Diabetes Camps - Massachusetts

The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc.

30 Ennis Road
P.O. Box 356
North Oxford, MA 01537
Phone: (508) 987-2056
Fax: (508)-987-2002
Email: info@bartoncenter.org

The Barton Center is a year-round retreat center where education, recreation, and shared experiences combine to support and motivate children and families and to help them manage the mental, physical and emotional rigors of diabetes care.

Here are the programs we offer:

Clara Barton Camp- Resident Summer Camp in North Oxford, MA for girls ages 6-16. Days are filled with sports activities, arts and crafts, swimming, talent shows, casino nights, campfires, field trips, dances with the boys from Joslin camp, diabetes education game shows, boating, hiking and so much more. Since 1932, girls between the ages of 6 and 16 with Type 1 diabetes have enjoyed the life-altering experience of the Clara Barton Camp on our 200+ acre site in North Oxford, Mass. Most return year after year.

Camp Joslin- Each summer 400 boys with diabetes join us on our 180 acre facility to meet new friends, have tons of fun and learn more about living with diabetes. Campers can choose from over sixty different activities such as fishing, kayaking, lacrosse, archery, tennis, hiking, ultimate frisbee, and weekly dances with the Barton girls. Camp Joslin is staffed by medical professionals and counselors who also have diabetes and work hard to help campers learn about living with the disease. As many campers say, "Camp Joslin is a home away from home."

Day Camps- Camps in Greenwich, CT; Long Island, NY; Danvers, MA; and Worcester, MA; for boys and girls ages 6-13 (ages vary by program).

Adventure Programs- For teens ages 13-18, coed.

Family Camp- For the entire family.

Year-Round Programs- For both campers and the entire family. Springtime Family Camp, WaCkY Weekends, Winter Camp, and Caregiver's Weekend.

Vermont Overnight Camp- Coed, Ages 6-16.  This one-week program is located on the spacious Camp Ta-Kum-Ta camp grounds in South Hero, VT.  Barton campers will experience the outdoors, enjoy swimming, arts and crafts, and crazy camp games along with diabetes education! Provide your camper with the skills to live a successful, healthy life with diabetes while empowering them to be who they want to be! This program is a wonderful opportunity for kids living in northern New England to learn from each other that they are not alone in their school district or county and that they can have fun and make lifelong friends in a fun, safe and educational setting!


Camp Kyle

Diabetes Association Inc.
P.O. Box 1525
Fall River, MA 02722
(508) 672-5671
(508) 672-4546 Fax

Camp Kyle is a four week day camp sponsored by the Diabetes Association Inc. for children with diabetes and their siblings and friends located at Camp Buxton in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Camp Buxton provides the ideal environment for camp--plenty of wooded trails for hiking, playing fields for sports and games, and a pavilion for crafts and rainy days!

Reviewed by dLife Staff 03/13.

Last Modified Date: March 07, 2016

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