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MDAW – Middle School Camp Offerings

Students entering 6th – 8th grade will build skills, work as a team, and make new friends! Graduating 8th graders are also eligible to participate in our high school camp. Middle school camps are daytime only, no residential options are offered at this time.

Details by session:

Middle School Policy Debate Camp

Is your student curious about how laws are made? Are they passionate about current affairs? Come to middle school policy debate camp and they can build their advocacy and leadership skills, while learning about the upcoming debate topic for the 2020-2021 school year. Middle school students entering 6th – 8th grade 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!

Cost: $300 – includes t-shirt, snacks, and lunch
Runs:
Monday June 22, 2020 – Friday June 26, 2020
Register: bit.ly/mdawreg2020

Middle School Speech Camp

Your student will become an effective and confident public speaker after attending middle school speech camp. Each day, students will learn leadership strategies while mastering specific skills to help them craft and deliver persuasive, informative, and entertaining speeches to audiences of all ages. Students who attend will excel in all academic courses and activities in which they have to present to diverse groups of people.

Your student will be instructed by a Nationally Board Certified Teacher who has also been Accredited by the National Speech and Debate Association as an Advanced Professional Speech and Debate Educator.

Cost: $300 – includes t-shirt, snacks, and lunch
Runs:
Monday July 6, 2020 – Friday July 10, 2020
Register: bit.ly/mdawreg2020

Middle School Congressional Debate Camp

Your student will learn to successfully debate with civility in an academic setting and gain the soft skills necessary to build consensus among people with diverse opinions after attending middle school congressional debate camp. Students will gain research, writing, and presentation skills that build from what they learned in Middle School Speech Camp (attending speech camp is helpful, but not a prerequisite). Each day students will learn strategies and best practices to help them grow as empathic listeners who can adapt messages to meet the needs of diverse audiences. Students will also learn how to respond to and successfully refute opposing arguments. After attending MDAW’s middle school congressional debate camp, students will be prepared to excel in academic courses in which they need to research, write, present, and defend positions.

Your student will be instructed by a Nationally Board Certified Teacher who has also been Accredited by the National Speech and Debate Association as an Advanced Professional Speech and Debate Educator.

Cost: $300 – includes t-shirt, snacks, and lunch
Runs: Monday July 13, 2020 – Friday July 17, 2020
Register: bit.ly/mdawreg2020


FAQs

Cost

Scholarships

Schedule

Contacting my student

Campus Safety

What to Wear

Parent/Guardian Visitation

Early Pick-up

Cost:

$300 (per session) – includes t-shirt, snacks, and lunch. Students should bring a notebook and pencil/pen. We offer the following discounts: $25 off for either returning students -OR- $25 off for early bird registration by March 6, 2020.

Pay Camp Fees: augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/mdaw/pay

Extended Care:

Extended Day Care available for purchase of $50 for supervised care between 3:30pm – 6pm for the entire week. Students who are not picked up by 3:30pm are assumed a part of the extended day care.


Scholarships:

Scholarship decisions are based on financial need with commitment to the activity taken heavily into consideration. Students receiving scholarship funds for middle and high school camps will be expected to participate in tournaments and practices throughout the school year. The purpose of the scholarship is to improve debate and advocacy throughout Minnesota and its surrounding regions.

Coach/Community member recommendations are not required, but most certainly are helpful when our staff is evaluating scholarship applications. Coaches can complete the following form for as many students as the would like to.


Schedule:

Supervised Drop-off between 8:30am – 9am. Programming begins at 9am. Programming ends at 3:30pm. Last day of camp session (Fridays) includes a tournament and awards ceremony (families welcome).


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. Campus security maintains 24-hour surveillance of the campus. They can be reached at 612-330-1717 in cases of emergency.

You may also call the MDAW office 612-330-1730 for help as well.


What to Wear:

Casual, comfortable attire is entirely appropriate. Students will be inside for much of the camp session, bringing a sweater for air conditioned buildings is suggested, but not required.


Parent/Guardian Visitation:

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


Early Pick-up:

You may pick-up your child early from camp if necessary. We just ask that if parents are picking up their student/s early or are dropping off late, please schedule with us 24-hours in advance by contacting Genesia Williams at 612-330-1730 or via email at williamg@augsburg.edu.

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