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OVERNIGHT CAMP 2023

7 day / 6 night traditional camp experience

JULY 16 - 22 

NIAGARA PENINSULA - ST CATHARINES, ON

JULY 23 - 29 

VANCOUVER ISLAND - VICTORIA, BC

JULY 23 - 29 

MAINE COAST - BRUNSWICK, ME [USA]

AUGUST 13 - 19 

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY - WINDSOR, NS

REGISTRATION for 2023 NOW OPEN - EARLY BIRD RATES ON UNTIL JAN 31

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 2023:

 

In 2022 we will be offering shuttle service from nearby train, airport and ferry terminals. FULL details on all of our 2023 transportation services are available on:

 

 

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.

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NIAGARA PENINSULA JULY 16 - 22

RIDLEY COLLEGE, ST CATHARINES, ONTARIO

Ridley College is a boarding and day university-preparatory school located in St. CatharinesOntario, Canada, 20 miles (32 km) from Niagara Falls. Ridley is located in the heartland of Canada's fruit growing region and is one of the most well known independent schools in the country. For full information on the year-round program at Ridley College - please visit the link below.

ONTARIO OVERNIGHT CAMP FEES 2023


• $2473.00 CAD - regular rate $2043.00 early bird rate to January 31

 
• $1895.00 USD - regular rate $1651.00 early bird rate to January 31

​• pre-camp dates payment plans available 

• sibling discount code automatically applied 
 

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MAINE COAST JULY 23 - 29

BOWDOIN COLLEGE, BRUNSWICK, MAINE

Chartered in 1794, Bowdoin College is private liberal arts college located in Brunswick, Maine. In the 2021 edition of the U.S. News & World Report rankings, Bowdoin was ranked tied for 6th best overall among liberal arts colleges in the United States, and (as Debate Camp will certainly enjoy) Bowdoin's dining services have been ranked #1 among all universities and colleges nationally by Princeton Review.  For full information on the year-round program at Bowdoin College - please visit the link below.

MAINE OVERNIGHT CAMP FEES 2023


• $1895.00 USD - regular rate $1651.00 early bird rate to January 31

• $2473.00 CAD - regular rate $2043.00 early bird rate to January 31


• pre-camp dates payment plans available 

• sibling discount code automatically applied 
 

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VANCOUVER ISLAND JULY 23 - 29 

ST MICHAELS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL, VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

St Michaels University School is an independent boarding and day university-preparatory school located in Victoria, BC. Canada.  From the earliest years, core academic skills are balanced with a program enriched with the arts, athletics, outdoor education, leadership and service with the aim of developing the 'whole student.' Each step is developmentally appropriate, academically rigourous, personally rewarding and joyful. For full information on the year-round program at St Michaels University School - please visit the link below.

BRITISH COLUMBIA OVERNIGHT CAMP FEES 2023


• $2473.00 CAD - regular rate $2043.00 early bird rate to January 31

 
• $1895.00 USD - regular rate $1651.00 early bird rate to January 31

​• pre-camp dates payment plans available 

• sibling discount code automatically applied 
 

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ANNAPOLIS VALLEY AUGUST 13 - 19

KING'S EDGEHILL SCHOOL, WINDSOR, NOVA SCOTIA

Founded in 1789, King's Edgehill is Canada's oldest independent boarding and day university-preparatory school located in Windsor, Nova Scotia.  Nestled in the Annapolis Valley region, Debate Camp has successfully hosted camps at KES since 2009.  A premier sports program alongside the International Baccalaureate program are hallmarks of of the school's year-round program.  For full information, please visit the link below: 

NOVA SCOTIA OVERNIGHT CAMP FEES 2023


• $2473.00 CAD - regular rate $2043.00 early bird rate to January 31

 
• $1895.00 USD - regular rate $1651.00 early bird rate to January 31

​• pre-camp dates payment plans available 

• sibling discount code automatically applied 
 

 
 
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