Explore ADI 2020:
Learn introductory or advanced debate with ADI's expert instructors! Improve your public speaking skills and gain hands-on experience in argumentation generation, refutation, cross-examination, persuasion and competitive debate through our engaging, curriculum and end-of-camp tournament.
Grow your public speaking and communication skills with an emphasis on young women's leadership and practical, real-world application. Learn about the fields of media and journalism, STEM, business, and politics and government, and participate in hands-on workshops with notable guest speakers in their field.
is lunch included?
Lunch is provided but not included in your tuition payment. Students may opt to bring their own lunch to camp or pre-order through ADI. We cater from DiCapri Pizzeria, a local option offering pizza, mac and cheese, pasta, etc. ranging from $2-$6 in price.
can i attend both debate camp and girls' leadership?
The two programs will run concurrently, so Girls' Leadership participants will not be able to attend the first week of lab classes with the debate camp. However, campers with extensive prior experience in debate or ADI programs may contact us to discuss a joint program experience, which would include tournament preparation leading up to the final camp family showcase.
is extended day available?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer an extended day program; the latest pick-up time from an ADI summer program is 3:20PM. We encourage students to carpool to camp and are happy to help connect local families.
is adi a good fit for BEGINNERS?
Yes! About half of our students have never attended a speech and debate program, and ADI is a wonderful environment to introduce elementary and middle school students to the activity. We organize our debate students by age and experience to help maximize every camper's learning.
does adi cross-apply referral discounts across programs?
Yes: for example, if one sibling attends the speech and debate camp and another attends the girls' leadership program, then both would receive the $25 referral discount.
what should i wear to camp?
Students can dress casually in clothing comfortable to learn and move in throughout the session. During our final family showcase, we encourage students to dress up in business casual style attire.
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