Why choose EMDebate?
EMDebate's staff are passionate alumni of the Eastern Missouri district and of EMDebate. Every year, past EMD students come to teach to further our goal of developing a more unified EMO district.
Small groups and larger lectures are filled with students and teachers across schools, making virtual learning fun and memorable.
By having [alumni from the Eastern Missouri district] run the camp, it's especially catered towards the EastMo circuit's judges.
This camp was super fun! I feel so much more prepared for competition this year, and it really eased some stress I know I would've experience before my first tournament.
You get to know people from other high schools as well as amazing former debaters. The research is a little rigorous, but you learn a lot about the topic and about Public Forum in general. Just go to this camp, you won’t regret it.
Even as someone who has done debate for a while, this camp was very helpful. I learned a lot through the lectures and exercises. Because my school doesn’t have a debate class or an experienced coach, I wasn’t taught a lot of the fundamentals that I learned at the camp.
The instructors from EMDebate know their stuff, and they genuinely want to help debaters grow and improve.
EMDebate creates a family. You get to hang out with both alumni and students from schools all across Eastern Missouri... there's a lot of one - on - one time, meaning that you get a lot more personalized feedback and practice.
While larger camps across the nation focus on a technical, national-circuit style of debate, EMDebate emphasizes a blend of lay and technical skills to help debaters find success in this district.