The Objectives of the ICF

  • To coordinate the exchange of news and information between individuals, camps, outdoor experiences and organizations in different countries.

  • To encourage and facilitate bilateral and multilateral exchanges.

  • To stimulate efforts to achieve international understanding and global living, leadership, and ecological action through organized camping and outdoor experience.

  • To encourage the organization of regional and national camping associations.

    Who are ICF Members?
    The concept of camping and terminology describing outdoor experiences varies from country to country. Individuals and organizations who are members of the International Camping Fellowship may refer to their programs as:

  • Summer Camp
  • Outdoor Education
  • Group Work
  • Vacational Plans
  • Adventure Education
  • Leadership Training
  • Children's Rest
  • Experiential Education
  • Outdoor Experience
  • Tourism
  • Environmental Education
  • Regardless of the semantics, the International Camping Fellowship welcomes all who foster international understanding through the organized camp experience. There are membership categories for individuals, camps, organizations, and corporations.

    Membership Benefits

    The newsletter of the International Camping Fellowship is published three times each year and distributed to the membership. The newsletter features articles on camping programs around the world, activities of the International Camping Fellowship, and program ideas.

    An annual Membership and Resource Directory of camps, organizations, and individuals interested in the exchange of campers or staff is published each November.

    An International Camping Congress is sponsored every 3-4 years in cooperation with national camping associations to share professional education and encourage interchange. The next International Camping Congress will be held in Melbourne, Australia, in January, 2003.

    Volunteer Regional Coordinators, elected by members within their regions, assist facilitate exchanges and assist camps in developing professional associations.

    Each camp or organizational member is listed here on the ICF Website.

    ICF provides program ideas and support material for camps which work with international campers and staff.

    Membership Rates
    Individual Camp Organization Student Sponsor
    Three Year Membership
    $55.00 US $110.00 US $110.00 US $30.00 US $300.00 US
    $80.00 CAN $165.00 CAN $165.00 CAN $45.00 CAN $445.00 CAN
    One Year Membership
    $20.00 US $40.00 US $40.00 US $10.00 US $100.00 US
    $30.00 CAN $60.00 CAN $60.00 CAN $15.00 CAN $150.00 CAN

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