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PAW PLANS FOR SUMMER CAMP 2021!
We Are So Happy To Announce That Our Groundbreaking Online Summer Camp
Via Zoom Will Be Back For The Summer Of 2021 And Beyond!
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BUT, THE BURNING QUESTION ON ALL OUR MINDS…
will PAW Campers get to have an in-person camp option in 2021?
Well, the good news is that while we have our super fun online camp option available, we are continuing to monitor public health and safety announcements from the CDC & other health agencies for the green light to implement Performing Arts based activities (which includes group singing) for larger capacities of children. Of course the safety and well-being of our campers, teachers, families, and facility staff is our top priority. Our criteria for when we will bring back our in-person programs includes a timeline for when there is a COVID-19 vaccine that has been deemed safe, effective, and available to all children and families. In the hopes that the stars align by early Spring and these safety prerequisites come together, we proudly announce our 2021 In-Person Camp Season below! Registration for our online summer camp is already open. Registration for our IN-PERSON camp will be open only when we have confirmation that it is safe to return to PAW’s regularly scheduled camp programming!

Debate Camp…A World Of WordCraft

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

Utilizing the Project LEAD curriculum, PAW’s 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 DEBATE CAMP 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 Debate Camp, 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 DEBATE CAMP 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 Debate Camp 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…Debate Camp ~
WORKSHOPS

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

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

2021 SUMMER DATES

Debate Camp
* FOR KIDS AGES 9 TO 15

Week 1: JUNE 14 – JUNE 18
Week 2: JUNE 21 – JUNE 25
Week 3: JUNE 28 – JULY 2
Week 4: JULY 5 – JULY 9
Week 5: JULY 12 – JULY 16
Week 6: JULY 19 – JULY 23
Week 7: JULY 26 – JULY 30
Week 8: AUGUST 2 – AUGUST 6

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

2021 CAMP LOCATIONS & SCHEDULES

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

Weeks 2 & 5 are available.
Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:30am to 8:55am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:20pm.
(Doors open at 7:45am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)
(No Extended Play, doors close at 3:30pm.)

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

Weeks 1 & 8 are available.
Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:30am to 8:55am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:20pm.
(Doors open at 7:45am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)
(No Extended Play, doors close at 3:30pm.)

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

Week 5 is available.
Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:30am to 8:55am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:10pm.
(Doors open at 7:45am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)
(Extended Play is available from 3:20pm – 5:00pm. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

American Martyrs School
1701 Laurel Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (In Auditorium)
Week 3 is available. 

Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:30am to 8:55am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:20pm.
(Doors open at 7:45am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)
(No Extended Play, doors close at 3:30pm.)

Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center
1434 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107 (In Auditorium)
Weeks 4 & 7 are available. 
Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:30am to 8:55am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:10pm.
(Doors open at 7:45am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)
(Extended Play is available from 3:20pm – 5:00pm. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

Ascension Lutheran
26231 Silver Spur Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 (In Auditorium)
Weeks 2 & 6 are available.

Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:30am to 8:55am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:20pm.
(Doors open at 7:45am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)
(No Extended Play, doors close at 3:30pm.)

Temple Menorah
1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (In Auditorium)
Weeks 1 & 7 are available.

Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:30am to 8:55am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:10pm.
(Doors open at 7:45am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)
(Extended Play is available from 3:20pm – 5:00pm. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

Bridges Academy
3921 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604 (In Auditorium)
Weeks 3 & 6 are available.

Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:30am to 8:55am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:10pm.
(Doors open at 7:45am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)
(Extended Play is available from 3:20pm – 5:00pm. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

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

Weeks 4 & 8 are available.
Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:30am to 8:55am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:10pm.
(Doors open at 7:45am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)
(Extended Play is available from 3:20pm – 5:00pm. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

CHOOSE YOUR CAMP DISCOUNT!!!

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

 

CAMP TUITION & EXTENDED PLAY

DEBATE CAMP: $485 per 1 week session
(Be sure to select your camp discount when you register!)

SUNRISE STUDENT  7:45am-8:30am
$15 per day when paid by the day as needed or it’s reduced to $10 per day when paid in advance for the full session.

EXTENDED PLAY  3:20pm-5:00pm (where available):
$25 per day when paid by the day as needed or it’s reduced to $20 per day when paid in advance for the full session.

PARTICIPATION AND CAMP ACTIVITIES

  • 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.
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“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
-Mattie Stepanek

READY…

SET…

DEBATE!

Enjoy a day in the life of our PAW campers.

Part Art…Part Play…ALL FUN!

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

Get in Touch

📬 MAILING ADDRESS: 
904 Silver Spur Rd., #402
Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274
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💌 EMAIL:
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9am-5pm Mon-Fri
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