Camp WOW

World Of Wordcraft Debate Camp

“Creative thinking inspires ideas.
Ideas inspire change.”
-Barbara Januszkiewicz
Find YOUR Voice In a PAW Language Arts Camp

Should children be allowed to have cell phones in schools?  Should wearing helmets be mandatory when bike riding? Should students have to have good grades to qualify for team sports at school?  Which is better the Harry Potter movies or the books they were based on?  These are just some of the issues and questions that kids ponder every day.  You may have an opinion, but how do you prove it? Do you wish you had the power of persuasion? Then don’t raise your voice, make your case! This is your chance to find your voice, get involved, empower yourself, and begin a life-long exploration of the majesty and wonder of words and ideas.

PAW’s World of Wordcraft Debate Camp will give students the tools for developing self-confidence, public speaking skills, building a powerful vocabulary, and learning the finer points of language arts.

Some of the many learning outcomes students will take away from CAMP WOW include: further developing critical thinking skills, learning how to discern and adjudicate multiple sides of any topic, organizing and articulating ideas, developing listening skills, and learning how to debate without arguing in a fun, safe, and non-competitive environment.

In PAW’s Camp WOW, learning debate and language arts gives students the tools with which to develop empathy, constructive dialogue, civic-mindedness, deal with peer-pressure, and engenders in young people a deep and abiding appreciation for words and ideas.

Debate and language arts are NOT about dry academics. It is a living, breathing, ACTIVE pursuit, facilitated by dynamic instructors who encourage students to challenge themselves and grow. Working off a foundation of voice, speech and diction, PAW’s CAMP WOW uses games, hands-on activities, questions and answers, age appropriate topics, and positive engagement to teach kids the fundamentals and finer points of debate.

Debate does for our minds what the gym does for our bodies. It is imperative that people – especially at an early age – learn to think critically about what they see and hear, ask questions, engage others, and express their ideas in a thoughtful, meaningful way. Debate is a crucial life skill; it is how we deliberate upon the world around us, challenge differing opinions thoughtfully, and get involved in our communities.

"The important thing is to never stop questioning."
-Albert Einstein
Seeking truth and progress is a life-long pursuit.
Let PAW’s Camp WOW be your first step into the journey of a lifetime!
“A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger.”
-Nelson Mandela

~ PAW’s Language Arts…Camp WOW~

Power of Persuasion
Wordplay and Vocabulary Building
Voice • Speech • Art of Public Speaking
Opinion & Reason • Pros & Cons
Agree to Disagree
(Open-mindedness • Empathy • Respect)
Theory • Critical Thinking • Problem Solving
Rebuttal ~ Or, Yes But…
Debate Structure • Procedure • Strategy
Debate of the Day
Round Table Discussions

"Words and Ideas Can Change The World."
-Robin Williams


Camp WOW

Week 1: JUNE 17 – JUNE 21
Week 2: JUNE 24 – JUNE 28
Week 3: JULY 1 – JULY 5
Week 4: JULY 8 – JULY 12
Week 5: JULY 15 – JULY 19
Week 6: JULY 22 – JULY 26
Week 7: JULY 29 – AUG 2
Week 8: AUG 5 – AUG 9
Week 9: AUG 12 – AUG 16
Week 10: AUG 19 – AUG 23

“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.”
-Joseph Joubert


University Synagogue
11960 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (In Auditorium)

Coming Summer of 2020!

Temple Ramat Zion
17655 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 91325 (In Auditorium)

Coming Summer of 2020!

Richmond Street Elementary School
615 Richmond Street, El Segundo, CA 90245 (In Auditorium)

Week 5 is available.
Doors open at 8:00am for drop-off & supervised playtime
Camp Hours: 8:45am to 3:00pm
Extended day is available until 5:00pm

American Martyrs Church
700 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (In Auditorium)
Week 9 is available.
Doors open at 8:00am for drop-off & supervised playtime
Camp Hours: 8:45am to 3:00pm – pick-up & playtime until 3:30pm
Extended day is not available

Throop Church
300 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101 (In Auditorium)

Coming Summer of 2020!

Ascension Lutheran
26231 Silver Spur Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 (In Auditorium)
Coming Summer of 2020!

Temple Menorah
1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (In Auditorium)
Week 7 is available.
Doors open at 8:00am for drop-off & supervised playtime
Camp Hours: 8:45am to 3:00pm
Extended day is available until 5:00pm

Bridges Academy
3921 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604 (In Auditorium)
Coming Summer of 2020!

St. Andrew’s Community Center
11555 National Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (In Auditorium)

Weeks 4 & 8 are available.
Doors open at 8:00am for drop-off & supervised playtime

Camp Hours: 8:45am to 3:00pm
Extended day is available until 5:00pm


CAMP WOW: $465 per 1 week session
(Be sure to select your camp discount when you register!)
EXTENDED DAY (where available):
$20 per day when paid by the day as needed or it’s reduced to $15 per day when paid in advance for the full session.


  • We at Performing Arts Workshops work to provide a non-competitive, nurturing and fun environment for our campers.
  • Debate Camp is open to children ages 9-15. Children are enrolled in camp on a first come, first served basis. Camp maximum: 12 students per site per session.
  • PAW instructors will draw from a list of approved age-appropriate topics for the children to debate. No political or religious topics will be presented at any time. 
  • Students will conduct whole-class discussions of topics and explore all sides of an issue, then placed into team groups and assigned a side of the topic to defend.
  • Debate topics will close with each student having the opportunity to discuss their opinions on the topic and if after the debate if their opinion has gotten stronger and why or if after the debate their opinion has changed and why.


Each Friday will have its own special theme. Parents will receive a schedule ahead of time. Some of these fun events include: Red White & Blue Day, Country Fair Day, Pajama Party Day, America’s Got Talent Day, Renaissance, and Performance Day. In addition, we have professional entertainers and guest teachers scheduled to perform.


Camp discounts, gift certificates, or coupons may be enjoyed
but not combined.

🏷 Summer in December (Sign up by Dec. 31st) ~ 25% OFF & a free t-shirt

🏷 Early Bird Discount (Sign up by Feb. 28th) ~ 20% OFF

🏷 Extend the Fun Discount (Multiple Session) ~ 15% OFF

🏷 Loyalty Discount (Returning Student) ~ 10% OFF

🏷 Sibling Discount ~ 10% OFF

🏷 PAW Pals Discount (Group) ~ 10% OFF

🏷 1st Time Camper (Give PAW a Try) ~ $50 Camp Dollars OFF Tuition

To Redeem:
Copy and paste the blue Discount Name listed above into the Coupon Code box when you select your camp sessions during enrollment.

“Let us remember: one book, one pen,
one child, and one teacher
can change the world.”
-Malala Yousafzai




Enjoy a day in the life of our PAW campers.

Part Art…Part Play…ALL FUN!

“If there was one life skill everyone on the planet needed, it was the ability to think with critical objectivity.”
-Josh Lanyon

Get in Touch

904 Silver Spur Rd., #402
Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274
9am-5pm Mon-Fri
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