Debate and speech camps for kids

Find a debate and public speaking camp or program in Canada


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. Read more

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Focus Learning Academic Centre   
An academic enrichment learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens with over 20 course offerings in the Language, STEM, and Leadership streams.

Don Mills, Toronto; Online
Education (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 15 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 150 7-15 0 Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Ontario
Crescent Camps   
Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff.

North Toronto, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $75/week
Day, Program openCamp Coed 75 6-17 1 North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Brain Power Enrichment Programs   
Brain Power (IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL) is an innovative leader in enrichment education for bright and gifted students. Brain Power is a transformative model for what gifted education should be about in the GTA.

Vaughan
Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)
  • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $325/program
Program openCamp Coed 325 6-18 2 Vaughan, Ontario
Power of Words Academy   
Enrichment Writing & Public Speaking Programs offered year round for kids 7-15. Select in-person classes (North York and Mississauga Campuses) or online classes (delivered using the Zoom platform and Google Classroom).

Don Mills, Toronto; Online; Mississauga
Education (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 14 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $100/2 weeks
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 100 7-14 3 Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, , Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga,
Chestwood Education   
Our mission is to deliver outstanding and powerful core curriculums designed and instructed by the most dedicated teachers and certified educators.

Markham
Education: Public Speaking
  • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $25/session
Program openCamp Coed 25 7-18 4 Markham, Ontario
FDT Academy   
FDT's 2021/2022 Debate, Speech & MUN programs are offered either online via Zoom or in-person at our Vancouver locale. FDT Academy is renowned for having over 25 of its students make it on national Debate & Speech teams.

Vancouver; Online
Education: Debate
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $100/week
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 100 4-18 5 Vancouver, British Columbia, Virtual Program,
Brainy Education Center   
Brainy Education offers enrichment programs in English Language Arts, Math, Coding, Debate and Public Speaking for students in grades 2 to 12.

Markham
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $440/program
Day, Program openCamp Coed 440 7-18 6 Markham, Ontario
Debate Camp   
For all students interested in public speaking, debating and model parliament. A well-rounded virtual program open to all ability levels and interests, ages 10 - 17.

Ontario (1); Quebec (1)
Education: Public Speaking
  • Ages 10 to 16 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $383/week
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 383 10-16 7 Forest Hill, Toronto, Bridle Path, Toronto, North Toronto, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Online
Block 8 Academy   
Camps, classes and preschool that are Active, Creative, and a Mix of Indoor and Outdoor! From lake days to art/drama classes, abacus math to music - we have a balanced curriculum that keeps the kids engaged.

Port Moody
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $45/day
Day, Program openCamp Coed 45 5-12 8 Port Moody, British Columbia
St. Michael's College School Summer Camps   
SMCS Camps provides youth with exciting academic, athletic, and artistic outlets, as well as opportunities to learn and grow within a fun and interactive environment. Please visit: smcscamps.com

Forest Hill, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 10 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $100/week
Day openCamp Coed 100 10-16 9 Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario


Camps offering debate and speech for kids as an activity
Radiant Girls   
Girls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, Self Care, Coaching, and More!

Burlington; Online; Tillsonburg
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 18 ( Girls)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Overnight, Program, family
  • from $180/week
Virtual Program, Day, Overnight, Program, family openCamp Girls 180 7-18 0 Burlington, Ontario, Virtual Program, , Tillsonburg,
Canadian Contemporary School of Art   
A contemporary art school that teaches skills and methods to inspire artistic expression for all ages. We offer painting, fashion design, filmmaking, animation, sculpting, architecture and more!

Leaside, Toronto
Arts : Visual Arts (multi)
  • Ages 1 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $15/session
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 15 1-17 1 Leaside, Toronto, Ontario
TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps   
TAC Sports, TAC Aquatics and Lifetime Skills Academy (LSA) specialize in sports, swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 4-16, Co-ed. Year round Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues across the GTA! Grow, Learn, Lead!

Don Mills, Toronto; Markham; Thornhill; Hogg's Hollow, Toronto; Christie Pits, Toronto
Sport (multi)
  • Ages 3.5 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
  • from $250/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family openCamp Coed 250 3.5-16 2 Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, Ontario, Thornhill, Ontario, Hogg's Hollow, Toronto, Ontario, Christie Pits, Toronto, Ontario
Stanstead College Summer Camps   
Summer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more!

Stanstead
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $600/session
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 600 11-17 3 Stanstead, Quebec
Reidmount Discovery School   
Virtual Saturday classes, for all students who needs to excel, enhance or accelerate their academics. Our teachers will work to improve your child's grades from JK-Grade 12 for Math, English, Science, Writing and Coding.

