Intro to Debate

Summer Camps

Recommended for Ages 10-16. Limit 16 students per camp. Includes snacks and camp t-shirt.

$295

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Choose your camp week

Each camp is a Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm.

Camp Location
First Methodist Carrollton,
2201 E Hebron Pkwy,
Carrollton 75010

Who are the coaches?

Julia Morgan

Julia is the founder of Ready Set Resources LLC. She has been teaching speech and debate since 2008, and her Speakers League public speaking club curriculum is in use around the world.

Price Morgan

Price is a Phi Beta Kappa, 2019 national champion IPDA debater at SMU, and ranks in the top 10 in the nation in several IPDA categories. A senior, he has taught debate since 2014. Additionally, he was the first club mentor for the Speakers League organization, and its youngest Club Chairperson, facilitating eight clubs at once.

What happens at camp?

During our week-long camps, activities include quick, fun, and creative games, activities, and debate sparring to learn the relevant skills for any format of debate. Debate sparring sessions are short, fun, and easy, one-, two-, or three-person debates on topics that don’t require deep research, e.g., “School uniforms should be required,” “The rise of selfies is a troubling cultural problem,” “Whataburger vs. In-N-Out,” etc.

Lots of fun and engaging activities are used to help instill skills like speaking clearly, note-taking (referred to as flowing), thinking on your feet, organizing your thoughts, being creative and adapting, and determining what is relevant in material.

Emphasis is placed on structuring a case, referred to as the “Constructive,” developing a “Framework” (how the judge should decide the winner), understanding your opponents’ case through “Cross-Examination,” effective techniques for “Rebuttal”, and how to crystallize and convey your win to the judge.

Some light homework is assigned to help reinforce what’s been learned and to allow time to prep for some sparring. 

Recommended for Ages 10-16. Limit 16 students per camp. Includes snacks and camp t-shirt.

What qualities are helpful for a child to have when enrolling in this camp?

  • Ability to pay attention, process verbal information quickly, and pick up the meaning of words from context.
  • Strong handwriting skills (or use of a device with strong keyboarding skills).
  • Has a competitive streak.
  • Works well with others.
  • Capability and access to do independent research.
  • Can bring a device for research to sessions (e.g. smartphone, tablet).                         

Is there value in signing the same child up for more than one camp?

While the same material is covered in each camp, the level of information-retention and skills-development tends to increase with each week of participation. A 20% discount is available for enrollment in two or more camp weeks. Contact us if interested.

Is financial aid available?

Partial scholarships are available when a financial hardship exists. Click here for more information.

What is your refund policy?

For our camps, a full refund can be made up to 30 days before the first session; a full refund less $100 can be made up to 72 hours before the first session. No refunds will be made within 72 hours of your camp week’s first session.

Have other questions?

Email julia@readysetresources.com or call/text 214-972-8046.

What parents and students say.

 

The value of learning debate

These skills, loosely categorized as elements of emotional intelligence, include the capacity to persevere through setbacks (grit), the facility to bring existing knowledge to a novel situation (creativity), comfort in working with others and knowing when to lead and when to follow (collaboration), the capability to confront the seemingly infinite volumes of information on any topic and select the relevant data (research), and sensitivity to what a target audience is thinking so that such data can be presented persuasively (empathy). The debate curriculum teaches young people much of what they’ll need to know in these areas by active, engaging, and highly direct means. Click here to read the full article.

Contact

Phone: 1-214-972-8046
Fax: 1-310-868-2891
Email: julia@readysetresources.com
PO Box 866092 Plano TX 75086