Debate and public speaking camps

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Is your child interested in debate and public speaking? Are they looking develop or hone their skills in these areas? In Canada, there are many debate and speech camps to choose from, including in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, and Victoria. Most of these camps offer training in both debate and public speaking. Some, though, focus exclusively (or primarily) on one or the other. When choosing one of the camps below, pick a camp that fits your child’s interest. Below, we list debate and public speaking camps across Canada. Find a camp near you. Read more


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Camps below offer some intensive education in the areas of public speaking and debating as a core aspect of their curriculum. In some cases, camps may offer special sessions with this focus. Consult each camp's listing to get more details.

Sylvan Learning Thornhill  

Thornhill; Markham

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Day, Program

Sylvan camp will spark the creativity of campers through various hands on STEM related activities, such as robot building, math/science projects and creative writing.

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $149/month
Day, Program Coed1493-180Thornhill, Ontario, Markham, OntarioEducation: Academic/TutoringSylvan Learning ThornhillSylvan camp will spark the creativity of campers through various hands on STEM related activities, such as robot building, math/science projects and creative writing. Thornhill, Ontario, Markham, Ontario Day, Program Coed
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UCC Summer Camps  

Forest Hill, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

A traditional day camp in the heart of Toronto offering Kids, Sports, Arts, Tech and Leadership programs for children aged 4-16. Lunch and Extended Care provided at no additional cost. Flexible weekly programming.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $425/week
Day Coed4254-161Forest Hill, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) UCC Summer CampsA traditional day camp in the heart of Toronto offering Kids, Sports, Arts, Tech and Leadership programs for children aged 4-16. Lunch and Extended Care provided at no additional cost. Flexible weekly programming. Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

We offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs and camps receive great popularity.

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $159/session
Day, Program Coed1594-182Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ONEducation (multi)Sylvan Learning of Mississauga CentreWe offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs and camps receive great popularity. Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ON Day, Program Coed

Debate Camp  

Ottawa; Bridle Path, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto; Montreal; Humber Valley Village, Toronto

  • Education: Public Speaking/Debate
  • Day, Overnight

For all students interested in public speaking, debating and model parliament. A well-rounded program open to all ability levels and interests, ages 10 - 17. Both day and overnight camp options available.

  • Ages 10 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $425/week
Day, Overnight Coed42510-163Ottawa, , Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Montreal, , Humber Valley Village, Toronto, OntarioEducation: Public Speaking/DebateDebate CampFor all students interested in public speaking, debating and model parliament. A well-rounded program open to all ability levels and interests, ages 10 - 17. Both day and overnight camp options available. Ottawa, , Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Montreal, , Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Focus Learning Academic Centre  

York Mills, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

An enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens. A variety of subjects are on offer with both our FocusKids and FocusLeaders summer camps.

  • Ages 8 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $304/week
Day, Program Coed3048-154York Mills, Toronto, OntarioEducation (multi)Focus Learning Academic CentreAn enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens. A variety of subjects are on offer with both our FocusKids and FocusLeaders summer camps. York Mills, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Explorer Hop  

Leaside, Toronto

  • Education: Entrepreneurship
  • Day, Program, family

Featured in BBC. A camp where kids learn about Entrepreneurship, Money Management, Innovation, Debate Camp and even get to create their own board game!

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Day, Program, family Coed3506-145Leaside, Toronto, OntarioEducation: EntrepreneurshipExplorer HopFeatured in BBC. A camp where kids learn about Entrepreneurship, Money Management, Innovation, Debate Camp and even get to create their own board game! Leaside, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program, family Coed

UTS: Experience Innovation  

Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto; South Annex, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Day

A day camp for high-achieving and eager student aged 9 to 18. The UTS affiliation with UofT means that campers are taught by exceptional teachers, teacher candidates, field experts and university instructors.

  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $500/session
Day Coed50011-186Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto, Ontario, South Annex, Toronto, OntarioEducation (multi)UTS: Experience InnovationA day camp for high-achieving and eager student aged 9 to 18. The UTS affiliation with UofT means that campers are taught by exceptional teachers, teacher candidates, field experts and university instructors. Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto, Ontario, South Annex, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed
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Topkids Education Center  

Windfields, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

Topkids Education Center provides tutoring in academics, music, art, drama, public speaking, virtual sports, and more! Take advantage of our free trial class! PA Day, March & Winter Break, and Summer Camps too!

  • Ages 4 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $25/session
Day, Program Coed254-1007Windfields, Toronto, OntarioEducation (multi)Topkids Education CenterTopkids Education Center provides tutoring in academics, music, art, drama, public speaking, virtual sports, and more! Take advantage of our free trial class! PA Day, March & Winter Break, and Summer Camps too! Windfields, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed
  • Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)
  • Program

With more than 30 years of success, Brain Power is an innovative leader in enrichment education for bright and gifted students. Brain Power is a transformative model for what gifted education should be about in the GTA.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $325/program
Program Coed3256-188Vaughan, OntarioAcademic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)Brain Power Enrichment ProgramsWith more than 30 years of success, Brain Power is an innovative leader in enrichment education for bright and gifted students. Brain Power is a transformative model for what gifted education should be about in the GTA. Vaughan, Ontario Program Coed
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Kandalore  

Minden

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $2,715/2 weeks
Overnight, family Coed27156-160Minden, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) KandaloreKandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds. Minden, Ontario Overnight, family Coed
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Power of Words Academy  

Don Mills, Toronto; Richmond Hill

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

Creative Writing/Drama Summer Camps | Reading Comprehension/Writing/Public Speaking/Debate Programs. In a setting that gets students excited about learning, we prepare them to be leaders! FREE TRIAL CLASS / ASSESSMENT.

  • Ages 7 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day, Program Coed2007-141Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, OntarioEducation (multi)Power of Words AcademyCreative Writing/Drama Summer Camps | Reading Comprehension/Writing/Public Speaking/Debate Programs. In a setting that gets students excited about learning, we prepare them to be leaders! FREE TRIAL CLASS / ASSESSMENT. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario Day, Program Coed
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  • Education: Leadership
  • Overnight

A leadership program, where teens develop civic leadership skills, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, and explore exciting career options

  • Ages 14 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $750/week
Overnight Coed75014-172Ottawa, OntarioEducation: LeadershipEncounters with CanadaA leadership program, where teens develop civic leadership skills, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, and explore exciting career options Ottawa, Ontario Overnight Coed
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Camp Pathfinder  

Algonquin Park

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Est. 1914. A traditional boys' summer camp, island campus in Algonquin. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camp skills. Wilderness canoe trips, Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff. Positive masculine culture. Fun!

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • from $1,000/week
Overnight, family Boys10007-163Algonquin Park, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp PathfinderEst. 1914. A traditional boys' summer camp, island campus in Algonquin. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camp skills. Wilderness canoe trips, Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff. Positive masculine culture. Fun! Algonquin Park, Ontario Overnight, family Boys

TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps  

Bridle Path, Toronto; Newmarket; Bayview Village, Toronto; Hogg's Hollow, Toronto

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

TAC Sports, TAC Aquatics and Lifetime Skills Academy (LSA) specialize in sports, swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 4-16, Co-ed. Year round Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues across the GTA! Grow, Learn, Lead!

  • Ages 3.5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed2503.5-164Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario, Bayview Village, Toronto, Ontario, Hogg's Hollow, Toronto, OntarioSport (multi)TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic CampsTAC Sports, TAC Aquatics and Lifetime Skills Academy (LSA) specialize in sports, swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 4-16, Co-ed. Year round Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues across the GTA! Grow, Learn, Lead! Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario, Bayview Village, Toronto, Ontario, Hogg's Hollow, Toronto, Ontario Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed

UCC Summer Life  

Forest Hill, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A Co-ed Summer Enrichment Experience in the Heart of Toronto, Canada for International and Local Students ages 10 to 16.

