MDAW Virtual Summer Speech & Debate Camp - HS Policy Debate Camp (Core)
Monday, June 28, 2021 – Friday, July 2, 2021
VIRTUAL POLICY CORE (FOR BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS) - 10% Discount — Get a 10% camp discount when you register with smARTpass.
MDAW is a collaborative effort between The Minnesota Urban Debate League (a program of Augsburg University) and The University of Minnesota Debate Team. Our goal is to increase access to speech & debate for schools, coaches, and students entering 5th through 12th grade providing a high quality, virtual summer camp experience to students in the Twin Cities Metro, the Upper Midwest region, and across the US!
VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL TOPIC POLICY DEBATE
Minnesota Debate and Advocacy Workshop (MDAW) has provided high school national topic policy debate summer camp for 17 years. MDAW is a partnership between the Minnesota Urban Debate League (a program of Augsburg University) and the University of Minnesota Debate Team. What sets the MDAW apart from other policy debate camps? Community. MDAW believes strongly in the importance of developing positive relationships between staff and students ? along with growing our own leadership. The vast majority of our staff were participants themselves in MDAW.
The other core principle of the MDAW experience is that debate is learned by doing. Students will have a practice debate almost every day at camp. MDAW is where we learn new arguments, research new topics, and try-on new ideas. Camp experience also includes a camp tournament and awards ceremony.
VIRTUAL POLICY CORE (FOR BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS)
Monday June 28, 2021 through Friday July 9, 2021
High school students who want to master the fundamentals of policy debate are welcome to join our high school policy camp. Students will prepare for competition on the NSDA national topic, including research, skills development, strategy, and critiqued practice speeches & debates. The daily schedule will include topic lectures by licensed teachers, university instructors, and mentorship by college students. Students will collaborate and learn in research groups and have daily speeches and skill building development.
This session is for beginning debaters. Advanced students may join this session as camp leaders.
Students will experience in-depth lectures and labs instructed by Dr. David Cram Helwich, Director of Forensics at the University of Minnesota, and members of the UMN Policy Debate team.
Scholarships and discounts are available.
Register via Active Network: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/MinnesotaUrbanDebateLeague
Check out our 5-minute preview of last year?s camp, centered around the Criminal Justice Reform topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI9k8fAiC4M
Note: No programming will be planned on July 4th.
In addition to our MDAW Scholarship Application, we also have a partnership with the Minnesota Afterschool Advance program, which helps eligible families make use of a state-wide K-12 education tax credit for summer camp. Families can check eligibility here: www.mnafterschool.org/apply
For those needing scholarship help, please complete check out and registration on our new platform as you normally would using the For Financial Aid Applicants Only pricing option. After you register/check out, you will see the scholarship application in the confirmation email as an attached form. Please let us know if you have any questions.
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Offer: VIRTUAL POLICY CORE (FOR BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS) - 10% Discount — Get a 10% camp discount when you register with smARTpass.
Dates: Monday, June 28, 2021 – Friday, July 2, 2021
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