Camp Kudzu mission is to Educate, Empower, and Inspire children, teens and families living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). A life-long autoimmune disease in which individuals cannot produce insulin—T1D can be extremely isolating for those living with it.
For more than 20 years, Camp Kudzu has provided a variety of year-round programming to kids across Georgia, including virtual programming—Camp KudZOOM, overnight camp, day camp, weekend programs, day programs (surfing, backpacking, skiing…) and family-fun days. Through research with Clemson University, the impact Kudzu programs make is profound. These measured youth outcomes suggest Camp Kudzu is a setting that facilitates exceptional levels of positive skill development and social and emotional growth. Parents report significant increases in their child’s responsibility, independence, and self-care. Campers report significant increases in self-confidence, self-awareness, social skills, and normalization of their disease from being amongst their peers.
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.
Until there is a cure, Camp Kudzu will continue to educate, empower and inspire children living with type 1!