Debate and public speaking camps

Debate camps and public speaking courses for kids

Is your child interested in debate and public speaking? Are they looking develop or hone their skills in these areas? In Canada, there are many debate and speech camps to choose from, including in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, and Victoria. Most of these camps offer training in both debate and public speaking. Some, though, focus exclusively (or primarily) on one or the other. When choosing one of the camps below, pick a camp that fits your child’s interest. Below, we list debate and public speaking camps across Canada. Find a camp near you. Read more

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Camps below offer some intensive education in the areas of public speaking and debating as a core aspect of their curriculum. In some cases, camps may offer special sessions with this focus. Consult each camp's listing to get more details.

FDT Academy    

Vancouver; Online

  • Education: Public Speaking/Debate
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

FDT's 2020/2021 academic programs are offered online via Zoom. As leaders in Debate, Speech & Model UN training, FDT Academy is renowned for having over 20 of its students make it on the national Debate & Speech teams. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1004-180Vancouver, British Columbia, Virtual Program, Education: Public Speaking/DebateFDT Academy FDT's 2020/2021 academic programs are offered online via Zoom. As leaders in Debate, Speech & Model UN training, FDT Academy is renowned for having over 20 of its students make it on the national Debate & Speech teams. Vancouver, British Columbia, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
  • Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)
  • Virtual Program, Program

With more than 30 years of success, Brain Power 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. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $325/program
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed3256-181Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program, Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)Brain Power Enrichment ProgramsWith more than 30 years of success, Brain Power 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. Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Program Coed

Crescent Camps & Programs   

North Toronto, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $75/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed756-172North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Crescent Camps & ProgramsOur Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff. North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
  • Education: Public Speaking/Debate
  • Program

Our mission is to deliver outstanding and powerful core curriculums designed and instructed by the most dedicated teachers and certified educators. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $25/session
Program openCamp Coed257-183Markham, OntarioEducation: Public Speaking/DebateChestwood EducationOur mission is to deliver outstanding and powerful core curriculums designed and instructed by the most dedicated teachers and certified educators. Markham, Ontario Program Coed

Sylvan Learning Thornhill   

Thornhill; Markham

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Day camp, Program

Sylvan camp will spark the creativity of campers through various hands on STEM related activities, such as robot building, math/science projects and creative writing. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $149/month
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1493-184Thornhill, Ontario, Markham, OntarioEducation: Academic/TutoringSylvan Learning ThornhillSylvan camp will spark the creativity of campers through various hands on STEM related activities, such as robot building, math/science projects and creative writing. Thornhill, Ontario, Markham, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

Focus Learning Academic Centre   

Don Mills, Toronto; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

An enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens. A variety of subjects are on offer with both our FocusKids and FocusLeaders summer camps. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1507-155Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Focus Learning Academic CentreAn enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens. A variety of subjects are on offer with both our FocusKids and FocusLeaders summer camps. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

St. Michael's College School Summer Camps   

Forest Hill, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

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 Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed10010-166Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) St. Michael's College School Summer CampsSMCS 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, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Debate Camp   

Ontario (4); Quebec (1); Online (1)

  • Education: Public Speaking/Debate
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

For all students interested in public speaking, debating and model parliament. A well-rounded virtual program open to all ability levels and interests, ages 10 - 17. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $383/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed38310-167Ottawa, Bridle Path, Toronto, North Toronto, Toronto, Montreal, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, OnlineEducation: Public Speaking/DebateDebate CampFor all students interested in public speaking, debating and model parliament. A well-rounded virtual program open to all ability levels and interests, ages 10 - 17. Ottawa, Bridle Path, Toronto, North Toronto, Toronto, Montreal, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Online Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Block 8 Academy   

Port Moody

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

Active, Creative, Mix of Indoor and Outdoor all in one camp! Encourage your children to socialize in person, or have them enjoy learning a new skill online with top notch voice instructors, debate, creative writing... Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $45/day
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed455-128Port Moody, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Block 8 AcademyActive, Creative, Mix of Indoor and Outdoor all in one camp! Encourage your children to socialize in person, or have them enjoy learning a new skill online with top notch voice instructors, debate, creative writing... Port Moody, British Columbia Day camp, Program Coed

UTS: Experience Innovation   

Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto; South Annex, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Day camp

A day camp for high-achieving and eager student aged 11 to 18. The UTS affiliation with UofT means that campers are taught by exceptional teachers, teacher candidates, field experts and university instructors. Read more...

