Fonds 23-003 - International Camping Fellowship fonds

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International Camping Fellowship fonds

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    • 1968-2023 (Creation)
      International Camping Fellowship

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    1.04 m of textual records (7 boxes)
    17 photographs
    137 cassette tapes
    11 DVDs

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    The International Camping Fellowship (ICF) is a membership organization extending worldwide to promote international cooperation and understanding through organized camping and to coordinate the exchange of news and information between individuals, camps and organizations in different countries. It was founded in 1987 by camp professionals at a meeting at Camp Tawingo in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, where Dick Chamberlain was appointed as the first ICF president . Jack Pearse served as president from 1998-2003, Jenny Bowker served from 2003-2008, Valery Kostin served from 2008-2014, John Jorgenson served from 2014-2020. Fahrettin Gozet is the sixth and current ICF president since 2020.
    The International Camping Congress, organized by ICF, is a worldwide assembly of camps and camp professionals who share their knowledge and commitment to the camp and outdoor experience. This event occurs every third year in different locations around the world to provide an opportunity for camp education professionals, students and friends of camping to meet, network, and discuss ideas and views. This includes a research forum, study tours, continuous keynote speakers and a variety of workshops.

    Custodial history

    The material was kept at Camp Tawingo and in the custody of John Jorgenson before being donated to the Trent University Archives.

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    Fonds consists of records of the International Camping Fellowship (ICF), the International Camping Congress (ICC), and their affiliated international camps, camp organizations, and events.
    Records include minutes, correspondence, project files, cassette tapes, event files, newsletters, brochures, and other material documenting the governance and management of the ICF, the International Camping Congress, and events and initiatives organized by the ICF. Fonds also includes some material from international camps and camping organizations.

    Fonds is organized into six series: Administrative files; Meetings and minutes; Newsletters; International Camping Congress; ICF related events; and Published material and artifacts from international camps and camp organizations.

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    Donated by John Jorgenson to the Trent University Archives in May 2023.


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        See also the Ontario Camping Association fonds and the Canadian Camping Association fonds


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