Debate Camp

MASTERS CAMP 

6 SESSIONS - 9:00am to 12:00 noon*

• DECEMBER 21 - 23 and DECEMBER 28 - 30

A specialized program built for experienced debaters taking next steps towards improved competition. 

PROGRAM
OVERVIEW

MASTERS CAMP: Advanced seminars, high level feedback, and competitive training for debaters with prior experience. Classes will cover higher level forms of argumentation, content seminars, and mixed styles of debate. Feedback on debate rounds comes from some our most accomplished and experienced Program Staff:

Patrick Cowley has been with Debate Camp for four years. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Arts in Philosophy at Queen's University. He served as the 176th President of the Queen’s Debating Union as well as a Vice President and Treasurer for the Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate. He has broken as a speaker at the Hart House IV, Canadian Parliamentary Nationals, the Canadian British Parliamentary Championship. He has also judged out-rounds at the North American University Debating Championship, Canadian Parliamentary Nationals and the Central Canadian Novice Debating Championship. Patrick has also represented Queen's and Canada twice at the World Universities Debating Championship in both South Africa and Thailand.

Ruth Silcoff has been with Debate Camp for three years and is the former President of the McGill Debating Union. She is currently completing  a Bachelor of Science with a major in computer science and a minor in political science at McGill University. Her accomplishments as a speaker are vast. To name a few, she reached elimination rounds at the 2020 World Universities Debating Championship and was the winner of both the 2019 Central Canadian Debating Championship and 2019 Hart House IV. She was also the highest rank speaker of the Women and Gender Minorities Open 2020 and a top 10 speaker of the North American Debate Championship 2020. 

TEAMWORK: Online participants co-develop cases, debate as a team and receive feedback together; often as a side - pointing out strengths of argumentation and delivery.  

 

SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT: Our online program is a supportive place, with lots of encouragement and feedback for participants.  They are coached to honour what is being said by their opponents and welcome the efforts of others, even in competition. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Upon registration we kindly request that campers verify their previous debate experiences; stating either their attendance at previous Debate Camp sessions and / or competitive debate experience.  Campers must be age 12 and / or entering 8th grade (at minimum) register.

DATES:

December 21 - 23 & December 28 - 30

9:00AM - 12:00PM EDT / 9:30AM - 12:30PM MDT 

8:30AM - 11:30AM  PDT  / 2:00PM - 5:00PM UTC

PRICING:​

  • fee structure - all taxes included:

    • CAD $366.70   /   USD $260.15   /   GBP £216.93  

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PROGRAM
DETAILS

ALL

TIME ZONES

9:00 - 9:50

9:50 - 10:05

10:05 - 10:55

10:55 - 11:10

11:10 - 12:00

MONDAY

DEBATE ROUND

TUESDAY

MASTERING STOCK ANALYSIS

WEDNESDAY

ADVANCED SECOND SPEAKING

THURSDAY

APPLYING MATTER TO DEBATE

FRIDAY

DEBATE ROUND

BREAK / JOIN NEW ZOOM ROOM

PERFECTING YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF DEBATE MOTIONS

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR PM SPEECHES

PREPARED DEBATE PREP

CONTENT SEMINARS

PREPARED DEBATE

BREAK / JOIN NEW ZOOM ROOM

DEBATE ROUND

DEBATE ROUND

SIDE SWITCH DEBATE ROUND

DEBATE ROUND

DEBATE ROUND

DEBATE ROUND

  • 50 minute debate rounds

  • 3-vs-3, 2-vs-2, or 2-vs-2-vs-2-vs-2 format

  • Extensive feedback

 

MASTERING STOCK ANALYSIS

  • learn and practice how to apply common analysis across several motions

  • explain common motion types and how to understand compelling stock analysis in them

 

ADVANCED SECOND SPEAKING

  • Learn how to identify key points of clash within a debate

  • Cover how to sufficiently extend off of your partner and add depth to the round

  • Develop skills on how to weigh arguments

APPLYING MATTER TO DEBATE

  • Outside information can be difficult to link to debates, learn the techniques to do so

  • Develop more advanced argument generation through grounded analysis

PERFECTING YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF DEBATE MOTIONS

  • Go over general types of debate motions and the burdens in each

  • Learn how to brainstorm ideas and prep dependent on motions

  • Learn how to comprehend more complicated motions

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR PRIME MINISTER SPEECHES

  • Learn how to tackle one of the most intimidating speeches in debate

  • Develop the keys to success in winning from government side

  • Analyze high level PM speeches and how to use those techniques yourself

CONTENT SEMINARS

  • Explore advanced topics and how they relate to debates

  • Potential topics: international relations, economics, social theory, science and society and more.

REGISTRATION OPEN

ONLINE MASTER CAMP: DECEMBER 21 - 23 & DECEMBER 28 - 30

ZOOM

ONCE CONFIRMED 

All confirmed registrants receive a session ZOOM link directly from Debate Camp Support: support@debatecamp.com

LATIN CAMP

For more opportunities to enrich your learning, check out our sister program!

CONTACT US

Debate Camp - Main Office

2684 Agricola Street,

Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

e: info@debatecamp.com

 

Debate Camp Office:  902 - 453 - 0245
North America:  888 - 512 - 8154

calls answered: 10:00am - 5:00pm

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