexico City September 2021 This summer 2021, Mexican camps have taken the crucial job to operate safe and successful summer camps for kids from 4 to 17 years old. Around 25 Mexican organizations around the country, affiliated with the Mexican Camps Association, held summer camp…

Outdoor Education in Three Asian countries

Outdoor Education in Three Asian countries History and overview of “Outdoor Education” in the context of some Asian countries Presenters: Dr MAETA Kazushi, Hokkaido University of Education (JAPAN); Dr Susanna Ho, Ministry of Education (SINGAPORE); Ms Ruth Feng CEO Jingle International Education (CHINA) Organisers: TAKANO Takako,…

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