Speech and Debate Summer Camp
The Speech and Debate Summer Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the following time periods:
Session A: June 18 to June 29
Session B: July 1 to July 13
Session C: July 15 to July 27
Session D: July 29 to August 10
Important note: Students may mix-and-match sessions (e.g. one week in the first week of Session A and one week in the second week of Session D. Contact Sachin to coordinate this at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register online at Ultracamp
$1,200 for 2 weeks (60 hours of camp time)
Chinese American International School
150 Oak Campus
San Francisco, CA
Multiple Speech and Debate Events: Students will explore multiple speech and debate events. These include: Lincoln-Douglas debate, Parliamentary debate, Congressional Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Oratorial Interpretation, and Expository speaking. Starting in the fall of 2018, students will have the choice to join multiple speech and debate events. This will give students a great introduction to those events.
Technical Debate: Students will spend a quarter of their time mastering the technical aspects of debate. This means a lot of drills to sharpen their skills related to cross-examination, rebuttals, crystallization, flowing, performing weighing analysis, attacking frameworks, and learning how to handle faster debate speeds.
Future Topic Primers: Students will get an overview of all potential topics for the upcoming debate year. This will give them all a jump start on the upcoming debate year so they can spend more time debating and less time working on case development during the school year.
Philosophy: Students will spend a quarter of their time mastering foundational philosophy that is used in debate. Authors include John Locke, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, John Rawls, and more! Students will explore topics around morality, ethics, government, justice, objectivism, and more! Complex theories and ideas like this will be taught in a fun way for students of any middle-school grade to digest.
Speech: Students will spend a significant portion of time becoming powerful orators. Even though strong argumentation and logic are central to debate, speech and effective communication is fundamental. Through an array of drills and activities, students will learn how to balance both logic and oratory.
Games and fun!: Summer should be fun. We intend to learn a lot, but the summer session will also have plenty of time for fun debate related games. We want kids to want to be there and will help cultivate that with occasional games to keep things light but informative.
This camp is open to students who will be in sixth through eighth grade in fall 2018.
The instructor is Sachin Jain, who has 16 years of experience competing and coaching Speech and Debate. His students have achieved great success at the local, state, and national levels. He completed his undergraduate degree Summa Cum Laude from UC Berkeley and his Masters of Public Policy from the top ranked policy school in the country, UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. Most notably, Sachin uses his experience in Speech and Debate to find success in the real world. He has worked in political and policy capacities at the United States Senate, White House, San Jose City Council, the Governor of California, President of the UC System, and the Mayor of San Jose. He enjoys teaching students how to make debate come alive for them and be applicable to their future pursuits. Debate changed his life and he hopes to do the same for all of his students.
Contact Sachin Jain with any questions.