Perkins Eastman
Case Study 2:

Camphill Ghent

Chatham, New York
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The Problem

For seventy years, the Camphill movement has been building communities around the world based on care inspired by Anthroposophy where the individual has been honored for their integrity and value to the community as a whole. The concept of Camphill Ghent grew out of the need for greater care for the population of Camphill Village, including aging adults with developmental disabilities; long-term co-workers who have lived, worked and socialized together for years; and older adults living in the surrounding rural community not familiar with the organization’s belief system. Quality of life, independence, wellness, and the reinforcement of personal relationships through the design principles of Anthroposophy were critical goals.