Inspired Communities Workshop

November 15 and 16, 2019
Kimberton, PA

Registration: CLOSED
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Program: See below


Camphill communities provide an inspired alternative to conventional schooling and adult living environments for children, youth and adults with special needs. This practical, intensive workshop on Camphill is perfect for:


  • New attendees and previous Inspired Communities Workshop alumni
  • Anyone interested in learning about Camphill’s special model of care
  • Those currently engaged in creating a Camphill-inspired community


This event is co-sponsored by the Camphill Academy, Camphill Foundation and the Camphill Association of North America.  Panels and breakout sessions are led by Camphill community members, coworkers, parents and new community founders.

2019 Workshop Schedule:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15th at Kimberton Hills Camphill Village

10:00 – 12:00 Optional tour of Beaver Farm Transition Program and Kimberton Hills


12:15 – 1:15 Registration and Lunch at Kimberton Hills Cafe


1:15 – 1:30 Welcome and Introductions


1:30 – 2:30 Life at a Camphill Community: Ask the Experts
Inclusive panel with folks from Kimberton Hills speaking about “why Camphill?”


2:30 – 2:45 Artistic Interlude


2:45 – 4:00 Building Community with and for People with Special Needs: Living Camphill’s Values in Today’s World: Panelists from the Camphill Academy will speak to the variety of ways that Camphill’s core values and/or “the three essentials” are embodied/practiced in Camphill today


4:00 – 4:30 Tea Break

4:30 – 5:30 Board Organization and Leadership Fundamentals in a Mission-Driven Organization Claus Sproll, AdminInstitute


6:00 – 7:30 Dinner at Beaver Farm

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th at Community Arts Phoenixville

9:00 – 9:30 Check-In and Artistic Interlude


9:30 – 10:45 Meaningful Work – the Camphill approach to artisan crafts, farming & gardening, and social enterprises: Panel with Beaver Farm, Soltane, Raphael Village, and Kimberton Hills.


10:45 – 11:15 Tea Break


11:15 – 12:30 The Joys and Struggles of creating a Camphill inspired community: the story of High Spirit, and integrated Work and Life Community: Bob and Ginny Swain


12:30 – 1:30 Lunch 


1:30 – 2:30 How/Where to Begin, and how Camphill can evolve to meet new modern Challenges: Raphael Village and Soltane


2:30 – 2:45 Artistic Interlude


2:45 – 3:00 Conclusion and next steps


3:00 Optional tour of Soltane’s enterprises in Phoenixville