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


List of debate and speech for kids camps and programs


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Camps that specialize in debate and speech for kids

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.

Hamilton; Vaughan
Education: Instructor lead (group)
  • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • Program, Virtual Program
  • from $80
programclassvirtualprogramcoed 80 6-18 2HamiltonVaughanOnlineOntario
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. Visit us at

Don Mills, Toronto
Education (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Virtual Program
  • from $240
daycampvirtualprogramcoed 240 7-16 4Don Mills, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-York
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; Markham; Mississauga
Education (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 14 (Coed)
  • Program, Day Camp, Virtual Program
  • from $175
programclassdaycampvirtualprogramcoed 175 7-14 6Don Mills, TorontoMarkhamMississaugaOnlineOntarioNorth-York
Creative Club Global   
Empowering Kids and Adults. Online & LIVE programs that engage students and build skills in Coding, Web Design, Game Design, Robotics, Singing, Public Speaking. LIVE Birthday Packages & Giant Block Rentals for events

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $16
virtualprogramcoed 16 4-16 8Online
Richmond Hill
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 15 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $252
virtualprogramcoed 252 6-15 11Richmond HillOnlineOntario
Kate Language Pinnacle Programs   
Programs include SSAT, SAT, AP and comprehensive curricula include reading, writing, grammar, public speaking and vocabulary courses. 66% achieve 5 in AP; 20% achieve 95th in SSAT; 52% achieve 1550+ in SAT

Education: Test Preparation
  • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $50
programclasscoed 50 8-18 14MarkhamOnlineOntario
UCC Summer Camps   
A traditional co-ed day camp in the heart of Toronto offering Kids, Sports, Arts, Tech and Leadership programs for children aged 4-16. Flexible weekly programming.

Forest Hill, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $450
daycampcoed 450 4-16 24Forest Hill, TorontoOnlineOntarioMidtown
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.

Education: Public Speaking
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
  • from $100
daycampprogramclassvirtualprogramcoed 100 4-18 25VancouverOnlineBritish Columbia

Camps offering debate and speech for kids as an activity
Sidney Ledson Institute   
Trad./Innovative: AM- Math, English, STEM (entrepreneurship, financial literacy, coding, python, web)/ PM- 2-week workshops:Art & Architecture, Animals & Archeology, Ancient Civilizations & Astronomy, and Magic & Mystery

Don Mills, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 2.5 to 14 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Virtual Program
  • from $300
daycampvirtualprogramcoed3002.5-141Don Mills, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-York
Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves fully.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $2,995
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.

Education (multi)
  • Ages 3.8 to 18 (Coed)
  • Program, Virtual Program
  • from $30
programclassvirtualprogramcoed303.8-185VancouverBritish Columbia
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.

Education: STEM
  • Ages 8 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program
  • from $200
Astronomy in Action Space Rangers   
Offering virtual and in-person programs using amazing space software and planetarium domes! Experience the night sky and explore planets, stars, alien life, and even mysterious black holes! Contact us today!

Burlington; Mississauga; Thornhill
Education: Space
  • Ages 6 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $5
WillowWood School Camp and Summer School   
WillowWood offers 3 different summer programs: camps for Grades 1-6, skills programs for Gr. 7-9 and high school credits for students in Grades 9-12.

Don Mills, Toronto
Education (multi)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $300
programclasscoed3006-1710Don Mills, TorontoOntarioNorth-York
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.

Throughout British Columbia, Ontario (6)
Education (multi)
  • Ages 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $600
virtualprogramcoed6003-1812Harbourfront, TorontoBramptonBurlingtonMississaugaVancouverOnlineBritish Columbia, OntarioDowntown
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 4 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $75
daycampcoed754-1313North Toronto, TorontoOnlineOntarioUptown
Ryerson Day Camps   
Ryerson Day Camps offer safe and engaging camps 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 Camp
  • from $320
daycampcoed3206-1715Bay Street Corridor, TorontoOntarioDowntown
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.

South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft; Quebec City
Education: Leadership Training
  • Ages 9 to 18 ( Boys)
  • Program
  • from $150
programclassallboys1509-1816South Annex, TorontoBancroftQuebec CityOnlineOntario, QuebecDowntown
Code-it Hacks   
Blend of 5 flavors in our Kids Coding & Robotics Camp in Toronto! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics & Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs

Bloor West Village, Toronto; High Park, Toronto
Computer (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $250
daycampcoed2505-1717Bloor West Village, TorontoHigh Park, TorontoOnlineOntarioWest-End
Niagara Christian Collegiate   
Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at NCC's English Summer Camp! Or get a head start on your studies during our July Credit Program and August Credit Program!

Fort Erie
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $4,100
overnightcampcoed410011-1718Fort ErieOntario
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!

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $600
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!

Christie Pits, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Hogg's Hollow, Toronto; Markham; Thornhill
Sport (multi)
  • Ages 3.5 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $250
daycampcoed2503.5-1620Christie Pits, TorontoDon Mills, TorontoHogg's Hollow, TorontoMarkhamThornhillOntarioMidtown, North-York
Pickering College Summer Camps and online credits   
Our nature centered day camp is for campers entering Kindergarten to Grade 5. We offers overnight camp options for Global Leadership and ESL for students entering Grades 9-12. See our website for online credit options.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $400
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 Camp
  • from $1,200
overnightcampallboys12007-1622Algonquin ParkOnlineOntario
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!

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $1,295
Huntsman Marine Science Centre   
Connect to the natural world through our hands-on marine biology programs, experiences the power of the worlds largest tides, and develop a great understanding of the marine environment!

St Andrews
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $40
overnightcampcoed405-1826St AndrewsNew Brunswick
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)
  • Program
  • from $15
programclasscoed151-1727Leaside, TorontoOnlineOntarioEast-York
The Blue Marble Academy   
For SK- 12, we have individualized tutoring plans, homework help, engaging workshops, fun filled camps and coding programs. We specialize in French, Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Math and Reading.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Program
  • Cost Varies
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)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $350
virtualprogramcoed3503-1229Willowdale, TorontoRichmond HillOnlineOntarioNorth-York
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 Camp, Program, Virtual Program
  • from $100
daycampprogramclassvirtualprogramcoed1004-1230Bloor West Village, TorontoOnlineOntarioWest-End
Panda Mandarin Language Programs   
Panda Mandarin makes language learning FUN, ENGAGING, and AUTHENTIC. We teach Mandarin classes to children virtually & in-person, for all ages and skills. Come join us for a free trial and meet our amazing team!

Bedford Park, Toronto
Education: Language Instruction
  • Ages 2 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Virtual Program
  • from $77
daycampvirtualprogramcoed772-1231Bedford Park, TorontoOnlineOntarioUptown
St. Michaels University School Summer Camps   
SMUS Camps offers high quality day and overnight camps focused on skill-building in a safe, engaging and fun environment. At the core of every program is the emotional, mental and physical safety of our learners.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 12 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
  • from $880
daycampovernightcampcoed88012-1732VictoriaBritish Columbia


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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