Kicking Off the 2022/23 Debate Season Together!
Get excited, be encouraged, nurture relationships, recharge your homeschool journey, and sharpen critical life skills. Together, let’s recommit to challenging and equipping ambassadors for Christ to communicate truth with integrity and grace. This overnight family camp is resolution-specific and will kickstart the 2023 NCFCA competition season – equipping both students and their parents. We can’t wait to welcome both new and returning families!
Who: Interested homeschool families with students aged 12 by January 1, 2023 through age 18 by September 1, 2022.. Whether your student is just exploring the idea of debate or is building on competition experience from previous years, our coaching staff will meet students at their level from beginning to advanced. Parent workshops will help equip parents, coaches, and club leaders to support their students and clubs. Daily devotions, worship, and quiet time will ground us all in God’s truth.
When: August 3-5
Where: Liebenzell Retreat Ministries, Schooley Mountain, NJ
Register Now! EARLY BIRD PRICING EXTENDED to June 7!
Why New England Debate?
Debate sharpens logical thinking and just reasoning when it rests upon the foundation of the Word of God. It provides a framework for sound decision-making and trains students to articulate their thoughts in a persuasive and winsome, God-glorifying manner. Students learn to analyze and solve real-world problems while learning to understand both sides of an argument and to argue against ideas instead of arguing against people. They learn to work together with an opponent to slay bad logic and reveal truth. Students learn to research and synthesize interdisciplinary information from subjects like government, economics, civics, history, statistics, geography, and philosophy to construct and communicate compelling arguments to their audience. Beyond building debate skills, this camp will help equip students, parents, coaches, and club leaders with listening, thinking, analytic, research, writing, and communication skills, while taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
Since debate is best learned by doing, our resolution-specific camp relies heavily on workshops aimed at getting your student practicing skills right away. Led by some of NCFCA Speech and Debate’s finest alumni and experienced advanced debate coaches and club leaders, we will introduce new students to the basics of debate and challenge experienced debaters to hone more advanced debate theory and strategy. Our coaches will meet you at your level and take you to the next!
What is the difference between Lincoln Douglas and Team Policy Debate?
Lincoln Douglas is a value-based debate between two opponents. It focuses on the values that underlie policy decisions. Team Policy is argued between two opposing two-person teams and centers on a policy challenge currently facing our nation or world.
Why do parents attend?
Parents gain from locking arms with other mission-minded parents rearing their children as ambassadors for Christ. Besides, who is NOT craving constructive community right now? Veteran parents will share their hearts for debate, and share how their lives have been impacted by it. Parent sessions will provide understanding about NCFCA competition, how to support students at home, and give feedback to other students at tournaments. Learn how to support local clubs, coach at club, and even start a club! Parent, coach, and club leader workshops are at the heart of New England Debate Camp. Plan to learn alongside students!
How do I register?
Follow this link and follow the directions to Register Now! Registration is confirmed upon receipt of 25% non-refundable deposit and completed registration form. Early bird pricing has been extended to June 7. Registrations received between June 8 and June 30 will be at regular pricing.
Contact Brenda Storz at NewEnglandDebate@gmail.com; (845)467-0694