Speech & Debate and Creative Writing Camp
At an age where students first develop an affinity for pursuits beyond reading and writing - speech and debate offer an unmatched way for young students to learn to engage with each other and communicate in front of an audience. Initiating these critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills right from elementary grades solidifies the foundation on which students can flourish, both academically and socially, in high school and beyond. Speech and Debate Camp is a perfect introduction to the rewards and exhilaration of communication for our elementary students. The objective of this camp is to cultivate a love for speech and debate.This camp will be packed with fun and interactive activities to expose beginners to this art of public speaking and writing. This camp will teach your student: confident presentation skills, audience connectedness, control of speaking anxiety, vocal variety, and use of non-verbal communication techniques.What’s the point of having a million brilliant ideas if you can’t communicate them effectively? Learn how to give a unique, precise, and effective voice to your writing. This four day workshop will delve into storytelling. Students will learn how to express their ideas clearly and thoughtfully.The first half of the day will focus on Speech and Debate and the second half on Creative Writing.Instructors are supported by high school and college students for more individualization.