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Debate Camp 2022

A place for students to experience —
personal growth, to work collaboratively
with others, to experience the joys of winning,
losing, and many other emotions.

The Boston Debate League’s FREE* Debate Camp provides an excellent opportunity for students to spend time this summer engaged in debate and argumentation, to develop their public speaking and leadership skills, and to learnabout the Policy Debate topic for next year. Camp has been instrumental to students’ growth as debaters, public speakers, and leaders on their debate teams, with camp participants often assuming a mentoring role within the team and bringing back the skills learned at camp to their debate community.

But most importantly, camp is a place for personal growth, to work collaboratively with others, to experience the joys of winning, losing, and many other emotions—such as struggling to learn a new skill and eventually succeeding. And, of course we saved the best for last, it’s a place to have fun. One of our values as an organization is joy in learning, and during camp, the JOY is emphasized—believing that no matter how good the content is, if students are not having fun and enjoying the process, we’re not living up to our values. And, being at the Madison Park campus gives us access to their outdoor space, including their fields, which we’ll use to run many fun group activities.

We look forward to connecting with students and engaging them in safe and community-building activities. Ultimately, we hope debaters leave learning a little bit more about the world, but our real goal is for them to leave camp learning a lot more about themselves.

Registration: Opens February 2022  |  Deadline: August 1, 2022


Camp Dates: August 15 - 26, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Madison Park Vocational High School 75 Malcolm X Blvd Boston, MA

Eligibility & Selection Criteria: Students will be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis.
No prior debate experience is necessary.

BPS & BDL Member School Students: Students currently enrolled at BPS school or a BDL
Member School can attend camp for free.

Non-BDL Member Schools*: For students that attend a school that is not currently
a BPS or a BDL Member School, the cost is $600 for the two weeks.

Contact: Ranner Faugas, Camp Director, 

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