IN-PERSON PITTSBURGH DEBATE SUMMER CAMP 2021

  • In-person summer camp
  • ​Children of all ages
  • ​Fun, engaging learning environment
  • ​​Limited seats available due to COVID-19
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

We are a debate club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, coaching students of all ages and levels of experience.

This summer (the summer of 2021), we will be offering an in-person summer day camp. The camp is designed to be fun and engaging – we teach debate and public speaking through argument activities and games.

THE SUMMER CAMP

  • Dates: Program will run from July 5th through 16th, for two weeks from Monday through Friday. You have the option to take part in one or both weeks.
  • Time: Two time-options: half-day and full-day. The full day is from 9:00 to 4:00 PM, while the half-day is from 9:00 to 1:00 PM. 
  • ​Age & Experience: Any age between early elementary and early high school. Our classes are divided by age and experience. 
  • ​Coaches: Team of accomplished debate coaches hand-picked by Greg, Carnegie Debate founder, who will be the Head Coach.
  • ​Price: The price of the two-week, full-day camp will be $1200. The cost of the half-day camp will be $800. There is also a one-week option.
  • Location: 809 Center St, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

The Carnegie Debate Summer Camp Experience

During this summer camp, our objective is to teach debate and public speaking in a fun and open environment. It is summer, after all! 
  • ​Play public speaking games! In one game, students read poems while trying to convey some particular emotion; they win if the audience can guess the emotion they seek to convey.
  • Play debate games! For instance, two-minute, two-person debates on silly topics.
  • Play argument games! One of the student-favorites is the game Mafia.
  • Research. Students engage in online research, guided by our coaches. They seek to find credible evidence for their debate positions.
  • ​Debate. In all classes, we prepare have longer debates on topics. Students prepare for these debates.
  • Go outside, play sports! Physical activity is critical to intellectual activity. We take the children outside and play sports.

Why Debate?

DEBATE EMPHASIZES THE 4 C'S OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Critical Thinking

Communication

Collaboration

Creativity

Here's What Our Students & Parents Are Saying

CAMP PRICING

2 WEEK FULL DAY SUMMER CAMP
(RECOMMENDED)
$
1200
Deposit to Reserve Seat: $150
  • Dates: July 5th* - July 16th*
  • Full-Day: 9:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Location: 809 Center St, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
2 WEEK HALF DAY SUMMER CAMP

$
800
Deposit to Reserve Seat: $150
  • Dates: July 5th* - July 16th*
  • Half-Day: 9:00 to 1:00 PM
  • Location: 809 Center St, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
1 WEEK Full DAY SUMMER CAMP
$
700
Deposit to Reserve Seat: $150
  • Dates: One week between July 5th - July 16th
  • Full-Day: 9:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Location: 809 Center St, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
1 WEEK HALF DAY SUMMER CAMP
$
500
Deposit to Reserve Seat: $150
  • Dates: One week between July 5th - July 16th
  • Half-Day: 9:00 to 1:00 PM
  • Location: 809 Center St, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Carnegie Debate Camp By Grade

  • 1st grade – 3rd grade: We identify how different authors make arguments in basic texts. We teach elementary research skills, and discuss types of evidence. Mostly, with children of this age, we focus on playing intellectually stimulating games that involve analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • 4th grade – 6th grade: We introduce students of this age to debate. We discuss different kinds of evidence, and engage in critical argumentation. The class is highly gamified, with almost all of the core lessons taught through activities.
  • 7th grade – 8th grade: With children of this age, we dive deeper into a certain debate format. We also engage in research, but we expect students to be able to put together more comprehensive plans and articulate more nuanced ideas. Much of the class is still taught through games, although the games are curated for older kids.  
  • ​9th grade – 10th grade: With high school students, we mostly engage in actual debate. These students tend to have a solid baseline understanding of the research process, and of different kinds of evidence. Therefore, we focus on the validity of arguments, logical flaws, and building a structurally complex case. Students engage in debates with each other and with our coaches.

© 2021 Carnegie Debate

Mail: CarnegieDebateClub@gmail.com

Call: (412) 589-9644