Camp Information

  • Grades: Boys and girls in upcoming grades 5-10 for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Location: Online
  • Dates: July 12 - July 16
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Staff: Director: Mike Jackson, M.A. Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision; Community Middle School Social Studies/U.S. History Teacher, Rider University Practicum in Education Mentor Teacher, Former World History Teacher & Lead Pilot Teacher of the 8th Grade Global Challenge -- awarded “Best Practice in Education” at the United Nations; Published Co-Author of “They’re Doing it in Social Studies ...Because They Have a Voice” on Teaching Controversial issues via Switch-Side Debate & Democratic Discussion: WW-P District Strategic Planning Team; Trenton Times & Trentonian “Coach of the Year”; Creator of SuperSPORTS Multi-sports Olympic Camp = the competitive model for Debate Camp. 
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  • Fee: $150
  • Residency: No residency restrictions


Debate & Mock Trial 2.0 is Democracy Debate’s Intermediate/Advanced level camp designed for campers looking to build on an existing foundation of Debate and/or Mock Trial experience (either through Debate Camp 1.0, Fall/Winter/Spring Debate clinics or other related experiences). 2.0 Campers will start the week debating more complex issues such as immigration, gun control, freedom of speech, healthcare, alternate energy vs fossil fuels, climate change, and minimum wage... and build up to more sophisticated topics such as climate change, genetic engineering, human rights and disease control. You will learn from Ted Talks, Formal team debate competition video clips, how-to sheets, and teacher/counselor demonstrations. Campers will come away from Democracy Debate & Mock Trial 2.0 Camp with experience applying evidence-based argumentation in competitive formats. They will also have a chance to network with members and officers of the High School Debate, Mock Trial, Model Congress, Future Problem Solvers, Robotics, Science Olympiad, and Academic Decathlon teams! Compared to Debate 1.0, the week of 2.0 will move at a faster pace, starting with a round-robin tournament and culminating with a festive Double-elimination Bracket-style Debate Tournament and a more elaborate and sophisticated version of Mock Trial -- complete with objections, sustainments, and over-rulings. 

There will be a 15 minute snack break between 10:30-10:45 am every day. *Program will take place via Zoom & Google Classroom, instructor will email links prior to the first day of camp.

If you are applying for financial assistance you cannot register online. Please come to the office or call 609-799-0909 ext. 1719 for more information.

Staff to camper ratio: 1 to 8

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