Camp I Workshops
The IE divisions offer lectures, demonstrations, and individual
coaching. Advanced IE students are required to bring 2 or 3 new
contest selections, cut to time and memorized. Beginning IE students
are encouraged to bring contest selections, but there will be help
during camp with selections. The Beginning IE Division is limited
to students with one year or less of tournament experience. The
IE tournament will be held Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19.
LD topics for camp will be announced in the Confirmation Packet.
Beginning LD : Resolved: In the United States, juveniles charged with violent felonies ought to be treated as adults in the criminal justice system.
Intermediate LD: Resolved: Claims of privacy ought to be valued above competing claims of societal welfare.
CX Debate: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its economic engagement towards Cuba, Mexico, or Venezuela.
Camp II Workshops
CX Policy Team Debate
The 2013-2014 NFL national topic (also used by UIL) will be the
camp CX topic. The topic wording will be included in the Confirmation
Beginning CX: Little (less than one year) or no competitive
debate experience. Emphasizes basic CX theory and skills. Students
do not have to bring case to camp.
Intermediate CX: No less than one year of competitive debate
experience. Emphasizes debate theory and practice to move beyond
the novice levela balance of instruction, hands-on argument
construction and debate practice. Students do not have to bring
case to camp.
Advanced CX: No less than one year of competitive debate
experience. Emphasizes research, case construction, advanced negative
position construction, and practice rounds. Students do not have
to bring case to camp.
NOTE: Any CX debater that comes to camp as a single will be paired
with another student by the coordinator in that division.
See descriptions for Beginning LD and Intermediate LD
in Camp I Workshops.
Advanced LD: Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory.