North American Office


Karl König Institute North America

Our Tasks

The North American Office of the Karl König Institute for Art Science and Social Life is part of the Camphill Community Soltane in Pennsylvania, USA.

The opening date for the work in our North American Office is Michaelmas 2021. Visit our NEWS and EVENTS to see the exciting projects we are developing here in North America. We hope you will join us soon!

Read about our tasks in the North American Region

Cooperation with Camphill

Our North American Office cooperates with the Camphill Region of North America (USA and Canada), particularly through:

Book Partners

Our key book partners in North America are the following:

Shannon at
Ideas Bookstore
2123 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460
ideasbookstore 'at'

Wendy at
Camphill Village Coffee Shop and Gift Shop
84 Camphill Rd, Copake, NY 12516
VillageGreen 'at'

In Canada

Nicolette at
Freya-Sophia Waldorf Store
No. 3, 5380 Hwy. 1, Duncan, BC V9L 6W4
sol-steiner 'at'

Gabriele at
Tri-Fold Books
295 Spruce Hill Road, P.O. Box 534 King City, ON L7B 1A7
info 'at'

  • Our Tasks
  • Cooperation with Camphill
  • Book Partners

What’s happening around the network


North American Office


Deborah Grace

Deborah’s childhood was guided by her father’s devotion to Albert Schweitzer’s ethic of “Reverence for Life”. Her first experience of community came during young childhood years growing up on the Navajo reservation. After high school she spent a year at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, where subsequent to Schweitzer’s passing the community life was still strong. She then lived and volunteered in Hartley House, a Hell’s Kitchen settlement house community in NYC, while attending Barnard College. A seeker out of the 60’s, Deborah next joined the Penland School of Crafts community, training in ceramics and making a close connection to MC Richards, who pointed her to Camphill Copake.

The community at Copake became Deborah’s home for 25 years as well as her school of life, guided by Carlo Pietzner and also Renate Sachs. Deborah raised four (wonderful) children and fulfilled many roles, from householder to administration and fundraising. During those Camphill decades she became closely connected to Karl Koenig and anthroposophy. She then spent 15 years in the Pacific Northwest, training and working in life/executive coaching and facilitation/mediation, before moving back East to become director at Camphill Ghent for 5 years. Deborah worked closely on Ghent’s leadership with Richard Steel, who was part of its visioning and was living with Christiane for a year in the community. Being part of the Karl Koenig Institute and community and taking up its work in a new way in North America is a step Deborah meets with great enthusiasm.

Contact Detail

Karl König Institute, North American Office

Camphill Community Soltane

224 Nantmeal Road


PA 19343, USA

Email: deborahgrace 'at'