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Unfortunately, we had to make the difficult decision last night to close our camp for the remainder of the summer.  COVID-19 has hit camp this week at an alarming rate with cases continuing to increase each day.  We are struggling to keep our required camper to staff ratio.  Additionally, current campers are nervous, staff are concerned, and we feel it is best to stop the spread by closing camp for the safety of all. Phone calls are still being made to registered camper families. Safety is always at the forefront of every decision we make, and we hope you understand.  After the last 2 years, this is the absolute last thing we wanted.

If your child is registered for a Barton program, there are many confirmation forms that you must  complete. Please click on the program your child is registered for to go directly to a list of required forms: Clara Barton Camp or Camp Joslin, a Day Camp program, Vermont Overnight Camp Please be sure to read the confirmation letter first. Please read the camper handbook which contains a lot of information such as a packing list, mailing information to send letters to your camper, electronics policy at camp, health care policies, and much more.

Dear Camp Families, While we are excited more than we can express to have campers on site this year, we are still facing challenges that we share with most businesses today – staff shortages! We find ourselves in the unusual predicament of being able to staff only one camp. Given that the North Oxford campus has more cabins, more bathrooms, etc. all campers will sleep at Clara Barton Camp. Cabins will be designated to separate Camp Joslin and Clara Barton Camp participants.

Our 2022 summer camp online registration is open. We will not be mailing application materials. If you do not wish to register online, you may download the materials, print them out and mail them back to us. Please click here for online registration and PDF application materials. Please click here for the Programs Calendar. If you would like to begin fundraising for your 2022 summer camp fee, please click here to create a Barton fundraising page. PLEASE NOTE: Per our COVID-19 protocols, all campers and staff will be required to be FULLY vaccinated prior to the start of camp.

Begin fundraising for your own 2022 summer camp fee or fundraise for the general campership fund. Create a Barton online fundraising page that you can share with family and friends. Please click here for our 2022 Camperships campaign.

Support one of our campaigns on Classy. This is an easy way to fundraise to support camp programs or make online donations directly to the campaign of your choice including our new Special Occasions campaign. 

Check out our online camp store for camp apparel and other merchandise. We have Camp Joslin and Clara Barton Camp shirts, hoodies, joggers, and many other items to choose from, even including a baby onesie. Each item can be ordered in an assortment of colors. If you’re looking for a gift for your camper or just want something for yourself, click here for the site. 

We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Life is Good in 2020. The Life is Good motive is to spread the power of optimism through their ten superpowers – gratitude, creativity, authenticity, love, courage, compassion, simplicity, humor, openness, and fun. This summer, you’ll find our staff spreading optimism with the help of Life is Good. As part of our partnership, we are pleased to announce that they are offering a custom 25% off Friends and Family discount to be extended to Barton families and community for all Life is Good products. Shop online and use our promo code, BARTON, to receive 25% off your purchase!

During the summers of 2014 and 2013, a team of researchers descended on Clara Barton Camp and Camp Joslin to conduct the Bionic Pancreas study.  The study was led by Steven J. Russell, MD, PhD, an endocrinologist from Massachusetts General Hospital and Edward Damiano, PhD, an engineer from Boston University.  The 2014 study was focused on younger campers aged 6-11, while the 2013 study was for older campers and counselors.  For more information, please see our News page for press coverage and articles about the study.  Funding was provided by The Helmsley Charitable Foundation.  Click here for the Helmsley website.