Boston Debate League

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It's not summer without debate

Every summer, before the start of the next debate season, the Boston Debate League hosts a series of summer learning communities for debaters, coaches, and teachers through our Debate Camp, Summer Coach Camp, and Grad Class. Join us this summer to learn a new skill, identify strategies to foster an engaged debate team or deepen your insights and reflections about your own practice – all while having a little fun! Register and learn more about each opportunity below.

Summer Coach Camp

August 1-5, from 9:00am – 3:30pm | Hybrid

The Boston Debate League’s Summer Coach Camp provides debate coaches an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming debate season, build their debate knowledge and coaching skills, and be in a learning community with other amazing debate coaches.   Learn more | Register

Grad Class

August 8-12, from 9:00am - 5:00pm | In-person

The Boston Debate League’s Grad Class offers a weeklong course where teachers will learn to use a variety of debate-like activities to foster student engagement. As part of an interdisciplinary mix of upper elementary to high school educators, teachers will step into the role of learner, debrief your experiences as educators, and collaborate in learning communities within and across content and disciplines.   Learn more | Register

Debate Camp

August 15-26, from 8:30am – 3:30pm | In-person

The Boston Debate League’s Debate Camp provides an excellent opportunity for students to spend time this summer engaged in debate and argumentation, to develop their public speaking and leadership skills, and to learn about the Policy Debate topic for next year.   Learn more | Register