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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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The Camphill Impulse I


15 hours (variable – multi-day)

Camphill Communities California, Soquel, CA; The Camphill School, Glenmoore, PA; Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Phoenixville, PA; Camphill Village, USA, Copake, NY; Heartbeet Lifesharing, Hardwick, VT; Plowshare Farm, Greenfield, NH; instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
May 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Workshop Intensive
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: out of the experience of the Goetheanum as an archetypal imagination of community and social building, and the Christmas conference of the anthroposophical society in 1923 as an impulse, it is possible to recognize the being and work of Rudolf Steiner and his contribution to social renewal; In Camphill, one can then meet the unique contribution of Karl König to form a way of community living, as an expression of Rudolf Steiner’s intentions for a threefold social organism; have an awareness and understanding for the social spiritual foundations underlying the life and work in a Camphill community; able to carry these ideals and practices more consciously into their daily life. 


In this retreat, participants explore, in an artistic and humanistic framework, the work in anthroposophic curative education that grows out of a universal impulse of striving for the humanity in each individual and for creating conditions in the social context and in the environment to support and enhance its unfolding. Participants are introduced to innovative social ideals pursued in the anthroposophical movement including the Camphill impulse. Through linking the participants to the roots of this impulse, they take ownership in a different way and their professional work can become more fully effective.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Curative Education, Disability Studies, Special Education, Community Studies, Philosophy, Social Science, Social Therapy, Social Agriculture, Inclusive Social Development, Western Spirituality, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/07) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).