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MDAW – Middle School Camp Offerings

Registration is now closed.

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.

COVID-19 Response Update

In light of recommendations from Augsburg University and the State of Minnesota, middle school camp will now be held online. 

Prices have changed to reflect the shift to an online camp experience. Updated prices are below.Please contact Genesia Williams at mnudl@augsburg.edu or williamg@augsburg.edu with any questions.

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: $250
Runs:
Monday June 22, 2020 – Friday June 26, 2020

We also have a partnership with the Minnesota Afterschool Advance program, which helps eligible families make use of a state-wide K-12 education tax credit for summer camp. Families can check eligibility here: www.mnafterschool.org/apply


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: $250
Runs:
Monday July 6, 2020 – Friday July 10, 2020

We also have a partnership with the Minnesota Afterschool Advance program, which helps eligible families make use of a state-wide K-12 education tax credit for summer camp. Families can check eligibility here: www.mnafterschool.org/apply


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: $250
Runs: Monday July 13, 2020 – Friday July 17, 2020

We also have a partnership with the Minnesota Afterschool Advance program, which helps eligible families make use of a state-wide K-12 education tax credit for summer camp. Families can check eligibility here: www.mnafterschool.org/apply


SAMPLE SCHEDULE:

MS Policy Debate Schedule 

Groups A & B Groups C & D
9:00-9:15 Full Group Meeting
9:15-10:15 Small Group Synchronous meeting Independent Asynchronous work
10:30-11:30 Independent Asynchronous work Small Group Synchronous meeting
11:30-12:00 Office hours Office hours
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch
1:00-2:00 Small Group Synchronous meeting Independent Asynchronous work
2:15-3:15 Independent Asynchronous work Small Group Synchronous meeting
3:15-3:45 Office Hours Office Hours
3:45-4:00 Full Group Meeting

 

Middle School Speech Schedule

Groups A & B Groups C & D
9:00-9:15 Full Group Meeting
9:15-10:15 Small Group Synchronous meeting Independent Asynchronous work
10:30-11:30 Independent Asynchronous work Small Group Synchronous meeting
11:30-12:00 Office hours Office hours
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch
1:00-2:00 Small Group Synchronous meeting Independent Asynchronous work
2:15-3:15 Independent Asynchronous work Small Group Synchronous meeting
3:15-3:45 Office Hours Office Hours
3:45-4:00 Full Group Meeting