ICF Ambassadors - new term
ICF Country Ambassadors under the direction of Board Member, Simon Sambrano form an essential part of ICF leadership throughout the many countries of camping. The link to and from each country forms a bridge for information and support that includes news , programs and leadership development. The team for the term 2020-2023 has been confirmed.

List of Current Ambassadors (2020 - 2023)

ICF 2020 ICF Award Recipients
The ICF Awards Program creates an opportunity to recognize contributions to the international camping movement. Individuals or associations can recognize their peers through several award nominations.

The Abbott Fenn Druzhba Award is a special recognition of an individual, camp, or organization, which has made a significant and sustained contribution to international camping. The endowed contribution for the award was made by Abbott Fenn, a long-standing, active member of the American Camp Association and former owner/director of the Keewaydin Camps in New England, U.S.A. The award is given to those who spread the benefit of the camp experience to improve world understanding.

In addition to the Druzhba Award, the Board has approved several nominations for the Butterfly and Merit Awards.

Read more about the 2020 ICF Awards Recipients
ICF Academy S1 E1 Town Hall with Industry Leaders
ICF has developed a training series of free online/live educational workshops designed to inform and support the international camping community. The series takes place under the umbrella of ICF Academy.

February 16th, 2021.

Title: S1 E1 Town Hall – Industry leaders talk about camps around the world for 2021

Tom Rosenberg – USA – President/CEO of the American Camp Association
Pablo Casas – Mexico – President of the Mexican Camp Association
Hardy Wang – China – CCEA (Children’s Camp Education Alliance) General Secretary
Carolina Fleix – Spain – ICF Board Member – Congress Liaison – Founding member of ANEACAMP (Spanish Camp Association)

Video recordings and links in the Resource Library of
ICF Academy S1 E2 Top 10 Interactive Games with Mark Collard
March 2nd, 2021.

Title: S1 E2 Top 10 Interactive Exercises to Help Campers (& Staff) Have Fun, Connect & Build Trust

Presenter: Mark Collard (Australia)

ICF Academy
S1 E3
with Michelle Cummings
Michelle Cummings M.S. – USA

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S1 E4
with Dr. Gwynn Powell and guests
Dr. Gwynn Powell – USA

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ICF Academy - Clubhouse Group every week
The ICF hosted its first successful clubhouse room on February 25th, 2021, with over 20 countries and nearly every continent represented! Heartfelt exchanges were made about our tumultuous time handling covid and educational programs.

ICF Club name: Camps, Outdoor Ed & Play

Every week we bring you new topics and new voices.
Currently available on IOS (Apple) only.

If you need an invitation, please let us know!

Follow @marcdamian or @zimonziz to stay posted.
ICF Milestone Program - 2021 Milestones
One of the ways that we recognize our members is through the presentation of certificates and announcements as camps or associations reach significant milestones in their camp life.

Based upon the year of founding registered when a camp, organization or association first joins, ICF sends a certificate to acknowledge the following milestones: 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, 50 years, 75 years, 100 years, +10 years after 100 years!

ICF’s Presence at the ACA National Conference 2021
Canada - Spring into Summer Educational Series
March 30 - May 18, 2021
Welcome to Spring into Summer, the OCA Educational Series! With 7 Streams of programming, 12 session days, 4 Vendor Days, 2 social events and much more, this is a virtual education experience you don’t want to miss as you #PlanForCamp! 
Russia- Dialogues of Professionals
March 18 - 20, 2021
USA - Northeast Camp Conference
March 9-11, 2021
Australia - National Conference
April 14 - 16, 2021
Mongolia - Aussies Visit Mongolia
An extract from the diary of Estelle Kelly chaperoning a small delegation of campers from Australia – a country completely surrounded by water, to Mongolia – a country completely surrounded by land. The group visited Camp Erdenet and International Children’s Center Nairamdal. Erdenet is located near Selenge in the northern part of Mongolia. Nairamdal is located just outside Ulaanbaatar (UB).
USA - A fundraising campaign in honor of Don & Carole Cheley
The American Camp Association’s Acorn Society has honored Don and Carole Cheley for their tireless work to support the advancement of the camp experience by establishing a fundraising campaign in their name. In the announcement, it was noted that both Don and Carole Cheley have also supported the international camp community through their years of work as ICF Board members.
Global - #ThanksToCamp
Because of COVID-19, camps are hurting. Become part of a brighter camp future by joining the international grassroots marketing campaign #ThanksToCamp.
By using #ThanksToCamp on your social media feeds, we will come together to give camp a voice.

The path to a brighter camp future is educating families and policy makers, and generating public awareness of the important role of camps in our world today. Think of a hashtag as a “flashlight”. The more that people use #ThanksToCamp when sharing their camp stories, the more those stories light up this path.
#ThanksToCamp dates for 2021: April 3rd – May 1st
News Briefs is a regular feature offering a collection of short items about activity, awards, events, articles, programming ideas and more from around the global ICF community.

Meet our Members: Nars International Children’s Camp
What's in a name?
This column will feature the inside story behind a camp's name.
In the next issue: #ThanksToCamp campaign, ICF Academy, ICC announcement, ICF Camp Friends Program, ICF Camp Tours - stay tuned!
About ICF:
ICF is an international not-for-profit association registered in Ontario Canada. Its mission is to foster international understanding through the camp, camp education and outdoor experience. ICF works to bring together the world of outdoor experience through exchange, professional development and international communication.

Bringing together 5000+ camp professionals from over 100 countries, since 1987.

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