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Latest News & Events



As mentioned in our last Summer 2021 Update news item and also on social media, we are running our Worcester Day Camp program. We have opened up some additional spots in the program which runs July 12th to July 16th at Clara Barton Camp. We will not be adding an additional week. If you are interested, please go to our online registration, and register as soon as possible as these spots are sure to fill up quickly. To be fully registered and secure your spot, you must pay the $50 registration fee. UPDATE 5/7/21: Worcester Day Camp is now full, but you can still add your child to the waitlist.

The Barton Center is going virtual! We know you miss camp, so we want to bring camp to you this summer! We will be offering 6 fun-filled sessions of virtual camp. Each session will be 1 week and will offer different games, activities, and themes. In addition to seeing some of your favorite counselors, you will have the opportunity to meet new camp friends. Click the “More” button for full description.

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.

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.

Fundraise for your own camp fee or for our general campership fund which provides financial aid for those in need. We are using new online fundraising software which makes your fundraising experience fun and easy. It’s also easy to donate directly to a specific camper or to the general campership fund. Click here to get started fundraising or make a donation to camperships.

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!