Feel the world and build it
Previous Hopkins Jr High debaters coached by Mr. Stephan Brooks, a national championship coach.
Middle/High School Debate + Current Event Writing Camp
Incoming Grade: G6 - G8 and G 9 and up
Debate: Students will learn the combination of basic impromptu debates and later advanced debate for Congressional, Parliamentary and Public Forum styles, students will grow accustomed to debate basics and will be repeatedly exposed to advanced debate skills. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with advanced debate events as well as the necessary combination of research and quick thinking required to succeed in high school level debate and beyond.
Writing: Students will be tasked with responding to several different persuasive writing prompts on a weekly basis. They will be exposed to current events in the news, moral/value issues facing society, as well as movies/television and other media in current popular culture via videos, readings, and class discussions. After which they will be asked to share their thoughts/opinions via free writes/responses or reviews, or take a position on an issue and construct arguments. Students submit their writing assignments for feedback/grading through Google Docs & Google Classroom.
The program will provide vital preparation for advanced tournament events. Ideal for students who would like to compete in junior high and high school.
Elementary School Speech and Debate Camp
Incoming Grade: G3 - G5
This Elementary Speech and Debate camp is designed to help G3 - G5 students learn the basics of public speaking and a structure of how to create an impromptu speech and learn how to create an argument, with the proper way of creating a claim, warrant, and impact which is the basic of debate.
Weekly, students will get new topics to debate, and the topics can range from metaphorical, political, abstract or moral questions.
By the end of the course, students will be able to perform their speech and debate in front of the whole class.
Debate Camp Date/Day (M-F for 2 weeks)
Session 1: 6/13 - 6/24
Session 2: 6/27 - 7/8 ( no class on 7/4)
Session 3: 7/11 - 7/22
Session 4: 7/25 - 8/5
Sat & Sun Session: 6/25, 6/26, 7/9, 7/10, 7/16, 7/17, 7/23, 7/24, 7/30, 7/31 (10 classes)
G3 - G5: 12:30 - 1:30 (Mon - Fri); 12:30 - 1:30 (Sat & Sun)
G6 - G9 : 9:00 - 12:00 (Mo - Fri); 9:00 - 12:00 (Sat & Sun)
G3 - G5
$350 (for one session)
$650 (for any two sessions)
$900 (for any three sessions)
$1,100 (for all four sessions)
Weekend Session: $350
G6- G8 and G9 and up
$800 (for one session)
$1,500 (for any two sessions)
$2,100 (for any three sessions)
$2,600 (for all four sessions)
Weekend Session: $800
8 students per class
Registration & Refund Policy
$50 registration fee is not refundable.
We reserve the right to cancel your reservation if payment is not received in full 7 days before the session.
A full refund will be given 15 days prior to the session.