at Kingswood Oxford School, West Hartford
at Greenwich Academy, Greenwich
Since 2002, Debate Camp has developed public speaking and debate programs, offering 1 to 3 week camps across 15 North American locations. In 2019, 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-leveled — 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 2019! Full details and dates available on our website.