Camp Kudzu is dedicated to empowering and educating kids living with type 1 diabetes through summer camp and year round programs. Camp Kudzu’s power is transformative. It adds joy, hope and confidence to young lives. At camp, children learn to reach for their dreams without being limited by diabetes. This experience happens in the fresh air and in the gathering places and paths of camp in the company of health care professionals, mentors and caring, well-trained counselors.
Camp Kudzu is Georgia’s single largest resource, outside hospitals and clinics, for diabetes self-management education. It’s a Georgia-based nonprofit. Camp Kudzu offers summer camps, family weekends, teen retreats, adventure trips and more. The focus is on fun, but the lessons are critical to long-term health. Children who have access to quality diabetes management education at a young age can reduce their risk of diabetes-related complications and often display greater emotional resilience in coping with their diabetes. Camp is a child-friendly atmosphere where healthy habits are reflected by adult role models living with diabetes as well. Diabetes camp also offers the same benefits of any other residential camp which includes activities, games, new friends, and a lot of fun!
“There is one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” – Graham Greene