Welcome to Camp Kudzu

Kids with diabetes need to know how to take care of themselves—and that they are not alone. Camp Kudzu is a nonprofit organization that offers camps and events just for Georgia’s children and teens with diabetes Type 1 and their families. The focus is on fun, but the lessons learned regarding diabetes self-management skills 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. Camp provides vital education in a setting that gives each child the best chance of practicing lessons learned.

Visit Camp Kudzu’s website to learn more

Summer camp

Summer Camp at Camp Kudzu is a world where having diabetes is the norm. No need to explain blood sugar testing, finger pricks, insulin injections, ketones, lows, boluses or carb counting—everyone already understands. 

Camp Kudzu Summer 2017 dates have been announced:

Session 1: YMCA Camp High Harbour at Lake Allatoona - June 4-9, 2017
Session 2: Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge - July 2-7, 2017
Session 3: Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge - July 9-14, 2017
Session 4: Camp Barney Medintz, Cleveland - July 30-August 5, 2017

Sprouts Day Camp
: YMCA Camp High Harbour at Lake Allatoona - June 5-9, 2017

Registration will open on January 18, 2017.

Family camp

Diabetes affects the whole family, and Camp Kudzu’s Family Camps are for the whole family.  No child or infant is too young and no teen is too old.  The weekend includes workshops on diabetes and activities for everyone.  Camp Kudzu offers  two Family Camp weekends, one in the fall and the other in the spring.

2017 Family Camp dates have been announced:

Spring Family Camp: Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge - April 21-23, 2017
Fall Family Camp: Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge - October 27-29, 2017

Teen winter retreat

This winter escape introduces teens to adventure on the slopes, and equips them to think through blood sugar management in uncertain conditions – like cold and snow.

Winter Teen Retreat: Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Cattaloochee, NC - January 20-22, 2017

Kids golf tournament

Kudzu Cup Fore! is a fun and rewarding golf fundraiser with prizes, hole-in-one competitions and more. You can enjoy some friendly competition and help provide scholarships for kids with diabetes who otherwise would not be able to attend camp.

Register your child and family for events

Contact Camp Kudzu at 404-250-1811 or wlehew@campkudzu.org for more information.