WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY SUMMER DEBATE INSTITUTES 2018!

 

About New York City Summer Debate Institutes

Join us this summer to be a Great Debater! Whether you have never participated in debate to whether you are a varsity high school debaters – join us for our summer debate institutes! The New York City Urban Debate League is the largest urban debate league in the country serving thousands of students and hundreds of schools each year. We provide the best debate education opportunities year round including summer debate institutes all summer. Students of all skill levels learn public speaking, refutation, questioning, research, writing, reading, listening and other academic skills. But most of all – it is fun! Debate Games, Debate Tournaments, Debate Activities, Raffles, Games and more!  So join us this summer for one of our debate institutes!

 

 

2018 High School Summer Debate Institute Registration Links (Grades 9th – 12th)

Scholars Varsity High School Debate Institute @ Borough Hall (Brooklyn) 

Manhattan High School Debate Institute (2 Week) @ Hunter College (July 9th – July 20th). Click here for registration.

Manhattan High School Debate Institute (1 Week) @ Hunter College (July 9th – July 20th). Click here for registration.

Queens High School Debate Institute @ Maspeth High School (2 Week, August 13th – 24th). Click here for registration. .

Queens High School Debate Institute @ Maspeth High School (1 Week August 13th – August 17th). Click here for registration.

2018 Middle School Summer Debate Institute Registration Links (Grades 5th – 8th)

Harlem Debate Institute @ Columbia University (July 2 – July 7th).  Click here for registration.

Manhattan Middle School Debate Institute 2 Week Option @ Silberman College (July 9th – July 20th). Click here for registration.

Manhattan Middle School Debate Institute 1 Week Option @ Silberman College (July 9th – July 20th). Click here for registration.

Queens Middle School Debate Institute @ Maspeth High School (2 Week, August 13th – 24th). Click here for registration. .

Queens Middle School Debate Institute @ Maspeth High School (1 Week August 13th – August 17th). Click here for registration.

2017 Elementary School Summer Debate Institute Registration Links (Grades 3rd – 5th)

Manhattan Elementary School Debate Institute @ 

Manhattan Elementary School Debate Institute @ 

Queens High School Debate Institute @ Maspeth High School (1 Week, August 13th – 17th). Click here for registration. .

Queens High School Debate Institute @ Maspeth High School (1 Week August 20th – August 24th). Click here for registration.

 

Sample Weekly Schedule 

Day #1: Orientation, Diagnostics, Debate Games
Day #2: Debate Skills #1 – Public Speaking
Day #3: Debate Skills #2 – Argumentation and Rhetoric
Day #4: Debate Skills #3 – Note Taking
Day #5: Debate Skills #4 – Refutation and Fallacies
Day #6: Debate Skills #5 – The Art of Cross Examination
Day #7: Debate Skills #6 – Research
Day #8: Debate Skills #7 – Writing Your Affirmative & Negative Cases
Day #9: Debate Skills #8 – Introduction to Critical Theory & Philosophy
Day #10: Debate Skills #9 – Rebuttals, Judging, Judge Adaptation
Day #11: Summer Debate Tournament

 

 

Sample Daily Schedule

 

 

8:00am-9:00am – Breakfast & Daily Current Events Discussion

9:00am-9:15am – Review of Previous Material with Game & Prizes

9:15am-9:30am – Camp Announcements

9:30am-10:00am – Debate Skills & Activity Lecture #1 (large group)

10:00am-10:30am – Debate Skills & Activity Lecture #2 (large group)

10:30am-12:30pm – Debate Labs and Practice Debates (small groups)

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm-3:00pm – Practice Rounds

3:00pm – Departure

 
 

Contact Information

NYC Summer Camp Manager Email – summer@debate.nyc

NYC Summer Debate Manager Phone – 917-774-6539

Executive Director – erik@debate.nyc

Executive Director Phone – 917-455-1079

Registration Fees

 

 

Summer debate institute registration fees cover the costs of staff, breakfast, lunch, and facilities. We do offer scholarships for students of demonstrated financial need. Please see your debate coach for scholarship information. Students are eligible for scholarships if (1) attend New York City Title I public schools that are active members of the NYC Urban Debate League; (2) participated in at least four NYCUDL tournaments during the current school year, and (3) provide proof of demonstrated financial need. You can contact your debate coach or summer@debate.nyc for additional information. Otherwise, please proceed with payment information which helps us cover the costs of facilities, instructors, supplies, student breakfast and lunch, and scholarship opportunities. Without your contributions this would not be possible. Thank you for making debate camp possible.

Harlem Middle School Summer Debate Institute @ Columbia University (July 3-8)

Click here to register for the Harlem Middle School Summer Debate Institute @ Columbia University

Manhattan Middle School Summer Debate Institute 2 Week Option @ Hunter College (July 17-28)

Click here to register for the Manhattan Middle School Summer Debate Institute 2 Week Option @ Hunter College

Manhattan Middle School Summer Debate Institute 1 Week Option @ Hunter College (July 17-28)

Click here to register for the Manhattan Middle School Summer Debate Institute 1 Week Option @ Hunter College

Manhattan High School Summer Debate Institute @ Silberman Graduate School (July 17-28)

Click here to register for the Manhattan High School Summer Debate Institute @ Silberman Graduate School

Queens Elementary School Summer Debate Institute I (August 21-25)

Click here to register for the Queens Elementary School Summer Debate Institute I (Week 1)

Queens Elementary School Summer Debate Institute II (August 28-September 1st)

Click here to register for the Queens Elementary School Summer Debate Institute II (Week 2)

Queens Middle School Summer Debate Institute (August 21 - September 1st)

Click here to register for the Queens Middle School Summer Debate Institute

Queens High School Summer Debate Institute (August 21 - September 1st)

Click here to register for the Queens High School Summer Debate Institute