One of the greatest skills a child can learn is how to respectfully communicate their point–of–view. Not only will it change the dynamic of your family life and interaction, but it will also prepare them for successful adulting. Debate Camp has figured out the perfect formula for providing a safe, welcoming, fun, and intellectually engaging summer day camp for kids to grow their debate skills. This year, Debate Camp Halifax will host on-campus learning at Armbrae Academy and King’s Edgehill, and there will also be opportunities for overnight stays.

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Debate Camp is not just for the experienced debater, but for kids of all abilities and comfort levels. During the week, campers will grow lifelong skills such as information research, organizing ideas, communicating articulately, and working cooperatively within a team. Through daily debating, public speaking and Model UN activities, you’ll notice them gaining the confidence needed to propel them into a new school year and beyond.

With a teacher to student ratio of 1:8, kids are divided into small groups by age and experience. Debates happen in partnerships with a focus on teamwork. Teams will prepare and engage in a parliamentary-style debate, with age–appropriate topics. For example, students from grades 5 -6 might debate ‘school should only be 4 days a week’, while advanced debaters might argue for (or against) ‘the production of biofuels causes food insecurity’.

Day Camp:

If you’re curious what a day at Debate Camp looks like, then check out a sample schedule on their website here: Typical Day at Debate Camp.

When: June 26 – 30, 2023 | July 3 – 7, 2023 
9:00am – 3:30pm
Location: Ambrae Academy
Age: Grades 5 -10

Overnight Camp:

Considering overnight options? Campers will be housed at King’s Edgehill School in comfortable, gender-separate dorms with Debate Camp Program Staff housed on each floor. Roommate pairing are determined by age level, but roommate requests are available. Meals are also provided and dietary requests are accommodated with advance notice via the registration process. Participants will enjoy outdoor recreation like swimming and games, and what camping experience would be complete without a bonfire?  Learn more about Debate Camp Halifax’s overnight options online.

When: August 14-18, 2023
Location: King’s Edgehill school
Age: Grades 7-11

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“We don’t know how you made debate camp such an enriching program for children but you have the formula down pat. Our daughter came home every day with her wheels fully pumped, her bucket filled to the brim. She regularly told us all about her day – and that doesn’t always happen after camp or school. She was just so excited and needed to bring her family into the fold. She has now taught us how to debate and gave her sister the bracelet she made for her. From my heart: thank you!”

Register online today!  Keep in mind that there is only room for 30 participants each week, so act fast. Sibling discounts will help to reduce costs for families.

Debate Camps

When: June 26 – 30, 2023 | July 3 – 7, 2023 | August 14-18, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Armbrae Academy, Halifax | King’s Edgehill School, Windsor
Cost: $485, sibling discount available
Phone: 902-453-0245