British Columbia (1); Ontario (3)
Education (multi)
  • Ages 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $600/program
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 600 3-18 4 Vancouver, Mississauga, Brampton, Burlington, Harbourfront, Toronto, Online
Lakefield College School Summer Programs   
Transformative experiences learning in and through the outdoors—academic, athletic, for credit or enrichment. Spend every day outdoors on the water, in the forest, or at our farm—learn, have fun and stretch yourself.

Lakefield
Education (multi)
  • Ages 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $450/session
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 450 13-17 5 Lakefield, Ontario
Sidney Ledson Institute   
The SLI Summer Camp offers: Pre-K/K reading/numeracy program, Math/ English enrichment, Debate, Entrepreneurship, Comp Sci (HTML/CSS, Machine Learning/AI, App Development, R, Python), French, Spanish, and SSAT/ISEE prep.

Don Mills, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 2.5 to 14 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $420/week
Day, Program openCamp Coed 420 2.5-14 6 Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario
Camp Muskoka   
Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a choose your own adventure programming style offering with over 50 activities every day!

Bracebridge
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,195/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 1195 6-16 7 Bracebridge, Ontario
Appleby College Summer Programs   
Located on our beautiful 60-acre lakeside campus in southwest Oakville, Appleby Summer Programs offer a wide variety of day camp, enrichment and credit program options for campers and students ages 4-17.

Oakville
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $435/week
Day openCamp Coed 435 4-17 8 Oakville, Ontario
1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College   
Leadership program and fun summer camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service and friendship.

Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft
Reading: Leadership Training
  • Ages 9 to 18 ( Boys)
  • Overnight, Program
  • from $150/week
Overnight, Program openCamp Boys 150 9-18 9 Quebec City, , South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Bancroft,
Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)   
Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students from Grade 1 - 11 to engineering design and various engineering disciplines.

Kingston
Education: STEM
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $100/week
Day openCamp Coed 100 6-17 10 Kingston, Ontario
DataWiz   
We offer coding classes, data science modules, seasonal technology programs, and secondary school courses from the ages of 6 to 17.

Malvern, Toronto; Scarborough Village, Toronto
Computer (multi)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $25/week
Day, Program openCamp Coed 25 6-17 11 Malvern, Toronto, Ontario, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Ontario
Oxford Learning High Park   
Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Veriety of programs for the students of all ages. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

Bloor West Village, Toronto
Education (multi)
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $100/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 100 4-12 12 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario
Artech Camps Canada   
Artech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet!

Halifax; Online
Computer (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 19 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 150 7-19 13 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program,
Prestige School Summer Programme   
A day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more.

Willowdale, Toronto; Richmond Hill
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $350/week
Day openCamp Coed 350 3-12 14 Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Kids Comedy Camp   
Our highly trained comedian coaches help your kids find the humour in a tough year, make new friends, and discover their unique comedic voice!

Education: Comedy
  • Ages 9 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $200/program
Day, Program openCamp Coed 200 9-17 15
Roseneath Theatre   
A creative collection of programs that range from Dance, Drama, ASL Improv, our popular Dungeons & Dragons programs and more. Our expert councillors bring the arts to kids computers in fun and accessible ways.

Downtown West, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $40/program
Day, Program openCamp Coed 40 6-16 16 Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario
Camp Pathfinder   
Historic boys' camp on Pathfinder Island, Algonquin Park. Est. 1914. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camping sports. Canoe trips a specialty. Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff with positive masculine culture.

Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight, family openCamp Boys 1200 7-16 17 Algonquin Park, Ontario
Extra Ed   
Camps and online, on-site, and at school educational programs in Coding, Financial Literacy, Chess, Creative Writing, Arts, Lego, Lego Robotics and more. Created and taught by certified teachers and experts.

Downtown West, Toronto; Online
Education (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $38/week
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 38 5-18 18 Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Camp North Star   
A co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront.

Maine
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $3,100/session
Overnight openCamp Coed 3100 7-17 19 Maine, Maine(USA)
Inspirely STEAM Education   
Premier after-school online STEAM Education for children age 6 to 15 years. They also host family bonding & parent networking events. Their creative STEAM Kits/Gifts are perfect to spend quality Family Time @HOME.

Online; Brampton
Science: STEAM
  • Ages 6 to 14 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program, family
  • Cost Varies
Virtual Program, Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 0 6-14 20 Virtual Program, , Brampton, Ontario
BKLearning   
BKLearning offers high-quality online education services with a focus on courses for grades 4-6 in English, Math & Critical Thinking. Engaging & interactive lessons are offered once a week, and a free trial is available.

