About Us

Dr. Mark Parker, Pediatric Endocrinologist, had a vision and a desire to reach out to the kids living with Type I Diabetes. 
In 1994, he set out to provide a fun, safe and educational environment for these children with Type 1 Diabetes in a day-camp setting.

From a handful of kids, today, Camp KUDOS hosts 110 kids ages 4 years old through the 8th grade.

Staffed with nurses, doctors, dietitians and counselors, all donating their time, Camp KUDOS provides an environment where these kids with Type I Diabetes don't feel "different". 
Campers keep track of their food, check blood sugars, and take insulin.  Most importantly, our campers see that they are not alone in these responsibilities and encourage each other.  

Older children act as mentors and examples for the younger children. 

The staff get to see these children as children first and their diabetes as something that is treated in a “matter-of-fact, this is what I do” environment.  
Every year we have several children who have never been out of their parents’ sight since diagnosis.  

Parents are encouraged to interact with other parents. 

Q. What is Camp KUDOS?

     KUDOS stands for "Kids Understanding Diabetes With Our Support", and is a three day, day camp for children diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, ages four years through the 8th grade.

Q. Where is Camp KUDOS Located?

     Camp KUDOS has found a home at Nation Ford High School, 1400 A O Jones Blvd, Fort Mill, SC  29715

Q.  Isn't Fort Mill far way?

     Nation Ford High School is about five minutes away from Carowinds theme park.  Because of its easy access to I-77 
     and Highway 521, the school is easy to find and access.