Formed: 1972 Established: 1972
This page last updated:6/11/2013
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills
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Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is one of 10 North American communities in the Camphill movement--each one unique, yet all with similar purposes. We seek to create a renewed village life and to establish healthy social forms of human interdependence. Our approach is based on the inspirations of Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy, which allows each person to evolve to their potential as a respected individual.
Started in 1972, our 432-acre agricultural and crafts community is run by 90 members, including some with developmental disabilities (autism, Down's syndrome, fragile X, and others). We have 12 houses that shelter "extended families" who work in the dairy, CSA garden, herb garden, orchard, bakery, fiber workshop, music workshop, pottery, and cafe. We have a strong cultural life that integrates art and music into our lives. Volunteers are welcome to share in our life and work for a year, or perhaps a lifetime. Our community sponsors an apprenticeship program in biodynamic agriculture, and training in fabric arts.
Former/Other Names: Kimberton Hills
This page last updated:6/11/2013
Visitor Process: Contact us by phone or email.
Camphill Association of North America (CANA)
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
(Community income is shared.)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(members share work to sustain community life)
Land and Buildings
432 acres (174.8 hectares)
Land Owned By:
(The 501c3 Corporation)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
(All spiritual paths are welcomed, though Anthroposophy informs community life)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Private school off the property
(Most children in the community attend Waldorf School.)
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