Potomac Debate Camp, Grades 7 – 10
Learn to become more effective at persuasion, whether in a debate or in life. Because debate is a structured argument about a given resolution, students learn persuasion, nuance, and how to use evidence to further their cases. But be prepared to argue either side of the resolution with little preparation time! Debate is normally a partner event, so students learn to work effectively as a cohesive unit. And they also learn how to maintain excellent internal communications during a debate round. Taught by The Potomac School’s nationally regarded coaching staff, students learn to use their voices to advocate for, or to refute the resolution.
Please Note: The camp day is 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Because there is no bus service at 4:00 pm, students must be picked up on campus each day. There is no food service; students must bring a bag lunch that does not require refrigeration.
Taught by: Potomac School Head Debate Coach, Harry Strong, and Potomac School Assistant Debate Coach Jeremy Metz with help from the senior debaters at The Potomac School.