University of North Carolina

June 17 to June 29, 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 $2,899 $2,599 $2,349 $2099
Commuter Rates $2,299 $1,999 $1,749 $1499

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

 

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Campus Information

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, and they are opening up their state-of-the art classroom facilities to our Capitol Debate Summer Camp.


Students will stay in suite-style rooms, with two beds and two dressers per bedroom. Students share restroom facilities within each suite.

Capitol Debate is lucky to have Morrison Hall, one of the University’s finest residential halls, all to ourselves for our summer debate camp. Morrison Hall contains lounge areas, a spacious lobby, building-wide air conditioning, and an outdoor basketball court in the rear.

UNC-Chapel Hill offers a diverse selection of food and beverages in their Dining Hall. Asian, Italian, American and other options are available for lunch and dinner, along with a salad bar, sandwich bar, and a variety of beverages, including coffee!

Carolina’s vibrant people and programs attest to the University’s long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.

The University of North Carolina provides on-campus police services, ready to respond at a moment’s notice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Capitol Debate keeps a registered nurse on staff, housed in the main residential hall, to aid students at any time, day or night. UNC’s nearby on-campus hospital is only a small distance from the central areas of campus.

University of North Carolina Camp 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 University of North Carolina Reviews

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Travel and Logistics

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill is located in Chapel Hill, 15 miles from the center of Durham. The closest airport to UNC is the Raleigh-Durham International 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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Victor Gazio

Chief Operations Officer

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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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John Arnold

Instructor

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Brittney Baker

Residential Life Director & Residential Assistant

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Hope Arnold

Residential Advisor

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Casey Smith

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.