ICF Camp Study Tours

“Help us to Share Your Camp Story…”


In its efforts to bring together the world of outdoor experience and to provide information exchange across borders, ICF has developed a project to create and present short documentary videos of camps in different countries. These videos are not marketing or staff training tours but behind-the scenes interviews and study tours for other camp professionals who are interested in broadening their perspective and discovering the wide scope of camping across the world.

Celebrate How we Differ…Celebrate What we Share

Each camp video consists of two main parts an interview with a camp director or owner and video footage of the topics covered in the interview. The material is gathered and presented on a pre-determined template so that the final format of each video allows for an appreciation of the similarities and differences in camping across borders and across cultures. The growing catalogue of camp study tour videos allows the camp community to grasp the wide scope of camping across the world.

Some camps are small and informal; others camps are large and structured. Some offer day programs; others serve overnight stays. Every camp, however, greets campers, feeds them, provides leadership and delivers program. These common elements of all camps are captured in successive videos. Over time ICF members can appreciate our common roots, and celebrate the wide diversity of camping.


How to get involved

January to June: Register for a recording of conversations and interviews with a representative of the camp.

July – August: Based upon a list of topics that ICF provides, assign a staff member to capture video clips, still photos and logos of the camp.

September – October: Support any follow-up during the editing stage of the video.

October and beyond: ICF will air Camp Study Tours to ICF community.


Register your camp for a Study Tour

Complete this Camp Tour Application

Questions? Contact jjorgenson@icfconnect.net


Help us to Share your Camp Story!