1. I enjoyed the balance between fun activities and awesome seminars and debates
    Camper 2015 -  Calgary, Alberta
  2. I loved that they had so many learning opportunities...
     
    Parent 2015 -  Halifax,  Nova Scotia
  3. The variety of resolutions helped me get better at thinking outside of the box and thinking on my feet...
     
    Camper 2015 -  Toronto, Ontario
  4. I truly enjoyed working with new people and devloping my debate and public speaking skills - all in the same place.
     
    Camper 2015 -  Calgary, Alberta
  5. I learned a lot, not just from the instructors, but from the other kids who were there...
    Camper 2015 -  Vancouver, BC
  6. I'd say that this is the best camp I have ever attended
     
    Camper 2015 -  Toronto, Ontario
  7. The counsellors were amazing!
     
    Camper 2015 -  Vancouver, BC
  8. This camp was both fun and super educational!
     
    Camper 2015 - Calgary, Alberta
  1. I truly enjoyed working with new people and devloping my debate and public speaking skills - all in the same place.
     
    Camper 2015 -  Calgary, Alberta
  2. I enjoyed the balance between fun activities and awesome seminars and debates
    Camper 2015 -  Calgary, Alberta
  3. This camp was both fun and super educational!
     
    Camper 2015 - Calgary, Alberta
  4. The variety of resolutions helped me get better at thinking outside of the box and thinking on my feet...
     
    Camper 2015 -  Toronto, Ontario
  5. I'd say that this is the best camp I have ever attended
     
    Camper 2015 -  Toronto, Ontario
  6. I loved that they had so many learning opportunities...
     
    Parent 2015 -  Halifax,  Nova Scotia
  7. I learned a lot, not just from the instructors, but from the other kids who were there...
    Camper 2015 -  Vancouver, BC
  8. The counsellors were amazing!
     
    Camper 2015 -  Vancouver, BC
 
 ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT CAMPS in PUBLIC SPEAKING AND DEBATE
 
 
 
 
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 DEBATING

  1. We emphasize feedback so to ensure that campers know exactly how to advance their abilities throughout the week.  As a learning resource, all campers recieve either our  junior or senior level Debate Camp Guidebook.
     
    Note:  There is no preparation required for camp, or between each camp day.  Camp staff provide all the training and context for debating topics (see below), without requiring campers to research between rounds.
     
     
     

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  2. DEBATE CAMP is built for everyone,  with a levelled program for the novice speaker to those with competative experience.  All campers develop skills in:
     
    • effective structure of a good debate
    • brainstorming and case construction
    • refutation and counterpoints
    • parliamentary technique
    • effective delivery - all speeches
    • effecient research skills
    • stance, rebuilding and summary points
    • effective teamwork
  3. At Debate Camp; we provide training in the following styles:

    • Canadian & American Parliamentary debate
    • British Parliamentary debate
    • Public Forum debate
     
    All debate partnerships and speakers opposite are at an experience level that ensures the right level of challenge.
     

 PUBLIC SPEAKING

  1. Campers learn to speak with improved
     
    • clarity
    • conviction
    • confidence
    • organized thought
    • clear purpose
  2. Our PUBLIC SPEAKING program delivers skills-specific workshops on:
     
    • effective ways to brainstorm a topic
    • how to build audience interest and attention
    • how to organize subtopics and transitions
    • effective practice techniques
    • delivery strategies
    • effective use of humour
     
  3. Campers develop skills and confidence in the following public speaking formats:
     
    • Impromptu Speaking - 2 to 5 minutes notice on a topic
    • After Dinner Speaking - speaking in role with humour
    • Persuasive Speaking - raising and solving a problem
    • Informative Speaking - effectively teaching others

 MODEL UNITED NATIONS

  1. Speaking in a parliamentary setting  reminds campers about the value of speech and debate and ultimately DIALOGUE in the course of solving problems.
     
    Below is a sample set of simulations worked through by MODEL UN sessions at our 2014 and 15 camps:
     
     

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  2. Our MODEL UNITED NATIONS program enhances the skills developmnent at camp by:
     
    • opening young minds to global issues
    • providing examples in support of debate cases
    • teaching the skills of consensus building
    • ensuring campers learn to work well in teams
    • teaching the value of diplomacy
  3. Debate and speech happens in the context of PARLIAMENT; a zone of goverance reserved for talking through issues and eventially voting.  At camp, we feel that this  forum is one of  the best classrooms for the skills of debate and persuasive speaking primarily because:
     
    • it imbues speaking with a greater purpose
    • it ensures the views of others are taken into account
    • it promotes the value of background knowledge
     
     

 YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY
 
  SAY IT WELL
Debate Camp Canada provides one week summer camp programs in  Public Speaking, Debating and Model United Nations for students eager for new ideas and a boost in their skills, confidence and ability with the spoken word!    Since 2002 we have helped thousands of young people become better advocates for their ideas, develop strong persuasion and public speaking skills and ultimately feel empowered to speak well to a variety of audiences. 
 
Welcome to our website - where program overviews, site location details and 2016 dates - are listed by CITY.   Camps tend to fill to capacity; we recommend reserving early.   For even more pictures and a view of our camps in recent summers - be sure to check out our facebook pages as well.  Please call or submit an inquiry should you wish to reach us with any questions.
 
14 summers in the making;  and now 14 camps offering academic enrichment in the proudly-Canadian skills-sets of parliamentary debate and speaking well in the public realm.  We believe all kids have something to say, and that we will teach them how to do it well.    Join us!