Who We Are


In September 1961, a handful of people from established Camphill communities in Europe answered the call to create a community in the United States for people with developmental disabilities. These dedicated individuals founded what became Camphill Village USA, Inc. with one old farmhouse, a barn, a garage, and roughly 70 acres of land in Copake, NY.  Today, the Village is 615 acres and 50 buildings – family homes, work and educational spaces, and social spaces for 230 people, including 95 adults with developmental disabilities.

Every member of the Camphill Village community cares for each other and the Earth. Our villagers engage in important and dignified work every day alongside trained craftmasters, homemakers, farmers, and gardeners. They participate in artistic endeavors like music lessons, performance, or singing. They eat together, sing together, work together, and celebrate together.

Would you like to learn more about the Camphill Movement and other Camphill communities around North America? Click here.