Testimonials & Stories

“I walk around, say ‘Hi’ to people, take care of my chickens. I like having lots of new people in the house. I like the cooking in the mornings. It’s nice living here.”

— Mishka

“Lindsay has found a wonderful home filled with friends, work and meaning. She loves her house (both all the people and Paws the cat!). Lindsay prides herself being a weaver, as family and friends are always at the ready to buy the marvelous creations that come off her loom. She has found confidence and joy.”

—Slade Lindsay’s dad

“I like doing tours and meeting people from around the world, and also being a board member and a vegetable gardener. We are a shared lifestyle community and work with people’s abilities. You will learn so much and get very healthy walking around the community. Everyone is so welcoming and likes to talk to you.”

— Emily

“I like the social life, festivals, and parties. I like to share my life with other people and a family. I like cooking and teamwork. Camphill Village is my home, and I hope for the future of Camphill.”

— Ernesto

“When my parents were deciding about me moving to Camphill, I told them not to be sad, because I have lots of friends here. I could really be happy and that’s why I chose to live in Camphill Village.”

— Suzanne

“Life in Camphilll means that you meet someone and work with them—with trust and willingness in order to be helpful. A new life begins within yourself.”

— Lulu

“I like being part of the farm, and I like going to Russet and Aspen (houses). I like living in a comfortable house with nice people. I love spending time with the cows and I really like to spend time with Bill and Brandon in the Village.”

 

—Willem

“I like weeding, I like sorting the seeds, I like living with my friends. I like taking care of the baby. I like it here so much.”

 

— Finot

“I like talking with young volunteers in different languages. I am learning real gardening skills. Lavender and rosemary are two of my favorite herbs, and I’m learning how to grow and care for them.”

 

—Bill

“Elisabeth has found in Camphill something few people achieve in life—community, meaningful work and the support of a host of friends who truly love her. Her infectious laugh and artistic spirit in turn brighten the entire Village. Elisabeth is Camphill.”

 

—Louis brother of Elisabeth

“Camphill has provided Ellen with the enriched social life that she has always craved. We are so grateful for Camphill and its dedicated co-workers. It is a unique, caring and beautiful place!”

—Marsha Ellen’s mom
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We're so appreciative of the generous support Camphill Village received throughout our Giving Tuesday campaign this year! Many thanks to those who have shared and donated toward our goal to reach a substantial matching gift! Don't forget: if you gave $200 or more to this year's campaign, we'll be sending you a set of beeswax tea lights made by the awesome crew in our Candleshop. If you donated on social media, let Sarah in our Development Department know where to send your candles in time for the holidays at skrenicki@camphillvillage.org 🕯️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Were so appreciative of the generous support Camphill Village received throughout our Giving Tuesday campaign this year! Many thanks to those who have shared and donated toward our goal to reach a substantial matching gift! Dont forget: if you gave $200 or more to this years campaign, well be sending you a set of beeswax tea lights made by the awesome crew in our Candleshop. If you donated on social media, let Sarah in our Development Department know where to send your candles in time for the holidays at skrenicki@camphillvillage.org 🕯️

The health of our annual fund makes it possible for Camphill Village to not only function, but to maintain and expand our opportunities for meaningful relationships and experiences in an inclusive community. Our friends who stop in at our public coffee shop for lunch here and there, or refer acquaintances seeking guidance to our admissions department, are staying connected to Camphill Village in different and wonderful ways all the time. Today, on #givingtuesday, we’re touched by the support our annual fund has received from those who wish to connect with Camphill Village through your generous donations. Thank you for helping us grow closer to meeting our fundraising goal this and every year.

For every dollar donated by the end of #givingtuesday, the parents of Camphill Village community member Adam Smith are generously donating another dollar to Camphill Village’s annual fund until we reach a goal of $30,000.
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The health of our annual fund makes it possible for Camphill Village to not only function, but to maintain and expand our opportunities for meaningful relationships and experiences in an inclusive community. Our friends who stop in at our public coffee shop for lunch here and there, or refer acquaintances seeking guidance to our admissions department, are staying connected to Camphill Village in different and wonderful ways all the time. Today, on #givingtuesday, we’re touched by the support our annual fund has received from those who wish to connect with Camphill Village through your generous donations. Thank you for helping us grow closer to meeting our fundraising goal this and every year. 

For every dollar donated by the end of #givingtuesday, the parents of Camphill Village community member Adam Smith are generously donating another dollar to Camphill Village’s annual fund until we reach a goal of $30,000.
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