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OVERNIGHT CAMP 2022

7 day / 6 night traditional camp experience in the beautiful Niagara Peninsula region of Ontario

JULY 17 - 23

Our signature overnight program has been bringing debate campers together since 2002.  It is the feature experience of our summer offerings, with unlimited enrichment and debate opportunities at all levels. Join us!

 

8:30      Breakfast & Camp Director's Minute
9:20      Workshop A:  Debate Topic announced
9:30      DEBATE ROUND I w/ feedback
10:30    Break / Snack / Optional Games*
11:00    Debate Workshop; teams switch sides
11:30    DEBATE ROUND II w/ feedback
12:30    Lunch
1:15      Camp-wide game / Bend Your Head
2:00      Workshop B: Public Speaking / Adv.  Strategy
3:00      Break / Snack / Optional Games*
3:30      DEBATE ROUND III w/ feedback
4:30      OPTIONS BLOCK A

             - Afternoon  Swim / Organized Rec. Activities

             - Level Up - Optional DEBATE ROUND IV

             - Round Table Dialogue / Organized Debate Prep

6:00      Dinner

7:00      OPTIONS BLOCK B

            - Workshop C: Global Issues Session II

            - Round Table Dialogue / Organized Debate Prep

            - DEBATE ROUND V

8:00      Camp-Wide Game / Level Up Adv. Strategy

9:30      Campfire - all campers & staff

10:00    Supervised Dormitory Time

10:30    Lights Out

DORMITORY and DINING: 

Campers at Debate Camp are housed in comfortable, gender-separate dorms with Debate Camp Program Staff housed on each floor. Rooms are furnished for 2 occupants. Roommate requests are available.  Camper roommate pairings are otherwise determined by age group.  Food service allows for a selection of options at each meal.  Dietary requests are accommodated with advance notice via the registration process.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION in 2022:

 

In 2022 we will be offering shuttle service from Toronto's airports YYZ [Toronto Pearson Airport] and YTZ [Island Airport / downtown] All shuttle buses are exclusive to Debate Camp and are supervised by camp staff. 

 

Families can pre-arrange this service as they register.  Details for arranging flights within idea time windows to assist with shuttle service will be attached to confirmed registrations.

 

Parents are welcome to drop off campers at camp; ensuring they arrive by 5:00pm on the start-up day of the overnight camp week.  

 


RECREATION and OUTINGS: 

Debate Camp is well known for its balanced approach to learning.  Admittedly, debating and public speaking are academic activities.  The energy required for success here is often best served by some opportunities for thematic fun and improv-type games.  Recreation times and swim outings are available each day and we schedule gamp-wide games each evening (often concluding with a campfire). Cultural outings and local sightseeing opportunities are offered as a finale to the week.

 

AGE GROUPS and PROGRAM: 

Debate Camp's overnight program suits campers in grades 7 - 11.   All instruction is levelled according to camper age and ability.  The LEVEL UP program stream is conducted on its own schedule, allowing for additional debate rounds each day.  Overnight camp also has optional debate workshops and debate rounds conducted in French and additional workshop times in Global Awareness and World Issues.  

 

 

INFORMATION  UPDATES:   

We keep in touch with all of our camp families both in advance and during the camp session.  Parents / guardians receive a confirmation email immediately following registration, and a second email detailing pick-up / drop-off instructions.  During the week, pictures and daily updates are posted on camp's social media pages: FACEBOOK and Instagram (see contact information at the bottom of this page).  At the end of the week a progress card that shares some of each camper's individual growth in is available to parents / guardians and campers.

TYPICAL DAY

LIFE AT OVERNIGHT CAMP

AUGUST 10 -18

9 DAY / 8 NIGHT PROGRAM
RIDLEY COLLEGE

JULY 17 - 23, 2022

ABOUT RIDLEY COLLEGE

Ridley College (also known as RC, Ridley) is a private boarding and day university-preparatory school located in St. CatharinesOntario, Canada, 20 miles (32 km) from Niagara Falls. The school confers the Ontario Secondary School Diploma and the International Baccalaureate diploma programme. Ridley is one of the oldest private schools in Canada, and has the largest boarding program in Ontario, with students representing over 61 countries For full information on the year-round program at Ridley College - please visit the link below.

2 RIDLEY RD. ST. CATHARIENES, ONTARIO

OVERNIGHT CAMP FEES 2022


• $2043.00 CAD - overnight program $1943.00 early bird rate to March 31

 

• $1640.00 USD - overnight program $1590.00 early bird rate to March 31


​• pre-camp dates payment plans available 


• sibling discount code automatically applied 
 

 
 
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