Camp – Diabetes Education & Camping Association


    Barton Center for Diabetes Education

    Offices Located at PO Box 356, 30 Ennis Road, North Oxford, MA 01537-0356


    We are very excited to be officially moving forward with opening camp this summer. Our Governor gave approval for residential camps to open as of March 22nd, so we are moving forward with opening procedures as usual. We are currently waiting for additional state re-opening guidelines. Once we have these guidelines, we will finalize all COVID-19 protocols with our Medical Directors. While camp may be a bit different this year, we know campers can’t wait to return. The biggest change for the summer is the decision to operate both camps at the Clara Barton site in North Oxford. Cabins will not be coed. Capacity is reduced, we will be requiring a PCR test and we will provide rapid tests upon arrival and again on day 5. All of our sessions are currently full and have waitlists. We capped our registrations at a conservative number to allow for social distancing and further state guidance. Once we have state guidelines, we hope to begin registering those on our waitlist. All “b” session campers have been moved to an “a” session or a two-week session to avoid bringing in new campers midway through a session. Staff will be required to remain at camp which has resulted in fewer applicants. If your child would like to attend camp this summer, we recommend using our online registration process to waitlist your child for the desired session(s). There is no fee to put your child on the waitlist. Campers who are fully registered should receive their confirmation packets in the mail by the end of April. We have held off on printing these as we would like to include our COVID-19 protocols once they are finalized. Due to continued safety concerns, we mutually agreed to cancel our out-of-state programs this summer out of an abundance of caution. We look forward to resuming our day camps in CT and NY next summer along with our Vermont Overnight Camp and Adventure Program. If you have any questions, please email

    Upcoming Barton Center for Diabetes Education Programs

    February WACkY S.T.E.A.M. Weekend

    • Dates: February 14, 2020 to February 16, 2020
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Location: 30 Ennis Road, P.O. Box 356, North Oxford, MA 01537 US

    Who's ready for a weekend full of fun, education, and more importantly hanging out with others living with type 1 diabetes? With the addition of a science, technology, engineering, arts and math theme, we will be doing many new activities as well as your camp favorites! We also typically have a lot of fun outside building snowmen and sledding at this program. You may bring one friend or sibling without diabetes to this fun weekend.

    March WACKY Weekend

    • Dates: March 06, 2020 to March 08, 2020
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Location: 30 Ennis Road, P.O. Box 356, North Oxford, MA 01537 US

    It's the camp version of March Madness! Bring a friend or sibling without diabetes and experience camp during the school year. Enjoy your time with all our regular camp games and maybe learn some new games that will be tested prior to the start of summer camp. Don't miss this fun weekend!

    Clara Barton Camp

    • Dates: June 05, 2020 to June 10, 2020
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multi Days
    • Location: Location Address, North Oxford, MA US

    Canceled due to Covid-19.

    The Barton Center - Vermont Overnight Camp

    • Dates: July 05, 2020 to July 10, 2020
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Adventure Camp
    • Location: South Hero, VT 05486 US

    In Person Camp Canceled due to Covid-19.

    Springtime Family/Caregiver Camp

    • Dates: March 11, 2022 to March 13, 2022
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Location: 30 Ennis Road, P.O. Box 356, North Oxford, MA 01537 US

    The Barton Camp is a family affair! Join us for a weekend of family-oriented games, learning activities, and even a little education. Bring the grandparents, aunts, uncles and babysitters too - there will be education geared towards the beginner but also sessions for those more experienced in diabetes management. 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 and family members of children with T1D.

    Barton Open House

    • Dates: May 22, 2022 to May 22, 2022
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Event - Part or Full Day
    • Location: 30 Ennis Road, P.O. Box 356, North Oxford, MA 01537 US

    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 to camp to 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 Clara Barton Camp, Camp Joslin, or Barton Worcester Day Camp! Visit anytime between 2PM and 4 PM to meet staff, sample camp life, and tour the property. Snacks and laughs are on the menu! PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.