About Us

Camphill Village Copake is a vibrant lifesharing community dedicated to being a modern and fulfilling life choice for adults with developmental differences, who are looking to make a real contribution and feel supported among friends.

On our 750 acres of wooded hills, gardens, and pastures in beautiful Columbia County, adults with developmental disabilities, students, and long- and short-term service volunteers live and work together as equals in extended family homes throughout our closely knit community. Camphill Village is home to roughly 230 peers of all abilities, who choose to live in a peaceful, rural setting shared by people of many cultures and gifts. We enjoy an enriching spiritual life and close relationships at Camphill Village, and we endeavor toward a world that recognizes the inherent potential in every human being.

Camphill Village is part of the worldwide Camphill Movement, and continues to inspire similar initiatives around the world.

Through artisan crafts, biodynamic agriculture, and shared responsibilities within the household, we fill our days with meaningful activities that benefit all members of our integrated community. Valuing a person’s choice to establish a rewarding life in Camphill Village aligns with our pursuit of equity for our community members with disabilities, all of whom should have rights to choice, participation, and self-determination.

The founding of Camphill Village in 1961 was part of a transformative movement in the United States to reform how society treats people with developmental disabilities. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to our mission of being an integrated community where people with developmental differences are living a life of dignity, equality, and purpose.