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    Camp Kudzu Inc.

    Offices Located at 5885 Glenridge Dr, Ste 160, Atlanta, GA 30328-6171

    404-250-1811

    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 840 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!

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    Upcoming Camp Kudzu Inc. Programs

    Camp Kudzu Teen Winter Retreat at Camp Twin Lakes

    • Dates: February 01, 2019 to February 03, 2019
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
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    Being a teenager can be complicated, and type 1 diabetes doesn’t make it any easier. Camp Kudzu’s Teen Retreat was created to foster independence and community among our older campers (ages 13-18). During this session, we focus on hard-hitting topics related to being a teen living with type 1 diabetes. This weekend provides time for campers to strengthen relationships made during summer camp with a smaller group of peers while exploring the diabetes-related challenges that they likely face every day.

    Camp Kudzu Spring Family Camp at Camp Twin Lakes

    • Dates: April 26, 2019 to April 28, 2019
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Diabetes affects the whole family, and our Family Camps are for the whole family. No child or infant is too young, and no teen is too old. We believe it is empowering when families come together to learn more about diabetes and share their common experiences in a supportive setting. Each camp session takes place at Camp Twin Lakes, in Rutledge, Georgia, about 55 miles east of downtown Atlanta. It starts in the early evening (6:30 p.m.) on Friday and concludes before lunch on Sunday. The weekend includes workshops on diabetes and activities for everyone, including “drop-ins,” where your family can choose what you want to do.

    Food for Thought at Georgia State Railroad Museum & Savannah Children’s Museum

    • Dates: May 18, 2019 to May 18, 2019
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Event - Part or Full Day

    The Camp Kudzu Food for Thought Program is an opportunity for children to build confidence and strengthen their relationship with food in a healthy way. The day will include a hands-on, low-carb snack challenge where children will work in teams to “shop” for their ingredients, work together to make a tasty recipe and understand how to count carbs and calculate their respective insulin dose. Kids will participate in a “mock” dining experience where they will work in teams to estimate carb content of foods that are served to them just like in a restaurant or at a friend’s house for a sleepover. Practicing the estimation of carb counts based on identifying ingredients will boost their confidence in real-world settings.

    Junior Counselor Training Week at Camp High Harbour

    • Dates: May 28, 2019 to June 01, 2019
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Each summer, 24 Junior Counselors will be selected each summer based on their application and group interview as well as their skills and preparedness exhibited as CITs (if applicable). Volunteer with Camp Kudzu They will go through leadership training and diabetes education programming as well as get to know each other during a training week at the beginning of the summer.

    Camp Kudzu Summer Camp Session 1 at High Harbour

    • Dates: May 28, 2019 to June 01, 2019
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    We aren’t like a trip to the endo’s office, but we have endocrinologists, RNs, physician assistants, and dieticians there. We aren’t a classroom of lectures and chalkboard diagrams, but we have education woven into camp with impromptu learnings during activities, meal time, and casual conversations. We are a community dedicated to the learning and growth of our campers living with type 1 diabetes. The encouragement campers get from their peers and staff members do more for their independence than any formal attempts do. Campers will tell you it’s their favorite week of the year.

    Counselor In Training CIT - Session 2 at Camp Twin Lakes

    • Dates: June 02, 2019 to June 07, 2019
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    CITs are our oldest “campers”, who enjoy a fun-filled week focused on transitioning into independent adults – as well as leaders and positive examples for the next generation of campers.

    Camp Kudzu Summer Camp Session 2 - at Camp Twin Lakes

    • Dates: June 02, 2019 to June 07, 2019
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    We aren’t like a trip to the endo’s office, but we have endocrinologists, RNs, physician assistants, and dieticians there. We aren’t a classroom of lectures and chalkboard diagrams, but we have education woven into camp with impromptu learnings during activities, meal time, and casual conversations. We are a community dedicated to the learning and growth of our campers living with type 1 diabetes. The encouragement campers get from their peers and staff members do more for their independence than any formal attempts do. Campers will tell you it’s their favorite week of the year.

