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.


NCAM News – National Camping Association of Mongolia

The past year was one of hope and expectation for children and youth of Mongolia. Due to the spread of Covid-19, children’s camps did not operate across the country in 2021. Daily life has slowly returned to normal for many people in Mongolia. In September,…

Mexican Camp Directors’ Retreat – 2021

This October (11-13 Oct. 2021), 18 camp directors from the Mexican Camp Association had the pleasure to share an incredible experience at Ecoparque del Marques, at Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo. Ecoparque del Marques welcomed them with wonderful prepared activities and games that combined perfectly with…

ICF President’s Remarks – November 2021

Dear ICF Family, We are almost at the end of another year. 2022 is around the corner. I believe that 2022 will arrive with health and good feelings. The current ICF Board has completed its first year. It has not been an easy year. We…

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