Public Speaking, Debate and Model UN: Overnight Camp in Quebec
Ages9-12 years Teenagers
DORMITORY and DINING:
Campers at Debate Camp are housed in comfortable, gender-separate dorms with Debate Camp Program Staff housed on each floor. Our supervision ratio for all camps is 1:8. Rooms are furnished for 2 occupants. Roommaterequests are available. Camper roommate pairings are otherwise determined by age group. Food service allows for a selection of options at each meal. Dietary requests are accommodated with advance notice via the registration process.
Debate Camp staff meet campers arriving via ferry, flight or at designated pick-up location. On travel days, parents / campers can use the camp line to ensure campers meet camp staff at their destination airport / ferry terminal. All shuttle buses are exclusive to Debate Camp and are supervised by camp staff. Parents are welcome to drop off campers at camp; ensuring they arrive by 5:00pm on the start-up Sunday of the overnight camp week.
RECREATION and OUTINGS:
Debate Camp is well known for its balanced approach to learning. Admittedly, debating and public speaking are academic activities. The energy required for success here is often best served by some opportunities for thematic fun and improv-type games. Recreation times and swim outings are available each day. Evenings often conclude with a campfire. Cultural outings and local sightseeing opportunities are detailed specific to each camp location:
AGE GROUPS and PROGRAM:
Debate Camp's overnight program suits campers in grades 7 - 11. All instruction is leveled according to camper age and ability. The LEVEL UP program stream is conducted on its own schedule, allowing for additional debate rounds each day. Overnight camp also has optional debate workshops and debate rounds conducted in French and additional workshop times in Global Awareness and World Issues.
We keep in touch with all of our camp families both in advance and during the camp session. Parents / guardiansreceive a confirmation email immediately following registration, and a second email detailing pick-up / drop-off instructions, and details about camp's OPEN HOUSE afternoon; sent 1 week prior to camp's opening day. During the week, pictures and daily updates are posted on camp'ssocial media pages: Facebook and Instagram (see contact information at the bottom of this page). At the end of theweek a progress card that shares some of each camper's individual growth in is available to parents / guardians and campers.