    Junior Counselor Program Session 3 at Camp Twin Lakes

    • Dates: June 08, 2019 to June 14, 2019
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Each summer, 24 Junior Counselors will be selected each summer based on their application and group interview as well as their skills and preparedness exhibited as CITs (if applicable). Volunteer with Camp Kudzu They will go through leadership training and diabetes education programming as well as get to know each other during a training week at the beginning of the summer.

    Camp Kudzu Summer Camp Session 3 at Camp Twin Lakes

    • Dates: June 09, 2019 to June 14, 2019
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    We aren’t like a trip to the endo’s office, but we have endocrinologists, RNs, physician assistants, and dieticians there. We aren’t a classroom of lectures and chalkboard diagrams, but we have education woven into camp with impromptu learnings during activities, meal time, and casual conversations. We are a community dedicated to the learning and growth of our campers living with type 1 diabetes. The encouragement campers get from their peers and staff members do more for their independence than any formal attempts do. Campers will tell you it’s their favorite week of the year.

    Counselor In Training CIT - Session 3 Camp Twin Lakes

    • Dates: June 09, 2019 to June 14, 2019
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    CITs are our oldest “campers”, who enjoy a fun-filled week focused on transitioning into independent adults – as well as leaders and positive examples for the next generation of campers.

    Sprouts Day Camp

    • Dates: July 15, 2019 to July 19, 2019
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multi Days

    Sprouts Day Camp is a place where young campers living with type 1 diabetes can learn more about their disease, meet other children who have similar healthcare needs and simply have fun. Campers ages 5-9 years old are eligible to attend?our five-day day camp program. Campers arrive at approximately 9:00 am and are picked-up at 4:00 pm each day.

    Junior Counselor Program Session 4 at Camp Barney Medintz

    • Dates: July 27, 2019 to August 03, 2019

    Each summer, 24 Junior Counselors will be selected each summer based on their application and group interview as well as their skills and preparedness exhibited as CITs (if applicable). Volunteer with Camp Kudzu They will go through leadership training and diabetes education programming as well as get to know each other during a training week at the beginning of the summer.

    Camp Kudzu Summer Camp Session 4 at Camp Barney Medintz

    • Dates: July 28, 2019 to August 03, 2019
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    We aren’t like a trip to the endo’s office, but we have endocrinologists, RNs, physician assistants, and dieticians there. We aren’t a classroom of lectures and chalkboard diagrams, but we have education woven into camp with impromptu learnings during activities, meal time, and casual conversations. We are a community dedicated to the learning and growth of our campers living with type 1 diabetes. The encouragement campers get from their peers and staff members do more for their independence than any formal attempts do. Campers will tell you it’s their favorite week of the year.

    Counselor In Training CIT 2, Session 4 at Camp Barney Medintz

    • Dates: July 28, 2019 to August 03, 2019
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    CITs are our oldest “campers”, who enjoy a fun-filled week focused on transitioning into independent adults – as well as leaders and positive examples for the next generation of campers.

    Hang 10! Surfing Program at Tybee Island

    • Dates: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Event - Part or Full Day

    Come Hang 10! At Tybee Island with the instructors of Tybee Surf Lessons as we get a chance to catch a wave with kids like you! Learn how to surf with a 15-20-minute ground lesson and the remainder of the time in the water on a surfboard. Snack and water included. Families are encouraged to make a day out of this opportunity and stay at the beach before or after their session time. Medical volunteers will be on-site to help manage children’s diabetic needs during the program.

    Camp Kudzu Fall Family Camp at Camp Twin Lakes

    • Dates: October 25, 2019 to October 27, 2019
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Diabetes affects the whole family, and our Family Camps are for the whole family. No child or infant is too young, and no teen is too old. We believe it is empowering when families come together to learn more about diabetes and share their common experiences in a supportive setting. Each camp session takes place at Camp Twin Lakes, in Rutledge, Georgia, about 55 miles east of downtown Atlanta. It starts in the early evening (6:30 p.m.) on Friday and concludes before lunch on Sunday. The weekend includes workshops on diabetes and activities for everyone, including “drop-ins,” where your family can choose what you want to do.