Local middle and high school students are invited to attend our in-person Debate and Public Speaking Summer Camp! Lunch is included — in our campus cafeteria and/or to go.
Spend five days with us, and you will:
- Hone your public speaking and analytical skills with certified instruction and coaching.
- Learn presentation and critical skills that will help you become a more outspoken and confident student in the classroom.
- Acquire debate and forensic (public speaking) fundamentals, including instruction and the development of persuasive, informative, declamation, single and duo interpretive, prose, poetry, after-dinner, impromptu, extemporaneous, and parliamentary debate speaking.
- Enjoy working with our award-winning collegiate team!
Best of all, leave with the confidence and ability to present yourself and your ideas in any public situation.
This experience observes all COVID-19 safety practices, including maintaining social distancing of 6 feet and wearing masks indoors and outdoors. We spend mornings (50-minute intervals) in the classrooms, auditorium, and computer lab, and the afternoon includes outdoor practicing. We break for handwashing and sanitizing every 50 minutes.
Paula Youra, PhD
Professor of Communication Studies
Speech and Debate Coach