Dear ICF Family,

It is such a pleasure to hear news from all over the world that in allmost all countries, camps are opening.

Even though in many countries there was a shorter time than previous years for marketing and registrations, it will definately be a better year than 2021. The Camp community has survived in the last 2 years and this short time is something we can get over by working hard.

And we miss working hard and having ‘normal’ camps, don’t we?

ICF Visits

Last month, ICF Academy had an amazing virtual visit to Delphicamp in Greece. We had visitors from 23 different countries in our chat room. Please follow our social media and newsletter for upcoming camp visits.

In my effort to stay in touch with ICF members, I participate in online meetings and visits. During April and May, I made two visits to get together with ICF members. First visit was to Kazan and it was a pleasure to meet with hundreds of camp professionals and counselors in Tatarstan. My second trip was to International Summer Camp Montana in Switzerland. It was such a joy to meet with our long years ICF member Phillippe Studer again and discuss the camps industry in Switzerland and international interest on European camps.


International Camping Congress

Our next International Camp Congress will be held in Spain in 2023. Our congress organizing committee is working hard. Our special thanks to ICF Board Member Carolina Fleix Wright for leading the Congress Chair amazingly by overlooking the work in Spain and outside. Carolina and all ICC organizing committee members are dedicated to run the best ICC congress in the history of ICF. I personally believe 2023 will be a highlight and milestone for camp congresses.

The ICF Board Members are very excited to bring the world of outdoor education in beautiful Tarragona at ICC 2023 Spain. Our congress web site is available in English and 4 other languages are coming in a few weeks.

Stay in touch!

We would like to stay in touch during the summer. Please share your stories with us and we will be happy to share them with our members.

On behalf of the ICF board members, I wish all the friends in camps around the world, a very succesful and safe summer.


Fahrettin Gözet

ICF President