Since 2002 Debate Camp has developed public speaking and debate programs, offering 1 to 3 week camps across 14 North American locations. In 2018, we are excited to once again bring Debate Camp to West Hartford and Greenwich — offering a well-loved program in public speaking, parliamentary debate, Model United Nations and general confidence-building for the aspiring young speaker! We are open to all abilities, grades 5 to 11. All programs at Debate Camp are challenge-levelled — with instruction available for novice to competitive speakers.
Campers work in small groups to develop their ideas, and speak in partnership as part of 2 and 4 person teams representing their side of the debate resolution (parliamentary style). Campers learn to develop their ideas with a view to logic, evidence, impact and overall persuasiveness. Young speakers at all levels are generally amazed at their growth and development over 1 week. All instruction and supervision ratios are set at 1:8. Training teams are led by certified and highly experienced Middle and High School Teachers who alongside some of the best university-level debaters in the country provide coveted training and life-long inspiration for young people.
Our daily schedule also includes organized games, impromptu speaking, drama and interactive activities to ensure camp retains a fun and balanced approach to learning. Model United Nations simulations and mini-tournaments complete the week. The feedback we encounter is often on the theme of genuine surprise at just how enjoyable an academic enrichment and skills — development program can be...
Connecticut families — join us in 2018! Full details and dates available on our website.