«Sharing happiness with children around the world»
October 9-13, 2017
Sochi, Rosa Khutor
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