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 3 to 15 (age varies by location) with type 1 diabetes, you’ll find Barton’s summer day camps a great choice.

Barton’s specially trained counseling staff – many 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.  

*NEW FOR 2018--WACkY SessionsAll Barton Day Camps are now WACkY sessions—campers can bring one sibling or friend who does not have diabetes with them to day camp during this session. The sibling or friend will also pay a registration fee and discounted camp fee of $350. Space is limited for siblings and friends, so please register early. No financial aid is available for siblings or friends without diabetes attending the WACkY Day Camp sessions.

The Rainbow Club: Greenwich, CT

June 25-June 29, 2018  (WACkY Session, see description above)
Coed, Ages 3-15
Cost: $650 + $50 registration
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-In-Training, Ages 14-15

The Barton Center is planning on another extraordinary session at Rainbow Club in 2018. Bring your sibling or friend to join in on the fun and excitement. 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 and BY parents is offered alongside the children's program.  It includes 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!
 

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

July 16-20, 2018   (WACkY Session, see description above)
Coed, Ages 6-15
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 14-15

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! Bring your sibling or friend to join in on the fun and excitement. 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! Local transportation is available for an additional fee from Worcester and points north and east. Please contact us to see if there is a pickup location near you.

 

Danvers Day Camp: Danvers, MA

July 23-27, 2018   (WACkY Session, see description above)
Coed, Ages 6-15
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 14-15

Danvers Day Camp returns this summer at St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers after a very successful program in 2017.  Bring your sibling or friend to join in on the fun and excitement. Campers will have an amazing opportunity to explore the 175-acre facility throughout the week as we play fun camp games, construct extravagant art pieces, and create long-lasting friendships all while learning how to become more aware at managing type 1 diabetes in the process.  Public transportation and easy pick up/drop off locations at the school will make it easy to get your children to and from camp.  

 

Long Island Day Camp: Old Westbury, NY

July 30-August 3, 2018   (WACkY Session, see description above)
August 6-August 10, 2018   (WACkY Session, see description above)
Coed, Ages 5-15
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 14-15

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!  Bring your sibling or friend to join in on the fun and excitement. Some camp favorites include swimming, arts and crafts, and doctor dodgeball. Join us and find out what other surprises we have in store for a great 2018! Attend one week or two weeks, we are always happy to see you!