• Grades: Boys and girls in upcoming grades 6-11 for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Location: Online
  • Dates: July 19 - July 23
  • 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


Democracy Debate 3.0 -- Model Congress will feature a lightning-fast pace and a more advanced program designed to move beyond advanced-level debate into problem-solving, and diplomacy = essential skills for Model Congress! Debate Camp 3.0 will provide direct instruction, practice, and feedback in the use of rhetoric/literary devices such as stealing thunder, repetition, parallelism, analogies, and metaphors. Debaters and Model Congress participants will hone their radar for recognizing overly-biased research & spin, as well as calling opponents out for the use of logical fallacies. 3.0 will culminate with a formal and festive Model Congress experience. Small-group delegation teams representing different states will be judged not only on how well they compete to be the best problem-solvers but also how well they collaborate with other congress-persons to merge solutions and recruit support -- just like they are supposed to do in our U.S. Congress! Our young citizen-leaders will not only evaluate and debate current Congressional Bill proposals, but will also learn how to solve problems and create/pass legislation related to current, red-hot topics and pressing questions such as: "How should President Biden handle the growing Southern Border Immigration crisis within a lingering global pandemic?" How can congress best open/stimulate the US economy while addressing the economic, racial, gender, and health, and environmental inequities that the pandemic has exposed?” and "How should the United States role in responding to climate change be re-defined?

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 6.