Senior Speech Camp for Ages 12-18 — August 6-7, 2019

Interested in speech? Our camp instructors have a long history of coaching students who have consistently placed well in speech at tournaments across the country. From selecting topics, crafting speeches, and refining delivery, our fun and fantastic speech instructors know how to train students to discover their voices and engage the listener in a dynamic way! Whether you have experience or are brand new to speech, we have something for you! Join us from 8:45am-4:00pm, Tuesday, August 6th and Wednesday, August 7th.

For those who come to our camp and are interested in joining a local club and competing in Stoa, our national speech and debate league, there are currently 11 different speech events in which you can compete. These events fall under the following three main categories. For a detailed description of the individual speech events, please go to Stoa Speech Events.

Interpretive Speeches
In all interpretive events, competitors write, or select and analyze literature, then bring it to life through the creative use of voice, movement, and facial expression, without the aid of costumes or props. Interp events include Duo, Humorous, Open, and Dramatic Interpretation.

Limited Preparation Speeches
Competitors get a limited time to prepare for a speech on a topic that is given to them at the speech event. Prep time varies depending on the specific event. Events in this category include Apologetics, Extemporaneous, and Mars Hill.

Platform Speeches
These are prepared speeches, written by the competitor, with the purpose of informing, exposing, or persuading on a topic. Platform events include Expository Speaking, Original Oratory, and Persuasive.

Please see Speech Instructors to learn about our talented coaches.