International Camping Club

‘Connecting Campers Since 1949’

  • Nonprofit, volunteer run.
  • 100’s of organized campouts held yearly.
  • Chapters spanning across the Continental USA and Canada.
  • Membership discounts for campgrounds, RV insurance, & camping/RV products.
  • Youth, teen, adult and retiree programs.
  • Wildlife and conservation programs.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • New members receive SIX MONTHS FREE when buying any tier membership.


Upcoming National Events 2023-2024

Campvention 2023 Oval (6)

63rd Annual Campvention 2023

Retiree Rally 2023 (12)

51st FCRV International Retiree Rally 2023

Herkimer Preview

64th Annual Campvention 2024

Retiree Rally Spoiler

52nd FCRV International Retiree Rally 2024

FCRV Event Calendar 2021-2023

FCRV holds 100’s of inclusive events per year in the form of chapter, state, regional and national events.  From summer to winter we are out there doing what we love most, CAMPING!  Our camping events range in size from just a few families to hundreds of like minded campers getting together.

[Info on local chapter events can be found by contacting your state/regional directors or the National Office.]


December 2022 – February 2023

Regional Events


State/Prov Campouts

  • [SC] Jan 16-19. South Carolina – Fall Campout Retiree. Barnyard Campground RV Park. Lexington, SC
  • [CT] Jan 22. Connecticut – Winter State Meeting.  Hemlock Grange Hall. Portland, CT.
  • [OK] Feb 17-19. Oklahoma – Monthly State Campout. Bell Cow Lake Chandler. Chandler, Ok.
  • [CT] Feb 17-21. Connecticut – Springfield Camping/RV Show booth. Eastern States Expedition. West Springfield, MA


March 2023 – May 2023

National Events

Regional Events

  • [AL] Southeast Regional. More info coming soon.

State/Prov Campouts


June 2023 – August 2023

National Events

Regional Events

State/Prov Campouts

  • [IL] May 12-14. Illinois  – State Campout. St. Francis State Park in Missouri. Bonne Terre, MO
  • [OK] May 19-21. Oklahoma – Monthly State Campout. Lake Murray State Park. Ardmore, OK.
  • [MI] June 2-4. Michigan – District. Gladwin County Fairgrounds. Gladwin, MI.
  • [CO] June 5-9. Colorado State Retiree Rally. Falcon/Colorado Springs KOA. Peyton, CO
  • [OK] June 9-11. Oklahoma – Monthly State Campout. Taylor’s Ferry Campgrounds. Wagoner, OK
  • [SC] Aug 10-16. South Carolina – Palmetto Retiree. Currahee RV Park. Toccoa, GA.


September 2023- November 2023

Regional Events


State/Prov Campouts


March 2022 – May 2022


Camping Today [May]

Family Campers  

“And a bird overhead sang follow, and a bird to the right sang here. And the arch of the leaves was hollow, and the meaning of May was clear.”

Your PDF and Digital version of May  ‘Camping Today’ can be found here:

‘Camping Today’ Staff

Wildlife Refuge Inc. Annual Report 2022

A meeting was held at the Colorado State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 13th @ 1 p.m. Comptroller Deb Swanson reported a balance in the Wildlife fund of $78,145.78.

Grants will be sent to the following:

Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge –
From Naticoke,Ontario Recommended by Faye Swanburg.  They are working on building a brand-new wildlife hospital with species specific outdoor enclosures.  They are asking for fencing for the fawn area.  We are granting them $1000.

Schramm Educational Center
submitted by Kelly Ekue and recommended by Jim Swenson from Nebraska.  This money is for the Venture Park Education area which consists of four state parks in the area for the Nebraska Naturalist Program.  The program focuses on the habitats and adaptations of Nebraska’s snake species. They will use the funds to obtain materials such as replicas, skeleton examples, and microscopes for participants to be able to use.  This program will serve up to 24 participants at a time.  We are granting them $1000.

Dakota Zoo –
submitted by Terry Lincoln and recommended by JeAnne Shelby from Bismark, North Dakota.  The grant will be used for providing medications and daily vitamins for the newest residents 9 African Black Penguins that arrived in September.  The medications for the penguins are very expensive.  We are granting them $750.

Black Pines Animal Sanctuary
submitted by Trish Nichols and recommended by Angie Shaneyfelt from Indiana.  The sanctuary recently rescued a 3 year old long-tailed macaque from an exotic pet trade.  This poor animal was kept in a dog crate inside of a trailer wearing a diaper, leash, and collar.  This sanctuary rescues animals like Tucker.  We are granting them $750.

Friends of Spring Valley Park
submitted by Larry Zachert and recommended by Mary Lehnerd from Pennsylvania.  This park has been developed and improved by mainly volunteers.  They depend on volunteer help and contributions.  They are planting plants for wildlife.  We are granting them $750.

NCHA (FCRV) National Hank Nathan Scholarship Report 2022

The scholarship committee is proud to announce the 2022 scholarship winners as follows:

  • Brianna Coniglio, from Spring Hill, Florida. Brianna is studying forensic science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Brianna received $1,500.
  • Kerri McHale, from Carthage, New York. Kerri is studying social studies inclusive education at SUNY College at Brockport in New York. Kerri received $1,500.
  • Susie Valderrabano, from Belfair, Washington. Susie is studying medical anthropology & global health at the University of Washington in Washington. Susie received $1,500.
  • Tara Mueller, from Exeter, Nebraska. Tara is studying early childhood education at Wayne State University. Tara received $1,500.

Congratulations to all of this years recipients.