Business Communication & Presentation Summer Camps

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.

Curriculum

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.

The Capitol Debate Business Communication Program will introduce campers to techniques specifically designed to identify, nurture and strengthen the entrepreneur which resides 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.

Skills and Areas of Focus

  • Developing a Sales Pitch
  • Producing Business 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

Summer Camp: A Life Changing Experience

Not only will Capitol Debate students learn new skills through our programs; they will feel an increase in self-worth, learn critical thinking skills and improve public speaking and communication skills with their peers. Two weeks at camp will result in lifelong friendships and memories that will resonate with our students throughout their academic, personal and professional careers. Campers return to our program year after year because of how life-changing our Summer Debate Camps prove to be. Our parents will tell you themselves that they proudly stand by their investment in Capitol Debate because of the impact it has had on their families.

Practice & Application

The 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.

Sample Schedule

    Here is a sample daily schedule for this program:
  • 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 such as 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 such as 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.
  • 6:30 p.m. - Office Hours: Student's will be able to go back in the classroom to work on their assignments or skills they may need additional assistance with. It's a great opportunity for students to work individually with the camp staff.
  • 7:00 p.m. - Commuters Depart
  • 8:00 p.m. - Activities in dorm, socials, movies, and games.

Please note that 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 timetable found in the Terms, Policies, and Conditions page for applicable credit.