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 12-18, 2018   
Coed, All Ages
Cost: $335 per person       Children under 2 are Free      
$1,675 maximum per family
Click here for online registration and printable PDF forms.                            
Barton Family Camp provides loads of fun, lots of support, and entertaining education for the entire family. Why? Because diabetes is a family disease! This is a camping program for everyone – Moms, Dads, Brothers, Sisters, Grandparents, and anyone else you consider your family. Come play and learn at Barton Family Camp. This is one of our most popular programs, so sign up early!



Caregivers Weekend

September 22-24, 2017
Coed, All Ages
Cost: $175 per person     Children under 2 are Free
Click here for online registration and printable PDF forms. 
Parents, is there a grandparent, aunt, uncle, neighbor, or babysitter who is willing to look after your child with diabetes “if only they understood what diabetes is all about?” Or now that you have had time to breathe after your child’s recent diagnosis, are you still filled with lots of questions? Then Caregivers Weekend is the right fit for your family. Send your child to camp with the caregiver or bring your family where we will teach participants all the skills they need for diabetes management: checking blood sugars, using pumps/continuous glucose monitoring, counting carbs, dosing insulin, and everything in between in a relaxed and fun way. Everyone will leave camp with a better understanding and knowledge about diabetes. 

Springtime Family Camp

April 20-22, 2018
Coed, All Ages
Cost:  $260 per person     Children under 2 are Free
Click here for online registration and printable PDF forms. 

This jam-packed weekend filled with activities and diabetes education is for the entire family! We realize diabetes affects the whole family and have created a weekend program for moms, dads, brothers, cousins, grandparents, friends, and anyone else you consider family. Adults get the chance to be a camper again and enjoy all of the activities they hear so much about! Adults love the chance to meet other adults taking care of children with type 1 and get to share their experiences with one another as well as give their tips and tricks for managing diabetes. Whether it is 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 friendships.

Barton Open House

April 22, 2018--2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Coed, All Ages
Cost: FREE
Click here for online registration and printable PDF forms. 

Are you thinking about sending your child to summer camp, but you want to get a sense of what camp is like before you decide? This is your opportunity to come see what Barton summer camp programs are all about: get to see where your child will be sleeping, eating, and playing while at camp! Come see Camp Joslin, Clara Barton Camp, or Barton Worcester Day Camp. Spend two hours sampling camp life and touring the property. This is a scheduled program that runs from 2 to 4 pm. You choose which camp you’d like to visit. Please register to attend. Snacks and fun will be provided!