NYCUDL Live Summer Camp
Registration for Session I is Closed
Session 1: July 5-8 & 11-15 (9-3pm)–CLOSED!!
Format: Intro to Debate (all levels) and public forum (live Session I is open to rising 6th-12th graders)
Location: Hunter College Campus (68th and Lexington)
Session 2: July 18-22 & 25-29 (9-3pm)–Spots still remain!
Format: Intro to Debate (all levels) and Public Forum (live session is open to rising 6th-9th graders)
Location: Hunter College Campus (68th and Lexington)
COVID Policies. As per Hunter requirements, all attendees must be fully vaccinated based on the definition of fully-vaccinated of their vaccine. Registration is not considered complete proof of vaccination is submitted. Students are required to comply with any COVID-19 related policies established by Hunter as a condition of enrolment.
NYCUDL Online Summer Camp
Dates: July 5-8 & 11-15 (9-12pm) –CLOSED!
Format: Intro to Debate (all levels), and Public Forum (remote session is open to rising 5th-12th graders)
Who is Summer Debate Institute for?
At the NYCUDL, one of our greatest strengths is our commitment to serving all types of students and learners. We believe in the potential of every child. From the struggling student to the academically gifted, from the extrovert to the introvert, we strive to meet all of our students where they are and challenge them to get to the next level. For our remote session, we will gladly accept students from all over the globe (all times are Eastern Standard Time)!
Scholarships are available to students who qualify and participate in our league through their school. Any student may participate in our program, but only students who attend our league schools are eligible for scholarships.
What is the Difference Between Public Forum and Parliamentary Debate?
Parliamentary debate is a more spontaneous debate style where students argue a number of different topics based on somme reading and preparation. Public Forum is a more research-intensive form of debate where students learn how to break-down a single topic over the course of the course of the program. We encourage younger debaters (5th/6th grade) to enroll in parliamentary, but we will take beginners for both formats.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com
- July 5-8 and July11-15 (no weekend days) 9am-12pm $599 until April 25th
If you would like financial aid, please contact your coach. Financial aid is available to students who have financial need from schools who are members in good standing with the NYCUDL.
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Introduction to Debate: In our introduction class you can expect students to learn the fundamentals of debate which include: public speaking, research skills and basic argument formation. Students will collaborate to incorporate these skills in a debate setting such as in-class scrimmages.
Public Forum: In public forum debate, we focus on enhancing the NSDA standards expected in a public forum round. Some skills include topic specific research on the proposed Public forum NSDA topic along with learning format specific skills in given speeches.
Why Join the NYCUDL’s Summer Debate Institutes?
History and experience. The NYCUDL was formed in 2012 with the goal of providing debate access to every student in New York City. The NYCUDL has run summer debate camps every year since its founding to support debate in NYC.
Support debate access for low income students in NYC. All proceeds from NYCUDL workshops go to support access for low-income students in New York City. Please help us help our city in a time of need.
Platform. All NYCUDL online programs are supported by an easy-to-use platform that will support the online Georgetown tournament and the online Tournament of Champions.
Our staff. Our teaching staff includes incredibly accomplished debaters and coaches as well as guest lecturers from around the United States.
The best way to learn debate is to debate!
That’s why these live sessions will impart the essentials of public speaking and basic debate with a frequent mix of active practice and feedback. Tournament-tested debaters and teachers coach you with 15-30 hours of live instruction with the option to add on more hours. The add-on extension hours target highly-active debate rounds or research games and exploration. Comprehensive units aim to raise skills—and enjoyment!—of public speaking, research, inquiry, vocabulary, critical literacy and higher-order thinking. Ask your instructor questions at any time.
All units embrace skills that invaluably transfer to make your academic success faster, higher and stronger!
There’s nothing like a debate! At the NYCUDL Parliamentary Summer Debate Institute, we will create a space for middle school students to learn and grow in one of the most exciting debate formats. In Parliamentary debate, the topics change weekly, and students compete in teams of three in a format that values quick thinking, both writing and speaking/listening skills, and both evidence-based and philosophical reasoning. Parliamentary is known as a fantastic “springboard” format for middle school debaters due to the revolving topics and highly interactive and fun format.
Your instructors will be experienced debaters who are incredibly passionate about mentoring the next generation of great NYC Debaters. Summer Debate Institute is 15-30 hours of live instruction with an option to add on more hours.
Brace yourself for the magic of our virtual Summer Debate Institute!
Consistent, personalized coaching. New, tight-knit friendships. Exposure to diverse styles and ways of thinking. The most efficient way to get better at debate is to debate more often. Competitively successful instructors guide personalized lab groups and smaller, virtual team work well-matched to your goals. Interactive discussion and activities follow carefully designed video lectures or live presentations on topics from fine tuning final focus to multi-layering frontline refutation. The two week program supports an official tournament experience. Each week’s 15 hours of coaching includes an option for up to 15 more add-on hours. This extension time specializes in highly-active tasks to advance guided research and coached round practice.
Debaters always report a windfall of benefits competitively and academically. Now, folding in heightened tech and organizational skills nurtured at a virtual debate institute, the benefits multiply.
Our Public Speaking program is designed to provide instruction in Public Speaking to students entering grades 4-5. Students will learn how to give informative speeches, demonstrative speeches and persuasive speeches. The program will conclude with a public speaking showcase.