Business Communication

Program Overview

In the fast-paced business world, future entrepreneurs are challenged more than ever to communicate effectively. Whether it is selling a product, making presentations to prospective clients, pitching ideas to their board or seeking business investors, our future entrepreneurs need to present themselves in a positive light.

Focusing on empowering tomorrow’s business leaders, the Capitol Debate Business Communication program is a distinct and innovative, two-week camp aimed at providing students the unique opportunity to improve their presentation skills and polish their delivery. Our two-week program will provide students with the proper mindset, skillset, toolset and critical communication skills needed for success in today’s busy business world.


To this end, we offer a wide range of structured experiences designed to: build trust, facilitate effective communication; promote wellness, self-respect, tolerance, and personal insight. Our Youth Leadership Program is filled with distinctive experiences, hands-on exercises, interactive lectures and workshops designed to bring these concepts to life. Our students learn to work together to develop and inspire effective change in their own lives, their communities and the lives of those around them.

2017 Rates & Hours

Residential

Tuition: $3,395 – For a limited time only
Registration Closes May 24
Rates includes Tuition, Room and Board
Check-In: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on First Day of Camp
 
Pick-Up 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Last Day of Camp
 
Field Trip: 5th Day of Camp Fun Outing 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Meals: All meals provided except during field trip
Fees: An additional fee of $47.50 is assessed to comply with federal,
state and local government regulations

Commuter

Tuition: $2,995 – For a limited time only
Registration Closes May 24
Rate includes Tuition, Room, and Board
Check-In: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. First Day of Camp
8:30 a.m. each Morning
Pick-Up 7:00 p.m. each Evening
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Last Day of Camp
Field Trip: 5th Day of Camp Fun Outing 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner provided except on field trip
Fees: An additional fee of $47.50 is assessed to comply with federal,
state and local government regulations
    Rest assured that students will get top-notch instruction with the Capitol Debate Guarantee:

  • Low faculty to student ratio – Capitol Debate firmly believes in individualized instruction, which can only happen with small class sizes.
  • Personalized Instruction – Capitol Debate instructors give students hands-on instruction with writing, speaking and organizing. After each presentation, instructors give students lengthy feedback to help them improve their skills.
  • Senior faculty oversee all classes – Unlike other academic camps, Capitol Debate’s instructors have an average of 15 to 30 years of pedagogical experience in the classroom.
  • Practice, Practice, Practice – We make sure students are not just sitting in lectures, but instead are getting up and speaking every day and applying the lessons learned in a small group setting.

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Curriculum

The Capitol Debate Business Communication Program will introduce campers to techniques specifically designed to identify, nurture and strengthen the entrepreneur which reside within them. We will share the most current and effective business communication skills being used today and prepare them for the real-world work and life environments in which they will soon find themselves.

Our goal is to educate, arm and develop business leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities and to foster relationships among students from different ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds.

  • Developing a Sales Pitch
  • Producing Business PowerPoint Presentations
  • Problem solving skills
  • Teamwork and team building skills
  • Confidence building techniques
  • Public Speaking skills
  • Goal setting
  • Persuasion
  • Decision making skills
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Stimulate idea development
  • Self expression

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Practice & Applications

TThe most effective way to implement new ideas, concepts and strategies into a student’s life is to put them into practice immediately. We realize that our campers are being lectured during the entire school year. Our goal is for campers to have a transformational experience and The Capitol Debate Business Communication Camp accomplishes this through exciting, hands-on exercises, fun team-building exercises and distinct, interactive experiences designed to promote growth and enjoyment. Afterall, it is summer camp, not summer school.

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Sample Schedule

Here is a sample daily schedule for our overnight and commuter camps:

  • 7:30 a.m. – Overnight Campers
    rise and shine! We offer an expansive breakfast in the campus dining hall, which includes eggs, pancakes, orange juice, cereal, waffles, yogurt and fruit.
  • 8:30 a.m. – Commuters arrive
    and sign in at designated location.
  • 8:45 a.m. – Morning Announcements
    and review of activities for the day.
  • 9:00 a.m. – Skill lessons
    (ex: Defining Business Communication)
    Students brainstorm for a list of who they believe are leaders. They then analyze and discuss what are the common characteristics amongst them.
  • 10:00 a.m. – Small group exercises
    (ex: self identification)
    students identify their entrepreneurial leaders amongst their peers. This activity is followed by identifying why they believe such students to be leaders and what characteristics they appear to have in common.
  • 11:00 a.m. – Elective Course
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
    in campus dining hall for overnight students and commuters.
  • 1:00 p.m. – Lab time
    Hands-on instruction in goal setting, prioritizing and identifying values.
  • 4:00 p.m. – Free time
    Join a game of basketball, swim, shoot pool, play foosball, soccer, video games, frisbee or watch TV on the big screen!
  • 5:00 p.m. – Dinner
    Buffet dinner for overnight students and commuters.
  • 6:00 p.m. – Guest lecturer
  • 7:00 p.m. – Commuters Depart
  • 8:00 p.m. – Activities
    in dorm, ice cream socials, movies, and games.
  • 10:00 p.m. – Room check and curfew.


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Locations

University of North Carolina
June 18 – June 30, 2017

We are excited to announce the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as one of its locations for the summer. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is renowned for its beauty and strong academic culture and we are sure that every student will have a memorable camp experience.
Register Now – Chapel Hill
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Cancellation Policy: All payments are nonrefundable. Should cancellation be necessary, a Capitol Debate account credit for the tuition only will be provided for use up to 1 year from the final date of the program originally purchased. All requests for cancellation must be made in writing and be sent electronically to team@capitoldebate.com. Any request for cancellation must be made prior to the closing date for registration for your program. Any and all payments made towards additional add-on packages (including but not limited to snack packs and residential packs) are non-refundable and are non-creditable. Should cancellation be necessary, all payments made towards add-ons will be retained as non-refundable. Any and all payments made toward additional fees (including but not limited to the Safety and Compliance Fee) are non-refundable and non-creditable. Should cancellation be necessary, all payments made towards additional fees will be retained as non-refundable. Cancellations received on or after the closing date for registration for the program you have purchased will follow the sliding schedule below for application of credit to your Capitol Debate account.
Cancellations within the policy will be credited as follows:
  • After Closing Date for Registration | 85% credit
  • 30 – 22 days before start date | 70% credit
  • 21 – 8 days before start date | 60% credit
  • 7 – 4 days before start date | 50% credit
  • 3 – 1 day before start date | 25% credit
  • No Show | 0 credit
Trip / Cancellation Insurance: Trip and/or Cancellation Insurance can be purchased through a 3rd party provider such as www.aplusplans.com or www.insuremytrip.com. Plans range in cost from $20 to $285 and can protect your investment in various ways from lost luggage or missed connection compensation to cancellation for any reason with 70% – 100% refund options. Most plans require enrollment on or before the final payment is made for your trip so please be sure to look into these available options today.
For more information about Capitol Debate’s policies, terms and conditions of registration, please see our Terms, Policies, and Conditions page.