Weekend Programs

"I have loads of fun at The Barton Center. It is so great to make friends with other kids that have diabetes too."

November WACkY Weekend

November 17-19, 2017
Coed, Ages 6-16
Cost: $260 per person
Click here for online registration and printable PDF forms.  

Missing summer camp friends or want to see what Clara Barton Camp and Camp Joslin are all about? Come spend the weekend with a camp buddy, a friend from home, a sibling, or just come by yourself, but don’t miss out on this awesome weekend planned especially for you.  Filled with some of our classic and zany camp activities, diabetes education, new games, and memories that will last a lifetime. Friends or siblings without diabetes may attend. NO PARENTS ALLOWED!

Winter Camp

December 27-30, 2017
Coed, Ages 13-17
Cost: $500 per person                      Limited Space Available
Click here for online registration and printable PDF forms. 

Calling all teens with diabetes! This winter vacation week program is just for you. Arrive ready to share your experiences of living with diabetes and learn about others. At Winter Camp, participants are provided an opportunity to explore how they are dealing with their diabetes—mentally, socially, psychologically, and create and use a support group of people who face the same daily challenges. Participants play a more significant role in their day-to-day diabetes management. Under the supervision of our health care staff, teens will be responsible for their own dosing and charting of numbers. Teen-themed topics are discussed over this four-day program. Fun, friendship, and laughs are guaranteed!

February WACkY Weekend

February 16-18, 2018
Coed, Ages 6-16
Cost: $260 per person
Click here for online registration and printable PDF forms. 

Send a friend or a sibling without diabetes, along with your camper, to this winter wonderland weekend! Just like November WACkY, your camper will play new games and activities as well as enjoy the camp classics. This New England weekend typically provides a great opportunity to go sledding, build snowmen, and make snow angels with friends! There may or may not be snow, but the thing you can count on is that there will be learning, laughing, and friendship!

Young Adult Retreat--CANCELLED

March 9-11, 2018
Coed, Ages 18-25
Cost: $175 per person              Limited Space Available
Click here for online registration and click here for a printable PDF registration form. 

Do you ever ask yourself what the next challenge will be? Could you use some time to relax and recharge with other people your age who understand what it's like to live with diabetes? Are you interested in getting away from everyday life and giving yourself and your diabetes some extra attention? Did you attend diabetes camp as a kid, or wanted to attend camp, but didn't?

Life with diabetes can present unique obstacles, some personal, some shared by peers who are also navigating the journey towards independent young adulthood. Join us for a weekend of exploration, reflection, discussion, and fun! Our program will blend team building and classic camp activities with small group discussions and relevant educational seminars. If you are between 18 and 25 years of age and living with diabetes, this program is for you! Bring your experiences and questions. No topics are off limits.