Adventure Programs

"Barton is my daughter’s home away from home. Her summer would not be complete without it."

Together with staff who know what making it to the top of a mountain can do for the soul, campers are inspired and empowered to confront their fears, heights, waves, self doubts and rainstorms, all while managing diabetes. "If [you] can tackle a vertical granite wall, [you] can do anything." (Morgan age 16, NY)  Embark upon high adventure rock climbing, ride white water rapids, and challenge your comfort zone while summiting some of the highest peaks in New England.

During our Adventure Programs, led by certified guides and diabetes professionals, campers experience a voyage of self-discovery and adventure. Daring teenagers will face both physical and mental challenges and work as a team as they bushwhack their way to both group and personal success.

The Barton Adventure Programs offer more than just a memorable experience, they help change lives!

New England Adventure
July 15, 2017 to July 29, 2017

Coed (Ages 13-18) - Trip is limited to twelve campers.
Cost: $2,535 + $50 registration
Financial assistance may be available.
Trip will begin and end in North Oxford, MA, at Clara Barton Camp.
Online registration and printable PDF forms will be available in January.

This trip is loaded with activities and destinations in New England. Activities may include rock climbing, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, summiting high peaks, zip lining, kayaking, mountain biking, and other local activities.

Wilderness Week
August 13, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Coed (Ages 13-18) - Trip is limited to twelve campers.
Cost: $1,325 + $50 registration
Financial assistance may be available.
Trip will begin and end in North Oxford, MA, at Clara Barton Camp.
Online registration and printable PDF forms will be available in January.

Get in touch with your wild side. Trim down to the bare essentials; disconnect from the world to reconnect with nature! Join us for a week of canoe camping, hiking, wildlife encounters, and beautiful vistas! Challenge yourself and make new friends on a rustic weeklong expedition through the Adirondack wilderness.