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Many kids are interested in debating and public speaking. Luckily, in Canada, there are lots of great camps that will allow your child to improve their skills in these areas.  Below, please find kids camps, as well as after school and evening programs that will help your child develop skills in debating and public speaking.

What a debate and speech camp has to offer

In a debate and speech camp, your child will learn effective skills and techniques. While some camps focus primarily on debate or public speech, most camps teach these together, since they focus on similar sets of skills. You'll find bothsummer and winter debate and speech camps.

Nevertheless, there are some distinct skills your child will acquire from each kind of camp. In a debate camp, your child will learn and develop the following kinds of knowledge and skills:

  • The structure of debate
  • Different types of debate (such as parliamentary, policy, and Socratic debates)
  • Debating rules and etiquette
  • Researching topics
  • Staking and defending a position
  • Use of arguments, logic, and reasoning
  • How to address an opponent’s claim or argument
  • Refutation and counterpoints

In a public speaking camp or course, your child will acquire many of these same skills and much of the same knowledge. In addition, though, they’ll acquire some new knowledge and skills, including the following:

  • Different types of speeches and topics
  • Projecting and modulating one’s voice
  • Organizing and structuring a speech
  • Delivery strategies
  • Use of transitions
  • Playing to an audience
  • Use of emotional techniques

Benefits of debate and speech camp

In a debate and public speaking camp, your child will be able to practice their techniques in front of audiences. They’ll also receive instruction from trained teachers, and feedback from teachers, fellow campers, and audiences. They may also have the opportunity to compete in competitions, in Canada, the US, or overseas.

These camps teach your child practical and theoretical skills that can allow them to excel in and outside of school. They also, though, have some less obvious benefits. For instance, they can help your child become more well-rounded and healthier, by improving their

Above, we list debate and public speaking camps in Canada. These include camps in Toronto, Mississauga, EtobicokeOttawa, Victoria, and Vancouver. Click on a camp to learn more about its programs and approach.



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  • Focus Learning
    Build self-confidence and skills while learning and having fun! Specialized camps for academics, STE(A)M, ESL, coding, robotics, and chess. Small groups (max. 6), OCT teachers, outdoor activities & extended care!

    Willowdale, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $268/week
    Day Coed 268 4-17 0 Willowdale, Toronto
    Debate Camp Canada
    For all students interested in public speaking, debating and model parliament. A well-rounded program open to all ability levels and interests, ages 10 - 17. Both day and overnight camp options available.

    Ottawa; Bridle Path, Toronto; Summerhill, Toronto; Montreal; Humber Valley Village, Toronto

    Education: Public Speaking/Debate
    • Ages 10 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $395/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 395 10-17 1 Ottawa, Bridle Path, Toronto, Summerhill, Toronto, Montreal, Humber Valley Village, Toronto
    UTS: Experience Innovation
    A day camp for high-achieving and eager student aged 9 to 18. The UTS affiliation with UofT means that campers are taught by exceptional teachers, teacher candidates, field experts and university instructors.

    South Annex, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $495/session
    Day Coed 495 8-18 2 South Annex, Toronto
    Camps offering debate and speech for kids as an activity
    Kandalore
    Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $2,460/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 2460 6-16 0 Minden
    Startup Skool
    Educating your child for the future: entrepreneurship, design thinking, and technology training for youth ages 8 - 18. Your child will learn the soft and technical skills required to excel in the real world.

    Vancouver; Victoria

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $395/week
    Day Coed 395 8-16 1 Vancouver, Victoria
    Camp Muskoka
    Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from!

    Bracebridge

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $995/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 995 6-16 2 Bracebridge
    ESL Summer Camp at Pickering College
    An exciting 4-week Summer Camp for International students aged 12-18 who want to learn and improve on the English Language. 110hours of classroom instruction+3D2N Outdoor Activity Trip. Includes TOEFL Junior Assessment.

    Newmarket

    ESL
    • Ages 12 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $5,600/month
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 5600 12-18 3 Newmarket
    CASMA Camps & Hoop House Basketball
    Sport, art and music camps, weekly lessons and after school programs in Toronto. Our experienced coaches and highly competitive rates are unparalleled by our competitors. Save 15% promo code OURKIDSCAMPEXPO.

    Bridle Path, Toronto; Lawrence Heights, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $125/week
    Day, Program Coed 125 4-14 4 Bridle Path, Toronto, Lawrence Heights, Toronto
    TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps
    Toronto Athletic Camps (TAC) offers popular sports, art, martial arts and robotics programs specializing in building self-confidence and skills through our 5 Star Program! Co-ed. Year-round programs across the GTA.

    Thornhill; Lawrence Park, Toronto; Bayview Village, Toronto; Hogg's Hollow, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3.5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 250 3.5-16 5 Thornhill, Lawrence Park, Toronto, Bayview Village, Toronto, Hogg's Hollow, Toronto
    UCC Summer Camps
    A traditional day camp in the heart of Toronto offering Kids, Sports, Arts, Tech and Leadership programs for children aged 4-16. Lunch and Extended Care provided at no additional cost. Flexible weekly programming.

