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Camp-A-Palooza Camps

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Thanks for a wonderful summer!

Stay tuned for Holiday Camp

and Fall Camp Information!

Day Camps, Specialty Camps, Leadership Training for teens and more!


Flexible Scheduling, Fantastic Facilities & Fun Staff!


Check out our NEW website!


NEW! Inclusion Program!

Apply for a 1:1 assistant here


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Thanks for voting us "Best Day Camp" in the Best of Parenting Annual Reader's Poll!

2018 Summer Camp Brochure

Check out our 2019 Summer Camp Interactive Brochure!
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CAMP-A-PALOOZA is Greater Cincinnati’s most talked about summer camp experience! Why? Four words: Kids First Sports Center. . .108,000 square feet of kids sports heaven! Imagine a summer camp taking place in the country’s largest children’s activity center with exceptional instruction in the most popular children’s recreational pursuits:

  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Karate
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Cheer
  • Yoga
  • Trampoline & Tumbling
  • Fencing
  • Abrakadoodle art classes

But that’s just the beginning! We also feature over an acre of outdoor fun created especially for the kids of Camp-a-Palooza:

  • Rock climbing wall!
  • Mini golf course!
  • Two story climbing playground!
  • “Slip n’ Slide Mountain” giant water slide!
  • Horticultural planting station!
  • Covered pavilion for lunches and crafts!
  • Enclosed Dodge Ball Court!

Click for more info on our awesome day camp opportunities!


Ask any camper! Camp-a-Palooza counselors are special people chosen for their compassion and love of children. And they’re just plain fun! The majority of camp staff are college–bound to college graduates. All are deeply committed to the care and development of each and every camper. We don’t cut corners in our training. Camp-a-Palooza counselors are American Red Cross CPR and Standard First Aid certified and attend courses in Character Development and Leadership Training.

If you know someone that you feel would be a great fit for our staff, please encourage them to apply! We typically hire staff beginning in February thorough April. For more information, click here. 


Click here for our Camp FAQs >>


Week 1: May 28-31 - Pioneer Village Week
Week 2: June 3-7 - Animal Adventures Week
Week 3: June 10-14 - Superheroes Week
Week 4: June 17-21 - Star Wars Week
Week 5: June 24-28 - Harry Potter Week
Week 6: July 1-5 - Sumer Celebrations Week
Week 7: July 8-12 - Wacky Water Week
Week 8: July 15-19 - NERF Ninjas Week
Week 9: July 22-26 - Life-Size Games Week
Week 10: July 29-Aug. 2 - Color Wars Week
Week 11: Aug. 5-9 - Pirates of the Caribbean Week
Week 12: Aug. 12-16 - Mission Impossible Week




  • 9am-4pm weekdays

Extended Hours: NEW Pricing Structure! Easy for Working Parents!

7:00-9:00 am "Wake-Up" Session
$10 per week/ $5 per day (Includes AM Snack at 7:45am)

4:00-6:00 pm "Wind-Down" Session
$10 per week/ $5 per day (Includes PM Snack at 5:00pm)


For all day camp pricing and discounts, click here!



(Only one primary discount can be used per week)

  1. Every third full week attended is 25% off! Attend Weeks 1, 3 and 5 (all full weeks) and get Week 5 at 25% off! Then attend weeks 6, 7 and 9 (all full weeks) and get Week 9 at 25% off!
  2. Bring A Friend Discount: Bring a friend (NEW to Camp-A-Palooza & non-sibing) to a week of camp and receive $50 each off a full week/ $25 each off a partial week of camp! Discount can be used once per week.
  3. 10th, 11th and 12th full weeks attended - Attend 9 full weeks of camp and get your 10th full week at 50% off, 11th full week at 50% off and your 12th full week at 60% off!

(Can be applied to any week in combination with a primary discounts)

  1. Sibling Discount (NEW Structure in 2019 - Better for Families!) -  First child pays full fare. Second child gets 20% off tuition. Third third gets 30% off tuition and fourth child gets 40% off tuition. Max sibling discount is 40%. 

