Nelson Camp has lived at the intentional community Bryn Gweled in Upper Southampton since 1992. “Our house was built by my in-laws after the second World War, so in a sense, the same family has lived here since the mid-’40s,” he says. The community at Bryn Gweled functions as a cooperative, but the community owns the land as a collective.
“There are many committees which help us as neighbors,” Camp explains. He serves on the Community Activities and Children’s Activities Committee, and also as a Nominating Committee co-chair.
Bryn Gweled will actually be celebrating its 75th anniversary this year as a multi-religious, multi-ethnic and purposefully diverse place to live. “We have over 100 acres of common land,” Camp explains. “This includes a community garden, and some members have been developing a CSA, now in our second year, in addition to personal gardens and community garden plots.”
“My favorite part about being involved here is getting to really know and support the folks who have chosen to live here,” Camp says. “Each of us has some special niches to share.”
Bryn Gweled Homesteads
1805 Meadow Rd, Southampton, PA 18966