Best of the Midwest Speech & Debate Camp
When: August 8-12, 2022, Mon- Fri, 9:00-4:00
Cost: $240 until 6/30; then $275
Location: Olive Tree, 400 N Elmhurst Rd, Prospect Heights, IL
Ever Ready Speech and Debate is excited to announce the “Best of the Midwest” Speech & Debate Camp for the Summer of 2022. As before, we will be partnering with Lasting Impact! to offer a 5-day camp for both new and returning debaters. Experienced students can choose either the Team Policy or the Lincoln Douglas debate track, where they will learn advanced debate skills and participate in applied content discussions about the new NCFCA resolutions. New competitors will receive basic instruction on both speech and debate to help them prepare for the start of the NCFCA competitive season.
Tracks Offered this Year Include:
- Team Policy Debate for Experienced Competitors
- Lincoln-Douglas Debate for Experienced Competitors
- Speech & Debate for New Competitors
This year our instructor lineup includes both new and returning coaches. Here is the current list of coaches and speakers for the 2022 camp:
- Marc Davis (Keynote Speaker, Team Policy Debate Lead): Experienced debate coach and former NCFCA debater, Marc coaches for Lasting Impact and runs New England Debate, in the Boston area (see https://newenglanddebate.com). Marc will be leading the experienced TP camp this year. See also: Speech and Debate Coach/Mentor Information – Lasting Impact!
- Noah McKay (Keynote Speaker, Lincoln Douglas Debate Lead): Noah is an experienced NCFCA debater who has coached debate for many years. Noah was nationally ranked for many years while in NCFCA and will be leading the LD track this year. Speech and Debate Coach/Mentor Information – Lasting Impact!
- Adrian King (Speech Track Co-lead): Award winning speech & debate alum and experienced forensics coach. Adrian will be leading the beginning speech track. Speech and Debate Coach/Mentor Information – Lasting Impact!
- Kaleb Koch (Novice Team Policy Coach): Kaleb is a nationally-ranked, graduating senior who has competed in NCFCA Team Policy for many years. He will co-leading the novice debate track with his debate partner, Nathanael.
- Nathanael Kolssak (Novice Team Policy Coach): Nathanael is a nationally-ranked, graduating senior who has competed with NCFCA in Lincoln-Douglas and Team Policy for many years. He will co-leading the novice debate track with his debate partner, Kaleb.
- Heather Neumann (Speech Lead): Nationally acclaimed speech coach and founder of Lasting Impact! Heather will be leading the beginning speech track with Lasting Impact Associate Adrian King.Speech and Debate Coach/Mentor Information – Lasting Impact!
- Hillary Kolssak (Lincoln-Douglas Debate): Experienced Lincoln-Douglas debate coach and leader of Chicagoland’s EverReady Speech and Debate Club. Hillary will oversee the instruction and discussion for the Lincoln-Douglas track. Intermediate/Advanced Lincoln Douglas with Hillary Kolssak – Lasting Impact!
- Louis Kolssak (Camp Coordinator): Management consultant, former debater and team policy debate coach for EverReady Debate. Louis is the content lead for camp and will be our camp emcee this year. Business Consulting – TURNkey – Technology Support and Services
Camp Schedule – to be published after July 1st