Family Programs

"The talks and time spent with other families really reinforced in us that 'we are not alone' in our fight against diabetes."

At Barton we recognize that diabetes affects the whole family ... Mom, Dad, Brothers, Sisters, Grandparents, and even Uncle Pat! Barton family programs provide an opportune time for strengthening the home "diabetes team," talking one-on-one with our on-site professionals and building new and lasting friendships with other families also impacted by diabetes. Whether you are boating on the pond, playing Dr. Dodge Ball, participating in a diabetes education session or singing in the dining hall ... we hope you will say "WOW - Heaven on earth - Clara Barton Camp is going to be a second home to our family." (Parent at Family camp)

Family Camp

August 14-18, 2016  
Coed, All Ages
Cost: $335 per person       Children under 2 are Free      
$1,675 maximum per family                              

A jam-packed week filled with fun activities and diabetes education for the whole family!  Since diabetes affects the whole family, it only makes sense to have a camping program for the whole family.  Moms, dads, brothers, cousins, grandparents, friends, and anyone else you consider your family can come play and learn at Family Camp.  Whether you are tackling the ropes course, playing in the heated pool, singing around the campfire, or eating nutritious and delicious meals prepared by our talented staff, we encourage you to make camp your home and build new and lasting family friendships.  One of our most popular programs, not to be missed, so sign up early!

Caregivers Weekend

March 11-13, 2016
Coed, All Ages
Cost: $175 per person     Children under 2 are Free
This weekend is tailored for parents looking for a diabetes refresher and for friends and family members who want to learn how to care for your child with type 1 diabetes. This has been a life-changing program for many aunts, uncles, and grandparents as indicated by their following comments. “I finally understand all those numbers used for dosage calculations.” “I learned a couple of tricks for dealing with lows.” “I feel more confident in managing my granddaughter’s diabetes. It was good to share with other caregivers in a cooperative non-rush situation.” Please click here for online registration or for a pdf brochure/registration form.

Springtime Family Camp

April 15-17, 2016
Coed, All Ages
Cost:  $260 per person

This is a weekend for the entire family. We will be playing all sorts of games, both new and old, as well as having education for the whole family. Moms and dads get the chance to be a camper and enjoy all of the activities they hear so much about. Seeing mom and dad in the gaga pit is a site to behold! Parents love the chance to meet other parents of children with T1D. A mom from last year told us, “We cannot wait to come back! Thank you for creating this comfortable, supportive loving space for my daughter and all other T1D kids’ families to just be.” Please click here for online registration or for a pdf brochure/registration form.


Barton Open House

April 17, 2016--2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Coed, All Ages
Cost: FREE

Thinking about attending summer camp?  This is your opportunity to come to camp to see what Barton summer camp programs are like at Clara Barton Camp, Camp Joslin, and Barton Day Camps!  Spend two hours enjoying a sample of camp life--this is a scheduled program that runs from 2 to 4 p.m.  You choose which camp program you would like to visit--Clara Barton Camp, Camp Joslin, or Barton Day Camps program.  Snacks and laughs are on the menu! Please click here for online registration or a pdf brochure/registration form.