Debate Camp 2.0
- Ages: Boys and girls in upcoming grades 6-9
- Location: Plainsboro Recreation & Cultural Center
- Dates: 1-week sessions
- August 15 - August 19
- Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Staff: Director: Michael Jackson; 7th Grade Social Studies (U.S. History) Teacher at Community Middle School
Instructors:Maria Pyle & Debbie Kline; Community Middle School 8th Grade Social Studies (World History) Teachers
Dr. Rebecca McClelland-Crawley; Community Middle School 6-8th Grade Prism (Gifted and Talented) Teacher
Seamus Dowling; Grover Middle School 8th Grade Social Studies (World History) Teacher
- Fee: $220
Debate Camp 2.0 is limited to participants who have already completed a week of Debate Camp in the summer of 2015, or are registered for a week of Debate Camp for Summer of 2016. It will be a faster moving and more advanced program designed to sharpen debate and mock trial skills at a more competitive level. Less time will be spent on the acquisition of skill though mini-lessons and modeling and more time will be spent engaged in competitive debates, mock trials, and political campaigns. Since less time will be devoted to the direct teaching of the fundamental debate and persuasive communication techniques, campers will be engaged in more debates and mock trials throughout the week. Campers will also be working in campaign teams to draw from the ideas of existing presidential candidates to design their own original political platform and run in a Mock-Campaign/Election for President of the United States!
Post Camp will be offered through WWP North Athletic Camps at the Plainsboro Recreation & Cultural Center for an additional fee. Registration for Post Camp must be done prior to the start of camp either on the Township website or in person at the Recreation & Cultural Center.