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AOCC 2016

The National Camping Association of Japan and the Asia Oceania Camping Congress Organizing Committee, in conjunction with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government are pleased to announce that funds are available to assist persons to attend this important professional development opportunity.

The AOCC Scholarship is established to assist camping leaders – current and future leaders; students and professionals - to attend from countries and conditions where resources may restrict such attendance. Candidates from areas of the world where ICF can assist in developing camping associations and programs are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applications that ensure diversity in representation (geographical, special needs, types of camps, etc.) Applicants are invited to describe their circumstances in as much detail as possible in order to allow the committee to assess both need and suitability.

Scholarship includes Congress registration and accommodation during the Congress at the National Youth Centre (Congress Site).

The Tokyo Metropolitan government will provide one-way airfare. The recipiens will need to be responsible for purchasing their own arrival ticket.

General Criteria:
  • Candidates must hold a current membership in ICF (International Camping Fellowship)
  • Candidates must be acknowledged by a professional organization in the field of youth development to endorse participation in the Asia Oceania Camping Congress. (This letter from the organization must be included with application.)
  • Candidates must provide two letters of personal character reference from individuals in other organizations.
  • Candidates must submit a description for the AOCC 2016 Scholarship Committee concerning camping in their region, the significance of the AOCCongress can play in their personal/professional development and the potential for the growth of camping in their region as a result of their participation in the Congress.
  • Candidates may be responsible for some travel costs to and from the Congress and any visa fees that may be required.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for funding for the Asia Oceania Camping Congress, please send:

  • Personal letter of introduction (including completed application)
  • Letter of reference from the sponsoring organization (if applicable)
  • Personal character reference letter (2 different sources)

If you do not have access to email, please contact the ICF Secretary to provide a mailing address and telephone number

Applications for financial support to attend the Asia Oceania camping Congress must be received not later than June 15th, 2016. A decision will be made and details of that decision will be forwarded to all candidates by June 30th 2016.
As indicated, preference may be given to candidates from Asia/Oceania or areas of the world where ICF can assist in developing camping associations or to other categories of criteria.

The successful applicant will receive a complimentary registration and accommodation during the Congress. No money will be exchanged between an applicant and the Organizing Committee.

Send all correspondence by email, by fax or by regular mail to:

                        Linda Pulliam, ICF Secretary

                        1844 Ravenscliffe Road

                        Huntsville ON  P1H 2N2 Canada


                        Phone:  1-705-789-5612             Fax:      1-705-789-6624

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