    Forest Hill, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $400/week
    Day Coed 400 4-16 6 Forest Hill, Toronto
    Camp de vacances Kéno
    This camp in the heart of a regional Quebec park offers traditional summer camp activities like rock climbing, sea kayaking, nature trails and more.

    St-Léonard-de-Portneuf

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 20
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $400/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 400 6-20 7 St-Léonard-de-Portneuf
    Bishop's College School Summer Language Camp
    Offers many sports summer camp activities along with ESL and FSL integration. Activities include golf, horseback riding and much more.

    Sherbrooke

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 11 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $4,000/month
    Day, Overnight Coed 4000 11-16 8 Sherbrooke
    Ryerson Summer Day Camps
    Ryerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include basketball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, science, engineering, journalism, robotics, architecture, film, french, design, and more!

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $260/week
    Day Coed 260 6-17 9 Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
    Ridley College Summer Programmes
    Ridley College is located in St.Catharines Ontario, Canada. Summer camp offers ESL credit/camp, Summer Symphony, Discover Canada, Multisport Camp, Lego Robotics, Entrepreneur Workshop, Rowing and many more!

    St. Catharines

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 9 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $3,499/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 3499 9-17 10 St. Catharines
    Camp Cherith - Ontario
    This Christian camp includes focuses on theatre arts, horseback riding, canoe tripping and more, situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario.

    Southern Bruce County

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $479/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 479 6-16 11 Southern Bruce County
    AEMbots.com
    We have established an award winning robotics program. Our Robotics Program serves to stimulate the student's interest in robotics while simultaneously gaining life experience through project building and team work.

    Vaughan

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    Day, Program Coed 250 6-14 12 Vaughan
    Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club
    Diverse Toronto summer camp (with March Break programs) offering kids programs in science, history, art, environment and more.

    South Annex, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $225/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 225 5-16 13 South Annex, Toronto
    Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships Adventure
    Set sail, haul the line, take the helm & climb aloft! Maybe earn a high school credit, meet new friends, challenge yourself, practice leadership skills, swim, eat great food & have fun sailing a 110' tall ship!

    New Brunswick (1); Nova Scotia (2); Ontario (4); Quebec (1); United States (1)

    International Camp (outside Canada)
    • Ages 12 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $900/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 900 12-18 14 Kingston, Ottawa, Hamilton, Quebec City, Louisbourg, Lunenburg, Saint John, New York
    Manotick Arts Camp
    We specialize in all performance arts areas of Drama, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance, and Visual Art. The daily schedule includes recreation and camp activities that promote leadership skills.

    Ottawa

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $260/week
    Day Coed 260 6-17 15 Ottawa
    Ryerson Performance Youth and Community Programs
    Theatre day camp that introduces kids, teens, and adults to the joys of performing, & educates + trains those looking to pursue theatre. Develop self-confidence & social skills while exploring the world of the stage.

    Downtown East, Toronto; Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 4 to 99
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $300/session
    Day Coed 300 4-99 16 Downtown East, Toronto, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
    Lovell International Camps
    Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. With over 25 different sports ex.: Boating, Canyoning, Golf, Gymnastics, High Ropes, Hiking, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Climbing, Paddle Board, Tennis, Wake-board.

    International

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $5,170/3 weeks
    Day, Overnight Coed 5170 6-18 17 International
    Arts Unleashed
    Confidence. Creativity. Imagination. '100% kid-created' Performing Arts company where children build their own live plays! Painting, set design, characters and costumes. Sometimes Messy. Always exciting.

    Pickering; Ajax

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 2 to 10
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $216/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 216 2-10 18 Pickering, Ajax
    Camp Pathfinder
    Est. 1914. This traditional boys' summer camp lies on a wooded island in the heart of Algonquin Park. Wilderness canoe trips, water and land sports, ropes, ecology. A spectacular setting and an exceptional staff.

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Boys
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $1,000/week
    Day, Overnight, family Boys 1000 7-16 19 Algonquin Park
    Blyth International Summers Program
    This summer travel program takes students to a variety of European and International destinations, engaging them in a unique and beneficial world academic and community service programs.

    Annex, Toronto

    Education: Credit Courses
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight, Program
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, Program Coed 750 13-18 20 Annex, Toronto
    Stanstead College Summer Camps
    Summer Camps for local and foreign students and include highlights like a Tall Ship Adventure, Leadership, Yoga & Wellness, Hockey, etc. in addition to ESL and Language Excellence Camps.

