History

History

The first Camphill community emerged in 1939 when Dr. Karl König and a group of young physicians, artists, and caregivers fled Nazi invasion to Aberdeen, Scotland. Since then, the Camphill Movement has expanded internationally in 23 countries throughout Europe, North America, South Africa, and Asia.

The Camphill Movement  is an initiative for social change inspired by anthroposophy. Camphill communities are residential “life-sharing” communities and schools for adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental health problems and other special needs. Camphill Communities provide services and support through resident work programs, everyday learning and daily living.

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