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $4,995/session
Overnight Coed499510-175Forest Hill, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) UCC Summer LifeA Co-ed Summer Enrichment Experience in the Heart of Toronto, Canada for International and Local Students ages 10 to 16. Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario Overnight Coed
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Camp Muskoka  

Bracebridge

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from!

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,095/week
Overnight Coed10956-166Bracebridge, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp MuskokaBoost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from! Bracebridge, Ontario Overnight Coed

Kidnetix  

Brampton; Downsview, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Be creative, have fun and meet new friends in our March break and Summer camps in Brampton and Toronto. Dynamic programming includes: Lego Robotic's, sports, arts & crafts, workshops, field trips & indoor playground fun!

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day Coed1504-157Brampton, Ontario, Downsview, Toronto, Traditional (multi activity) KidnetixBe creative, have fun and meet new friends in our March break and Summer camps in Brampton and Toronto. Dynamic programming includes: Lego Robotic's, sports, arts & crafts, workshops, field trips & indoor playground fun! Brampton, Ontario, Downsview, Toronto, Day Coed

Oxford Learning High Park  

Bloor West Village, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Day

Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain and Science Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $400/week
Day Coed4004-128Bloor West Village, Toronto, OntarioEducation (multi)Oxford Learning High ParkOxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain and Science Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn! Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's Summer Camps. Or get a head start on your studies during our August Credit Program!

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $3,550/session
Day, Overnight Coed355011-179Fort Erie, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Niagara Christian CollegiateGive your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's Summer Camps. Or get a head start on your studies during our August Credit Program! Fort Erie, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

Ridley College is located in St.Catharines Ontario, Canada. Summer camp offers ESL credit/camp, Summer Academy, Enrichment, Discover Canada, Day Camps, Advanced Performance Sports and many more!

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $325/session
Day, Overnight Coed3254-1710St. Catharines, OntarioEducation (multi)Ridley College Summer ProgrammesRidley College is located in St.Catharines Ontario, Canada. Summer camp offers ESL credit/camp, Summer Academy, Enrichment, Discover Canada, Day Camps, Advanced Performance Sports and many more! St. Catharines, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Camp North Star  

Maine

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront.

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $3,100/session
Overnight Coed31007-1711Maine, Maine(USA)Traditional (multi activity) Camp North StarA co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront. Maine, Maine(USA) Overnight Coed

Ryerson Performance Youth Camps  

Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; Downtown East, Toronto

  • Art : Theatre Arts
  • Day

Ryerson PYC offers 1-4 week day camps in acting, musical theatre, dance & more, which culminate in performances for friends & families. Explore the world of the stage, &expand your creative potential with Ryerson PYC!

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $325/session
Day Coed3254-1812Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Downtown East, Toronto, OntarioArt : Theatre ArtsRyerson Performance Youth CampsRyerson PYC offers 1-4 week day camps in acting, musical theatre, dance & more, which culminate in performances for friends & families. Explore the world of the stage, &expand your creative potential with Ryerson PYC! Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Downtown East, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed

UME Academy  

Vancouver; Yorkville, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Program

Learn technology, critical thinking and the design process through game-making. For children who are ready to be creators and teens who are thinking about careers in technology, game design engages and educates.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $495/session
Day, Program Coed4956-1713Vancouver, British Columbia, Yorkville, Toronto, OntarioComputer (multi)UME AcademyLearn technology, critical thinking and the design process through game-making. For children who are ready to be creators and teens who are thinking about careers in technology, game design engages and educates. Vancouver, British Columbia, Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Learn & Experience  

International

  • Education (multi)
  • Overnight

L&E UK inspires & nurtures young people with their award winning World Camps, Teen Travel & Youth Leadership programs. The courses can be combined to create a summer experience of a lifetime (up to 6 weeks).

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $3,000/2 weeks
Overnight Coed30008-1614International, OtherEducation (multi)Learn & ExperienceL&E UK inspires & nurtures young people with their award winning World Camps, Teen Travel & Youth Leadership programs. The courses can be combined to create a summer experience of a lifetime (up to 6 weeks). International, Other Overnight Coed

Power4Teens  

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Port Carling

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

A unique, intimate small camp experience. Getting outdoors, amazing life lessons on self esteem, empowerment, self understanding, the beach, pool, Stand up paddle boarding, boxing, yoga, meditation and more.

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $375/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls3758-1615Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Port Carling, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Power4TeensA unique, intimate small camp experience. Getting outdoors, amazing life lessons on self esteem, empowerment, self understanding, the beach, pool, Stand up paddle boarding, boxing, yoga, meditation and more. Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Port Carling, Ontario Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

An academically enriched university experience for students in grades 5 to 12 focussing on unique courses, living in residence, and campus life. Come and experience your future!

  • Ages 10 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $305/week
Day, Overnight Coed30510-1816Kingston, OntarioEducation (multi)Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen's UniversityAn academically enriched university experience for students in grades 5 to 12 focussing on unique courses, living in residence, and campus life. Come and experience your future! Kingston, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

Balance of Learning and Fun! Learn hands-on science, enriched mathematics, English/ESL, photography & movie making, orchestra, theatre and more. Fun outdoor sports, games and field trips.

  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $180/week
Day, Program Coed1803-1417Thornhill, OntarioEducation (multi)Bee Smart Learning CentreBalance of Learning and Fun! Learn hands-on science, enriched mathematics, English/ESL, photography & movie making, orchestra, theatre and more. Fun outdoor sports, games and field trips. Thornhill, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Sidney Ledson Institute  

Don Mills, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program

Give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during the Summer holidays.  Daily physical activity and outdoor play.

  • Ages 2.5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $275/week
Day, Program Coed2752.5-1418Don Mills, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Sidney Ledson InstituteGive your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during the Summer holidays.  Daily physical activity and outdoor play. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Radiant Girls  

Burlington; Hamilton

  • Education: Leadership
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

Girls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Confidence & EI Activities, Meaningful Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, and More!

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $479/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls4797-1619Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, OntarioEducation: LeadershipRadiant GirlsGirls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Confidence & EI Activities, Meaningful Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, and More! Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls

1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College  

Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft

  • Reading: Leadership training
  • Overnight, Program

Leadership program and fun summer camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service and friendship.

  • Ages 9 to 18
  • Boys
  • from $150/week
Overnight, Program Boys1509-1820Quebec City, , South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Bancroft, Reading: Leadership training1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff CollegeLeadership program and fun summer camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service and friendship. Quebec City, , South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Bancroft, Overnight, Program Boys

Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships Adventure  

Ontario (5); United States (1)

  • Travel
  • Overnight

An outdoor adventure camp on a tall ship: building leadership, good citizenship & lifelong friendships. Ages 12-14 on Black Jack in small team-building groups & ages 14+ on Fair Jeanne, earning HS credit on select trips.

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $900/session
Overnight Coed90012-1821Brockville, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ottawa, Kincardine, Sarnia, New YorkTravelBytown Brigantine Tall Ships AdventureAn outdoor adventure camp on a tall ship: building leadership, good citizenship & lifelong friendships. Ages 12-14 on Black Jack in small team-building groups & ages 14+ on Fair Jeanne, earning HS credit on select trips. Brockville, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ottawa, Kincardine, Sarnia, New York Overnight Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17.

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day, Overnight Coed2007-1722Mill Bay, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Brentwood College School Summer CampsLocated on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17. Mill Bay, British Columbia Day, Overnight Coed

Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club  

South Annex, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Diverse Toronto summer camp (with March Break programs) offering kids programs in science, history, art, environment and more.

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $225/2 weeks
Day Coed2255-1623South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, South Annex, Toronto, Traditional (multi activity) Royal Ontario Museum Summer ClubDiverse Toronto summer camp (with March Break programs) offering kids programs in science, history, art, environment and more. South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, South Annex, Toronto, Day Coed

Camp UofT Scarborough  

Highland Creek, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Camp UofT Scarborough is a progressive summer day camp that provides recreational activities in tennis, team sports, horse-back riding, and a variety of arts and science programming such as dance, drama and computers!

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $260/week
Day Coed2606-1624Highland Creek, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp UofT ScarboroughCamp UofT Scarborough is a progressive summer day camp that provides recreational activities in tennis, team sports, horse-back riding, and a variety of arts and science programming such as dance, drama and computers! Highland Creek, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed

Ryerson Summer Day Camps  

Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Ryerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include basketball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, science, engineering, journalism, robotics, architecture, film, french, design, and more!

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $320/week
Day Coed3206-1725Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Traditional (multi activity) Ryerson Summer Day CampsRyerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include basketball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, science, engineering, journalism, robotics, architecture, film, french, design, and more! Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Day Coed

Behaviour Matters  

Lawrence Heights, Toronto

  • Education: Leadership
  • Program, family

Focused on developing social skills, emotional/self-regulation and self confidence. Programs are interactive, skills, and strength-based, consisting of games, team building; role-plays, art, discussions, take-home tasks.

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $600/group
Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys6004-1826Lawrence Heights, Toronto, OntarioEducation: LeadershipBehaviour MattersFocused on developing social skills, emotional/self-regulation and self confidence. Programs are interactive, skills, and strength-based, consisting of games, team building; role-plays, art, discussions, take-home tasks. Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Ontario Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys

Wildhorse Camp  

Rocky Mountain House

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight

Heartbeats and Hoofbeats - A unique stay where you immerse yourself in our horse culture! Take lessons, learn new skills and practice out in the fields and forests of our beautiful Ranch. Just Ride!

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Girls
  • from $750/week
Overnight Girls75011-1727Rocky Mountain House, AlbertaSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianWildhorse CampHeartbeats and Hoofbeats - A unique stay where you immerse yourself in our horse culture! Take lessons, learn new skills and practice out in the fields and forests of our beautiful Ranch. Just Ride! Rocky Mountain House, Alberta Overnight Girls

Camp de vacances Kéno  

St-Léonard-de-Portneuf

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

In the heart of a regional park, Kéno offers a life experience. Welcoming campers from Canada and abroad for a full French immersion, Kéno specialises in out-tripping expeditions with stays from 3 to 25 days.

  • Ages 5 to 20
  • Coed
  • from $459/week
Overnight Coed4595-2028St-Léonard-de-Portneuf, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) Camp de vacances KénoIn the heart of a regional park, Kéno offers a life experience. Welcoming campers from Canada and abroad for a full French immersion, Kéno specialises in out-tripping expeditions with stays from 3 to 25 days. St-Léonard-de-Portneuf, Quebec Overnight Coed
  • Science: Engineering
  • Day, Overnight

Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students from Grade 5 - 11 to engineering design and various engineering disciplines.

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day, Overnight Coed2008-1729Kingston, OntarioScience: EngineeringConnections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students from Grade 5 - 11 to engineering design and various engineering disciplines. Kingston, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Apostrophe Kids  

Oakville; Mississauga

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Program

Academic enrichment program developed by an Ontario Certified Teacher to build student confidence and engagement in Language Arts and Math. Classes are once a week for 90 minutes from September to June.

  • Ages 7 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $159/month
Program Coed1597-1430Oakville, Ontario, Mississauga, OntarioEducation: Academic/TutoringApostrophe KidsAcademic enrichment program developed by an Ontario Certified Teacher to build student confidence and engagement in Language Arts and Math. Classes are once a week for 90 minutes from September to June. Oakville, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario Program Coed

Camp Cherith - Ontario  

Southern Bruce County

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

This Christian camp includes focuses on theatre arts, horseback riding, canoe tripping and more, situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $489/week
Overnight Coed4896-1631Southern Bruce County, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp Cherith - OntarioThis Christian camp includes focuses on theatre arts, horseback riding, canoe tripping and more, situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario. Southern Bruce County, Ontario Overnight Coed

Kids Comedy Camp  

Regal Heights, Toronto

  • Art (multi)
  • Day

What could be more fun than this camp! Each five-day Kids Comedy Camp features two trained comedians as coaches for the campers to develop their comedic arts and literacy skills - with healthy humour!

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $349/week
Day Coed34911-1432Regal Heights, Toronto, OntarioArt (multi)Kids Comedy CampWhat could be more fun than this camp! Each five-day Kids Comedy Camp features two trained comedians as coaches for the campers to develop their comedic arts and literacy skills - with healthy humour! Regal Heights, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Summer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more!

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $900/session
Day, Overnight Coed90011-1733Stanstead, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) Stanstead College Summer CampsSummer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more! Stanstead, Quebec Day, Overnight Coed
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Overnight Coed440011-1634Sherbrooke, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) Bishop’s College School Summer CampsA fun summer camp to learn ESL, FSL or Technology! Students participate in enriching class time as well as many fun local activities and outings! Sherbrooke, Quebec Overnight Coed

Public speaking kids camps near you

You can filter results above to find camps near you, but our advanced search opens up other options, as well. Click on your city below to find a list of speaking and debate camps near you:

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Public speaking for different ages

Kids as young as five and six can begin to develop skills in this area, getting an early introduction that may include all the steps of preparation, speech writing and performance. Find public speaking camps for kids and youth.

A number of camps listed at ourkids.net offer sessions focused on training teens in these disciplines. Find these camps using our advanced search listing of public speaking camps for teens.

What will my child learn at a debate and speech camp?

Debate and speech camps teach your child crucial skills. First, your child will learn the basics of debate and public speaking. They’ll also be given the opportunity to deliver a speech and engage in individual or group debates in front of an audience, and be given feedback on their performance. And in many camps, they’ll participate in competitions, such as the Junior National Debate Championships, in Canada, or the National Debate and Speech Tournament, in the US.

Your child will also acquire a number of other skills in debate and speech camps. In a debate camp, these will likely include many of the following:

  • Researching topics
  • Adopting and summarizing a position
  • Defending a position or claim
  • Understanding and using arguments and counter-arguments
  • Using evidence and counter-examples
  • Understanding the parliamentary debate procedure

Although your child will learn many of these same skills in a public speaking camp or course, they’ll also learn some other skills. These include the following:

  • Effective body language
  • Presentation and delivery strategies
  • Organizing and structuring a speech
  • Different types of speeches and topics
  • Projecting and modulating one’s voice
  • Engaging an audience and keeping their attention
  • Effective use of humour
  • Physiological control of emotions

What will my child gain from a debate or speech camp?

Debate and speech camps are a great option for many kids. They can enable them to develop lots of important skills, that will help them in and outside of school. These include the following:

  • Speaking and articulating
  • Amplifying one’s voice
  • Adjusting one’s presentation to an audience
  • Organizing and structuring a talk
  • Reasoning
  • Evaluating and critiquing claims
  • Brainstorming and thinking on one’s feet
  • Understanding complex issues

In addition, though, these camps can benefit your child in less obvious ways. In particular, they can help them develop or improve on the following traits:

People who benefited from camp experiences including public speaking

Several celebrity camp alumni profiled on our website have benefited from the experience they gained at camp. For some, this was direct public speaking experience, while others say the self-confidence and independence they attained at camp helped them as public speakers and performers later in life. 



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