Middle School Debate Camp Scheduled
Spaces are still available for the sixth annual Pinecrest Speech and Debate Camp for middle school students.
The day camp, to be held the week of July 16-20, is open to rising sixth- through ninth-grade students and will be held on the campus of Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines.
The camp is designed to teach students new ways to express themselves and their opinions.
The "debate side" of the camp offers students instruction in not only public speaking, but also competitive debate, research and writing skills.
In addition, the "speech side" of the camp features training in reading, acting and interpretation of literature. Students will get to experience both areas before choosing a focus for the week. On Friday morning, students will compete in a mock tournament in which they will showcase their newfound skills for their parents.
The camp also offers an intermediate level with specialization in speech or debate for campers who would like to take their speech and debate experience to the next level or to prepare for competition with the high school team this fall.
The camp is coordinated by National Forensic League coach Libby Carter, head of the Pinecrest speech and debate team, with assistance from current and former members of the local team.
Cost for camp attendance is $100, which includes registration, materials, and a daily snack. The team offers a $25 discount for each additional child from the same family.
For more information or to register for the camp, contact Carter at email@example.com or leave a message at (910) 692-7262.
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