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 Learning Academy

Spring 2021

The new program of ICF will be launched in February 2021.

Details soon.

ICF – International Camping Congress – China

October 2021 Beijing

“One World – One Camp”. The International Camping Fellowship and the host committee in China are preparing a rich and extensive program to showcase the vibrant and dynamic growth in camp education taking place in China. The program will include Research Forum, Study Tours, continuous keynote speakers and a wide variety of workshops.

International Camp Directors Course

October 2021 China

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.


Russian Summer Camps in 2020

Mila Ilina, Εditor-in-Chief “Magazine for Children Holidays & Tourism” The passing of 2020 was anything but easy for all of us. This global health and economic crisis has also affected the children’s camp industry in Russia. Camps in Russia The system of organised children’s camps…

Mexico’s 2020 Camp Director Retreat

Since 2018 the Mexican Camping Association (AMC) has carried out a “Camp Director Retreat”. This event, exclusively for Owners and Camp Directors of member camps of the AMC, allows the participants to share and discuss current issues facing the camp industry. The directors enjoy some…

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