Specialty Camps: Experience Hands-On Learning!

*No sibling discounts applicable*

Camp-A-Palooza Specialty Camp Programming offers half-day camps for those wishing to expand their knowledge in a specific area or discipline including technology, science, art, among others!

These half-day specialty camps can be done stand alone or combined with our full day Camp-A-Palooza programming for working parents or just for a full day experience!

See Full List of 2019 Specialty Camps here!

Venture Camp: Field Trips Every Day!

Our Venture Camps are for the young field trip enthusiast! Explore more of Cincinnati’s best field trip locations including a full day at Kids First Sports Center’s Camp-A-Palooza with 4 field trips per week! Every Friday is a day of fun, sun and Kona Ice at Kids First with Monday through Thursday spent traveling to hot spots around the Queen City!

- Grades 3-7 only; 8th-9th graders email Megan at
- Venture Camps depart for most field trips around 9:15-9:30am; some leave as early as 8:00am!
- Includes all lunches, transportation and field trip fees!
- No sibling discounts applicable.
- Minimum of 20 children must register to hold the program

For full list of 2019 Venture Camps, click here!

Tax Information

If more than one party is sharing program payment responsibilities for child/children and for tax purposes, you need the tax statement to reflect separate payments made by each party, you must communicate this in advance. Separate billing accounts can be set-up upon registration. We cannot separate accounts to reflect payments made by different parties for a child/family after your child starts the program.

Many parents claim camp expenses on their taxes or get reimbursed through flexible spending or child care reimbursement accounts. If you need the Tax ID number for any reason, please email Megan at It can also be found in your Parent Handbook.

LIT - Leaders In Training Program

The Leaders in Training Program is a leadership development program designed to provide teens with the skills and knowledge to interact and communicate successfully with individuals and lead groups of all ages.

For complete information, click here >>

For more information or specific questions on Summer Camps or LIT, please contact Megan Smith -


Addressed to Megan & Kaitlin -  I just wanted to take a moment to let you both know what an incredible experience Daniel had this summer in the LIT program.  He developed skills, refined others and learned a lot about himself during the 6 weeks he was an LIT.  Daniel had only positive things to say about the people, the program, the choices and activities.  Kaitlin, your approach with the teens was ideal and Daniel had a great deal of respect for you.  He felt comfortable talking with you if he had any concerns or suggestions and was sure his voice was being heard.  He was part of true team and loved being a role model for the younger campers. Daniel is looking ahead and wants to complete the CIT program in the future, possibly another year of LIT too! 
We want to thank you both for providing such a quality experience for young teens.  There are few programs that offer everything a young teen needs and the LIT program is a gem.  By combining instruction & education, opportunities for fun, spending time with peers, giving back to others and mentoring younger campers, you have created an inspiring blend.  Thanks again for a wonderful summer!  - 08/26/2014 -

I wanted to thank you overall for what a great job you've all done to put this camp together.  My daughter usually takes a while to warm up to new things, but she LOVED her first day at camp.  She couldn't stop talking about all the activities and can't wait to see what's next.  I can't tell you what a relief it is to know that she is happy, trying new things, and in great hands. ~S.Z.

I wanted to let you know how much my son has enjoyed his time at Kids First this summer.  He will be back for some more fun next summer! I also wanted to say thanks to you and your team for accommodating my older son (with some special needs) as well.  I really appreciate the opportunity for him to be involved, though he is hard to persuade to participate in some things, it still means a lot to him and me that he can come. ~S.A.

Cooper really enjoyed the time he's had a camp.  I just wanted you to know that your counselors have been amazing.  Cooper had a particularly great time with Cullan and Eric.  He talked non-stop about how much fun and how awesome they were.  This was his first time attending anything like this, so thank you so much for making this such a fantastic experience. Thanks again for such a wonderful experience!!  We look forward to attending again next summer!  smiley~K.B.

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