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© 2019 Debate it Forward

STAY IN TOUCH

541 N Fairbanks Ct

Suite 2200

Chicago, IL, 60611

SUMMER CAMP

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

PROGRAM FEATURES

At Debate it Forward Summer Camp, we integrate the fun of summer camp, the adventure of exploring Chicago, and the rigor of an academic program into one cohesive and exciting week. Our day is split into 3 distinct parts:

Field Trip and Topic Research

We begin our day discussing our daily topic: what it means and what teams negative/affirmative are arguing. We then go to our daily field trip, which is intimately related to our topic. With guided research scavenger hunts, Team Affirmative and Team Negative work throughout the trip to find evidence for their arguments.

Field Trip and

Topic Research

Debate Skill Activities 

After our riveting field trip and recess/lunch, we focus on building our core debate skills. We play games to help students become stronger and deeper thinkers, more confident in their presentation skills, and more empathetic when considering other views.

Debate Skill

Activities

Mock Debates

Past topics have included:

  • Debate about censorship and a trip to WGN TV

  • Debate about artificial intelligence and a trip to a Robotic Exhibit

  • Debate about juvenile justice and a trip to the Daley Center 

Debate

We end our day tying together our topic research and our debate skills. We have actual debates (team, partner, individual, etc.) where students must use their field trip research as evidence in their arguments and refutations.

SESSION DATES AND INFORMATION: CAMP 2020

New this year: Back to back weeks are DISTINCT topics and trips. In other words, families can sign up for 2 sessions (an A session and a B session) for two different camp experiences.  Please note that all A sessions are the same and all B sessions are the same.

 

We are pleased to report that Debate it Forward has met 100% of requested financial aid in 2018 and 2019. Registration will have a financial aid option if you will be applying for a scholarship.

Length

Dates

Ages

Price*

WEEK 1:

SESSION A

WEEK 2: SESSION B 

WEEK 1:

SESSION A

WEEK 2: SESSION B 

1 week

1 week

1 week

1 week

June 15-19

 

June 22-26

June 15-19

 

June 22-26

7–14

7-14

7–14

7-14

$400 (added fee for before and after-care)

$400 (added fee for before and after-care)

$400 (added fee for before and after-care)

$400 (added fee for before and after-care)

WEEK 3:

SESSION A

WEEK 4: SESSION B 

1 week

1 week

August 10-14

 

August 17-21

7–14

7-14

$400 (added fee for before and after-care)

$400 (added fee for before and after-care)

Please note the following:

CANCELLATIONS:

Cancellations before 1/1/20 will be fully refunded.

Cancellations between 1/2/20-4/30/20 will be eligible for a 50% refund

Cancellations requested after 5/1/20 but 1 month before the camp session will be eligible for a 25% refund

Cancellations within one month of camp session are not eligible for a refund

 

JULY

Depending on demand, we may consider adding 1-2 July sessions. Let us know if you'd prefer a July session.

ENROLLMENT

Debate it Forward reserves the right to cancel under-enrolled sessions. If you have enrolled in a canceled session, you will be contacted by 5/15/20 to discuss possible options.

Camp is held at 5500 S Woodlawn Ave, on the UChicago Campus.  Camp hours are 9am-3pm but extended care is offered 8am-5pm.