Family Programs

"The talks and time spent with other families really reinforced in us that 'we are not alone' in our fight against diabetes."

At Barton we recognize that diabetes affects the whole family ... Mom, Dad, Brothers, Sisters, Grandparents, and even Uncle Pat! Barton family programs provide an opportune time for strengthening the home "diabetes team," talking one-on-one with our on-site professionals and building new and lasting friendships with other families also impacted by diabetes. Whether you are boating on the pond, playing Dr. Dodge Ball, participating in a diabetes education session or singing in the dining hall ... we hope you will say "WOW - Heaven on earth - Clara Barton Camp is going to be a second home to our family." (Parent at Family camp)

Family Camp

August 11-16, 2019   
Coed, All Ages
Cost: $335 per person       Children under 2 are Free      
$1,675 maximum per family
Click here for online registration and printable PDF forms.                            
Barton Family Camp provides loads of fun, lots of support, and entertaining education for the entire family. Why? Because diabetes is a family disease! This is a camping program for everyone – Moms, Dads, Brothers, Sisters, Grandparents, and anyone else you consider your family. Come play and learn at Barton Family Camp. This is one of our most popular programs, so sign up early!



Caregivers Weekend

March 8-10, 2019
Coed, All Ages
Cost: $175 per person     Children under 2 are Free
Click here for online registration and printable PDF forms.                                         

Caring for a family member with type 1 diabetes can be challenging, especially when that family member is a young child. This weekend helps parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and others overcome those challenges through warm and embracing education. Come along with the child to learn the basics of type 1 diabetes care and engage in fun recreational activities together with many families working to enhance their knowledge.

Springtime Family Camp

April 26-28, 2019
Coed, All Ages
Cost:  $260 per person     Children under 2 are Free
Click here for online registration and printable PDF forms. 

Here at Barton, camp is a family affair! Join us for a weekend of family-oriented games, learning activities, and even a little education. Everyone gets the chance to be a camper while we take care of all the planning and cooking! Now Dad can put his art project on the fridge, and Mom can shred competition during ultimate Frisbee. All of this while getting the chance to meet other parents of children with T1D. When asked what her favorite part of this program was, a mom from last year told us, “Meeting other parents, a weekend of no cooking, and seeing other technology.”

Barton Open House

April 28, 2019--2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Coed, All Ages
Cost: FREE
Click here for online registration and printable PDF forms. 

Are you thinking about sending your child to summer camp, but you want to get a sense of what camp is like before you decide? This is your opportunity to come see what Barton summer camp programs are all about: get to see where your child will be sleeping, eating, and playing while at camp! Come see Camp Joslin, Clara Barton Camp, or Barton Worcester Day Camp. Visit anytime between 2PM to 4PM to meet staff, sample camp life, and tour the property. You choose which camp you’d like to visit. Please register to attend. Snacks and fun will be provided!