Day Camps

"The gift of a lifetime."

If you’re not quite ready for a two-week overnight camp, but still want to share a fantastic experience with other boys and girls between the ages of 6 to 12 with Type 1 diabetes, you’ll find Barton’s summer day camps a great choice.

Barton’s specially trained counseling staff and administrators – most of whom have Type 1 diabetes themselves – hit the road every summer to conduct special camps in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. We’re looking to expand in other states, too. Each day is filled with the kind of typical day-camp activities you’ll love, including swimming, indoor and outdoor sports, arts and crafts, and music.  The camps provide a wonderful introduction to camping for children with diabetes. You won’t believe how great it is to share a week or two in a place where every other kid is just like you. You’ll even play some special diabetes games. Your parents will feel great too, as they’ll know that you’re in a perfectly safe environment, where all the counselors can help you with your Blood Glucose Monitoring and insulin doses three times a day.  

The Rainbow Club: Greenwich, CT

June 30--July 4, 2014
Coed, Ages 3-12
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-In-Training, Ages 13-15

Rainbow Club 2014 is looking to be an extraordinary season for our tots to teens and the in betweens! Bring your siblings and come check us out. We have a great week planned consisting of diabetes education, crazy camp games, crafts, water fun, and the optional overnight for our campers ages 6 and up. The adult program designed FOR parents is offered alongside the children's program with lectures and break-out group topics ranging from pump therapy and current research to parent sessions for both newly diagnosed and more "seasoned" parents. Be part of the festivities, the learning, and the non-stop laughter! Join us and make friendships that will last a lifetime!

Barton Day Camp Boston:
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, MA

July 7--11, 2014
Coed, Ages 6-12
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 13-15

Barton Day Camp Boston is returning for its 10th year at Mass College of Pharmacy, near Fenway, home of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox! Campers will have the opportunity to take Boston by storm exploring all that the city has to offer, constructing amazing art, and playing fun camp games, while creating lasting friendships. Public transportation makes traveling to and from camp a snap!

Barton Day Camp Worcester: Clara Barton Camp, North Oxford, MA

July 14--18, 2014
Coed, Ages 6-12
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 13-15

Located on the historic grounds of the Clara Barton Birthplace Museum, campers experience the outdoors, enjoy boating and canoeing, doing arts and crafts, and crazy camp games! Join us for the optional overnight or just stay until after dinner and enjoy some of the evening activities!  Make new friends that will be impossible to unglue. Picnic lunches, campfires, learning about diabetes, and our Family Picnic Friday make the summer complete! Please check with our Day Camps Director to see if there is a pickup location near you.

Western New England Day Camp: Northampton, MA--CANCELED

July 21--25, 2014
Coed, Ages 6-12
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 13-15

Spend a week with us at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Come and enjoy arts and crafts, crazy camp games, and diabetes education. Be prepared for zaniness and making new friends. Be sure to join us for our third year at our Northampton camp!  It is sure to be tons of fun!

Mt. Sinai/Barton Day Camp: New York, NY

July 28--August 1, 2014
Coed, Ages 6-12
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 13-15

Barton Day Camp offered in conjunction with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine offers campers a wildly unique camping experience. Campers explore Manhattan with trips to Central Park, famous museums, and zoos. Arts and crafts, nature, diabetes education, swimming, and playing wacky field games are all on the schedule. Education, recreation, and support foster friendships that are remembered for years! We cannot wait to see you in 2014!

Barton Day Camp Long Island: Old Westbury, NY

Week 1 ... August 4--8, 2014
Week 2 ... August 11--15, 2014

Coed, Ages 6-12
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 13-15

Barton Day Camp Long Island returns after another great camp season!   We are welcoming all of our new and veteran campers to join us for an incredible two weeks! The plans are underway to make this the zaniest summer ever! Of course, we'll have campers' favorite activities, such as swimming, arts and crafts, doctor dodgeball, diabetes education, and the chance to make new friends. Join us and find out what other surprises we have in store for a great 2014! Attend one week or two; the choice is up to you! Local transportation is provided for an additional fee.