Camp Kudzu’s mission is to educate, empower, and inspire children, teens, and families living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). For more than 23 years, Camp Kudzu has provided inspiring year-round programming that empowers children, teens, and their families living with T1D to gain confidence, make connections with their peers, and increase knowledge about living a healthy life with diabetes. As Georgia’s largest provider of diabetes self-management education and support services, Camp Kudzu fills an important need for children aged 5 to 18 living with insulin-dependent diabetes.
Our year-round programs are delivered with the support of endocrinologists, 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 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: