Babson College, Boston

July 28 to August 9, 2018

COURSES

Public Speaking & Debate Camp

Our Summer Public Speaking & Debate Camps for High School and Middle School students teaches the key processes of public speaking and effective argumentation, enabling students to develop core presentation and debating skills that boost confidence and self-esteem. We work on debate case construction, composing briefs, research, rebuttals, cross-fire, evidence analysis, and summary and final focus. Students leave the academic camp with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to excel in life.
 

Fees

  Price you pay
after March 31
Price you pay after
January 31
Price you pay after
August 18
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Residential Rates $3,299 $2,999 $2,749 $2499
Commuter Rates $2,699 $2,399 $2,149 $1899

Excludes $47.50 charge assessed for safety regulations, local and federal governmental compliance

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Campus Information

Students at Capitol Debate’s Babson College Debate Camp will be housed in the Mandell Family Hall on Babson’s campus. It is their newest residential building setup in apartment style accommodations. Each floor has 6 to 8 apartments with each apartment consisting of 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, one shower, a living room, and a kitchen. Students won’t have access to the stove but will be able to use the refrigerator and sink.

Babson’s dining options are extensive and can serve every taste and every dietary need. Vegetarian and vegan options are available on a daily basis, alongside a variety of different dining options including Asian, Italian, and a traditional American grill. Babson College’s dining hall also offers a salad bar, sandwich bar, and a large variety of beverages.

Babson College is a private business school located in the affluent Boston suburb of Wellesley, Massachusetts. An independent, not-for-profit institution, Babson is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). In the 2012-2013 academic year, more than 2,000 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students attended Babson, representing more than 70 countries.

As the No. 1 leader in entrepreneurship for 20 consecutive years, Babson is globally recognized for its one-of-a-kind Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® (ET&A) methodology that teaches undergraduates, graduates, and executives to balance action, experimentation, and creativity with a deep understanding of business fundamentals and rigorous analysis as the ideal approach to creating economic and social value.

Capitol Debate Summer Camps keeps a nurse housed in the main residential hall, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Babson College’s suburban location offers the utmost safety for our students, and Babson’s extensive experience in operating summer camps lends us the knowledge we need to keep our students safe, happy, and healthy.

Babson College Reviews

There’s nothing better than hearing from someone who has experienced our camps first hand. We are pleased to share with you the comments from previous year’s attendees and their parents. Read Babson College Reviews

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Travel and Logistics

For information about what to bring, when to arrive at camp, and specifics about the camp schedule and locations please see our Attendee Information Page.

Please Note: Capitol Debate does not provide pick up or drop off services at local airports for parents or campers. All travel arrangements must be made individually by those attending the camp. For information, directions, recommendations, and safety tips in connection with transport to and from the camp location, please see the local transit authority website in the city in which your student is attending camp. You may also find good information on the ‘Contact Us’ or ‘Visiting the Campus’ page on the college campus website where your student will be attending camp.
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Trips & Activities

  • Video Games
  • Movies on Big Screen TVs
  • Playing Cards
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Local Movie Theaters
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Pool
  • Karaoke
  • Guitar Hero
One thing that is guaranteed at Capitol Summer Camps is that you will have fun, take a look!

Off Campus Field Trip

Fun Outing Field Trip
5th Day of Camp

About half way through camp students will have the opportunity to enjoy a trip off campus. This is a great chance for students to take the day at their own pace, there is something for everyone!

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Faculty

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Victor Gazio

Chief Operations Officer

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John Gibson

Talent Acquisition & HR Associate

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Gabe Rusk

Director of Debate Programs

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Leor Sapir

Instructor

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Emily Hagan

Instructor

Ryley Hartwig
Ryley Hartwig

Residential Advisor

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Michael Li

Instructor, Residential Advisor

Neha Dubey
Neha Dubey

Instructor, Residential Advisor

Ethan Roberts
Ethan Roberts

Residential Advisor

Elana Quint
Elana Quint

Residential Advisors

Peter Zhu
Peter Zhu

Residential Advisors

Hope Arnold
Hope Arnold

Residential Advisor

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Andrew James Welton

Instructor & Residential Advisor

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Chace Avecilla

Residential Advisor & Junior Instructor

Cancellation Policy: All payments are nonrefundable. Should cancellation be necessary, full credit will be provided up to 1 year from the date of the event, if written notice of cancellation is provided prior to May 1st for camps and at least two weeks for other programs. Any add-ons, tournament or fees paid cannot be refunded and are non-transferrable. Summer camp cancellations received after May 1st or programs cancellations after two weeks prior to program starting must also be made in writing and will follow the below schedule for applicable credit to your account.
    Camp cancellation credit timetable:
  • After May 1 | 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
    Other programs cancellation credit timetable:
  • Two weeks before program start | 100% credit
  • Within two weeks before program start | 50% credit
  • Day of or No Show | 0% credit

  • For more information about Capitol Debate’s policies, terms and conditions of registration, please see our Terms, Policies, and Conditions page.
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.