Inspired Communities Workshop

November 15 and 16, 2019
Kimberton, PA
Program Details Coming Soon!


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.

Our last workshop schedule in 2017:

Check out the 2017 workshop schedule to learn more about the event.


9:00 – 9:15 Registration


9:15 – 9:45 Welcome and Introductions


9:45 – 10:45 Life at a Camphill Community: Ask the Experts
Vera Blanchefield & Kristina Labaty, Camphill Village USA; Thomas DeLeon, Camphill Hudson; Martin Gitt & Aroon Kalsi, Triform Camphill Community


11:00 – 12:15 Starting a Camphill-Inspired Community
A Conversation with Jackie Case, Raphael Academy, New Orleans, LA


12:30 – 1:30 Lunch at Solaris


1:30 – 2:30 All Human Beings Have Spirit: Anthroposophy and the Person with Special Needs
Penelope Baring, Camphill Academy; Kerst deJong, Camphill Village USA; Claus Sproll, Camphill Special School


3:00 – 4:30 Tour of Camphill Triform Community, Hudson, NY
30 Triform Road, Hudson, NY


4:45 – 6:00 Recruiting Staff and Coworkers
A Conversation with Nathan McLaughlin, Executive Director, Camphill Hudson and Leila Kaplan, Coworker Outreach Coordinator, Camphill Association
Conference Room, Triform Camphill Community


Dinner at Leisure


7:30 pm “And From the Night, Kaspar,” by Carlos Pietzner
Workshop participants are invited to attend this play, part of the Kaspar Hauser Festival being held this Nov 2-5 at Camphill Village USA.


9:00 – 9:30 Check-In and Reflections


9:30 – 10:45 Breakout Session #1 (Choose one)
• Board Organization and Leadership Fundamentals in a Mission-Driven Organization – Claus Sproll, AdminInstitute
• Fundraising for your Community Start-up – Kam Bellamy, Camphill Hudson and Shelley Burtt, Camphill Foundation


11:00 – 12:15 Breakout Session #2 (Choose one)
• Building Community with and for People with Special Needs: Living Camphill’s Values in Today’s World – Kam Bellamy, Camphill Hudson
• Navigating Funding and State Regulations – Shelley Burtt, Camphill Foundation


12:30 – 1:30 Lunch 


1:30 – 2:30 Brainstorming Solutions to your Start-Up Challenges


2:30 – 3:30 Progress Reports from Workshop Alumni and Next Steps


4:00 – 5:30 Tour of Camphill Village USA, Copake NY


7:30 “The Fulfilled Mission of Kaspar Hauser,” talk by Eckart Boehmer
Workshop Participants are invited to attend this talk, part of the Kaspar Hauser Festival at Camphill Village USA, in Copake, NY


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COST: $250 per attendee
DISCOUNTED RATE: $200 per attendee when attending with at least one other from your organization
(Prices include lunches and dinners)


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Camphill Foundation
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977