UK Online Debate Camp
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 year 5 to year 7
• possible reluctant speaker
PLUS • familiar with debate
• typical year 6 to year to 8
• less reluctant speaker
LEVEL-UP • experienced with debate
• typical year 9 to year 11
• accomplished speaker
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:
MONDAY - THURSDAY
REGISTER FOR: PROGRAM STREAM A OR B
BREAK / JOIN NEW ZOOM ROOM
BREAK + NEW MOTION PREP
2:30PM - 4:30PM / 5:30PM - 7:30PM GMT
UPCOMING 2021 ONLINE CAMPS
MARCH BREAK CAMP: MARCH 8 - 12
SPRING BREAK CAMP: APRIL 12 - 16
SUMMER ONLINE CAMP I: JUNE 28 - JULY 2
SUMMER ONLINE CAMP II: JULY 5 - 9
SUMMER ONLINE CAMP III: JULY 12 - 16
SUMMER ONLINE CAMP IV: JULY 19 - 23
SUMMER ONLINE CAMP V: JULY 26 - 30
SUMMER ONLINE CAMP VI: AUGUST 9 - 13
SUMMER ONLINE CAMP VII: AUGUST 16 - 20
SUMMER ONLINE CAMP VIII: AUGUST 23 - 28
- use code DCSIBS for 15% off during checkout if registering two or more campers!
- fee structure - all taxes included:
GBP £218.39 GBP / 5 day camp
GBP £174.68 GBP / 5 day camp - early bird to May 1
For full program schedule and details, please view this page on desktop.