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FAQ: Middle School Camp



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About MDAW Middle school camp

This is the 15th 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 17-21, 2019

There is one middle school session.

  • 5-day middle school camp runs June 17th – June 21st (9 am – 3:30 pm).
  • Extended day care service from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm is available with advanced registration at an additional cost.

Registration is now closed.

Arrival Time – 9:00 am

Daily activities will run from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Please do not plan to bring your student more than 10 minutes early on a given day.

On registration day (Monday, June 17th), students may arrive at 8:30 am in the Foss Hall Atrium. Registration will take place before that day’s first activities.

Pick-up Time – 3:30 pm

Middle school students should be picked up each day at 3:30 pm in the Foss Hall Atrium unless registered for extended day care services in advance. Extended day care service is available from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at an additional cost. Contact us directly if you need extended care.



Middle School Day Camp

Extended Day Service

Extended day care service from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm is available with advanced registration at an additional cost of – $25/day

Payment Due Dates

June 1, 2019 – $50 deposit due.

June 17, 2019 – 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).


  • Returning Student – $25 off camp cost


Students must fill out and return the MDAW Standard Scholarship Application by April 19, 2019. Scholarship applications received after April 19, 2019 will be considered on a case by case basis. The scholarship application form will be made available February 1st, 2019.

At Camp


Each day begins at 9:00 am ending at 3:30 pm, 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.

Campus Safety

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.

Parent/Guardian Visitation

Parents and guardians are welcome to visit their child and sit in on programming at any time.

Early Pick-up

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