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About Camphill Ghent

Tucked between the rolling hills and ponds of a former 110-acre dairy farm just outside the village of Chatham lies Camphill Ghent, a thriving and unique elder community. Lush greenery and flowerbeds mingle with pastel, light-filled buildings dotting the still-pastoral property.


Camphill Ghent is the only independent living elder community in Columbia County. It is also the only assisted living home in New York State that is integrated with elderly residents who have developmental disabilities.

The mission of Camphill Ghent is inspired by the traditions and values of the worldwide Camphill Movement: to care for, celebrate, embrace and honor the special strengths and needs of each individual. For over 70 years, Camphill has been building communities around the world where individuals are honored for their integrity and value to the whole community.

At Camphill Ghent, every member of the community has an opportunity to contribute to the lives of others, and likewise, to benefit from the experiences and endeavors of others.


We take pride in being a community where elders feel enthusiastic about life as they enjoy beauty, art, learning and rich friendships.  We offer physical, soul and spiritual support so that our residents can enjoy meaningful activities, have opportunities for social engagement, and experience cultural and festival life to enrich the soul.

Camphill Ghent is just minutes from the quaint village of Chatham – close to restaurants, shops, banks, library, movies. It is also close to the expansive cultural life of the Hudson Valley, Berkshires and the Capital Region.


Visit Camphill Ghent today and experience the difference!

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