Camp Kudzu is an independent, nonprofit organization that serves children and teens living with type 1 diabetes. Our programs are delivered with the support of endocrinologist, healthcare professionals, and volunteers specifically trained in diabetes management. We offer overnight summer camps, a week-long day camp, family camp weekends and a teen retreat. In addition, there are impromptu lessons woven into camp activities where campers learn diabetes management skills that help increase their independence. Our fun-filled programming empowers families, children and teens living with type 1 diabetes gain confidence, make connections with their peers and increase knowledge about living a healthy life with diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes affects children of all races, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds.
Camp Kudzu is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), meeting up to 300 standards for health, food service, safety and program quality. Additionally, we are a member of the Diabetes and Education Camping Association.
Our Goal: To provide better support and services for the 6,000+ children in Georgia living with type 1 diabetes; where more than 500 diagnoses are made each year across our state.
Camp Kudzu was founded in 1999, by parents, doctors, health professionals and community leaders. These caring visionaries joined forces to establish a program in Georgia that would support the special medical needs of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in a fun, medically supervised environment. We held our first summer camp in June 2000. Since then, the number of programs, campers and volunteers have continued to grow… like kudzu!
Camp Kudzu operates by the following guiding principles; in everything we do, we strive to meet our core values: