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
 
 
 TYPICAL DAY
 
  A BALANCED APPROACH TO ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT
DAY CAMP
8:30am  Camper Arrival & Daily Orientation
9:00am  Director's Welcome
9:15am  Workshop A:  Debate Topic announced
9:30am  Debate Workshop I / Round I w/ feedback
10:30am  Break / Snack / Optional Games*
11:00am  Debate Workshop; teams switch sides
11:30am  Debate Workshop / Round II w/ feedback
12:30pm  Lunch
1:15pm   Bend Your Head
2:00pm  Workshop B: Public Speaking / Debate Styles
3:00pm  Break / Snack / Optional Games*
3:30pm  Level Up - Debate Round III w/ feedback
3:30pm  Group Activity; i.e P.O.I Round
4:00pm  Debate Idol / Backwards Round
4:30pm  Camper Departure / Recreational Activities
 
OVERNIGHT CAMP
8:30am  Breakfast & Camp Director's Minute
9:20am  Workshop A:  Debate Topic announced
9:30am Debate Workshop I / Round I w/ feedback
10:30am  Break / Snack / Optional Games*
11:00am  Debate Workshop; teams switch sides
11:30am  Debate Workshop / Round II w/ feedback
12:30pm  Lunch
1:15pm  Camp-wide game / Bend Your Head
2:00pm  Workshop B: Public Speaking / Adv.  Strategy
3:00pm  Break / Snack / Optional Games*
3:30pm  Level Up - Debate Round III w/ feedback
3:30pm  Global Issues Session I / Skills Rotary
4:00pm  Debate Idol / Backwards Round
4:30pm  Afternoon  Swim / Organized Rec. Activities
4:30pm  Level Up - Optional Debate Round IV
6:00pm   Dinner
7:00pm  Workshop C: Global Issues Session II / Public Speaking
8:00pm  Camp-Wide Game / Level Up Adv. Strategy
9:30pm  Campfire - all campers & staff
10:00pm  Supervised Dormatory Time
10:30pm  Lights Out
 PROGRAM ASPECTS*
 
 

ALL CAMPS
 
TIME BLOCKS  may vary depending on age-group & skill level i.e. younger campers in shorter specialized workshops

OPTIONAL GAMES include:  organized outdoor games, arts & crafts and interactive games such as camp's legendary "assassin" game

LEVEL UP  campers may do an additional / regular 4th debate round once certain workshops / skills development markers have been achieved
 
RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY depends on facilities available at various site locations; and may include supervised gym access while campers wait for parent pick-up / busses at the end of each camp day.
 
SKILLS ROTARY / PUBLIC SPEAKING / MODEL PARLIAMENT - are program features of particular days at camp; i.e. Model Parliament / Model United Nations is a day-long program block where campers focus on the simulation, speak and prepare in country teams for an extended program block
 
CREATIVE FREEDOM - while Debate Camp sets program delivery goals and aims to develop the the skills required for successful public speaking and debate in all of our programs; we reserve the right to make each camp location special in its own way.  Leadership teams for each location have programmatic freedom to enrich camp's program both creatively and in response to the needs of the registered campers of any particular site location.
 
TOURNAMENT - each camp week finished with a camp-wide tournament; often broken into 3 age group distinctions.  Competition opportunity in public speaking is optional.  All campers are involved in team-based debate competition.  Parents are welcome to view speeches and debates after 2:00pm on camp's final day.
 
OPTIONAL BILINGUAL DEBATE WORKSHOPS - are offered at all overnight camp locations only