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, Soltane Association, and General.




On October 10th we welcomed Joe Condora and John O’Connell from the Primal Example Podcast! They did a nutrition seminar for staff and folks who receive support by Parzival. The seminar included delicious food. We learned about nutrition and discussed everyone’s favorite subject, food!

Training & Working Updates

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



  • Thanks so much to everyone who attended the 30th anniversary. Check out photos of the event on our Facebook page!  Thank you also to the many people who helped set up and take down the tables and chairs in Whitsun Hall, and helped to make the space beautiful and inviting for the more than 200 people that attended.  A smashing success!

  • A wonderful group of actors from Camphill Hudson presented their inspiring theater production “Portraits of Us” to the Kimberton Waldorf School and in Whitsun Hall on October 3rd. We all feel uplifted by their presence, and the creative production of vignettes of their daily lives! Let’s do it again!

  • Nantmeal Nursery is looking for volunteers! Join us in our beautiful greenhouse, get your hands dirty, work alongside wonderful people, and support Nantmeal Nursery! We're looking for help Monday, Wednesday & Friday afternoons from 1-3:30. Interested? Get in touch:


 Soltane Hospitality Dates to Note:

  • October 7-14: Peter Thompson in Iduna apartment, joined by Geoff and Alyssa, using Iduna Kitchen 10/13.

  • October 12 - 14: Eric Kaufman and his brother from Finland are staying in Rockrose.

  • October 12 -14: Quincy, connected to Peter Thompson, is staying in Rockrose

  • October 15 - October 21: Emily Thunberg, Fernanda, and Tom attending the seminar of the Association of Anthroposophic Psychology are staying in Peredur.

  • November 2 - 5: Camphill Academy Retreat - Peredur/Whitsun Hall.

  • November 10: Event in Whitsun Hall

  • December 8: Diwali event in Whitsun Hall


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  • The Above Par Golf Event was on Monday, October 8th, at the French Creek Golf Club in Elverson.  We had 74 golfers come out to support our event. Despite the less than perfect weather, everyone had a great time and it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. It was another great year raising just over $40,000 for our community. YEAH!!!

  • A big thank you to everyone that helped make this possible whether it was helping behind the scenes, helping set up, socializing during dinner, volunteering at the event, or helping with clean up.  We would not have been able to do this without your support! Thank you once again for another successful event. See you next year!

  • The Foundation will now be gearing up for #GivingTuesday which is November 27 this year.  Stay tuned for how you can be involved and help us raise money for Soltane on this important giving day!  


soltane association


" directing my will and my concern vigorously to the emergence of the higher self in the other, I could rest assured that they would in turn do for me what I could not do for myself, that is, summon forth my own higher potential; because we cannot summon ourselves, we have to be summoned. All human development is a response to challenge. The love that can accrue in communities in which all this becomes a practice, a discipline, is a magic love that can move mountains." -Anke Weihs, founding member of Camphill

  • The date for our next quarterly general meeting is December 2 at 10am in the Roseroom, with a bit of a festive theme to it, as it falls into the Advent season!

  • 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: Kristen, Rachel, Thalia, Patrick, Danielle, Courtney V, Alyssa, Adrian, or Sabine.

  • Regular Core Group meetings happen every other Wednesday 12:10-1pm in the Conference room. These meetings are open to interested people. Current topics include: hearing from the committees, discussing the CANA peer review process for Camphill Soltane; housing process.

  • The Estate Committee is now chaired by co-chairs: Courtney Viera (plus assistant Jenn Messa) and Alyssa Scarborough. Dates for future meetings:

    10/19 at 3:45pm in Glenmoore

    10/20 at 10am at Soltane Cafe

  • The Housing Committee is now chaired by co-chairs: Thalia Dafermos and Patrick Spatz. Meetings happen Tuesdays at 5:15pm, location varies, check in with Thalia or Patrick.

  • From the Estate Committee: Wednesday mornings, 8:15 - 9am, the “Applecore” does some work around the estate. Check in with Alyssa.

  • Free Yoga with Maggie on Monday mornings at 7:30am in the Rose Room


Our Mission/Vision/Values Statement:

The Association envisions a world where people of diverse backgrounds and abilities find commonality to work toward a positive future for the planet. The mission of the Association shall be to cultivate community without borders where people can learn from each other and experience continual growth for the betterment of the world. The Association achieves its mission through:

  1. Opportunities for transformative lifelong learning and creative endeavor

  2. Ecological stewardship

  3. Community-based social enterprises

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