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CONGRESSES

The International Camping Fellowship encourages the creation and running of International Camping Congresses (ICC) in locations around the world on an approximate time frame of one every three years.

PURPOSE OF AN ICC

To provide a venue and opportunity for camp professionals, students, friends and retirees in 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 enable the host country, through its local association and organizing committee, to present camping, camping practices and local culture that are of interest to visiting delegates and delegations.
To raise the profile of camping, generally, and in the host country, in particular, by presenting camping in the best light to both the media and the general public.

International Camping Congresses


Name

Where

When

1st ICF Congress

Toronto, Canada

February 1983

2nd ICF Congress

Washington, USA

February 1987

3rd ICF Congress

Toronto, Canada

March 1994

4th ICF Congress

St Petersburg, Russia

September 1997

5th ICF Congress

Tokyo, Japan

October 2000

6th ICF Congress

Melbourne, Australia

January 2003

7th ICF Congress

Mexico City, Mexico

October 2005

8th ICF Congress

Quebec City, Canada

October 2008

9th ICF Congress

Hong Kong

October 2011

10th ICF Congress

Antalya, Turkey

October 2014

11th ICF Congress

Sochi, Russia

October 2017

 

PRESIDENTS AND EXECUTIVES OF ASSOCIATIONS

ICF will be coordinating ongoing communication and resource sharing between camping association Presidents and Executive staff from around the world. President, John Jorgenson collects contact information and facilitates the dialogue among this dynamic group of camp leaders.  The MAPE (Meeting of Association Presidents and Executives) is an ongoing dialogue that formally convenes in person at each International Camping Congress.