Inspired Communities Workshop

2022 Camphill Inspired Communities Workshop
Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2022

The Three Essentials of Camphill Communities



Come learn about what sets Camphill apart from other service providers.

We will explore the basic building blocks of Camphill, dig into the ways our values inform and shape our decisions, and discuss how we approach policies and regulations that challenge our ability to create interdependent lifesharing communities.


This workshop is open to people of all abilities, and is especially relevant for service providers and family members.  All are welcome.


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PROGRAM (Click here for PDF printable program)



Session #1
11:00-1:00 pm EST

Recognizing the Wholeness of the Individual

Welcome, Introductions

The Three Essentials of Camphill – Guy Alma, The Camphill School

Practical Applications of the First Essential – Nathan McLaughlin, Camphill Hudson

What does dignity in action look like to you? (Breakouts)


Session #2
3:00-5:00 pm EST

Personal Growth and Inner Development

Practical Applications of the Second Essential – Johannes Schlitz, Camphill California

Personal Growth and Leadership Examples – Brooke Hogan, Camphill Village Copake, and Claudia Swank, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills

Incorporating Personal Growth into an Initiative – Thomas Brackett




Session #3
11:00-1:00 pm EST

Equality, Freedom, and Fellowship

Practical Applications of the Third Essential – Claus Sproll, The Camphill School and Jackie Case, Raphael Village

Many Hands Community Story – Kerry Kafafian of Many Hands Lifesharing Community

What do equality, freedom, and fellowship look like to you? How might you envision this third essential expressing itself in the community you imagine?
(Large group discussion)


Session #4
3:00-5:00 pm EST


Questions: What spiritual or cultural practices support your work?

How does it feel to engage in work that serves others?

Where do choice and agency fit into all of this?


Reflections: Next steps? What would support your journey?

(Large group discussion)