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 14, 2018 to July 28, 2018

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.

Barton teams up with Venture Outside for adventures and fun in Maine. Activities include hiking, canoeing, lake kayaking, mountain biking, white water rafting, rock climbing, and navigating high ropes course. Cultural excursions include a lobster boat cruise and a visit from a Native American storyteller. Fun activities range from campfire singing, nature games, drum circles, movie nights, and a variety of other activities for character development and non-athletic risk taking, personal growth, self-care, and for establishing a sense of stewardship towards our planet.