SUMMER ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT CAMPS AT AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2024 IS CURRENTLY OPEN!

Sign Up for Summer Speech & Debate Camp ASAP!
Apply to be a Summer Speech & Debate Camp staff member!

Attend Our Camps for Middle and High School Students

Week 2
Week 1

Mon. June 10-Fri. June 14

Week 1
Week 2

Mon. June 17 – Sat. June 22

(No camp on Juneteenth)

  • High School Debate & Argumentation

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  • Middle School Policy Debate – Session II

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  • Middle School Speech Camp – Interps

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Week 3
Week 3

Mon. June 24-Fri. June 28

  • High School Lincoln Douglas Debate – Quick Start

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  • High School Congressional Debate Camp

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  • High School Public Forum Debate Camp

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  • High School Policy Debate Quick Start – Advanced 

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  • High School Policy Debate Quick Start – Beginners

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Week 3
Week 4

Mon. July 1st-Wed. July 3rd

  • Middle School 3-Day Speech & Debate Sampler

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Week 3
Week 5

Mon. July 8-Fri. July 12

  • Middle School Congressional Debate – Session 2

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  • Middle School Speech Camp – Public Address

    (In-Person)

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Week 3
Special Sessions

Multi-Week Options

  • High School Policy Debate Camp – Comprehensive (All Levels)

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  • High School Policy Debate 10 Day – All Levels

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  • 10-Day Lincoln Douglas Debate Camp

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Sign Up for Summer Speech & Debate Camp!
Apply to be a camp staff member ASAP!
Learn more about specific Speech & Debate competition events here

Notes On Registration For Summer 2024

Fund-A-Friend at Registration

We use registration dollars to pay for the expenses related to camp, and where possible, to fund scholarships that make camp access easier for all interested families. If you can afford full pay for camp, consider making a gift that would help make camp accessible for more families with a one-time or monthly gift.

Important Deadlines to Know

Get your early bird discount by registering before April 7th, 2024! 

The priority deadline for MDAW Scholarship applications is April 21st, 2024. Apply for scholarships during registration by using the “For Financial Aid Only” option.

Cancel your registration up to May 10th, 2024 without penalty; after that we don’t do refunds, except for special circumstances. Expect to see your financial aid application results on Friday, May 17th. 

Financial Aid for Camp

The Summer Academic Enrichment Program will provide stipends to students on a first-come, first-served basis, to cover all or a portion of the direct cost to the student for attending one of our camps up to $1,000. Students must meet income qualifications and have earned a minimum C average in the camp’s subject area. Email Neeyra at estradan@augsburg.edu for more information.

Sign Up for Summer Speech & Debate Camp!
Learn more about specific Speech & Debate competition events here

WHY AUGSBURG’S SPEECH & DEBATE CAMP?

Our Format Encourages Skill-Building

We offer instructional workshops tailored to specific age groups. We work with area educators to provide a comprehensive curriculum that readies students at every level with evidence and skills for the next debate season.

Our Students Get TONS of Practice

We offer practice debates and skill-building drills nearly every day of camp. Middle school students find friendly competition in a full length debate at the end of their weekly sessions – so students can get a feel for the tournament experience. For high school students each session offers a number of full-length debates throughout their camp stay. In addition to this, staff facilitate re-dos, provide feedback, and create concrete steps for the student to continue improvement while at camp, carrying those skills into the competitive season.

Our Faculty Work Hard

We have incredibly experienced, talented folks working with students on a day-to-day basis. We make sure that students are exposed to a variety of styles while ensuring they can focus on skills and strategies they’ll use throughout the year. Our goal is to attract the best talent to our workshop so that students who attend MDAW will be prepared to have a successful season and build community.

Our Camp is Budget Conscious

Our workshop operates on a not-for-profit basis. We run MDAW out of a desire to increase local opportunities for excellent debate instruction, not to make money. Tuition and room/board expenses are pegged to cost of running the workshop and providing fair salaries for staff. Scholarships are available, so don’t hesitate to contact us even though financial constraints may be a problem. We are committed to making sure no student is prevented from attending due to challenging economic circumstances, to the extent possible.

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Contact Amy Cram Helwich at cramhe@augsburg.edu to
learn more about how to bring these outcomes and more
to your school through debate.

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