Montreal; Online
Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)
  • Ages 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Program
  • from $72/month
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed 72 9-12 21 Montreal, Quebec, Virtual Program,
Little Mountain Learning Academy   
Little Mountain Learning Academy is a well-recognized After-school Academic Enrichment facility on the UBC campus. We offer a wide range of English and Math programs from PreK to Grade 12.

Vancouver
Education (multi)
  • Ages 3.8 to 18 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $30/week
Program openCamp Coed 30 3.8-18 22 Vancouver, British Columbia
CASMA Camps   
High quality instruction in sport, art, music and more! Special guest speakers. All Ministry of Health health and safety measures in place. Our small group summer camp was sold out and we had zero Covid-19 cases.

Bridle Path, Toronto; Lawrence Heights, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $200/week
Day, Program openCamp Coed 200 4-16 23 Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Heights, Toronto,
UTS: Experience Innovation   
A day camp for high-achieving and eager student aged 11 to 18. The UTS affiliation with U of T means that campers are taught by exceptional teachers, teacher candidates, field experts and university instructors.

Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto; South Annex, Toronto
Education (multi)
  • Ages 10 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $350/session
Day openCamp Coed 350 10-18 24 Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto, Ontario, South Annex, Toronto, Ontario
Randolph Kids Performing Arts   
YouTube, Voice Over, filmmaking, dance, acting, music, puppets and performance in the heart of Toronto. Beginner and experienced performers welcome. Come improve your skills, try something new, create, grow, & have fun!

South Annex, Toronto
Arts : Theatre Arts
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $20/session
Day, Program openCamp Coed 20 6-17 25 South Annex, Toronto, Ontario
Apostrophe Kids   
Academic enrichment program developed by an Ontario Certified Teacher to build student confidence and engagement in Language Arts and Math. Classes are once a week for 90 minutes from September to June.

Oakville; Mississauga; Online
Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
  • Ages 6 to 15 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Program
  • from $159/month
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed 159 6-15 26 Oakville, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Quills and Quotes: Writing and Public Speaking Program   
Quills and Quotes is an education program that teaches public speaking and writing skills. Classes cover essay and creative writing, speech delivery, and debate. Online options. School year and summer programs.

Online; Mississauga
Education (multi)
  • Ages 8 to 15 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $205/session
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 205 8-15 27 Virtual Program, , Mississauga, Ontario
Brentwood College School Summer Camps   
Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17.

Mill Bay
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $160/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 160 7-17 28 Mill Bay, British Columbia
Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts   
Toronto’s leading Performing Arts School producing over 20 musicals annually. Offering in person and online classes in music theatre, voice, piano, guitar, dance, acting, songwriting, camps and birthday parties!

Lawrence Heights, Toronto; East York, Toronto; Online
Education: Musical Theatre
  • Ages 4 to 21 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $200/session
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 200 4-21 29 Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
STEM Minds   
STEM Minds is a mission-driven social enterprise that teaches technology to new and skilled users with in-class and virtual education programs in coding, video game design, and more for children ages 4-14.

Mississauga; Online; Aurora
Science: STEAM
  • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $100/program
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 100 4-14 30 Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, , Aurora, Ontario
Wildhorse Camp   
A unique horsecamp immersed in horse culture & knowledge! Take western lessons, learn new skills and practice in the fields and forests of our beautiful Ranch. Experience Wildhorse Wisdom. Come Ride Outside!

Rocky Mountain House
Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Ages 12 to 17 ( Girls)
  • Overnight
  • from $750/week
Overnight openCamp Girls 750 12-17 31 Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
Ryerson Day Camps   
Ryerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include architecture, basketball, engineering, film, graphic design, robotics, science, soccer, and more!

Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $270/week
Day openCamp Coed 270 6-17 32 Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto,
Camp UofT Scarborough   
Camp U of T Scarborough provides multifaceted virtual programs for ages 5-12: Afro-Caribbean Dance, Baking, Cooking, Indigenous Culture, Magic, Robotics, Lego, Science and Virtual Arts. *Leadership Programs13-15yrs!

Highland Creek, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 15 (Coed)
  • Day, family
  • from $65/program
Day, family openCamp Coed 65 5-15 33 Highland Creek, Toronto, Ontario
Boys & Girls Club of Eastview   
From crafts to sports, education to robotics our programs have a wide variety of activities and trips to keep your children busy and entertained.

Riverdale, Toronto; East York, Toronto; Leslieville, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $50/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 50 4-18 34 Riverdale, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario
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 $519/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 519 6-16 35 Southern Bruce County, Ontario



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, Windsor, Guelph, Orangeville, Victoria, and Vancouver. Click on a camp to learn more about its programs and approach.





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