Middle School Day Speech / Debate Camp (2019)
Dates: July 1 - July 5
Dates: July 8 - July 12
The Global Debate Symposium is offering its inaugural Middle School program for speech/debate for students in grades 5 - 8. The camp will be a day camp that will run from 9 am -5pm Monday – Friday. The focus of the program is to introduce younger students to best practices and age/developmentally appropriate techniques in speaking and debating with goals of improving their confidence, critical thinking/problem solving, organization, persuasive writing ability, in addition to effective delivery. The students will be placed in smaller groups. “labs”, based on age and experience which will serve as a “homeroom” of for them where they will work with two primary instructors. Students will also have the ability to work with other instructors as well. The Middle School Day Camp of the Global Debate Symposium will have classroom teachers being the primary instructors for these kids. The group will focus on teaching the basics of public speaking and formal debating. For those with interest we will also focus on events sponsored by the National Junior Speech and Debate Association to help prepare them for the competitive season!