INTERNATIONAL CAMP DIRECTOR COURSE
ICDC Coordinator: Connie Coutellier, USA
The International Camp Directors Course (ICDC) has been developed as a professional development course for camp managers, directors and operators. It is equally valuable for any experienced camp staff professional.
This intensive four day course addresses all aspects of Camp Management in an interactive exchange environment with other members of the camping and outdoor community and builds on skills and learning of both faculty and participants.
The curriculum was originally developed by a team of camp professionals in North America but has been expanded to encompass the broadest range of camping and outdoor experiences in all countries. The curriculum has been reviewed and revised over the years and, in some cases, has also been adapted to local, national or regional situations and standards, making it a valuable professional development tool for local needs and a bridge to camping at the international level.
All courses are approved and administered by the International Camping Fellowship (ICF) using both local and international ICDC Trainers. Certain courses are designed to provide the most international overview of the camping profession and these courses also offer a supplementary training in developing future course instructors (ICDC Trainer)
Goal 1 - To present the basics of camp management in the core areas of the organized body of knowledge
The course curriculum includes a broad range of camp management topics.
Periodically, and under the closest supervision of the ICDC Coordinator at International Camping Congresses, an ICDC Trainers Course takes place in conjunction with the ICDC course. An approved ICDC Trainer may be invited to participate in other ICDC events. In order to become an ICDC Trainer, a participant must have completed a regular ICDC in the past and complete a registration form outlining their camping background.