Debate and Speech Summer Camps

Schedule and Registration Links

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Weekly Virtual Debate Camp is $395 per session

June 14-18

Elementary Debate for Experienced Students (3rd - 5th Grade) | 9am to 12pm
http://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessiondetail.aspx?idCamp=502&campCode=cis&idSession=313655

June 28-July 2

June 21-25

July 5-9

July 12-16

July 19-23

Elementary Congressional and Parli Debate (3rd - 5th Grade) | 9am to 12pm
http://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessiondetail.aspx?idCamp=502&campCode=cis&idSession=313677


July 26-30

August 2-6

Speech: Prepared, Interpretative, and Spontaneous (Middle Schoolers) | 1pm to 4pm
http://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessiondetail.aspx?idCamp=502&campCode=cis&idSession=313683

 

Descriptions

Intro to Elementary Speech & Debate

This camp is the perfect entry point for any elementary school student looking to dive into the fascinating world of speech and debate. Students will get exposure around all the major pillars of debate education: public speaking, argumentation and logic, critical reasoning, oratory, prepared and spontaneous speeches, and efficient writing. This class is all about building a strong foundation in pursuit of a foundational mastery. Students learn a great deal and have tons of fun along the way.  

Elementary Debate for Experienced Students

This camp is for experienced Elementary debate students. Students will learn techniques and content to elevate their skills to the next level and dig deeper into competition preparation. Students will learn new content around philosophy, basic policy, logic, writing, research, rhetoric, and technical debate. Students will learn these advanced methods in a fun, interactive, and highly engaging way! 

Elementary Congressional & Parliamentary Debate

Elementary students will learn two important debate formats: Congressional debate and Parliamentary debate. Students will enjoy pretending to be Senators or members of various legislative bodies debating interesting bills and proposals. Students will learn how to deliver a persuasive advocacy speech, ask and answer cross-examination questions, conduct research, deliver rebuttals and closing arguments, and everything in-between to become successful in these two formats. Topics will be elementary-friendly and cater to their grade levels.

Elementary Speech Camp

In this camp, students will learn the art of speech. Students will learn several speech formats: spontaneous speeches like impromptu and extemporaneous; prepared speeches like expository and original oratory; interpretative speeches that leverage dramatic styles with traditional speechwriting; and social speaking styles like toast-making and storytelling. This camp is an absolute must to help round-out one’s speech and debate experience.

Middle School: Beginner Speech and Debate

This course is for middle school students who are beginning their speech and debate journey. Students will learn all about the major speech and debate events. Key topics include: public speaking, logic, argumentation strategy, rebuttals, critical thinking models, prepared and spontaneous speeches, interpretive speeches, rhetoric, oratory, ethics, technical debate, public policy basics, constitutional theory, theories of justice, democratic theory, technical writing, case preparation, closing arguments, cross examination, and more!

Middle School: Congressional and Parliamentary Debate

Students will learn two important debate formats: Congressional debate and Parliamentary debate. Students will enjoy pretending to be Senators or members of various legislative bodies debating interesting bills and proposals. Students will learn how to deliver a persuasive advocacy speech, ask and answer cross-examination questions, conduct research, deliver rebuttals and closing arguments, and everything in-between to become successful in these two formats. Topics will be elementary-friendly and cater to their grade levels. 

Middle School Speech Camp

In this camp, students will learn the art of speech. Students will learn several speech formats: spontaneous speeches like impromptu and extemporaneous; prepared speeches like expository and original oratory; interpretative speeches that leverage dramatic styles with traditional speechwriting; and social speaking styles like toast-making and storytelling. This camp is an absolute must to help round-out one’s speech and debate experience.