Soltane Weekly

Community happenings


Learn about what's going on in the Soltane community! Scroll down to browse community happenings by section: Parzival, Camphill Soltane, Camphill Soltane Foundation, and the Soltane Association.




Living & Learning, Training & Working Updates

We are currently looking for part time and full-time staff members. The positions available are as follows.

Living and Learning, Residential:

(2) Weekend Staff

(1) Full Time Staff

(2) Part Time Staff

(1) Residential Manager

Training & Working, Day:

(1) Full Time Culinary Staff

(3) One-to-One Staff

(1) Float Staff

If you are interested, please contact Kelsey Schwenk.

Parzival is looking for volunteers!

If you are interested in volunteering with Parzival or know someone who is, please contact Kelsey Schwenk.

Upcoming Staff Training/Learning Opportunities:

  • June 25, 4pm to 5pm: Learning Hub Hosted by Julia W. (pre registration is required).

  • June 26, 9am to 12pm: Social skills, friendships and appropriate interactions amongst your peers. Hosted by Jenn M. and Adriano D. All Training and Working staff and participants will be present. *This is an interactive training open for staff and participants of Living and Learning as well.

  • July 1, 9:30am to 12:30pm: Getting connected to the community. Hosted by Melissa M. from TUI Training and Technical Assistance (there is a 30 person limit and pre-registration is required).

  • July 5, 9am to 3:30pm: Biographical Timelines. Hosted by Beth B. (there is a limit for attendance pre-registration is required).

  • July 9, 4pm to 5pm: Learning Hub. Hosted by Jenn M. and Adriano D. (pre-registration is required).

  • July 25, 4pm to 5pm: Learning Hub. Hosted by Julia W. (pre-registration is required).

If you are interested in attending any of these learning opportunities, please contact Jenn Messa for registration and location information.




Soltane Hospitality Dates to Note:

  • Whitsun Hall is used regularly for basketball, Tuesdays and Sundays 8:45pm

  • Whitsun Hall is used regularly for volleyball, Sundays 6:30-9am

  • Whitsun Hall is used regularly for theater work by Singer Studios, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-7pm. Singer Studios is also hosting a summer theatre camp for children in Whitsun Hall, starting June 17th, 9am.

  • October 18-20: Caesura Poetry Retreat


Camphill soltane foundation

  • With TWO WEEKS to go, we are about $3,000 short of our goal for the Annual Fund. Please consider making a gift to help us close the gap!

  • It is hard to believe that another fiscal year is about to close. June 30th marks the end of our 2018-2019 fiscal year. Anyone donating $25.00 or more during a fiscal year is listed in our Annual Report and we’d love to make sure you are included. If you are interested in supporting our efforts this fiscal year, please make your donation prior to 6/30/19. You can donate securely online at or drop off a check in the foundation office. Thank you!

  • Save-the-Date for the Above Par Golf event - October 14 at the French Creek Golf Club in Elverson.


soltane association


“There is a knighthood of the 20th century whose members do not ride through the darkness of physical forests as of old, but through forests of darkened minds. They are armed with a spiritual armor and an inner sun makes them radiant. Out of them shines healing - healing that flows from a knowing of the Image of the Human Being as a spiritual being. They must create inner order, inner justice, peace and conviction - in the darkness of our time.” Karl Koenig, founder of Camphill

  • You can now find recordings of Core Group and some committee meetings by looking for “Soltane” on your favorite podcast app.

  • Core Group meetings happen every Wednesday from 3:35-4:30pm in Barista Class, Whitsun Hall. These meetings are open to all.

  • If you are interested in learning about the Soltane Association or would like to get involved you can contact any one of the Core Group members: Thalia, Patrick, Danielle, Courtney V, Alyssa, Adrian, Lauren P, Larken or Sabine.

  • The values of the Association are:

  1. Intentional Gladness

  2. Compassionate Interest

  3. Acquired Enthusiasm

The founding of the Association is inspired by Anthroposophy and the Camphill Community. If anything attracts you, contact us at Soltane Association Core Group




Upcoming Regional Dates:

July 18-21 Camphill Research Symposium at the New York Camphill communities.  

The 2019 Camphill Research Symposium will take place within the context of another exciting event:  The International Communal Studies Association conference.  With a theme of “Diversity and Inclusion in Intentional Communities,” the ISCA conference will offer plenary sessions, workshops, and special Camphill-specific sessions.  All activities will take place at the four upstate NY Camphill communities from July 18-21, 2019. Learn more at To register contact Danielle