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Debate Camp…A World Of WordCraft

“Creative thinking inspires ideas.
Ideas inspire change.”
-Barbara Januszkiewicz
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Should children be allowed to have cell phones in schools? Is protecting wildlife important? Is access to clean water a right or a privilege? 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 Debate campers will go on a journey through a variety of age-appropriate and relevant debate topics while learning the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) format. With each new IPDA in-class debate, kids ages 9-14 will focus on developing their skills under the following common debate categories: Delivery, Courtesy, Appropriate Tone, Organization, Logic, Support, Cross Examination, and Refutation. They learn how to structure arguments, find credible evidence, roadmap their points, ask cross examination questions, and consider opposing arguments. Working off a foundation of voice, speech and diction, PAW’s DEBATE CAMP uses games, hands-on activities, questions & answers, positive engagement, age appropriate topics, and will teach the basics of debate scoring while campers enjoy participating in the “debate of the day” workshop.

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.

Our Debate Camp curriculum engenders a deep and abiding appreciation for words and ideas, helps to develop empathy, constructive dialogue, civic-mindedness, teaches how to deal with peer-pressure, and gives tools for developing self-confidence, public speaking skills, building a powerful vocabulary, as well as teaching the finer points of language arts. Campers will walk away with skills in active listening, collaboration, persuasive writing, public speaking, leadership, critical thinking, and civic mindedness.

"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!

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.

“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

2022 SUMMER DATES

Debate Camp
* FOR KIDS AGES 9 TO 14

Week 1: JUNE 13 – JUNE 17
Week 2: JUNE 20 – JUNE 24
Week 3: JUNE 27 – JULY 1
Week 4: JULY 5 – JULY 8
Week 5: JULY 11 – JULY 15
Week 6: JULY 18 – JULY 22
Week 7: JULY 25 – JULY 29
Week 8: AUG 1 – AUG 5

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

2022 CAMP LOCATIONS & SCHEDULES

Richmond Street Elementary School
615 Richmond Street, El Segundo, CA 90245 (In Auditorium)
Weeks 4 & 7 are available.

Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:45am to 9:00am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:10pm.

(Doors open at 8:00am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

(Extended Play is available from 3:10pm – 5:00pm. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

American Martyrs School
1701 Laurel Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (In Auditorium)
Week 8 is available.

Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:45am to 9:00am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:20pm.

(Doors open at 8:00am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

(No Extended Play at this location, doors close at 3:20pm.)

Temple Ramat Zion
17655 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 91325 (In Auditorium)
Debate will be available at Northridge summer of 2023

Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:45am to 9:00am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:20pm.

(Doors open at 8:00am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

(No Extended Play at this location, doors close at 3:20pm.)

Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center
1434 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107 (In Auditorium)
Debate will be available at Pasadena summer of 2023

Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:45am to 9:00am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:10pm.

(Doors open at 8:00am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

(Extended Play is available from 3:10pm – 5:00pm. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

Ascension Lutheran
26231 Silver Spur Road, Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275 (In Auditorium)
Week 3 is available. 

Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:45am to 9:00am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:20pm.

(Doors open at 8:00am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

(No Extended Play at this location, doors close at 3:20pm.)

Temple Menorah
1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (In Auditorium)
Week 2 is available. 

Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:45am to 9:00am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:10pm.

(Doors open at 8:00am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

(Extended Play is available from 3:10pm – 5:00pm. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

Bridges Academy
3921 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, CA 91604 (In Auditorium)
Week 6 is available.

Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:45am to 9:00am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:10pm.

(Doors open at 8:00am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

(Extended Play is available from 3:10pm – 5:00pm. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

St. Andrews Community Center
11555 National Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (In Auditorium)
Weeks 1 & 5 are available.

Drop-off & supervised playtime available from 8:45am to 9:00am.
Camp Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm – Pick-up & playtime until 3:10pm.

(Doors open at 8:00am for Sunrise Students. See Tuition At-A-Glance.)

(Extended Play is available from 3:10pm – 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: $480 per 1 week session
(Be sure to select your camp discount when you register!)

SUNRISE STUDENT  8:00am-8:45am
$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  3:10pm-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 9-14. 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

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904 Silver Spur Rd., #402
Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274
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