Latest News & Events

#GivingTuesday, an International Day of Giving, is on November 30th.  We hope you will join us on #GivingTuesday and support Barton camp programs. Every donation, large or small, helps us continue our programs. Click here for our Giving Tuesday link and make an impact. Thank you for your support!

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. 

Announcing our Fall, Winter, Spring programs! We have newly themed weekend programs for children ages 6-16. Join us for a Zombie Weekend in November, a Hawaiian Luau Weekend in January, Barton Gold Rush Camp in February, or Color Wars Weekend in April. If you prefer, we also offer a family program in March. 

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. Discount code – Discount_1 for $1 off shipping until August 31, 2021!

We have been working extremely hard to open camp safely this summer. However, there are many circumstances beyond our control that we cannot overcome. Sadly, I am writing with the same heavy heart and great sadness that I did last year, although this year seems to sting a bit more as I am sure you will agree. At our recent board of trustees meeting, we voted to cancel overnight camps. This was not an easy decision. Please click here for more details.

Looking for a gift for your camper or maybe yourself? We’ve drastically reduced prices on merchandise we have in stock at the camp store. Shop now and surprise your camper! Click here to view merchandise and click here for an order form.

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!