Dear Members of the International Camping Fellowship and the Global Camp Community,

As we step into the promising embrace of the New Year, I extend my warmest greetings to each and every one of you. The year 2023 was marked by a tremendous gathering of minds and hearts at the International Camping Congress in Spain. The ideas, innovations, and camaraderie that blossomed during this event have set the stage for an exciting journey ahead.

The ICF Congress Committee has been diligently working on evaluating bids, and I am pleased to announce that we are on the verge of unveiling the host country for the upcoming congress. The next International Camping Congress promises to be another milestone in our shared pursuit of advancing camping principles, fostering global connections, and enriching the lives of individuals through the camp experience.

As we eagerly await the revelation of the next congress host country, let us carry forward the spirit of collaboration and learning that we cultivated in Spain. Our community thrives on the diversity of ideas and experiences, and it is this richness that propels us towards new horizons.

In the spirit of unity and growth, I encourage each member to contribute actively to the ongoing dialogue within the International Camping Fellowship. Share your insights, experiences, and innovative approaches that can elevate our collective understanding of camping’s transformative power.

May this New Year be filled with fresh opportunities, meaningful connections, and the realization of the goals we set forth during the ICC 2023.

Together, let us continue to build a global community that fosters the values of camping and outdoor education.

Wishing you all a year filled with adventure, resilience, and the joy of creating lasting memories.

Warm regards,

Fahrettin (Fahri) Gozet

ICF President 2023 – 2026