Latest News & Events


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.


Join us at our Open House on May 22nd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. **Please see notice above to Clara Barton Camp & Camp Joslin campers regarding summer 2022.** Open House will take place at Clara Barton Camp in North Oxford, MA. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND. Click here for more information and for online registration. 

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.