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Summer 2024 Camps Registration Open

Roundtable Debate Academy is excited to announce our new and improved, enriching, fun, and free summer 2024 experience - RDA debate camp and RDA political engagement camp!

Come join the fun!

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RDA Debate Camp

Our debate camp is led by high school debaters with at least 4 years of debate experience. Throughout the program we strive to engage students with the narrative style, combining debate techniques with their personal experience in order to empower individual voices and bring diversity in opinion to the debate community.

Requirement:

  • 5-10 grades

  • No debate experience required (students will be split based on age and experience)

7/29, 7/31, 8/2, 8/5, 8/7

7-8:30 PM Pacific Time

At the end of the camp, on August 9th, a debate tournament with MSPDP guidelines will be hosted.

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RDA Political Engagement Camp

Throughout the program, we strive to empower students by focusing on local issues they experience or witness. Their personal experiences will serve as the backbone of their understanding, advocacy work, and passion.

Requirement:

  • 5-10 grades

8/1, 8/6, 8/8

7-8 PM Pacific Time

Register here

Winter 2022 Debate Camp

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RDA held another two-week debate camp for 18 students. We had teachers Kathy Duan, Simon Xu, Leia Albornoz, and Allen Wan, each leading a group of 4-5 students, which were based on grade level and debate experience. Students learned in mini lesson groups with a teacher and came together for practice debates. A tournament followed the camp for students to put together what they learned throughout the camp.

Winter 2022

Winter 2022

Political Engagement Camp

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RDA launched a one week political engagement for a total of 9 students. The aim of this course was to provide accessible political education and create more youth political engagement. Each day covered different topics, including the basics of American politics, polarization and the effects of social media, identifying key issues, and how to take action. On the last day, students were asked to present their final project on an issue they care about and steps they could take to help.

Summer 2022

Summer 2022

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Advanced Class

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Beginner Class

RDA held a two-week, beginner and advanced summer camp for 27 middle schoolers. Students learned the Middle Schools Public Debate Program and frequently debated. At the end of the camp, a tournament was held with 17 students.

Student Experiences

Student Experiences
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Justin

Justin

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Sophie

Sophie

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Rubbi

Rubbi

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Summer 2023 

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For the summer of 2023, RDA held a signature two-week long debate camp for all levels of debate! Throughout the camp, students learned about the fundamentals of debate in the MSPDP format and debated each other to hone their skills. At the end of the camp, a tournament was held with the students!

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After the tournament during the 2023 summer debate camp, awards for individual speakers were given out to those who showed amazing skill in debate. The 1st place trophy was awarded to Chris, the 2nd place trophy to Issac, and the 3rd place trophy to Shawn!

From the Tournament: Speaker Awards!

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