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Coworker Alumni

Hermina Booysen, who was housemother in Trillium shared: "HAPPY THANKSGIVING wishes are for everyone. Tomorrow I will say that I am thankful for everyone who helped me get to Maui. Although things are quite different from my expectations, I am very happy to be here and every day is a blessing. Maui's weather is wonderful and I cannot remember when last I was so healthy and had so much energy. (The fact that I have only a half-day job five days a week might have something to do with that!) I think of all of you quite often and wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. The photo of myself and Ian was taken on the farm at the La'a Kea farmstand where I look after him and the farm stand in the mornings. From a Cape Town-like Maui, Warmest regards and Aloha."

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Kathrin Wiertellorz, who was a coworker in Whitestone, sent us photos of her son, Theo, who was born on October 22, 2009.

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Noah Augarten is living in Germany and has almost learned German. "Well, you can't get a whole language in a few months, but I am able to have longer and longer conversations with people with few er and fewer interruptions for clarification. I am working at Heydenmuhle and bike there the days I work."

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Boris Habich shares “Your letters and Annual Reports help me not to forget my great and lovely stay at [Longhouse] in Beaver Run. This place helped me and many students and children. That is why I still keep the dream alive to return to Camphill Special School once more. Peace throughout."

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Stine Borges and Thomas Bosse write: I just found your homepage and thought that you might enjoy a little coworker update from us. We met each other in Camphill Special School in 98/99. We got married in 2004 and had our daughter a little over a year later. Her name is Julia Marie and she is turning four soon. Six months ago we had our second child, Karl Emil. Unfortunately I couldn't find a picture with all four of us - I guess one person always is behind the camera. Instead I found one wedding picture and one of the children. Lots of love to all of you – Camphill Special School certainly changed our lives.

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Carl and Ike (Stoeckle) Hehmsoth write: We just want to tell everyone that we became parents of our second daughter, Sophie Luise, in July 2008. It's been ten years now since we met at Camphill Special School and that time changed our lives. We are grateful to have had those important experiences. With love and special greetings to Anne and Claus who have been great houseparents, Carl, Ike, Clara, and Sophie

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Annie Kus writes: I can hardly believe it’s five years since I left. Beaver Run is still never far from my mind, I regularly check the online Radius etc. for the latest news and photos. The three years I spent with all of you were perfect. I continue to work with children in a school in Scotland, but haven’t yet experienced the feeling of home as I did in Beaver Run. Lots of love to all of you, especially the Oak Hill Boys from 2001-2003.

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Melanie Schmitz recently returned to Germany after a trip to Santa Cruz, California. There she visited with fellow Camphill Special School coworker alumni and a few former students, too. She said, “It was such a great atmosphere and felt like the good old times at Beaver Run.”

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Gaibi Vollbracht, a former Camphill Special School coworker, and Derek Rugsaken, a former Camphill Soltane coworker welcomed Isaiah James on            February 3, 2008.

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Jani Funk and Julia Pralle were coworkers at Camphill Special School in 1999-2000. Jani is a teacher in Freiburg, Germany where he shares stories about his wonderful experiences with the children and people of the Beaver Run community.

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Ruth Haske writes: Chris and I were married earlier this year, twice in fact! In New York in May (for immigration) and again in California (the 'real' one this time!). We met at Camphill Special School in 2003-2004. We have now settled in New York City as Chris is finishing his Masters in Art Education. I had been teaching Special Education, but am currently teaching at a British mainstream School. 

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Kate Collier is in her foundation year re-training as a psychosynthesis counselor in London. It's very experiential with a lot of studying and a very supportive group of fellow students (a few anthroposophists among them). She loves it and her training therapist enjoys the challenge!

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Tobi Hinsch, a coworker in Rowan from August 2005 to August 2007 writes: I started my studies to become a pilot end engineer and so far I am really enjoying it.  I miss Beaver Run, especially when I see pictures or read news from BR. At those times I can feel the lack of something that has become a part of my life and is now missing. I hope to be able to visit soon! Lots of love from Bremen!

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Kathrin Volland de Flores, who was a coworker in Whitestone in 1990 when Bernie and Else Wolf ran the house, lives in Munich and is a social worker. She sends greetings from Germany.

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Vasu, spent time between April and June 1971 as a student teacher/coworker at Camphill Special School and shares: I came to Glenmoore from Murtle Estate in Bieldside, Aberdeen, Scotland.  I just retired from teaching in the New York City Public School System. 

