“Barton is my daughter’s home away from home. Her summer would not be complete without it.”

Together with staff who know what making it to the top of a mountain can do for the soul, campers are inspired and empowered to confront their fears, heights, waves, self doubts and rainstorms, all while managing diabetes. “If [you] can tackle a vertical granite wall, [you] can do anything.” (Morgan age 16, NY) Embark upon high adventure rock climbing, ride white water rapids, and challenge your comfort zone while summiting some of the highest peaks in New England.

During our Adventure Programs, led by certified guides and diabetes professionals, campers experience a voyage of self-discovery and adventure. Daring teenagers will face both physical and mental challenges and work as a team as they bushwhack their way to both group and personal success.

The Barton Adventure Programs offer more than just a memorable experience, they help change lives!

New England & New York Adventure
July 15-July 24, 2023
Coed (Ages 13-17) – Space is limited.
Cost: $3,150 + $50 registration
Financial assistance may be available.
Trip will begin and end in North Oxford, MA, at Clara Barton Camp.
Summer 2024 camp dates will be posted as soon as available. Summer 2024 online registration opens in January 2024. 
PLEASE NOTE: Per our COVID-19 protocols, all campers are highly recommended to be vaccinated. Staff are required to be vaccinated and boostered prior to the start of camp.

Come join us on our 10-day adventure program! This year, we will be having adventure experiences in Wendell State Forest, the Catskill Forest Preserve, as well as along the Deerfield River! Campers will experience a great mix of fun and learning in nature, as well as practice skills in leadership, teamwork, wilderness activities, and overall camp skills. Activities for the Adventure Program include rock climbing, camping, backpacking, and whitewater rafting. Throughout these activities, campers will experience lessons in natural history, geology, ecology, and wilderness planning. Some outdoor recreation experience is recommended for this program.