Dates and Session Description
UMKC Summer Debate Institute
University of Missouri - Kansas City
4-Week High School Policy Debate Program
July 1-July 28, 2018
2-Week High School Policy Debate Program
July 15-July 28, 2018
We require a $100 deposit upon application. Full payment for camp is due by June 1st, 2018.
Four Week Lab (July 1-July 28, 2018)**
The UMKC SDI will running a 4 week lab for the sixth consecutive year. This lab is designed to teach students the fundamentals of argumentation in the context of competitive debate. Students will receive training that is process-oriented. This includes: the creation of files from scratch, effective pre-tournament preparation, the fundamentals of researching case specific strategies, the creation and execution of new affirmatives, how to perfect judge interaction, and extensive practice on in-round execution. The lab is ideal for students on small squads, young students who need more training in research and preparation as well as execution, and students who want to maximize their regional and national competitive opportunities. Our goal is to provide students with the tools necessary to be self-sufficient and successful.
**This is our best deal. Many 3 week resident sessions are offered for $2300-2500. Our 4 week resident tuition is $2500.
2 Week Lab (July 15-28)
The UMKC SDI will offer two week labs for students of all experience levels. Each lab will be run by two qualified staff members (typically college policy debate coaches). The level of research and preparation for each lab will be tailored to the needs of students. Labs will teach students the research process, fundamentals of each speech, and provide students with multiple practice debates. Two week students will receive a comprehensive evidence packet on the first day of camp, allowing them to balance research and execution over the 14-day experience.
Check out our staff page to see who will be working at the 2018 UMKC SDI. Staff listings will be updated soon, as hiring is finalized during January/February.