Adventure Programs

"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.

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

Northeast Adventure

June 27, 2015 to July 9, 2015
Coed (Ages 13-18) - Trip is limited to ten campers.
Cost: $3,000 + $50 registration
Financial assistance may be available.
Operated with New York YMCA Camp
Trip will begin and end in North Oxford, MA at Clara Barton Camp

This trip is loaded with activities and destinations in New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.  Activities will include rock climbing, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, summiting Mt. Mansfield (Vermont's highest peak), wind surfing, deep sea fishing, and a visit to the Ben & Jerry's factory in Vermont.