Public speaking classes

Classes to enhance kids’ speech making and presentation skills


Public speaking programs for kids help make school presentations, communication, and essay writing easier! Kids learn fundamental oral presentation skills and more. Below the listings, learn more about what programs offer and the benefits young presenters gain from speech classes.  Read more

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    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)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $275
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    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.

    Throughout Ontario (6)
    Education: Instructor lead (group)
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program, Virtual Program
    • from $40
    programclassvirtualprogramcoed 40 6-18 6Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, TorontoSouth Annex, TorontoSummerhill, TorontoOakvilleVaughanOnlineOntarioDowntown, Midtown, North-York
    TalkMaze   
    Virtual, 1:1 public speaking & debate training for children to improve communication skills and boost confidence. With free trials and a multitude of offerings, TalkMaze has something that fits every family’s budget.

    Education: Public Speaking
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Program, Virtual Program
    • from $99
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    FDT Debate Academy   
    FDT Academy's 2023/24 Debate & Public Speaking programs are offered either in-person in Vancouver or, online via Zoom. FDT is renowned for having 40+ of its students make it onto national Debate & Speech teams.

    Vancouver
    Education: Debate
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $100
    daycampprogramclassvirtualprogramcoed 100 5-18 15VancouverOnlineBritish Columbia
    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 www.focuslearning.ca

    L'Amoureaux, Toronto
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 13 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $420
    virtualprogramcoed 420 7-13 18L'Amoureaux, TorontoOnlineOntarioScarborough
    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 8 to 17 (Coed, Boys)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $100
    virtualprogramcoedallboys 100 8-17 25Forest Hill, TorontoOnlineOntarioMidtown
    Programs offering public speaking as an activity
    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Camp Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your son's summer adventure begins!

    Mont-Tremblant
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,134
    overnightcampallboys11347-161Mont-TremblantOnlineQuebec
    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
    programclasscoed3006-173Don Mills, TorontoOntarioNorth-York
    Huntsman Marine Science Centre   
    Connect to the natural world in New Brunswick 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
    Education: Marine Biology
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $40
    overnightcampcoed405-184St AndrewsNew Brunswick
    TAC - Sports, Aquatics and Education   
    TAC Sports, Aquatics & Education specializes in Sports, Swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 3-16, Co-ed. Year round Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues across the GTA! Grow, Learn, Lead!

    Throughout Ontario (8)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3.5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $250
    daycampcoed2503.5-165Bridle Path, TorontoLytton Park, TorontoRichview, TorontoAuroraThornhillWhitbyWoodbridgeOntarioEtobicoke, North-York, Uptown
    Empower Learning Centre   
    Join our summer camps at Empower Learning Centre! Engage in fun activities, develop new skills, and make lasting memories. Limited spots available. Register now!

    Mississauga
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program, Day Camp
    • from $110
    programclassdaycampcoed1102-187MississaugaOntario
    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
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 2.5 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $435
    daycampcoed4352.5-148Don Mills, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    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 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Program, Day Camp
    • from $450
    programclassdaycampcoed4504-1710Bloor West Village, TorontoHigh Park, TorontoOnlineOntarioWest-End
    The STEAM Project   
    Camps and classes for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build projects with their own hands!

    Markham; Richmond Hill
    Education: STEAM
    • Ages 4 to 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $35
    daycampcoed354-1511MarkhamRichmond HillOntario
    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, positive culture for boys.

    Algonquin Park
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,400
    overnightcampallboys14007-1612Algonquin ParkOnlineOntario
    La Citadelle Summer Camp   
    La Citadelle Summer Camp offers unique Programs that incorporate educational enrichment (French, English & Math), with an exciting array of activities, sports, fine arts & technology. Our Camps run for the month of July.

    York Mills, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2.5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $439
    programclasscoed4392.5-1213York Mills, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    Canadian Mathematical Society   
    The Canadian Mathematical Society has been offering engaging camps and competitions across Canada for decades. The concepts covered in each class will be: number sense, algebra, data management, geometry and measurement.

