It is with a very heavy heart and great sadness that I share the news that The Barton Center camps will not operate this summer. This was not an easy decision but one we all feel is in the best interest of our campers, staff, volunteers, families and friends. Please click here for more information. Find us on facebook and instagram for virtual camper activities!

Dear Camp Family, We are excited to share that we will be hosting virtual camp this summer! Please email for a registration form!

So many have reached out to us to see how they can donate after we shared the sad news that The Barton Center camps will not operate this summer. We have created a FirstGiving page to simplify things for those who wish to make a donation. You may donate directly to the page or create your own fundraising page to raise funds for The Barton Center during this difficult time. Click here for FirstGiving.

Support one of our campaigns on FirstGiving. This is an easy way to make online donations directly to the campaign of your choice. Make a donation to the general campership fund or directly to a particular camper’s fundraising page or to events like our Annual Barton Classic Wiffle Ball Tournament and more.

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.