Kick Start Your Speech and Debate Season… Go to Camp!

Now is the time to kick start your season – head to a speech and/or debate camp! Get energized. Learn valuable lessons. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, rev up your summer at camp! Don’t believe me? Here’s what people who have been to a Lasting Impact! Camp had to say…

Yes, I was one of those competitors that thought I didn’t need a speech camp, because I was an advanced competitor that (sorta) knew what I was doing with my speeches already. So, why should I go to a camp in the first place? But a few years ago I was invited to participate in a speech camp offered by Mrs. Neumann. She said it was for new competitors but that there was going to be a few things touched on for advanced speakers. I went with my sister expecting to just help where needed and walk away the same as I came. However, the way Mrs. Neumann set it up in a way where we would watch a snippet of a speech and then have a discussion about why the student cut/wrote the piece like that, portrayed the character in a certain way, or said lines in the interp or platform in a specific way. I remember sitting there watching Ellen Neumann doing a part from her biography and thinking about how she formatted the twists and turns for the audiences to go through. From going to Mrs. Neumann’s camp I was able to talk with her, other coaches, and other competitors about my ideas that I otherwise wouldn’t have talked to anyone about until weeks later. I got inspired by other competitors sharing their past speeches and I was able to work that inspiration into my ideas sooner rather than later.” – Gloria, alumni

By going to a speech camp, Gloria was able to jump start her season. Camps are the perfect place to get inspired. Go with an open mind and attitude, and there’s no telling what God will put on your heart!

I was so nervous, and I thought there was no way going to camp was going to be fun. But I was wrong. I had fun, met new friends, and even gained some confidence to help start my year.” – Ben, student

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