Day Camps

"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 6 to 12 with Type 1 diabetes, you’ll find Barton’s summer day camps a great choice.

Barton’s specially trained counseling staff and administrators – most of whom have Type 1 diabetes themselves – hit the road every summer to conduct special camps in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. We’re looking to expand in other states, too. 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 or two 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.  

The Rainbow Club: Greenwich, CT

June 29--July 3, 2015
Coed, Ages 3-15
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-In-Training, Ages 14-15

Rainbow Club 2015 is looking to be an extraordinary season for our tots to teens and the in betweens! Bring your siblings and come check us out. We have a great week planned consisting of diabetes education, crazy camp games, crafts, water fun, and the optional overnight for our campers ages 6 and up. The adult program designed FOR parents and for the first time designed 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!

Barton Day Camp Boston:
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, MA

July 6--10, 2015
Coed, Ages 6-13
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 14-15

Barton Day Camp Boston is returning for its 11th year at Mass College of Pharmacy, near Fenway, home of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox! Campers will have the opportunity to take Boston by storm exploring some of what the historic city has to offer, learn safe tips for navigating a city with diabetes, construct amazing art, explore city parks, and play fun camp games, while creating lasting friendships. Public transportation makes traveling to and from camp a snap!

Mt. Sinai/Barton Day Camp: New York, NY

July 13--July 17, 2015
Coed, Ages 6-13
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 14-15

Barton Day Camp offered in conjunction with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine offers campers a wildly unique camping experience. Campers explore Manhattan with trips to Central Park along with famous museums and zoos. Arts and crafts, nature, diabetes education, and playing wacky field games are all on the schedule. This education, recreation, and support not only helps foster a greater understanding of how to live life with diabetes in a big city, but also creates lasting friendships that open doors and provide your camper with a local support network.  We cannot wait to see you in 2015!

Barton Day Camp Long Island: Old Westbury, NY

Week 1 ... July 20--24, 2015
Week 2 ... July 27--31, 2015

Coed, Ages 3-13
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 14-15

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 two weeks! The plans are in motion to bring a parent program to the Long Island families! For the first time offered on Long Island, learn from experts, meet other local families and build a living support system all while your camper enjoys all of the fun educational activities that camp provides! Some camp favorites include as swimming, arts and crafts, and doctor dodgeball.  Join us and find out what other surprises we have in store for a great 2015! Attend one week or two weeks, we are always happy to see you! Local transportation is provided for an additional fee.

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

August 3--7, 2015
Coed, Ages 6-13
Cost: $650 + $50 registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Counselors-in-Training, Ages 14-15

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! Join us for the optional overnight or just stay until after dinner and enjoy some of the evening activities!  Make new friends that will be impossible to unglue. Picnic lunches, campfires, learning about diabetes, and our Family Picnic Friday make the summer complete! Please check with our Day Camps Director to see if there is a pickup location near you.