Public Speaking Summer Day Camps

The Introduction to Public Speaking workshops, held at our debate camps, guide children through the techniques of public speaking, helping them to discover the gift of communication. They will learn to present a polished speech before their peers. They will go through exercises and practice sessions to develop delivery skills such as vocal variety, articulation, and voice projection. The Intermediate Public Speaking for kids takes them further. They will learn more advanced techniques and how to write and deliver different forms of speech. All children want to shine amongst their peers. Our teachers are highly skilled and creative in cultivating children's communication skills. By attending our academic summer camps, they will learn the skills that will benefit them in academics and their future careers.

Curriculum

We challenge our students to apply the material they have learned in their lectures. Rather than just hearing and forgetting huge amounts of information, they put into practice the theories presented in class. For example, all our debate classes and public speaking workshops include real-time debates or solo presentations. Students will prepare, organize, and present in front of their peers. Our experience has shown that such exercises best develop, stretch, and solidify a child's understanding and grow their abilities in the core skills we are teaching.

Skills and Areas of Focus

  • Techniques to Overcome Anxiety
  • Organization Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Vocal Variety
  • Articulation
  • Voice Projection

Summer Camp: A Life Changing Experience

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 camp will result in lifelong friendships and memories that will resonate with our students throughout their academic, personal and professional careers. Campers return to our program year after year because of how life-changing our Summer Debate Camps 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.

Practice & Application

Public speaking is learned through practice. It is refined by study. It is expanded by understanding the concepts that create it. Through all this, insightful instruction is essential. Our staff minutely monitor the performance and progress of each camper. They listen to the speeches, give tips about how to improve, and provide extensive notes for the students to review. Parents, we will teach your child to become a better, more confident speaker.

Please note that all payments are nonrefundable. Should cancellation be necessary, full credit will be provided up to 1 year from the date of the event, if written notice of cancellation is provided prior to May 1st for camps and at least two weeks for other programs. Any add-ons, tournament or fees paid cannot be refunded and are non-transferrable. Summer camp cancellations received after May 1st or programs cancellations after two weeks prior to program starting must also be made in writing and will follow the timetable found in the Terms, Policies, and Conditions page for applicable credit.