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Camp Kudzu is a nonprofit organization serving children and teens living with type 1 diabetes. The life-altering diagnosis of type 1 diabetes can be isolating and overwhelming-  adding new and critical things to a child’s daily routine. Day-to-day diabetes management requires the entire family, from checking blood sugar, counting carbohydrates, dosing insulin and adjusting for physical activity. Camp Kudzu supports over 935 children, teens, and families by providing camping experiences and educational opportunities at various camps in Georgia.

Until there is a cure, Camp Kudzu will continue to educate, empower and inspire children living with type 1! 

OUR PROGRAMMING

Summer Camp

Camp Kudzu hosts three week-long overnight summer camp sessions for children ages 8-18. During summer sessions, campers enjoy a wide variety of traditional summer camp activities with diabetes education integrated throughout the course of each day.  Counselors and clinicians provide medical supervision and teach campers new diabetes management skills and lessons. Campers gain a sense of community and independence as they learn and have fun with other children who have type 1 diabetes. 

Sprouts Day Camp

Sprouts is a week-long day camp for children ages 5-9 and serve over 35 each summer. Campers participate in age-appropriate traditional camp activities while meeting other children their age living with type 1 diabetes. Counselors and clinicians provide medical supervision and teach campers new diabetes management skills and lessons. There are also opportunities for parents to meet throughout the week to receive additional diabetes education and support.

Family Camp

For families with newly diagnosed children or children too young to attend summer camp, Camp Kudzu offers two family camps each year in the spring and fall. Children enjoy the fun of camp and the whole family is provided vital diabetes management education and coping skills. Medical professionals are on site throughout the weekend to support each family. This is a great opportunity for the entire family to connect and develop lifelong friendships.

Teen Retreat

Campers ages 13-18 can enjoy a winter weekend getaway, joining over 80 of their peers for Camp Kudzu’s annual Teen Retreat. In addition to the activities our campers love to participate in summer, Teen Retreat education focuses on two major transition periods of life with diabetes—from childhood into adolescence and the transition into adulthood. Campers learn skills to gain independence in their diabetes management including how to fill a prescription, make a doctor’s appointment, and more. Teen Retreat is a “booster shot” of camp, community, and fun until summer camp rolls around!

SPECIAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY!

Giving a voice to as many people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) as possible is essential to the development of technological advances that benefit the diabetes community as a whole. It’s why Camp Kudzu has partnered with Thrivable, a real-time market research platform that’s used to conduct surveys and interviews with patients across the country.

Click the button below to learn more about how you can help shape the future of Type 1 Diabetes care!

Learn More about our Research Opportunity!

When presented with new challenges and the uncertainty of 2020, we take comfort in knowing the Kudzu Family is resilient and stronger together. We will remain unified in our commitment to THINK BIG! and rise to the challenge of making Kudzu HOME for children, teens, and families living with T1D. We certainly have a lot of ground to make up in the coming months and it is more important than ever before for the Kudzu Community to band together in a strong way to support our organization.

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Kudzu News

2021 Registration Update

2021 Registration Update

Our goal for the 2021 Season is to provide in-person programs and events for our Camp Kudzu campers. Take the opportunity to watch Rob Shaw and Kat Shreve speak about our decisions regarding this...

2021 Updated Fee Structure

2021 Updated Fee Structure

Questions, comments, or concerns? Please contact Kat Shreve at kshreve@campkudzu.org or 404-495-4861. 

Instituting Change to Support the Future

Instituting Change to Support the Future

Camp Kudzu’s commitment to educating, empowering, and inspiring youth and their families living with T1D has never been stronger.  Camp Kudzu’s financial resources—like so many of our...

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