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Thomas Bauch writes: I hope to get the chance to come back to Camphill Special School over the next three years since I will be in Mexico for two years from summer 2008. Sometimes we have some little coworker reunions here in Germany and it’s great to see people again. It’s always a great time, but sometimes it is missing the real Beaver Run feeling. So, the plan is to come back with all forty-some coworkers at the time when Falco and I, who both are studying International Business Management, have saved $1 million together. I guess that will take a while, though…

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Manuel Hueck reports: Hello my dear friends in Beaver Run!  Probably nobody in Beaver Run knows where I was last year and what I did. I had real adventures traveling around the globe for some time.  Now, I am back in Germany with some new impressions in my pocket. My experiences during my trip confirmed my idea of studying medicine, which is why I moved to Aachen.

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Houseparent Guy Alma received an e-mail from Thomas Steinhart together with photos: "We all are back in Germany and how else could it be - we are missing Beaver Run a lot! Life is so different over here than it is in Beaver Run and everybody wishes to be back. So give us three more years and we'll be living in Beaver Run again.  Save our spaces! Greetings from Germany, Thomas Steinhart, Philipp, and Jan"

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Ambrus and Willow Matthews-Pinter, who live in England, sent photos of themselves and their two children.

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Carl and Ike (Stoeckle) Hehmsoth announce the birth of their daughter, Clara Elfrun Hehmsoth.

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Imke and Oliver Claussen, coworkers in 1990-91, sent a beautiful card from Germany announcing the birth of their daughter, Milena Birgitta, on April 9, 2006. Milena joins big sister, Nora.

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Carl Hehmsoth writes from Germany that he and Ike Stoeckle were married on December 12, 2006: “We are happy and think a lot of our time in Beaver Run. After all, that was the place where we met, although actually we didn't like each other that much back then! So we thank you and your very special place for that life changing opportunity.”

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Sue Horne, a coworker from 1992 to 1994, completed some remedial training at Sunbridge College and is teaching kindergartners at the Waldorf School of Charlottesville in Virginia. She invites all her old friends to contact her at bpuh@hotmail.com.

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Manuel Hueck, who lived in Longhouse during the 2005-2006 school year, is traveling around the world for a year. When he wrote us, he was in Vienna, Austria, with Dehli, India next on his itinerary.

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Morwenna Rodenberg writes: “I finally am back in the UK and missing South Africa a lot! The Camphill there is so different from Beaver Run. It was a fantastic experience and I never would have survived without all the knowledge I acquired at Beaver Run. Now I am joining Smart Dreamer Productions, a new company focusing on documentaries for British television. I will be behind the camera and training as a producer as well. I miss you all and look forward to seeing you again.”

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Norbert Schultes, vacationing from his work at Camphill Nottawasaga in Ontario, visited with Ginny Thimme at The Transition Program Benefit Concert in October 2006. Norbert was key to the founding and development of our Transition Program.

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Meredith Winkelaar, a coworker in Antanor in 2004-2005, sent news of her  adventures in British Columbia: “I just finished a two week Wilderness Horseback Riding Guide Training.  It was amazing – I learned to shoe a horse, how to pack a packhorse, how to lead a packhorse while riding a horse, and how to shoot a gun in case a grizzly bear appears! I miss Beaver Run and hope you all [have] a great summer!”

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A group of coworkers had “a little reunion in Cologne [Germany], remembering the good old days at Beaver Run…missing all of you!” The card was signed by Amelie, Anne, Boris, Britta, Christophe, Daria, Falco, Hauke, Jens, Lukas, Markus, Martin, Milena, Olaf, Simon, Sohke, and Thomas.

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Wesley Grissom, a coworker in Antanor during the 2005-2006 school year, currently is manager of J. Johnson Gallery in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Hermina Booysen and Camphill student alumnus Luthian in Maui

Kathrin Wiertellorz and her son Theo

Thomas Bosse and Stine Borges on their wedding day in 2004

Thomas Bosse and Stine Borges' daughter Julia Marie holds baby brother Karl Emil

Isaiah James, son of Gaibi Vollbracht and Derek Rugsaken

Jani Funk and Julia Pralle

Chris and Ruth on their wedding day

Camphill Special School high school student (in red) with her good buddies Philipp, Jan, and Thomas

  Camphill Special School high school student with Thomas Steinhart

Ambrus and Willow (below) Matthews-Pinter and their daughters

Clara Elfrun Hehmsoth arrived January 21, 2007


Milena Birgitta Claussen, born on April 9, 2006


Former coworkers Carl Hehmsoth and Ike Stoeckle on their wedding day


Norbert Schultes and
Ginny Thimme


Camphill Special School high school student,
(left), visiting with former coworker, Wesley Grissom

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