    Ottawa
    Education: Math
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $350
    daycampcoed3506-1814OttawaOntario
    Block 8 Academy   
    Preschool Playfit, Rainbow of Music, French - Camps and Classes for 2.5 to 12 year olds - licensed as daycare so eligible for government subsidies while your kids receive the best in instruction. 2-11 hours per day.

    Port Moody
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $50
    daycampcoed505-1216Port MoodyOnlineBritish Columbia
    Debate Camp   
    For all students interested in public speaking, debating and Model United Nations. A well-rounded program open to all ability levels and interests, ages 10 - 17. Debate day and overnight camps running June - August.

    Forest Hill, Toronto; Lawrence Heights, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto; Ottawa; St. Catharines
    Education: Debate
    • Ages 10 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $495
    daycampovernightcampcoed49510-1617Forest Hill, TorontoLawrence Heights, TorontoNorth Toronto, TorontoOttawaSt. CatharinesOntarioMidtown, North-York, Uptown
    York University; Science Engagement   
    An interactive and hands-on STEM experience for youth in grade 3-12. Online and in-person programs available year-round: online STEM Clubs, March Camp, and Summer Camps. Spark Lab for high school students.

    Sentinel Park, Toronto
    Education: STEM
    • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
    • Day Camp
    • from $285
    daycampcoedallgirls2858-1819Sentinel Park, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    Indus Space   
    Space Exploration-themed STEAM camps and workshops for Grade 1-8 youth. Choose from virtual or in-person programming. Call us today for a free consultation (leave a message on our voicemail).

    Mississauga
    Education: Space
    • Ages 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Program, Virtual Program
    • from $15
    programclassvirtualprogramcoed157-1220MississaugaOntario
    Radiant Girls   
    All Girls Wellness & Leadership camp/programs led by professional coaches, chefs & teachers. Featuring Cooking, Adventure, Creative Arts, Horses, Spa and Self Care, Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Emotional Inteligence!

    Burlington; Midland
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program, Day Camp
    • from $179
    overnightcampvirtualprogramdaycampallgirls1798-1621BurlingtonMidlandOnlineOntario
    Nepean Sailing Club   
    A fun engaging camp introducing sports and team building activities to kids from 6-17 years old. Adventure Camps and Sailing Camps are offered all summer long. Since 1979!

    Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
    • PA Day
    • from $316
    padaycoed3166-1722OttawaOntario
    Camp Cherith - Lanark   
    A co-ed, interdenominational, skills-based Christian camp that promotes discovering Christ within the context of His creation and develops young leaders.

    Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 19 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $139
    daycampovernightcampcoed1394-1923OttawaOntario
    Joookooo Sports Academy   
    JOOOKOOO’s programs and camps expose youth to STEM, sports and competitive games. We provide enrichment opportunities that generate valuable learning and skill development in an exciting and inclusive environment.

    Ajax; Bowmanville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $179
    daycampcoed1794-1824AjaxBowmanvilleOntario
    The Second City Training Centre   
    Second City's comedy camps are perfect for budding comedians & aspiring actors. Our camps will make them belly-laugh. Watch as improv inspires their creativity, builds self-confidence, and helps make lasting friendships!

    Harbourfront, Toronto
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $190
    daycampcoed1907-1826Harbourfront, TorontoOnlineOntarioDowntown
    Randolph Kids Performing Arts   
    One-of-a-kind performing arts summer camps! Led by industry professionals who inspire creativity, skill building, and fun. Musical Theatre, Dance, Acting, Movies & Media, Singing & Songwriting for all ages and abilities.

    South Annex, Toronto
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $250
    daycampcoed2505-1327South Annex, TorontoOntarioDowntown
    Kandalore   
    Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For over 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves.

    Leslieville, Toronto; Minden
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $3,595
    overnightcampcoed35956-1628Leslieville, TorontoMindenOntarioEast-End
    Appleby College Summer Programs   
    Located on our beautiful 60-acre lakeside campus in southwest Oakville, Appleby Summer Programs offer day camp, overnight (NEW) enrichment, leadership and credit program options for campers and students ages 4-17.

