Approaching The Camphill School’s 60th anniversary, we have a unique and historic opportunity to step boldly into the future with a renewal of our School’s campus. The results of an extensive Master Planning process, combined with feedback from the Feasibility Study, have revealed that The Camphill School has both the need and the capacity for this significant undertaking. With a goal of raising $6M in philanthropy from new and current supporters, local businesses, foundations, and other advocates, we are excited to launch “Building for a Lifetime: A Campaign for The Camphill School.”
Before looking ahead to these important initiatives, we must also look back with enormous gratitude to those benefactors who have sustained and nurtured The Camphill School’s vision since 1963. Our School continues to be defined by the vision, generosity, and action of its dedicated community members. Throughout our 60-year history, this group has risen to every challenge – and at this extraordinary moment, we ask our community to once again come together, as partners, in a bold plan for the School – Our Vision. Our Future.
Your participation and your gift to this Campaign will help write
the next chapter in The Camphill School’s history.
“The Camphill School creates a life-world where students thrive, learn, explore, and are creative; they feel loved and respected; they develop a range of human relationships; they live as freely, trusting, and confidently as possible.”
As The Camphill School has evolved, recent fundraising initiatives have addressed some of the facilities and programmatic needs. However, critical work still remains. Many on-campus houses, classrooms, artistic spaces, and therapeutic facilities have not kept pace with growing needs – whether due to lack of size and accessibility, advancing age and state of repair, or both.
A true renewal of The Camphill School buildings and grounds is necessary to strengthen the village atmosphere, improve accessibility, and provide all community members with buildings and residences that are beautiful, functional, and inspiring.
In 2016, the School began a Campus Master Plan process, focusing on three primary objectives:
- Preserve & Steward.
Respecting that the physical environment is paramount to the School’s identity and offering guidance on preserving the rural setting.
- Sustain & Grow.
Supporting controlled growth through conservation of energy, efficient use of resources, and sustainable building.
- Unify & Enhance.
Providing planning strategies that clarify and integrate various shared aspects of campus use while also enhancing the natural setting.