Andre Watts



"Camphill California is a real symbol for us of what human beings are capable of if they are driven by love and compassion. You inspire us to do better -- every day."

~ Rob Kilpatrick and Birgit Weskamp, neighbors and supporters of Camphill California



"Rather than an encounter with disability, working at Camphill is a revelation of abilities."

~ Daphne Lison, Camphill California Senior Co-worker



"Camphill Communities California is beautiful in many ways... no one is treated as disabled; everyone is given the right, at their own pace, in their own ways, to contribute to a very unique community that values genuinely all of its members. Since his arrival, our son Frans is developing himself fully in ways we never suspected he could in our wildest dreams. Merci!"

~ Dominique van Hooff, mother of Frans van Hooff, a resident- member of Camphill California.



"The beautiful and vibrantly abundant biodynamic gardens at Camphill provide both ample learning opportunities and a reflective sanctuary for residents and guests alike. After a visit to the gardens, I never fail to leave inspired and renewed as well as vibrantly abundant myself."

~ Delmar McComb, Biodynamic gardener and designer, friend of Camphill California



"We hold Camphill to be one of those amazing blessings in life that expand our imagination of what is possible in the arena of human relationships. I can hardly imagine what Brian's life might be without all of you; thankfully I can let go of this fear as I am washed by gratitude for what you do."

~ Gail Wainwright, sister of Brian Wainwright, a long-time resident-member of Camphill California



"Having responsibility for other people, especially older ones, was a new experience for me. In the beginning it was not easy to have so much responsibility but now I grow stronger and I can see the improvement in myself. It's definitely a positive experience in my life."

~ Daniel Stengele, first-year coworker, 2007-2008



"Life at Camphill is different. The focus is on everyone's strengths, so that each member of the community can uniquely contribute their best. People make the place, as is often said, and Camphill California is a wonderful place."

~ Andreas Hoffrichter, first-year coworker, 2005-2006



"Daniel's joy is evidence enough of a fulfilling and enriching environment."
~ Stephen and Deborah LeCover, parents of Daniel LeCover, a resident-member of Camphill California



"Through the years, I've witnessed the growing confidence, independence and enthusiasm of everyone as they learn and create together with their weaving work. This is a long awaited goal realized for me while a community member of Camphill California."
~ Susan Bischof, Co-Coordinator of the Weavery, 1998-2008



"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you do each and every day."
~ Mary Douglas, Family member and supporter of Camphill Communities California



"As a young man I had the privilege to live in Camphill California Community for a whole year. I was part of a great team and I still like to remember the wonderful time I had with everybody. I call the House of Ishi "my second home", because every member of the domicile is accepted as himself. Right now, I would like to be there!"
~ Niklas Frerick, first-year co-worker, 2006-2007



"Studying Social Therapy is so important for our evolution; being part of a community that is striving out of this wisdom makes for one's personal growth."
~ Beverly Martin, 2nd year seminar student, Friend of Camphill California