A world wide movement

Since its foundation in 1940, the Camphill movement has continued to grow and now there are around 119 communities in 27 countries across the world. This pays testimony to the power of the Camphill vision to transcend geography, culture, language and nationality. You can visit a Camphill community in Austria, Botswana, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States of America, Vietnam and Wales as well as Camphill inspired communities in India, Israel and Japan.

This demonstrates the strength of Camphill as a model of care and support. It is a tried and tested model that meets the needs of residents, co-workers and the wider community.

Camphill enables young people to work in different communities across the globe. There is a strong tradition of young people from Europe and further afield coming to work in the Scottish communities. This helps make our communities vibrant environments where cultural and national differences are a source of celebration.

They [young volunteers] bring a diversity and enthusiasm that enhances the community spirit and an energy that makes communities sparkle.

Elaine, parent, Corbenic