General Camp Info

DATES: August 8, 9, 10

HOURS: 10:30AM - 4:30PM (EST)
LOCATION: online

STYLE OF DEBATE: parliamentary

COST: free!

  • The NYPDL Summer Camp will ask campers to self-sort into one of three groups: novice, intermediate and advanced (see below for more details on details for each group). 

  • Within these groups, campers will be placed into a 10-15-person lab group, run by a highly knowledgable debater or coach.   These "lab leaders" will lead their lab groups in drills and practice rounds catered to the skill level of their group. 

  • On the final day of the camp, debaters will engage in a spar tournament with other teams of similar skill level in order to hone their tournament skills and engage with the material they have learned over the course of the camp. 

  • We are excited for debaters to receive personalized attention and form valuable connections with their lab leaders.

NYPDL Camp 2022

In August of 2022, the NYPDL will be running a three-day educational summer camp for all levels of parli debaters.  The camp will be free of cost and online.  See below for more details about how to sign up as a debater; how to apply to be a lecturer; and how to apply to be a lab leader.

Sign up to be a camper

To sign up to be a camper, fill out this Google Form

Campers are asked to self-sort into one of three skill level categories. Here are some more details if you're looking for guidance on which category you should choose:

  • Novice: 0 or 1 year of debate experience. Open to rising 9th graders and older.

    • Teaching the very fundamentals of debate ​

  • Intermediate: 1 or 2 year(s) of debate experience.

    • Focusing on debate strategy, e.g. which types of responses to use when; when backlash contentions work, etc.​

  • Advanced: 2 or more years of debate experience.

    • Honing advanced debate skills, e.g. covering new frameworks.​

Apply to be a lab leader or lecturer

To apply to be a lab leader, fill out this form.

[Sign-up link for lecturers is to come]

  • Lab leaders must be rising seniors in high school, with some exceptions for very experienced rising juniors.

  • Lab leaders will be asked to lead a group of 10-15 debaters for two days and to judge rounds during the spar tournament on the third day of the camp. 

  • We are looking for lab leaders who are not only knowledgable about debate, but also excited to share their knowledge with others.  

Sign up to judge!

On the final day of the camp, August 10, we will be running a spar tournament among our debaters -- and we need judges!  To judge, you must be at least a rising high school sophomore.  You can judge for all rounds or just a select number.

Please fill out this form to sign up to judge.