Middle School Debate Camps
Maryland, New Jersey, Chicago, Boston, Houston, North Carolina, and California Academic Debate Camps
2015 Camp Dates!
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Rising 6th to Rising 8th
Our middle school debate camps teach the fundamentals of argumentation, enabling kids to develop core debating skills that boost confidence and self-esteem. They offer students the chance to improve their communication skills in a safe and secure environment.
The curricula of our middle school debate camps aim to equip children to structure arguments, prepare debate cases, research evidence, write rebuttal briefs, deliver speeches, and refute opponents. It will prepare students to give outstanding speeches in class, perform in a school debate, join their high school debate teams, Model United Nations teams, or speech teams.
Not only will our students learn debating skills, they will feel an increase in self-worth, learn critical thinking skills, and improve communication with their peers.
How We Teach
We challenge our debate students to apply the material they have learned in their lectures. Rather than just hearing and forgetting huge amounts of information, they put into practice the theories presented in class.
For example, following a lecture on evidence and statistics children will be split into small groups. With the guidance of experienced instructors, our middle school debate students will test their understanding by examining evidence and finding flaws in the statistics presented.
Our experience has shown that such exercises best develop, stretch, and cement a child’s understanding of the core skills we are teaching, helping them to maximize their potential
What We Teach
Students of our middle school debate institutes learn to:
- Deliver Winning Speeches
- Refute the Opposing Debate Team
- Take Notes During a Debate
- Cross-Examine Their Debate Opponents
- Structure Their Arguments
- Back-Up Their Arguments with Evidence
- Research the Evidence They Need
- Write Persuasive Cases
- Draft Rebuttal Briefs
Our typical day consists of lessons, followed by application, speech and debate practice, activity time and free time. After 20 years of teaching debate camp, our renowned Faculty and staff have developed a schedule that inspires and motivates learning in a safe and fun environment. Click here to see a sample camp schedule.
We Make Debaters Better
Middle school debate is a chance for children to practice basic argument skills, with the guidance of our experienced teachers. Each camper receives detailed feedback, notes, and instructions about how to improve. They review, refine, and re-deliver their debates the next day. Parents, your child will become a better debater.
Our debate camps are specifically designed to provide practical application. Campers have access to expert training. They have access to all the tools they need to grow and progress in debate.
**Cancellation and Refund Policy: Payments are nonrefundable. Credit will be provided up to 1 year from the date of the event. Full payments are fully nonrefundable but you can use 100 percent of it as credit one year after the date of the event.
Middle School Programs Offered
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