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For the safety of our community, we will not be offering any in-person programs this summer. Some programs will be offered remotely and others had to be canceled. See the Courses page for our remote offerings.

DebateAble: Debate for Kids!

Debate empowers young people to find their voice and listen to the voices of others! DebateAble camps use debate to teach critical thinking, public speaking and collaborative teamwork skills, all with a focus on keeping it fun. 

You’ll spend the first week learning debate skills and format through games and other activities. The second week you’ll work with your team to prepare for a final live debate, with a top-secret topic to be revealed during the camp session. You must be able to participate in a virtual debate match held on Friday, August 14. 

Summer Youth Programs is excited to partner with DebateAble, which brings its unique youth-focused curriculum to districts from Seattle to Dallas and to schools across the country.

Who It's For

This camp is for incoming fourth and fifth graders.

Instructors

Linda Oakley is a elementary school teacher and a DebateAble coach. Coach Oakley finds it exciting to teach debate and help students evaluate evidence and formulate opinions of both sides of an issue. 

Sarah Holt has coached kids in DebateAble clubs throughout Seattle since 2015 and also supports other coaches in her role as program manager. She assists with training coaches and developing curriculum. Sarah is deeply committed to teaching the fundamentals of debate  in an encouraging and fun atmosphere.  

More Information

This remote course will use a learning management system like Canvas and Zoom video conferencing. To participate, students should have access to a computer with speakers and a microphone and an internet connection. A headset and a webcam is also highly recommended.

See the Policies section for details about registration policies and more.

Details

Aug 3–Aug 14, 2020

Sect. A-1
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$645
Refund Deadline
June 10 (100%)
Status
Full

Aug 3–Aug 14, 2020

Sect. A-2
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$645
Refund Deadline
June 10 (100%)
Status
Full