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.

Connect with ICF World by ICF-connect

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

Open to your ideas! ICF Academy is series of free online/live educational workshops designed to inform and support the international camping community. The more we learn from each other the better we can support one another! Each episode is different with several formats including: Webinars with facilitation from presenters, topical workshops, roundtable discussions and camp virtual tours. Please join us and spread the word!

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.


National Outdoor Education Conference 2021 – Australia

The National Outdoor Education Conference (known as NOEC) will be hosted in NSW in 2021, its 21st year of being held since its inception. The venue is the beautiful Fairmont Resort and Spa in Leura, located within the spectacular Blue Mountains. Jointly hosted by Outdoors NSW…

Russia and #ThanksToCamp

Russian Children’s Centre “Orlyonok” hosted a #ThanksToCamp international online meeting, in order to support the ICF global campaign #ThanksToCamp. Participants The participants of the meeting were the campers and staff members of: national children’s centres “Zubryonok» (Belarus), “Baldauren” (Kazakhstan), “Kamchia” (Bulgaria), federal children’s centres “Orluonok”, “Ocean” and…

Project Team Conference in Moscow Russia

The International Children Center Artek has continued its leadership in education by hosting approximately top-level teachers from across Russia in a conference on the subject developing leaders for social change. Titled “Project Team”, the three-day event took place at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow but…

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