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 17-21, 2014   
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!  Please click here for online registration.

Fall Magical Weekend

October 12-13, 2013
Coed, Ages 2-10
Cost: $150 per person      Children under 2 are Free

Are you feeling the spirit of Halloween? Parents bring your children to camp and join us for a fun-filled weekend with lots of great games and activities, such as trick-or-treating around the pond, arts and crafts, and much more. As always, casual learning and teachable moments related to diabetes management will abound.

Springtime Family Camp

March 21-23, 2014
Coed, All Ages
Cost: $260 per person     Children under 2 are Free
                                            
A jam-packed weekend 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 Springtime Family Camp.  Whether it’s 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.  Please click here for a pdf brochure.  Please click here for online registration.

Barton Open House

April 6, 2014--1 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 the afternoon enjoying a sample of camp life and tour both Clara Barton Camp and Camp Joslin. Snacks and laughs are on the menu!  Please click here for a pdf brochure.  Please click here for online registration.

Caregivers Weekend

April 4-6, 2014
Coed, All Ages
Cost:  $175 per person

Do you have family members who are willing to look after your child with diabetes “if only they understood what diabetes is all about?”  Are you, as a parent, looking for a “diabetes tune-up?”  Then Caregivers Weekend, one of our most popular programs, is the right fit for your family.  Send your child to camp with grandma, grandpa, or auntie and uncle, or bring your family for a weekend of learning while having a blast!  Everyone will leave camp with a better understanding, knowledge, and confidence about diabetes and taking care of the ones they love!  Please click here for a pdf brochure.  Please click here for online registration.