- About MDAW Middle School Camp
- Session Dates
- Registration Day Information – June 18th
- Daily Pick-Up Time
- Contacting my student
- Campus Safety
- What to Wear
- Computer Access
- Parent Visitation
- Early Pick-up
About MDAW Middle school camp
This is the 14th summer that we have been offering our middle school camp as a part of the MDAW. Middle school students entering 6th – 8th grade have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming debate topic, learn how to research and develop effective arguments, and have lots of practice debates and skill sessions. Students will build skills, work as a team, and make new friends!
Graduating 8th graders are eligible to participate in our high school camp.
Date – June 18-22, 2018
There is one middle school session.
- 5-day middle school camp runs June 18th – June 22nd (9am – 3:30pm).
- Extended day care service from 3:30pm – 5:30pm is available with advanced registration at an additional cost.
Arrival Time – 9:00am
Daily activities will run from 9am. to 3:30pm. Please do not plan to bring your student more than 10 minutes early on a given day.
On registration day (Monday, June 18th), students may arrive at 8:30am in the Foss Hall Atrium. Registration will take place before that day’s first activities.
Pick-up Time – 3:30pm
Middle school students should be picked up each day at 3:30pm in the Foss Hall Atrium unless registered for extended day care services in advance. Extended day care service is available from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at an additional cost. Contact us directly if you need extended care.
Middle School Day Camp
- 5 Day Middle School Policy Debate Camp, includes lunch/snack – $250
Day Care Service
Extended day care service from 3:30pm to 5:30pm is available with advanced registration at an additional cost of – $25/day
Payment Due Dates
June 1, 2018 – $50 deposit due.
June 18, 2018 – The remaining tuition balance is due by registration/check-in on the first day.
We accept cash, credit cards, and checks (payable to Augsburg University).
- Early bird registration – $25 off by registering before May 5, 2017
Students must fill out and return the MDAW Standard Scholarship Application – 2018 (PDF) by April 13, 2018. Scholarship applications received after April 13, 2018 will be considered on a case by case basis.
Each day begins at 9:00am ending at 3:30pm, with breaks for lunch and snack. A variety of activities occur during the day including instruction on the topic and debate theory, practice debates, and research.
Contacting my student
If you need to contact or find your student during camp, please contact our main office at 612-330-1730.
Students are permitted to bring cell phones, but we ask that they do not allow them to become distracting. Also, it is helpful to note that though you may contact your student at will, cell service can be spotty in some of the older buildings.
All staff have undergone a background check by Augsburg University and residential staff are on the premises and in the dorms at all times. Dormitory access is limited to camp staff, residents, and University personnel. Students will receive key card access upon arrival, and we will ensure access for commuting students as well.
Campus security maintains 24-hour surveillance of the campus. They can be reached at 612-330-1717 if there is an emergency.
You may also call the MDAW office 612-330-1730 for help as well.
What to Wear
Casual attire is entirely appropriate. Please be sure to pack comfortable shoes. It also gets hot, especially in the dorm. However, in other parts of campus Augsburg has a variety of air-conditioning options for buildings, so layers are a good idea.
We encourage students to bring a laptop if one is available. Ready access to one’s own computer greatly facilitates research and block writing. All debaters will have access to institute and Augsburg University computers during the workshop.
Parents and guardians are welcome to visit their child and sit in on programming at any time.
Yes, you can pick-up your child early from camp if necessary. We just ask that if parents are picking up their student early or dropping off late, please schedule this 24-hours in advance by contacting Genesia Williams at 612-330-1730 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.