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This camp is designed for the student hoping to compete in speech and/or team policy debate for the first time. The camp days are split into two parts: morning (9:30am-12:00pm) for debate and afternoon (12:30-3:00pm) for speech. Students are welcome to join just debate, just speech, or both!

Over the course of 8 days, we plan to cover the basics of speech and debate. Time will also be given to discussing the team policy competitive format and the Stoa rules. By the end of the course, students will be ready to compete in Stoa for the 2022-2023 season. Non-competitive students welcome, too!

On the speech side, class time will be split between lectures and student activities to familiarize students with various speech types. On the debate side, a combination of lectures and small group sessions will familiarize students with the resolution and building effective affirmative and negative cases.  

Response Summer Camp:


July 5-7 (W-F) and July 10-14 (M-F)

Total: 8 sessions


9:30am-12:00pm Debate

12:30-3:00pm Speech 

$375/camp speech OR debate 
$575/camp speech AND debate

Registration deadline: July 1, 2023

To register, please apply here:

Class will meet in-person. If distance is an issue, please indicate on the registration sheet. 

Email Anita for inquiries or to purchase the recordings:

* Does not guarantee a spot in Response debate club. Apply for club separately. Students hoping to join other clubs (not Response) are welcome to attend this intro class.

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