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Debate Camp

ONLINE HOLIDAY CAMPS 

NEXT CAMP: 

DECEMBER 20 - 23

DECEMBER 27 - 30

EST - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

PST - 9:30am to 11:30am

UTC - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Our popular online programs return in 2021 - a chance to meet your peers from many places!

PROGRAM
OVERVIEW

 

DEBATE EDUCATION:  For today's youth, skills in parliamentary debate help to develop critical thinking, advocacy, listening to alternate points of view and speaking well.  Debate Camp has been engaged in this since 2002 - and will now offer our program to small groups of online participants

• parliamentary debate technique                         

• skills in organization of thought

• skills in case construction                                   

• persuasive, confident speaking

• skills in refutation and argument re-building

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS:  Online debate workshops are designed in a fun, interactive way. Participants develop debate skills via opportunities to work together, share thinking and debate twice in each session.

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 available for those who are trying new things.  Participants are coached to honour what is being said by their opponents and welcome the efforts of others, even in competition.   

ABILITY LEVELS: All online debate partnerships and speakers opposite are grouped at an experience level that ensures the right level of challenge: 

 

OPEN        • brand new to debate

                  • typical grades 4 to 6

                  • possible reluctant speaker

PLUS         • familiar with debate

                  • typical grades 6 to 9

                  • less reluctant speaker

LEVEL-UP  • experienced with debate

                   • typical grades 8 to 10

                   • accomplished speaker

 

SESSION OPTIONS:

  • 9:30AM -11:30AM  /  12:30PM - 2:30PM EST

  • 9:30AM -11:30AM PST / 10:30AM - 12:30PM MST

  • 2:30PM - 4:30PM  / 5:30PM - 7:30PM GMT

UPCOMING 2021 HOLIDAY CAMPS

DECEMBER CAMP A:   DECEMBER 20 - 23

DECEMBER CAMP B:   DECEMBER 27 - 30

 

PRICING:

  • use code DCSIBS for 10% off during checkout if registering two or more siblings!

  • fee structure - all taxes included:

       CAD $363.39 CAD / 4 day camp

       CAD $343.70 CAD / 4 day camp - early bird to October 3

       USD $293.80 USD / 4 day camp

       USD $273.00 USD / 4 day camp - early bird to October 3

​       GBP £206.39 GBP / 4 day camp

       GBP £173.68 GBP / 4 day camp - early bird to October 3

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PROGRAM
DETAILS

ALL

TIME ZONES

DAY 1 - 4

DAY 5

ALL LEVELS

HOUR 1

CANADIAN / AMERICAN PARLIAMENTARY 

DEBATE WORKSHOP

  • common 2 v 2 format 

    • Canada & US

  • government vs opposition

  • excellent format for beginners

  • develops skills in: 

    • argumentation 

    • refutation 

    • summarizing

  • learn to think on your feet!

BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY 

DEBATE WORKSHOP

  • common 2 v 2 v 2 v 2 format   

    • [2 gov teams / 2 opp]

  • popular in UK, US & Canada

  • develops skills in:

    • higher level argumentation

    • higher level analysis

    • summary & organization

  • so much fun - guaranteed!

DEBATE TOURNAMENT

ROUND I

  • final day finale!

  • 2 rounds of 2 v 2 parliamentary 

  • apply your skills

  • debate with new partners

  • debate with new opponents

  • aim for 4+ min speaking times

  • be impressed with your growth!

5 min 

BREAK / JOIN NEW ZOOM ROOM

BREAK + NEW MOTION PREP

HOUR 2

PUBLIC SPEAKING

WORKSHOP

  • write for effective speaking

  • persuasive skills

  • know your audience 

  • speak publicly with limited notice

  • keep us engaged!

DEBATE

ROUND

  • 50 min round

  • 2 v 2 format

  • coach feedback!

BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY

DEBATE ROUND

  • 55 min round

  • 2 v 2 v 2 v 2 format

  • coach feedback!

DEBATE TOURNAMENT

ROUND II

  • final day finale!

  • 2 rounds of 2 v 2 parliamentary 

  • apply your skills

  • debate with new partners

  • debate with new opponents

  • aim for 4+ min speaking times

  • be impressed with your growth!

REGISTRATION OPEN

JUNE  I  JULY  I  AUGUST  2021

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!

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