Iona College, NY

July 29 to August 10, 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

Join Capitol Debate near “the city that never sleeps” during our 2016 summer camp program! We’re pleased to bring our nationally recognized debate program to Iona College, located in the vibrant college town of New Rochelle, N.Y., just 20 miles from midtown Manhattan.

A small, four-year, Catholic College in the New York City metro area, Iona opened its doors in 1940 with the goal of creating economic and social advancement for New York’s working class.
Iona has invested in its students and campus over the last several years, with the addition of a new student center, athletics center, new residence hall and other major advancements, including a new trading floor Hagan School of Business.

Capitol Debate students will reside at East Hall, a three-story residence hall. The suite-style rooms include beds, dressers and desks, and they share a common bathroom. Amenities include a lobby area, laundry room, kitchen and two lounges – one with study area tables, chairs and a white board.

Students will enjoy meals together at Vitanza Commons, located in Spellman Hall, as well as at LaPenta Marketplace, in the LaPenta Student Union. Vitanza Commons offers a lively atmosphere and a rotating menu of fresh foods – everything from meat and potatoes to sushi, salads, sandwiches and more, including vegetarian options. LaPenta Marketplace offers many grab and go items in addition to standard eat-in fare. Their menu includes creative Mexican and Italian dishes, salads and sandwiches, and even soft serve ice cream and smoothies.

Safety & Security

Capitol Debate at Iona College will have a nurse available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, housed in the main residential hall. The school’s campus is one of the safest in the city, and those safety measures will be extended fully to our students. East Hall is patrolled by Iona residential staff to ensure additional safety and security for Capitol Debate students. Additionally, the College’s campus police and emergency services are on call around the clock and can respond rapidly to any issues.

Iona 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 Iona College Reviews

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Travel and Logistics

Iona College is located in New Rochelle, 1.5 hours north of New York City. The closest airport to Iona College is the Westchester County Airport or LaGuardia Airport.
We suggest that residents arrive on Sunday, June 18th between 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM to check into the residence halls.
Commuters are suggested to arrive on Sunday, June 18th between 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM.
Please check your email inbox for detailed information specific to your location.
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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Brian Fish

Student Services Manager

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Jacqueline Kelleher

Summer Camp Event Planner and Coordinator

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Bradley Hicks

Camp Director and Instructor

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Alex Holguin

Instructor

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Mark Veeder

Instructor

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Michael Buse

Residential Advisor

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Quinlyn Manfull

Residential Advisor

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.