    Stanstead; Halifax; Louisbourg

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $950/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 950 11-17 21 Stanstead, Halifax, Louisbourg
    Glenburnie Summer Camp
    Glenburnie Summer Camp 2035 Upper Middle Rd. E., Oakville, ON L6H 2K7 This camp offers a variety of activities ranging from science and technology to arts to sports. Extended care is also available.

    Oakville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $105/week
    Day Coed 105 4-12 22 Oakville
    Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code
    Our Camps are designed for creative kids and teens between the ages of 7-13 years old who want to use technology to change the world by becoming creators and not just consumers.

    Downtown West, Toronto; Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; Junction Triangle, Toronto

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day
    from $1/session
    Day Coed, Girls 1 6-17 23 Downtown West, Toronto, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Junction Triangle, Toronto
    Sport Western Summer Camps
    A premier march break and summer camp offering sport specific and academic based programming with over 25 camp options and a staff team, which consists of primarily Western University students and student-athletes.

    London

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day
    from $118/week
    Day Coed, Girls, Boys 118 4-18 24 London
    Sidney Ledson Institute
    Give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during the Summer holidays.  Daily physical activity and outdoor play.

    Don Mills, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 2.5 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $150/week
    Day Coed 150 2.5-14 25 Don Mills, Toronto
    Brick Labs
    Discover your "inner brickness" at our fun-filled LEGO-themed Art, Education and Entertainment facility. Parties, Clubs, Camps, Drop-ins and more. Create, innovate and collaborate in 1 of our 4 themed labs.

    York Mills, Toronto

    Science: LEGO
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $15/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 15 5-16 26 York Mills, Toronto
    Bee Smart Learning Centre
    Balance of Learning and Fun! Learn hands-on science, enriched mathematics, English/ESL, photography & movie making, and more. Fun outdoor sports, games and field trips.

    Thornhill

    Education: Math
    • Ages 3 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 180 3-14 27 Thornhill
    Oxford Learning High Park
    Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Tutoring takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $375/week
    Day, Program Coed 375 4-12 28 Bloor West Village, Toronto
    Laurus Summer Camp
    Montreal's #1 lifestyle camp in the heart of Downtown that blends fun, education and specialty training in arts, academics and sports!

    Montreal

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, family
    from $200/week
    Day, family Coed 200 3-15 29 Montreal
    Sylvan Learning Ottawa
    Sylvan Ottawa offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) camps, tutoring and homework help programs for kids in JK to Grade 12. Attend full full day, half day or 1-hour after-school programs.

    Ottawa

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $224/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 224 4-18 30 Ottawa
    KidzWhiz
    Kids technology programs in Lego robotics, animation, game design, Android app development, Minecraft, and programming. Weekly programs, March Break and Summer Camps, and birthday parties available. Participant in FLL.

    Markham

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $225/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 225 6-12 31 Markham
    Power4Teens
    A unique, intimate small camp experience. So much fun with amazing life lessons on self esteem, empowerment, self understanding and a variety of activities, paddle boarding, boxing, yoga, boot camp, meditation and more.

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; Torrance

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program
    from $950/week
    Day, Overnight, Program Girls 950 8-16 32 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Torrance
    Radiant Girls
    A unique Girls Wellness Camp in a Retreat setting. Featuring Yoga and Pilates, Outdoor Excursions, Hands-On Cooking, Coaching for Confidence & Emotional Intelligence, Meaningful Expressive Art, Fun & Lots of Giggling.

    Burlington; Hamilton

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 13
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $50/day
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 50 8-13 33 Burlington, Hamilton
    Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)
    Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) and QSEA Jr. is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students to engineering design, various engineering disciplines, MakerSpaces, and Innovation.

    Kingston

    Science: Engineering
    • Ages 12 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $475/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 475 12-17 34 Kingston
    Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy: Artsfilled Day Camp
    Does your child enjoy Sports, Arts, Music,Dance & more? When each day is dedicated to a new area of fun, children are always engaged in learning something new and there's never a dull moment! Spaces fill fast-call today!

    Caledon

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $120/week
    Day Coed 120 4-12 35 Caledon
    1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College
    Catholic leadership camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service, and friendship.

    Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft

    Reading: Leadership training
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Boys
    • Day, Overnight, Program
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program Boys 150 13-18 36 Quebec City, South Annex, Toronto, Bancroft
    Brock Youth University
    A unique program experience right on the Brock University Campus. Over 95 programs to choose from including +40 STEM Camps. Choose from: class day and overnight trips, summer camps and after-school programs.

    St. Catharines

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $178/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 178 8-17 37 St. Catharines
    STEAMlabs
    A hi-tech maker space for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $15/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 15 7-17 38 Downtown West, Toronto
    Hands on Exotics
    An educational day camp that provides campers with a hands on experience with exotic animals. Zoo Camp includes activities such as zookeeping, animal enrichment, arts & crafts, sports, science experiments and more!

    Alderwood, Toronto

    Science: Zooology/Animals
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $410/week
    Day Coed 410 6-16 39 Alderwood, Toronto