“The gift of a lifetime.”

If you’re not quite ready for a two-week overnight camp, but still want to share a fantastic experience with other boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 15 with type 1 diabetes, you’ll find Barton’s summer day camps a great choice.

Barton’s specially trained counseling staff – many of whom have type 1 diabetes themselves – hit the road every summer to conduct special camps in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. Each day is filled with the kind of typical day-camp activities you’ll love, including swimming, indoor and outdoor sports, arts and crafts, and music. The camps provide a wonderful introduction to camping for children with diabetes. You won’t believe how great it is to share a week in a place where every other kid is just like you. You’ll even play some special diabetes games. Your parents will feel great too, as they’ll know that you’re in a perfectly safe environment, where all the counselors can help you with your Blood Glucose Monitoring and insulin doses three times a day.

WACkY Sessions: All Barton Day Camps are WACkY sessions—campers can bring one sibling or friend who does not have diabetes with them to day camp during this session. The sibling or friend will also pay a $50 registration fee and discounted camp fee of $250. Space is limited for siblings and friends, so please register early. No financial aid is available for siblings or friends without diabetes attending the WACkY Day Camp sessions.

The Rainbow Club: Greenwich, CT

June 27-July 1, 2022 (WACkY Session, see description above)
Coed, Ages 5-15
Cost: $550 + $50 registration
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-In-Training, Ages 14-15
Please click here for online registration or PDF camper application materials.

PLEASE NOTE: Per our COVID-19 protocols, all campers and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of camp.

The Barton Center is planning on another extraordinary session at Rainbow Club in 2022. Bring your sibling or friend to join in on the fun and excitement. We have a great week planned consisting of diabetes education, crazy camp games, crafts, and water fun. The adult program designed FOR parents and BY parents is offered alongside the children’s program. It includes lectures and break-out group topics ranging from pump therapy and current research to parent sessions for both newly diagnosed and more “seasoned” parents. Be part of the festivities, the learning, and the non-stop laughter! Join us and make friendships that will last a lifetime!

Worcester Day Camp: Clara Barton Camp, North Oxford, MA

July 4-8, 2022 (WACkY Session, see description above)
Coed, Ages 5-15
Cost: $550 + $50 registration
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 14-15
Please click here for online registration or PDF camper application materials.

PLEASE NOTE: Per our COVID-19 protocols, all campers and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of camp.

Located on the historic grounds of the Clara Barton Birthplace Museum, campers experience the outdoors, enjoy boating and canoeing, doing arts and crafts, and crazy camp games! Bring your sibling or friend to join in on the fun and excitement. Make new friends that will be impossible to unglue. Picnic lunches, campfires, learning about diabetes, and our Family Picnic Friday make the summer complete!

Long Island Day Camp: Old Westbury, NY

July 11-15, 2022 (WACkY Session, see description above)
Coed, Ages 5-15
Cost: $550 + $50 registration
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 14-15
Please click here for online registration or PDF camper application materials.

PLEASE NOTE: Per our COVID-19 protocols, all campers and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of camp.

Barton Day Camp Long Island returns after another great camp season! We are welcoming all of our new and veteran campers to join us for an incredible week! Bring your sibling or friend to join in on the fun and excitement. Some camp favorites include swimming, arts and crafts, and doctor dodgeball. Join us and find out what other surprises we have in store for a great 2022! We can’t wait to see you!