A LIFETIME OF CARE & COMMUNITY

Camphill has communities designed for people at all stages of life - from early childhood to elders. Our communities offer a uniquely beautiful form of continuity, with friendships that really do last a lifetime.

ADMISSIONS

A life choice not a placement

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities come to live and work in our communities and share their abilities and gifts. Living in a Camphill community is an opportunity for anyone to live, work, grow and find happiness and meaning in their lives.

If you know an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities who has an interest in living in community, engaging in a rich cultural life and taking part in meaningful work, we welcome you to contact the community of your choice to learn more about their admissions process.

Because coming to live and work in a Camphill community is a choice, not a placement, the process takes place over an extended period. This is to make sure that the people involved are making an informed and meaningful choice. For example, many communities have trial periods where everyone can find out whether community life is right for them. In shared living, everyone has rights and responsibilities.

ADMISSIONS
ADMISSIONS

A life choice not a placement

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities come to live and work in our communities and share their abilities and gifts. Living in a Camphill community is an opportunity for anyone to live, work, grow and find happiness and meaning in their lives.

If you know an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities who has an interest in living in community, engaging in a rich cultural life and taking part in meaningful work, we welcome you to contact the community of your choice to learn more about their admissions process.

Because coming to live and work in a Camphill community is a choice, not a placement, the process takes place over an extended period. This is to make sure that the people involved are making an informed and meaningful choice. For example, many communities have trial periods where everyone can find out whether community life is right for them. In shared living, everyone has rights and responsibilities.

“My name is Bill Rosecan and I've been in Camphill for 50 years. I love it here. Camphill's a nice community - I think it's the best place in the world.”
~ Bill, Camphill Village Copake, Camphill Hudson, and Camphill Ghent
Each of our communities has their own admissions
procedure for welcoming someone with intellectual
and developmental disabilities.

We welcome you to contact a community directly to
learn more about their admissions process.

THERAPEUTIC PRACTICES IN CAMPHILL

Curative Education

Curative education is an interdisciplinary approach to nurturing healthy social and emotional growth and developing the full potential of children and adolescents in need of special support.

Social Therapy

Social therapy is the art of supporting adults in complex life situations to build and maintain a life of abundance through fulfilling work and meaningful social connections in a culturally rich community context.

Elder Care

Elder Care in Camphill uses holistic principles to care for the body, soul and spirit so that elders may continue to enjoy a life of wellness, dignity, and fulfillment in a warm community context.

“As a community that is intentional in living out the reality of what is possible, Camphill has completely turned Jaime’s life around for the better. At Beaver Run, Jaime is a happy, fulfilled, and able individual. Loved for who he is, encouraged to become his best self, leading the way into a deeper and more meaningful existence. If this is not the utmost wish of a mother for her son, I do not know what is.”
~ Lucia Sun
“I wanted to see what I could do with my hands. After three years I met my goals and expanded them. Now I’m a very good weaver and a very good gardener. I can milk, but it’s not so easy. I like the coursework and music. I like being with the people and miss them when I go home.”
~ Tommy, Triform
“I really am too busy to give a quote for the web site. I am with Theo now and in a few minutes I will go to a birthday lunch, then I have some therapies this afternoon. Tonight I can’t talk either. I am going to a festival meeting or volunteering at the Salvation Army (I haven’t made up my mind which one I’ll do). Well, tomorrow morning my case manager comes to take me out and then I have classes. Wednesday I am just too busy!”
~ Lindsey, Triform