ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

Camphill Communities California is committed to serving a growing number of adults with developmental disabilities. We hold quarterly tours for those interested in learning more about joining our community. 

Please note that we are currently full and interested persons will be added to a pool of potential applicants. We have compiled a list of alternative resources for those looking for something more immediate.

Please note: Due to the current Covid-19 situation, and in accordance with public health guidelines, we are suspending tours of Camphill California until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Camphill Communities California is committed to serving a growing number of adults with developmental disabilities. We hold quarterly tours for those interested in learning more about joining our community. 

Please note that we are currently full and interested persons will be added to a pool of potential applicants. We have compiled a list of alternative resources for those looking for something more immediate.

Please note: Due to the current Covid-19 situation, and in accordance with public health guidelines, we are suspending tours of Camphill California until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

About Joining Camphill Communitues California

Camphill Communities California is committed to serving a growing number of adults with developmental disabilities. Although we are a small community, from time-to-time we have new openings. Camphill California is licensed by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and vendored by the San Andreas Regional Center for level 3 residential placement. 

If you are a California resident with a family member considering long-term placement, we recommend that you read our Admissions Protocol and Procedures. Further questions can be directed to admissions@camphillca.org.

Home Life

Currently, Camphill California is a community with eight homes that include two large licensed residential homes, five small homes and one home for our residents aging in place.

  • Meals are prepared and eaten in a community setting and house members share responsibilities and decision-making.
  • Members of our large and small homes support one another and form cooperative “neighborhoods”.
  • Once a week, all of the houses come together for Lunch Café, a community-building event when everyone enjoys a delicious meal together.
a man is playfully riding in a wheelbarrow and being pushed by a young woman

Vocational Life

Camphill California offers an innovative and rich array of programs that nurture the heart, soul and mind of every person. Our day program includes:

  • Outdoors / Work on the land
  • Artistic endeavors
  • Cooking and baking (including Lunch Cafe)
  •  and more!

Cultural & Spiritual Life

Camphill California is inspired by the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, a philosopher and social reformer. It is founded on the principles and ideals of Dr. Karl König, an Austrian pediatrician who created the intentional community movement for children and adults with special needs. 

  • Plays, dramatic readings, expressive movement, singing and theraputic music are all essential ingredients of Camphill life.
  • Individuals are encouraged to take part in artistic activities as a means of self-discovery, relationship-building and as a way of engaging with the world and the universe.
“When human beings meet together seeking the spirit with unity of purpose then they will also find their way to each other.”       – Rudolf Steiner
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Interested in joining Camphill Communities California?

The first step is to schedule a tour! Tours are provided quarterly (January, April, July and September) on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 11:00a – 12:00p.

Please note: Due to the current Covid-19 situation, and in accordance with public health guidelines, we are suspending tours of Camphill California until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Camphill California Tours Sign-Up

Tours take place at 11:00am on the THIRD Thursday of the month of September, January, April and July. Tours last around one hour.

Please reserve a place by filling out the Tour Reservation Form.

Our Address:

3920 Fairway Dr.
Soquel, CA 95073