Meet some of the fantastic people who make up Camphill

Nicolo smiles for the camera while holding a large metal bowl full of spaghetti. He is wearing an apron that reads "rad dad" and he is standing in a kitchen with many pots hanging from the ceiling above him.

Nicolo Betoni

Originally from Colorado, Nicolo spent a gap year as a volunteer at Camphill Village Minnesota before heading to University of California, Irvine to study Medicine

When his pre-health advisor suggested he spend his gap year working in a hospital, Nicolo knew he wanted to do something more special. Now that he’s in medical school at University of California, Irvine, Nicolo is so glad he spent his gap year as a volunteer at Camphill Village Minnesota. 

Having grown up with an aunt who has Down syndrome, Nicolo always wished people would acknowledge her more, and he became interested in medicine in hopes of helping people like her. That same interest drew Nicolo to Camphill, and when he found the website on a gap year website, he couldn’t stop smiling.

``A lot of interviewers said ‘this is the most unique gap year experience I’ve ever seen.' I think it made me stand out ... and showed that I’m not just doing things to check boxes.``

During his time at Camphill, Nicolo loved learning to cook for a crowd, writing and directing an original play, and making meaningful connections with the community. He got to interview for medical school from a house next to the chicken coops, and he was thrilled to see how impressed interviewers were by his unique gap year experience.



Brittany is smiling

Brittany Archer

After graduating college, Brittany knew she wanted to keep adventuring instead of returning home to the Bahamas. When her journey took her to Camphill Communities California, she immediately fell in love. The next year, she extended her Camphill journey at the community in Ireland. “Being in Camphill is being with…

Gabi Branche

When Gabi graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi with a degree in Interactive Media, whe knew she wasn't done spending time in an intentional community like the one she'd found there and at home in Trinidad. When she came across Camphill on a career portal, she knew she'd found the perfect…

Sumin Dai

Sumin recently earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and works in community mental health. Before that, she spent two years volunteering at Triform Camphill community, where she returns regularly for holiday visits to help out, connect with old friends, and make new ones. Sumin is…

Jojo Dzeiski

Jojo is the pottery teacher at Triform Camphill Community, our youth guidance program. In the summer, she is a counselor at Camp Omi, the day camp at Art Omi Sculpture and Architecture Park. Upon receiving her bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and French from SUNY New Paltz, Jojo headed to…
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Anna Falch

Following in her older brother’s footsteps, Anna spent a year of service at Plowshare Farm. During her time at Plowshare Farm, Anna enjoyed her work on the farm, especially when she was gardening, cooking, or caring for animals. Most of all, Anna loved spending quality time with her housemates and…