    Oakville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $550
    programclasscoed5504-1729OakvilleOnlineOntario
    COC Summer Music Camp   
    Create, Compose, Design, Perform! Explore music and the performing arts through our innovative and engaging Summer Music Camps held at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts!

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; East York, Toronto
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $395
    daycampcoed3956-1830Bay Street Corridor, TorontoEast York, TorontoOntarioDowntown, East-York
    The YES (The Youth Excellence Society)   
    Overnight leadership camps at beautiful Cowichan Lake! Expand your co-operative leadership and team building skills while connecting with youth from around the province. Experience a summer camp like no other.

    Duncan; Victoria
    Education: Leadership (multi)
    • Ages 14 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $125
    overnightcampcoed12514-1831DuncanVictoriaBritish Columbia
    Out to Play   
    Learning and connecting through play! A Forest and Nature School offering outdoor arts, storytelling, daily hikes and play in forests and meadows. Experienced educators. Easily accessed from downtown Ottawa and Kanata.

    Ottawa
    Adventure (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $360
    daycampcoed3604-1232OttawaOntario
    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
    SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts! We offer great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and a core of incredible arts programming, all set on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

    Canning
    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $345
    overnightcampcoed3455-1833CanningNova Scotia


     

    What do kids learn in public speaking classes?

    Children gain speaking skills, understand verbal cues, and avert logical fallacies in speech class. Programs are typically split between instruction and work, and children are able to immediately apply what they learn in class. Students deliver speeches in class, exploring all the major components of oral presentation, including tone of voice, body language, voice projection, and eye contact. Kids also gain writing and composition skills to thoughtfully express their opinions. When researching and writing speeches, kids learn to organize their arguments to deliver speeches that are descriptive and clear for audiences. 

    Debate activities are often integrated into public speaking classes. This is a vital skill for many professional public speakers such as lawyers, entrepreneurs, and politicians. Developing skills and confidence in public presentation from an early age helps kids do better in school and in other roles as well. 

    Children are given the right tools in these programs to become articulate and confident. Diverse speech topics are covered in class to improve children’s verbal and research skills. Prices for public speaking programs average at about $300. More intensive, advanced programs typically exceed $1,000 for a semester.

    About advanced public speaking programs

    At advanced speech classes, kids will find themselves writing speeches for various topics. Students write speeches for more critical topics such as social justice or climate change. Children are guided through speech and content development, adding new skills and increased poise with each presentation they make. 

    Advanced public speaking classes boost children’s self-esteem and leadership skills. Older kids and teens learn how to engage audiences, maintain their composure, and present ideas clearly and strongly. Programs also take students to public speaking and debate competitions, where kids compete against other young public speakers on a regional, national, or even international scale. In these programs, kids are expected to practice speechwriting and delivery outside of class.

    Consult with programs above to learn exactly what they teach and how each differs from others. 

    More advantages to public speaking

    Kids and teens in these programs are equipped with speaking skills they carry forward into their adulthood. Here’s a full look at more benefits they gain: 

    • Enhanced writing skills. Speechwriting is a large component of these classes. Kids learn to write persuasive, conversational speeches. In some classes, kids may analyze historic speeches to apply exemplary oratory and verbal skills to their writing and performance.
    • Strong communication skills. Speechwriting and debate activities grow children’s skills in improvisation and extemporaneity. They improve vocabulary. Students use these skills to better articulate how they feel or what they think.
    • Improved research skills. Good research makes strong speeches. Research is critical for children’s academic success, and public speaking classes are a great way for kids to learn new techniques and skills in this area.
    • Enhanced social awareness. Kids discuss topics of social justice, climate change, and politics in intermediate speech classes. Kids develop a deeper awareness of social and political issues, learn to look at these from different perspectives, and develop strong, well-considered personal viewpoints. 
    • Opens career pathways. Public speaking skills are necessary for kids who aspire to become leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, politicians. In fact, public speaking skills help with interview preparation for universities or jobs, and more.


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