Session 1: July 22 - July 26, 2013
Session 2: August 5 - August 9, 2013
Through its continued commitment to the education of young women, Stoneleigh-Burnham School presents a residential Public Speaking and Debate program. Stoneleigh-Burnham's primary goal is to honor girls' voices, intellects, and passion for learning.
Staffed by Stoneleigh-Burnham's debate faculty and professional lecturers and debaters, the summer program is structured for a wide range of girls, from those who want to gain confidence in speaking publicly to those who wish to improve and implement oratorical, research and critical thinking skills. Many women in public life ascribe their success in part to their early training in debate and public speaking. While some students will use their skills in secondary school competitions, all will acquire a lifetime skill.
- Cross-examination Debating
- Parliamentary Extemporaneous Debating
- Interpretive Reading
- Dramatic Interpretation
- Impromptu Speaking
- After-Dinner Speaking
- Persuasive Speaking
Stoneleigh-Burnham School is located on a picturesque, rural 100-acre campus with an outdoor pool, tennis courts, excellent dining facilities and supervised residence halls. The School's Health Care Center is available to campers to dispense medications, treat mild illness or respond to medical emergency.
Mornings are spent preparing speeches or debate briefs; afternoons are devoted to polishing delivery of the material each student will present to the assembled group every evening. Because the girls are working on different presentations, some will debate, some will speak persuasively, some will interpret dramatic readings. The evening presentations are varied, vibrant and thoroughly enjoyable.
Dr. Paul Bassett
Past President, DANEIS (Debate Association of New England Independent Schools)
Coached American Debate & Public Speaking Team at World Championship
$475 per session (includes $200 non-refundable deposit) Register now!