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
 
 
 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
   AND ALL THE RIGHT ANSWERS...
QUESTION: How do I know if Debate Camp is a good  FIT ?
ANSWER:  Debate Camp Canada strives to meet all abilities levels of familiarity with public speaking and debate.  We work well with campers who have an emerging interest in the world around them and are eager to learn new skills.  Our program is designed to give options throughout the week; so campers meet rising levels of challenge  and build confidence at a comfortable pace.
 
QUESTION: How does camp divide the AGE-GROUPS and ability levels that attend?
ANSWER: Debate Camp Canada organizes its weekly program according to the 3 or 4 ability groups.  Campers are placed at the outset of the week, shortly after we try and hear from everyone in a few forums.  As a guideline, we consider grade completed in June  to ensure campers are comfortable among their age-group peers as well.  Campers may move between ability streams throughout the week to ensure the correct level of challenge.
 
QUESTION: If signing up for 2 WEEKS, or 2 locations; is the program identical each week?
ANSWER: All Debate Camp Canada programs are built around the same educational goals.  There is some variety in weekly schedules between the many camp locations throughout Canada.  For multiple week campers we ensure that after the initial week, campers are placed up in the ability group streams for following weeks, to ensure a new level of challenge (provided everyone is comfortable with this).
 
QUESTION:  What is the LEVEL UP program?
ANSWER: The Level-Up Program (new for 2016) is specifically designed for campers who have experience with public speaking and debate and are seeking a level of training designed for further competition.  Debate Camp reserves the right to confirm camper registration for this stream.  Each camp sets aside a limited number of spaces in this program area to ensure the requisit numbers for ability-matched  BP and CP debate rounds.
 
QUESTION: What are the main differences between the DAY CAMP and OVERNIGHT CAMP?
ANSWER:  In addition to the memory-making qualities of the overnight camp experience; the program has 3 additional workshops daily and up to 2 additional opportunities for debate rounds each day.  Public Speaking is offered at all camps; but is given specific focus at day camps, as a program area, while at overnight camp it is embedded within the skills being developed in debate and model parliament sessions.  Overnight camp also differs programmatically by offering  2 optional bilingual debate workshops and supervised recreation that includes swimming and thematic games.
 
QUESTION:  What do you do for FUN at camp?
Debate Camp has some legendary games  that we have developed over our 14 years - - to ensure camp remains camp, and less like formal, year-round school.   We have thematic games that happen each day, some that extend all week (.e. "assassin") and all camp gatherings have a component of friendly-competition, table,  trivia and improv games, as well multiple impromptu speaking opportunities.  All camps have a component of organized outdoor or open-space (gymnasium) recreation. 
 
QUESTION: If signing up for a particular week and location, can I transfer weeks if PLANS CHANGE?
ANSWER: Yes, all camper registrations can be transferred between weeks provided their is space available - up until June 1, 2016
 
QUESTION: What is your REFUND POLICY?
ANSWER: Debate Camp Canada gives a full refund for registration and transportation, less a $35.00 processing fee - up until June 1, 2016.
 
QUESTION: How do I activate the SIBLING DISCOUNT?
ANSWER: Call or email us and ask for the sibling discount coupon code - see the INQUIRE link for how and when to reach us.
 
QUESTION:  Once camp is underway - how can I stay in touch and see pictures?
ANSWER:  Debate Camp Canada posts pictures and updates on its facebook page ; 2 x each week during all operating camp weeks.  Campers who appear on our social media or webpages need to have parental consent for media release signed as part of their registration.
 
NOTE:  Debate Camp Canada keeps in touch by email in advance of each camp.  Updates are sent to the parent email address entered on the online registration form - - approximately 1 week before camp's opening day.  Registration confirmation emails are sent immediately and serve as a receipt for fees paid.