FAQ

Are there any experience requirements?

There are no experience requirements, we have programs available for all different levels. We have had students attend with no experience whatsoever and we have had students attend who are in the late elims of national tournaments.

What does the daily schedule look like?

This schedule is meant to give you an idea of what the average day at our online debate camp will look like. There will be some variation throughout the camp as we focus more on lectures at the beginning and more on the tournament at the end.
Sunday will be a free day where students have the option of working on rebuttal redos and research materials but won’t be required to be anywhere at any time.

9:30am – 11:30am Lecture/Lab – Some lectures will be delivered to the entire camp, other lectures will be delivered within labs to provide better on-level instruction and discussions. Lab leaders will cross over from other labs to deliver lectures to students. Lab time is decided by the lab leaders.

1130am – 1pm Lunch Break

1pm – 5pm Lab/Practice Debates, Electives, Seminars and Research- Practice debate schedules will be released during camp. This is a long block, but lab leaders will make sure to have a lot of variety within the block.

5pm – 7pm DinnerBreak

7pm – 8pm Voluntary Office Hours – where staff will be available to answer students questions. Students should use this block for specific content/skill building instructional needs.

I don’t have a partner coming to camp. Will that be a problem?

That’s no problem at all. Most students coming to our camp don’t have a prearranged partner. We will match you up with a partner in your small working group within the first week of camp.

What do I need?

You should have a computer with access to the internet.

Can I get a refund?

Payments are non-refundable since our costs all need to be arranged in advance.

Do you have any discounts available?

Early Bird Discount: $100 deduction if deposit is purchased before March 5th.

School Group Discount: 5% discount if 4 or more students from your school are attending our camp. Students must list the names of other attendees in the notes section of the application.

Financial Aid: We will be offering a 50% off scholarship and two 25% off scholarships for the 3-week camp and the 6-week camp (six scholarships total).

Apply by e-mailing camp@berkeleydebate.com with an explanation of your financial need and tax documents. We will be awarding the scholarships in early April.

How do I pay?

You can make payments for tuition at:

https://paypal.me/berkeleydebatellc

Other questions?

If you have any other questions, please feel free to use the Contact link or email us:

camp@berkeleydebate.com