September 28, 2019 — Camphill Village is a community for adults with developmental disabilities and service volunteers, founded in Copake in the 1960s as part of a transformative movement in our country to change how society treated people with special needs.
Today, more than 100 Camphill communities exist globally, immersing villagers and volunteers where they live and work together as equals in extended families, living off the land and learning important life and trade skills.
Joining CBS 6 to talk about the community is Rose Aring, Camphill Village Copake Associate Director, along with Makiko Yoshida and Shady Shafik, both Camphill Volunteers.
Every year, Camphill Village welcomes dozens of volunteers age 19 and over from around the world to stay for a year – often longer – and become a member of its rich and vibrant community life. For more information on volunteering click here.
You can also visit them for lunch!
About Camphill Village Copake:
On 615 acres of wooded hills, gardens, and pastures in rural upstate New York, adults with special needs and long- and short-term service volunteers live and work together as equals in extended family homes throughout Camphill Village. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to our mission of being an integrated community where people with developmental differences are living a life of dignity, equality, and purpose.