SUMMER 2020 (July - August)
As of May 15th, given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the Boston Debate League has made the decision to hold our summer programming (Debate Camp, Coach Camp, and Debate-Inspired Classrooms graduate class) virtually via Zoom in August. Our commitment remains to engage our community in programming that is meaningful and joyful, while protecting the health and safety of all.
BOSTON DEBATE LEAGUE DEBATE CAMP
Description: The Boston Debate League’s FREE* Debate Camp provides an excellent opportunity for students to spend time this summer engaged in debate, develop their public speaking and leadership skills, and to learn about the Policy Debate topic for next year. We’ve found Camp to be instrumental to students’ growth as debaters, public speakers, and as leaders on their debate teams, with camp participants often assuming a mentoring role within the team and bringing back the skills learned at camp to their debate community.
Camp Dates and Time: Monday - Friday August 17 - 21 and August 24 - 28 12:00 Noon - 4:30 PM. Held virtually via Zoom.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria: Students will be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis. No prior debate experience is necessary. BDL Member School Students: Students currently enrolled at a BDL Member School school can attend camp for free. Non-BDL Member Schools*: For students that attend a school that is not currently a BDL Member School, the cost is $200 for the first week and $400 for the two weeks.
Registration: Click Here to Register. Deadline: The registration deadline is July 1, 2020.
Click here to see a glimpse of debate camp.
FALL 2020 (September - December)
SUFFOLK BDL DUAL ENROLLMENT INTRO TO DEBATE COURSE
Description: Semester-long debate course co-taught by Suffolk professor & BDL staff; students earn 3 college credits and by end of course write their own 1ACs. More info here.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria: BPS students who will be in 11th or 12th graders in 2020-21, with GPA of at least 2.5 and on track to graduate; must be debating in BDL at Varsity level or prepared to advance to Varsity in Fall 2020
Application: Suffolk Fall 2020 Application, Educator Reference Form, & BPS Transcript Deadline: March 23, 2020