These are some events camp professionals around the world can look forward to, in chronological order.

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Date / Place November 3-4, 2021 – Australia/Online

Outdoor Health Symposium

Info As governments and policy-makers grapple with new challenges, and the Australian community adapts to new realities, Outdoor Healthcare provides promising cost-effective benefits for our physical, mental, social and cultural health.

Theme: Outdoor Health – A Natural Necessity

Around the world, humans are either responding to threats posed by covid-19, or beginning to establish a new ‘post-covid normal’. Meanwhile, rates of species extinction are reaching alarming levels, and the effects of climate change are being experienced first-hand by many around the globe. Just like sea levels, rates of human physical-, mental- and social ill health continue to rise. This culmination of human-nature and planetary change calls for a new ‘normal’, or perhaps a remembering of old ways, and makes approaches like Outdoor Health a natural necessity.

Purpose: Share leadership, depth and innovation

This year’s Symposium is an opportunity to engage with and contribute to innovations in outdoor health research and practice. Presentations will span Indigenous health practices, Nature-based health interventions for emerging conditions, and Outdoor health for whole populations. As governments and policy-makers grapple with new challenges, and the Australian community seeks to adapt to new realities, Outdoor Healthcare provides promising cost-effective benefits for our physical, mental, social and cultural health.

Hashtag(s) #outdoorhealthsymposium  #outdoorhealthcare #aabat

Date / Place November 16 & 18, 2021 – Online

ICF Ambassadors’ Annual Meetings

Info This is the time of year that ICF Ambassadors reconnect, share camp related updates from their respective countries and prepare their plans from the upcoming months.

This event is only by invitation, to ICF Ambassadors.

Hashtag(s) #ICFAmbassadors #ICFConnect #ThanksToCamp

Date / Place November 18-20, 2021 – Russia

V All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference “Children’s Rest in a Changing World”

Info The conference will be held in Novosibirsk in person on November 18-20, 2021, with the aim of summarizing research and popularizing best practices in the field of children’s recreation in the Russian Federation, exchange of innovations and regional experience.

Date / Place November 19-21, 2021 – Russia


Competition of counselor skills “PRO counselor”

Info Location: St. Petersburg, Leningrad region

Organizers: Russian Camp Program Association

Competition of counseling skills from the Association of programmed children’s camps

The annual competition in the field of counselor skills “PRO-counselor” has been held (since 2018) for experienced and novice counselors (people aged 18 and over who have worked at least one shift in the camp).

The project is implemented in 3 days on a suburban site, in the format of a small shift in a camp only for counselors.

The purpose of the Competition:  increasing the level of pedagogical skills and methodological literacy of teaching staff (counselors) in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast.

Hashtag(s) #proвожатый

Date / Place November 27-28, 2021 – Russia


VIII Moscow meeting of counselors

Info Registration on the website and

Intellectual game “Green suitcase”, apply

Training “Trends of childhood” and “100 formats of events”

Leader Dance Festival, apply

Organizers: GAUK, Mosgortur

Contact: Udalova Yulia Vladimirovna,

Hashtag(s) #Мосгортур #вожатых

Date / Place December 10, 2021 – Online


Women in Camp Summit

Info Join #ladycamppros from across the industry for a shorter, more concise Women In Camp Summit on December 10th from 1:15pm to 4:00pm EST. There will still be break-out sessions and their outstanding keynote speaker. And of course, with the usual WIC flare…and maybe a coffee recipe.

The price for this year has decreased to $25.Registration at this new rate is already live here:

Hashtag(s) #wic2021 #womenincamp2021

Date / Place January 19-21, 2022 – Russia


Open seminar of organizers of children’s recreation “Dialogues of professionals – We are together”

  • international section
  • analysis of activities in the field of children’s recreation for the year
  • visiting children’s camps in the Tyumen region

 Organizers: Association of organizers of recreation and health improvement of the population of the Tyumen region “We are together”

The Tumen regional camp association “We are together” hosts a traditional educational event that leads trends and defines the development sector of children`s recreation for 2022. The seminar is orientational and focused on developing a strategy of children`s recreation for 2023 as well.

The main topic of the seminar is the social impact of the children`s recreation sphere: planning, implementation tools, efficiency evaluation, humanitarian benefits.

The seminar is supported by the Tumen Social Development Department, Interregional public organization “Assistance of Children`s Recreation”, International Camping Fellowship.

Participants from different regions of Russian and international colleagues worldwide are welcome to join the event.

The organizers are open to dialogue and collaboration, new experience exchange and bold solutions promotion.

The seminar is hosted in Tumen at “Olimpiyskaya Rebyachka” camp.



Hashtag(s) #Мывместе

Date / Place January 26-30, 2022 – Russia


Interregional festival-competition of play and theatrical groups “Children’s fun”

Info Organizers: Association of organizers of recreation and health improvement of the population of the Tyumen region “We are together”
Hashtag(s) #Мывместе

Date / Place February 8-11, 2022 – USA


2022 ACA National Conference

Info Registration is open for the 2022 National Conference, which is scheduled for February 8–11 in Portland, Oregon. Four-plus packed days of quality education, social and issues-based networking, professional trade-show access and special events are designed to boost your professional development.

Register by December 16 to take advantage of early-bird discounts. Don’t miss this great opportunity to save!

Hashtag(s) #acanat22

Also visit the ACA Calendar of Events for ACA national and local events, programs that have received educational endorsement from ACA (events and webinars), and other events

Date / Place February 17, 2022 – Canada


Ontario Camp Association Conference

Info ·  One day in-person event February 17/22 in Mississauga, Ontario

·  Virtual two-day event March 29 and 30, 2022

·  Vendor online events in early February and early April

Link More info early December at

Hashtag(s) #OntarioCampsAssociation

Date / Place July 3-6, 2022 – Australia


International Camp Directors Course (ICDC)

Info The International Camp Directors Course (ICDC) has been developed by the ICF, as a professional development course for camp managers, directors and operators and other experienced outdoor professionals. The curriculum in Australia has been adapted to align with the local industry.

Event Location: Lilydale Lakeside Conference and Event Centre

Hashtag(s) #ICDC #ICFConnect #ThanksToCamp

Date / Place September 26-29, 2022 – Australia


National Outdoor Education Conference 2022

Info The 2022 biennial National Outdoor Education Conference will be hosted by Outdoors NSW & ACT from 26 – 29 September 2022 at the Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

This is a National event for all Outdoor Leaders, Practitioner’s, Educators and Education Institutions that are serious about the outcomes of Outdoor Education for our communities. Learn from leading practitioner’s, academics and successful businesses in new innovations, considerations to overcome the challenges of the future… which look a little different to the challenges we might have thought we would be facing.

The theme this year is to reconnect with one another in the industry and work on our future opportunities.


Event Location: Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Hashtag(s) #noec2022