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Debate Camp

ONLINE AM CAMPS 

1 WEEK SESSIONS - 9:00am to 12:00 noon - JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST 

YES! An extension of our popular online camps. NEW program options suitable to all levels.  Join us each morning!

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NEW OPTIONS
 OPTION A
DEBATE & PUBLIC SPEAKING
prepared and impromptu styles
 OPTION B
DEBATE - MULTI-STYLE
British Parliamentary and World Schools styles
OPTION C
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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:   

Online level groups are similar to all Debate Camps and open to adjustment post-registration to ensure program comfort and fit.  Campers enrolling in multiple camps are welcome to try higher levels. 

Additional description of Debate Camp levels as well as sample debate topics are available here:

 

ABILITY LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS                                     SAMPLE DEBATE TOPICS

 

OPEN        • brand new to debate

                  • typical grades 4 to 6

                  • 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

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PROGRAM
OPTIONS

DEBATE & PUBLIC SPEAKING:  A blend of learning Parliamentary Debate and Public Speaking skills, both persuasive and impromptu. Suitable for debaters of all levels - details (scroll over) on sample program schedule below.  Weeks offered:

 

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP I:  June 22 - 26  - FULL

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

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

 

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP II:   June 29 - July 3 FULL

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

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

 

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP III:  July 6 - 10 - FULL

9:00AM - 12:00PM EDT / 9:30AM - 12:30PM MDT / 8:00AM - 11:00AM CST / HKT

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

 

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP IV:  July 13 - 17 - FULL

9:00AM - 12:00PM EDT / 9:30AM - 12:30PM MDT / 8:00AM - 11:00AM CST / HKT

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

 

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP V:   July 20 - 24 - FULL

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

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

 

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP VI July 27 - 31

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

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

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP VII August 17 - 21

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

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

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP VIII August 24 - 28

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

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

DEBATE MULTI - STYLE:  BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY:  Learn British Parliamentary Debate, a popular 4 team style suitable for debaters of all levels - details (scroll over) on sample program schedule below.  Weeks offered:

 

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP I:   June 22 - 26  - FULL

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

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

 

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP III:  July 6 - 10 - FULL

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

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

 

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP V:   July 20 - 24 - FULL

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

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

 

ALL

TIME ZONES

MONDAY - THURSDAY

REGISTER FOR: PROGRAM STREAM A OR  B

OPTION A

OPTION B

FRIDAY

ALL LEVELS

 SATURDAY 

OPTIONAL

9:00 - 9:50

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!

INTRODUCTION TO MODEL UN

  • most POPULAR part of camp!

  • be a small country

  • be a big country

  • know the world and fix it

  • take a stand on:

    • environmental crises

    • global security

    • world health (ehem…)

  • learn how to consider all perspectives

  • a TON of fun!

9:50 - 10:05

BREAK / JOIN NEW ZOOM ROOM

BREAK + NEW MOTION PREP

BREAK

10:05 - 10:55

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!

MODEL UN

GENERAL

ASSEMBLY

  • represent your country

  • work with other countries

  • respond to proposals

  • take a stand

  • pass a resolution

  • save the world!

10:55 - 11:10

BREAK / JOIN NEW ZOOM ROOM

BREAK + NEW MOTION PREP

BREAK 

11:10 - 12:00

WORLD AFFAIRS

SEMINAR

  • know the wider world!

  • economics

  • global health

  • environmental policy

  • current events

  • great primer for Model United Nations

IMPROMPTU SPEAKING 

ACTIVITY

  • choice of topics

  • 2 min to prepare

  • goal of 3 - 5 minutes unassisted

 DEBATE

ROUND

  • 50 min round

  • 2 v 2 format

  • coach feedback!

WORLD AFFAIRS

SEMINAR

  • know the wider world!

  • economics

  • global health

  • environmental policy

  • current events

  • great primer for Model United Nations

DEBATE

TOURNAMENT 

ROUND III

  • choice of topics

  • 2 min to prepare

  • goal of 3 - 5 minutes unassisted

  • awards from tournament day!

MODEL UN

GENERAL 

ASSEMBLY

 

DEBATE MULTI - STYLE:  WORLD SCHOOLS Learn World Schools Style Debate, a popular 3 v 3, [2 teams] style suitable for debaters of all levels - details (scroll over) on sample program schedule below.  Weeks offered:

 

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP II:   June 29 - July 3 - FULL

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

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

 

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP IV:  July 13 - 17 - FULL

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

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

 

ONLINE SUMMER DEBATE CAMP VI July 27 - 31 - FULL

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

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

MODEL UNITED NATIONS: One of our most popular days at Debate Camp!, now an options for Saturday morning! Multiple-levels will be offered. Details (scroll over) on sample program schedule below.  

PRICING:

  • multi-session discount available (10% off)

  • use code DCSIBS for 15% off during checkout if registering two or more campers!

  • fee structure - all taxes included:

    • CAD $366.70 CAD / 5 day camp

      • Model UN add-on: ​$63.70 CAD

    • USD $260.15 USD / 5 day camp

      • Model UN add-on: ​$45.18 USD

For full program schedule and details, please view this page on desktop.

ALL

TIME ZONES

MONDAY - THURSDAY

REGISTER FOR: PROGRAM STREAM A OR  PROGRAM STREAM B 

OPTION A

OPTION B

FRIDAY

ALL LEVELS

 SATURDAY 

OPTIONAL

9:00 - 9:50

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!

WORLD

SCHOOLS

DEBATE

WORKSHOP

  • common 3 v 3 format [2 teams]  

  • popular in UK, US & Canada

  • suitable for experienced debaters

  • 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!

INTRODUCTION TO MODEL UN

  • most POPULAR part of camp!

  • be a small country

  • be a big country

  • know the world and fix it

  • take a stand on:

    • environmental crises

    • global security

    • world health (ehem…)

  • learn how to consider all perspectives

  • a TON of fun!

9:50 - 10:05

BREAK / JOIN NEW ZOOM ROOM

10:05 - 10:55

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!

WORLD

SCHOOLS

DEBATE

ROUND

  • 55 min round

  • 2 v 2 v 2 v 2 format

  • coach feedback!

BREAK + NEW MOTION PREP

BREAK

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!

MODEL UN

GENERAL

ASSEMBLY

  • represent your country

  • work with other countries

  • respond to proposals

  • take a stand

  • pass a resolution

  • save the world!

10:55 - 11:10

BREAK / JOIN NEW ZOOM ROOM

BREAK + NEW MOTION PREP

BREAK 

11:10 - 12:00

WORLD AFFAIRS

SEMINAR

  • know the wider world!

  • economics

  • global health

  • environmental policy

  • current events

  • great primer for Model United Nations

IMPROMPTU SPEAKING 

ACTIVITY

  • choice of topics

  • 2 min to prepare

  • goal of 3 - 5 minutes unassisted

 DEBATE

ROUND

  • 50 min round

  • 2 v 2 format

  • coach feedback!

WORLD AFFAIRS

SEMINAR

  • know the wider world!

  • economics

  • global health

  • environmental policy

  • current events

  • great primer for Model United Nations

DEBATE 

TOURNAMENT

ROUND III

  • choice of topics

  • 2 min to prepare

  • goal of 3 - 5 minutes unassisted

  • awards from tournament day!

MODEL UN

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

REGISTRATION OPEN

ZOOM

ONCE CONFIRMED 

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

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