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Debate Camp Canada
Debate Camp Canada
locations: Bridle Path, Toronto; Summerhill, Toronto; Montreal, QC; Humber Valley Village, Toronto

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Debate Camp Canada

Debate Camp Canada

Locations: Bridle Path, Toronto; Summerhill, Toronto; Montreal, QC; Humber Valley Village, Toronto

Day & Overnight Camp
Public Speaking/Debate
$395 to $485/week
10 to 17

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Nick Szymanis

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About this camp


Debate Camp inspires young people to confidently speak, debate and think on their feet. One week day camps are offered in major cities across Canada. Overnight camps are located in 4 provinces: BC, ON, PQ and NS. All camps open young minds to world issues and generate the skills needed to confidently engage in intellectual dialogue and debate. We welcome all ability levels.

Camp Address
Bridle Path, Toronto, Summerhill, Toronto, Montreal, QC, Humber Valley Village, Toronto

Director's Message


Nick Szymanis, Director

This camp is one of my favourite things.  We started it 12 years ago - as an idea between coaches and university students.  It took off.  Now in 3 provinces, we run day and residential camps that provide training in public speaking and debate - to interested kids, in grades 6 - 11 from accross Canada.  Each summer, our 1 week camps fill up and campers come away with new skills and new friends.  In the regular year, I direct the academic program at The Sterling Hall School, a k-8 boys independent school in Toronto.  My family and I look forward to Debate Camp each summer - as it provides the perfect mix of learning, skills aquistion and good times.  More info on myself, my team and our great little camp - visit: www.debatecamp.org

Stories & Testimonials


Debate Camp Canada

Debate Camp Canada has trained hundreds of eager speakers since it's start-up in the summer of 2002. Our camps have served the debate and public speaking communities in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. The new location of our residential camp, to Windsor Nova Scotia stands to make us truly a national program, with campers from across Canada attending each summer. In addition, we have opened two new day camps in the Toronto area and one in Vancouver, to serve all those eager students unable to make it to our annual overnight camp. Over the years, Shawnigan Lake School and Rosseau Lake College have provided great campus environments in which our programs have developed. Many debate and public speaking tournaments both in Canada and abroad, boast the participation of multiple debate campers from past summers - many of which have returned in the ranks of staff once actively competing at the university level. Our best stories certainly involve those campers who came to us, hesitant and often shy about public speaking and graduated after a few summers, with renewed self-confidence in a polished set of abilities that in some cases reaped rewards in tournaments or even just their own school's academic program. Moreover, everyone certainly had fun in the learning process. Join us in continuing this fine tradition.

In the News


November 17, 2016 - Time to keep talking

Advice on speaking with kids in a troubled world. ...

December 2, 2015 - Giving Kids the Edge: The Valuable Skill of Debating

Giving Kids the Edge: The Valuable Skill of Debating Debating helps kids retain 90% of what they learn By Nick Szymanis ...

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Camp Locations

  • Bridle Path, Toronto
    2365 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M2L1A2
  • Summerhill, Toronto
    131 Farnham Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1H7
  • Montreal, QC
    3495 Rue Simpson, Montréal, H3G 2J7
  • Humber Valley Village, Toronto
    4600 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 1A4

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