Read what some of our parents have written about their child's experience at Camphill.
When Peter arrived at Camphill Special School, a stack of therapy reports arrived with him. The reports stated the obvious: Peter was epileptic, with motor and verbal apraxia and severe ataxia. continue . . .
There's No Place Like Home
“There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…” Those words echoed through our hearts for twelve years following the birth of our daughter, Ariel. We were sure there was no place for Ariel as safe, special, and loving, or as equal to her spirit, as our home in North Carolina. continue . . .
We live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is a long way from Camphill Special School. When we sent our son, Bar, to the Children’s Village at Beaver Run, friends and extended family who knew that Bar is the heart and soul of our family asked, “How could you send him away?” continue . . .
His Own Life
Shaded entrances to the Children’s Village at Beaver Run set me instantly reflective. In part, the mood is a conditioned response to the bittersweet separations and joyful reunions experienced there. But always I wonder at the beauty of this children's village and the significance of its discovery to my son John. continue . . .
Although no loving parent begrudges the amount of work involved in raising a child, a special child, as we know, requires a sometimes superhuman effort. continue . . .