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Debate Camp provides a valued summer employment opportunity for skilled debaters, speakers and thinkers who demonstrate ability and interest in working with youth. This page details how to join one of our regional teams.
DEBATE CAMP 2023
Debate Camp has operated academic-enrichment summer camps in public speaking, debate and Model UN, across Canada since 2002 and in several Northeastern United States locations since 2015. The mission and philosophy of our program is:
Debate Camp aims to empower students with the skills of effective communication and teamwork through the avenues of debate and public speaking. The goal of our program is to create informed and articulate global citizens in a fun and exciting learning environment.
CAMP DIRECTORS - NORTHEASTERN US (2)
STAFF PROFILE: Our Camp Directors oversee the implementation of the academic program and daily camp operations. They liaise directly with site location personnel and oversee a team of program leaders, camp staff and interns. The Camp Director is ultimately responsible for the operation of a safe, inclusive and welcoming camp experience for all campers and camper parents.
Debate Camps throughout the US Northeast are accredited by the American Camping Association and comply with the highest available standards for the safe operation of recreational camps for youth. Related operating standards are available here
The successful candidate will have excellent leadership, organizational, communication, problem solving skills. They will have experience in teaching and learning strategies for youth aged 11 – 16. The position does not require the successful candidate to have a background in competitive debate, but rather a degree of ability as a classroom educator, a natural manager of groups, teams and an ability to build relationships well with all of camp’s stakeholders; parents, campers and partner-school community members.
TO APPLY, please complete the application and upload a current CV - via:
PROGRAM STAFF (36):
STAFF PROFILE: Debate Camp Program Staff are the centrally important teachers and program providers at camp. They are experienced debaters and accomplished or inspiring speakers. They are good with young people. They know how to take the higher-order skills of debate analysis, case construction, and critical thinking and break it down into lessons suited to the many age groups and ability levels at Debate Camp. Program Staff are team players, who work hard to ensure campers experience a safe, well-supported, well-supervised and well-executed program for each day of camp. Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications:
• completed grade 11 or 12 / 1st-year university with demonstrable experience with debate and/or public speaking
• experience working with youth (educational and / or camp setting preferred)
• experience working in teams
Debate Camp is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Debate Camp does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, suitability for work with youth and suitability for work in a collaborative summer camp environment.
Information about our Intern Program and intership positions available for high school students in 2023 - please click the link below: