Daily Life At Camphill Village
Everyone in the village contributes to the sustaining of the community according to their ability, maintaining a balance between personal interest and community need. The work schedule changes with the garden season twice per year and each person in the village is part of creating the schedule. We aim to have meaningful engagement for each person while also giving them opportunities to learn new skills and passions, whether it be cooking, weaving, woodworking, or farming.
Monday through Friday the daily schedule is broken into two 2.5 hour shifts; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. This schedule is on a weekly rotation. A typical day would look as follows:
7:30 am-9 am: Breakfast and getting ready for the day
9 am-11:30 am: Morning work
12 pm-2 pm: Lunch and Rest
2 pm-4:30 pm: Afternoon work
6 pm: Dinner and open time for the rest of the evening
In these different work areas, Coworkers are alongside small crews of people who have a range of abilities to produce goods that sustain life for everyone at CVM. Some products are sold to the wider community, however, most of the goods are consumed within. As new coworkers come with new energy and skills, new work areas are created in the schedule. Such work areas have included candle making, music and movement, and ceramics.
All skills are appreciated and useful. What interests would you like to bring to the table?