Online Summer Debate Camp 2020!

About our camp:

This two week summer camp is designed for rising 5th-9th graders (with or without debate experience). During this camp, we strive to nurture creativity and intellectual curiosity, develop critical thinking faculties, and build effective oral and written communication skills. As an added bonus, our camp is a lot of fun! Please see below for a full schedule and a more in depth description of each activity.

For high school students, we are starting an August Intensive Course to prepare students for the upcoming national circuit season. For more info, go here

We are excited to announce that our 2020 summer camp will be moving to online! Please see below for schedule

Location
Online via Zoom
(Real, expert debate and public speaking instructors!)
Dates
Session 1: June 29 - July 10
Session 2: July 13 - July 24          
Session 3: July 27 - August 7
Pricing
Price: $650

Please note there is a $120 cancellation fee

Mock debates

Mock debates follow the Public Forum format, requiring students to deliver constructive speeches, rebuttals, summaries, and final focuses, as well as engage in crossfires. Speakers will receive oral critiques to help them improve.

 

This is where everything really comes together. Debating helps students become better public speakers, think critically, identify logical fallacies, and gain confidence. Students benefit regardless of whether they wish to pursue organized competitive debate.  

Skills

  • public speaking

  • argumentation

  • quick thinking

  • logic

  • analysis

Research and Casing

Drawing upon current topics selected by the National Speech and Debate Association, these sessions help students master the art of "casing" debates. Students conduct research and write constructive speeches in preparation for in-class mock debates.

Skills

  • casing debates

  • argumentation

  • research

  • data interpretation

  • analysis

Impromptu Speeches

Students rely on their quick wits and knowledge of current events to make speeches on the spot. With a casual format and a welcoming environment, this activity encourages kids to come out of their shells and get comfortable speaking in front of people.

Skills

  • public speaking

  • argumentation

  • quick thinking

Monday - Thursday Online Schedule

10:30 - 11:30 AM

 

12:00 ​- 1:30 PM

 

2:30 - 4:00 PM

Impromptu speaking

Casing and research

Mock debates

  • Fridays will be designated for mock debate tournaments

  • This schedule is tentative and we may change the order

 

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3204 Tower Oaks Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852

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