MIDDLE SCHOOL - Debate Boot Camp (Advanced)

Run by The Harker School

12-14 yrs
Sessions offered between

Tagged in: Summer Camps, Academics, Fitness, Performing Arts

All Students: Grades 7-8
Prerequisites: Introduction to Public Speaking and Argumentation or equivalent course
Laptops Required

June 26– July 7| 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Fee: $500
July 10 – July 21| 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Fee: $557
July 24 – August 4| 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Fee: $557

The advanced session of Debate Boot Camp is open to any students who have previously taken Introduction to Public Speaking and Argumentation or attended Debate Boot Camp. Students will explore more advanced argumentation and advocacy events by examining each of the four styles of debate Harker participates in: Lincoln Douglas, Policy Debate, Congressional Debate and Public Forum. Students will learn how to structure and argue different cases as well as learn how to research evidence to support those cases. They will do more exploration of current events as well as framing arguments in a policymaker context. The class will culminate with a mini-debate and speech performance that parents and families can attend. This class allows students to try out different performance opportunities that many middle school and high school speech and debate programs offer. Advanced Debate Boot Camp is strongly recommended for students who are entering Debate 1 at the middle school or who are interested in participating on the competitive team.

Location and Program Information

Map to The Harker School

Where: The Harker School
500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, California, 95129

Service and helping others – locally and globally - is in the DNA of the Harker community. More than 300 nonprofit programs are supported by Harker students through fundraisers, advocacy and awareness campaigns and volunteerism.

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