«Sharing happiness with children around the world»
October 9-13, 2017
Sochi, Rosa Khutor
The International Camping Congress is an excellent opportunity to discuss with your associates the most important and challenging question related to camping: How can adults and children in a camp setting create happiness and provide growth opportunities to last a lifetime?
The International Camping Congress is a dialogue platform for associates to share achievements and discuss the prospects for the development of the camp movement.
The International Camping Congress is also an international research forum where professionals of the camping movement and educators will have an opportunity to demonstrate the results of their research and learn about the current work of their colleagues.WHY VISIT ICC2017 IN RUSSIA?
On behalf of the International Camping Fellowship, I am pleased to add my voice of welcome and encouragement to attend the 11th International Camping Congress in Sochi, Russia. For 30 years (since 1987), the ICF has been ‘bringing together the world of outdoor experience’. Exactly 20 years ago (in 1997), we attended our very first Congress outside of North America to meet the wonderful camping spirit of Russia in St Petersburg. Attendees at that Congress still talk about the incredible events that took place at that Congress.
At every Congress since 1997, the Russian delegations have been the largest, the most spirited and the most enthusiastic of the international delegations in attendance. We look forward to gathering in southern Russia, this time, in beautiful Sochi, to continue our sharing, our learning and our growing together.
And here we are in 2017. No matter your country of origin or your experience in camping, there will be wonderful things to share this October, in sessions and keynotes as well in conversations and tours. The theme of “Sharing Happiness with Children around the World” will bring us all closer to our camping goals.
See you in Sochi!
John Jorgenson, President of International camping fellowship
Let me welcome participants and guests of the XI International camping congress in the hospitable land of Krasnodar region! This Congress is held under the motto "SHARING HAPPINESS WITH CHILDREN ACROSS THE WORLD" and devoted to the most important and topical themes in the activities of our professional community, bringing together representatives of all continents of the planet.
Professional communication is what we are constantly missing! Our Congress is a continuation of the tradition and a new beginning.
Social effect from activity camps for children in the modern world is huge. Today we can confidently talk about the particular course of the formation of a single educational space camp international movement focused on the development of the child, no matter what culture he is from.
Alexander Djeus, President of The National camp association ,
Director of Russian Children's Centre "Orlyonok"
To the participants of XI International Camping Congress.
Good afternoon, dear colleagues and guests of the Conference!
It gives me great pleasure to extend to the participants of XI International Camping Congress a very warm welcome on behalf of the entire agency “Mosgortour” – Russian’s leader in the field of the children’s recreation. We really appreciate, that 20 years later, the Congress is held here, in Russia, again. It is our privilege to welcome you in Sochi, at the famous Rosa Khutor Resort.
XI International Camping Congress brought together representatives of countries from all continents. Today we all are different in terms of our experiences, approaches and possibilities. But we are united by one common goal: we all want to create the most useful, safe and exciting holiday for children. We all want the best for our kids.
We share happiness with children across the world.
Vasily Ovchinnikov, Vice President of The National camp association, CEO GAUK «MOSGORTOUR»
To the participants of XI International Camping Congress
I welcome all of you participating in the XI International Camping Congress. This conference aims to ensure an active dialog among those who are interested
in the best recreation opportunities for our younger generation and provides good time to make new colleagues and friends from all over the world, to exchange creative ideas and enjoy communication and wide field of positive energy.
We often hear today, that our children are our future. But, in fact, our children are our present. The Foundation, that we lay for the next generation’s full development on all continents today, tomorrow will become modern ideas
and points of view.
Oleg Kudryavtsev, Chairman of Board of The National camp association,