Pennine Camphill Community

Wakefield, W Yorkshire ,, United Kingdom

  • Last updated: February 9, 2016 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: October 10, 2004

Mission Statement

Camphill Community – Anthroposophy

Community Description

Pennine is a Camphill centre supporting a college for young people with learning difficulties.
Most co-workers live within the 56-acre site, working on a voluntary basis and receiving no wage or salary but with their daily needs being met by the community. We have recently extended the community and we are joined daily by others living locally. There is always an international flavour to the community, with usually half the co-workers coming from other countries, often as a gap year after or before college or university.
Our small farm and vegetable gardens are worked bio-dynamically and provide much of the community’s needs. There are several craft workshops and a riding school run jointly with the Riding for Disabled Association.
We are always open to enquiries; our usual request is that a potential co-worker has a year free of commitments and would be prepared to live, work, and learn alongside others in the community. Many people come to help at the Pennine Community for about a year at a time. There are often places available, so please get in touch.


  • Type(s): Unspecified, or Other
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming
  • Location: Suburban


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 56 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building
  • Current Number of Residences: 6
  • Housing Provided: Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Another form of Non-profit
  • Additional Comments:

    A registered charity

    Halls, workshops, farm, horse riding school


  • Adult Members: 50
  • Child Members: 8
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Email is probably the best way to contact us.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments:


    Non denominational Christian


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%
  • Food produced locally: From 50-75%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Vehicle Share, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    A number of us are vegetarians

  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Camphill Association of North America (CANA), Association of Camphill Communities

Community Affiliations

Camphill Village, Newton Dee, Camphill Village USA, Inc., Camphill Village Minnesota, Inc., Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Camphill Special School, Camphill Soltane, Camphill Communities in Britain and Ireland, Association of

Fair Housing Laws

This community acknowledges that their listing does not include any potential violations of the Fair Housing Law, or that they do not provide housing. For any questions about this topic please see our Content Policies and contact FIC with any questions or concerns: [email protected].


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