Debate Workshop

The St. Luke's Summer Debate Workshop will provide a comprehensive debate training experience for rising 9th through 12th graders.

Mornings will begin with speaking warm-ups, and a short lecture introducing each day's area of investigation.

From lecture until lunch, students will work in small-group labs to conduct original research and refine their strategic and performance tactics. Lab sessions will develop key portable skills in rhetoric, research collaboration, and strategic coordination, enriching students' debate skills and understanding of a given topic in both breadth and depth.

Afternoon sessions will apply students' expanding skill sets to a competitive context, with either judged practice rounds or a "stop-start" round.

The last day of camp will consist of a round-robin tournament, complete with a concluding awards ceremony.

St. Luke’s Summer Debate Workshop will be beneficial for students who compete in Public Forum and Parliamentary debate styles during the school year, with the research and rhetorical skills gained being generative and cross-applicable to students' growth in both formats.

Please contact Hunter Martin with questions regarding the course.
David Levine

August 7-11, 2023

Grades 9-12
COST: $600
Lunch is included.
Space is limited.

Cancelled for 2023.

St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving over 35 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.