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Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$$$ see below
Category:Summer Camps
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capitol debate at babson college photoCapitol Debate Summer Programs teach the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation, enabling kids to develop core presentation and debating skills that boost confidence and self-esteem.

Our debate programs teach students to structure arguments, prepare debate cases, research evidence, write rebuttal briefs, deliver speeches, and refute opponent arguments.

Capitol Debate's goal is to enrich the social, intellectual, and academic lives of our students through the art of communication. Since 2006, our academic programs have grown to serve thousands of students and are now hosted across the United States on over 15 campuses.

Our programs draw students from around the world, and our locations provide the resources to make every student’s time at Capitol Debate impactful and rewarding.

Although Capitol has become a global leader in academic summer programs, our core value remains at the heart of all our activities. Capitol Debate is dedicated to our mission to help youth find their voice!

What can you expect this summer at Capitol Debate:

Expert Staff: Capitol Debate Programs are taught by experienced instructors with decades of coaching and teaching public speaking and debate. Our instructors are nationally and internationally renowned debating & public speaking coaches. Click here to view our full staff listing.

Low faculty to student ratio – Capitol Debate firmly believes in individualized instruction, which can only happen with small class sizes.

Personalized Instruction – Capitol Debate instructors give students hands-on instruction with researching, writing, speaking, and organizing. After practice debates, instructors give students lengthy feedback to help them improve their skills.

Plenty of Opportunity to Practice – We make sure students are not just sitting in lectures but instead are getting up and speaking every day and applying the lessons learned in a small group setting.

Experience of a Lifetime: Not only will Capitol Debate students learn new skills through our programs; they will feel an increase in self-worth, learn critical thinking skills and improve public speaking and communication skills with their peers.

Two weeks at Capitol Debate will result in lifelong friendships and memories that will resonate with our students throughout their academic, personal, and professional careers.

Students return to our program year after year because of how life-changing our Summer Debate Programs prove to be. Our parents will tell you themselves that they proudly stand by their investment in Capitol Debate because of the impact it has had on their families.

Students will cover many topics including:

Structuring Arguments
Supporting Arguments
Researching Evidence
Writing Persuasive Cases
Drafting Rebuttal Briefs
Organizing Ideas
Delivering Winning Speeches
Standing Up Confident
Articulating Ideas
Refuting Opposition
Listening Carefully
Cross-Examining Opponents
Designed and recommended for ages 11-17 years.

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8:00am - 6:00pm
July 7 to July 18, 2024
July 21 to August 1, 2024

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$3,399 Residential
$2,599 Commuter



231 Forest Street, Wellesley, MA, 02457 map
Phone: 800 450 5012

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