  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $350/session
Day camp openCamp Coed35011-189Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto, Ontario, South Annex, Toronto, OntarioEducation (multi)UTS: Experience InnovationA day camp for high-achieving and eager student aged 11 to 18. The UTS affiliation with UofT means that campers are taught by exceptional teachers, teacher candidates, field experts and university instructors. Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto, Ontario, South Annex, Toronto, Ontario Day camp Coed
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The following programs offer debate and public speaking as part of a broader curriculum.

Sidney Ledson Institute   

Don Mills, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

The SLI Summer Camp offers: Pre-K/K reading/numeracy program, Math/ English enrichment, Debate, Entrepreneurship, Comp Sci (HTML/CSS, Machine Learning/AI, App Development, R, Python), French, Spanish, and SSAT/ISEE prep. Read more...

  • Ages 2.5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $420/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed4202.5-140Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Sidney Ledson InstituteThe SLI Summer Camp offers: Pre-K/K reading/numeracy program, Math/ English enrichment, Debate, Entrepreneurship, Comp Sci (HTML/CSS, Machine Learning/AI, App Development, R, Python), French, Spanish, and SSAT/ISEE prep. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Radiant Girls   

Burlington; Online; Tillsonburg

  • Education: Leadership
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

Girls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, Self Care, Coaching, and More! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Girls
  • from $180/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Girls1807-181Burlington, Ontario, Virtual Program, , Tillsonburg, Education: LeadershipRadiant GirlsGirls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, Self Care, Coaching, and More! Burlington, Ontario, Virtual Program, , Tillsonburg, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Girls

Power of Words Academy   

Don Mills, Toronto; Markham; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

2020/2021 Writing & Public Speaking School Year Program for kids in Grades 2 to 8. Select from in-person classes (at our North York Campus) or online classes (delivered using the Zoom platform and Google Classroom. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $100/2 weeks
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1007-142Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Power of Words Academy2020/2021 Writing & Public Speaking School Year Program for kids in Grades 2 to 8. Select from in-person classes (at our North York Campus) or online classes (delivered using the Zoom platform and Google Classroom. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp

Transformative experiences learning in and through the outdoors—academic, athletic, for credit or enrichment. Spend every day outdoors on the water, in the forest, or at our farm—learn, have fun and stretch yourself. Read more...

  • Ages 13 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $450/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed45013-173Virtual Program, , Lakefield, OntarioEducation (multi)Lakefield College School Summer ProgramsTransformative experiences learning in and through the outdoors—academic, athletic, for credit or enrichment. Spend every day outdoors on the water, in the forest, or at our farm—learn, have fun and stretch yourself. Virtual Program, , Lakefield, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Kandalore   

Minden

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For 74 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves fully. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $2,780/2 weeks
Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed27806-164Minden, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) KandaloreKandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For 74 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves fully. Minden, Ontario Overnight camp, Family camp Coed

Camp Muskoka   

Bracebridge

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,195/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed11956-165Bracebridge, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp MuskokaBoost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from! Bracebridge, Ontario Overnight camp Coed

1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College   

Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft

  • Reading: Leadership training
  • Overnight camp, Program

Leadership program and fun summer camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service and friendship. Read more...

  • Ages 9 to 18
  • Boys
  • from $150/week
Overnight camp, Program openCamp Boys1509-186Quebec City, , South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Bancroft, Reading: Leadership training1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff CollegeLeadership program and fun summer camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service and friendship. Quebec City, , South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Bancroft, Overnight camp, Program Boys
  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students from Grade 1 - 11 to engineering design and various engineering disciplines. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed1006-177Kingston, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMConnections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students from Grade 1 - 11 to engineering design and various engineering disciplines. Kingston, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Summer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more! Read more...

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $600/session
Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed60011-178Stanstead, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) Stanstead College Summer CampsSummer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more! Stanstead, Quebec Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Oxford Learning High Park   

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain and Science Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed1004-129Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Oxford Learning High ParkOxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain and Science Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn! Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Prestige School Summer Programme   

Willowdale, Toronto; Richmond Hill; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

A day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed3503-1210Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Prestige School Summer ProgrammeA day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more. Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Program

Little Mountain Learning Academy is a well-recognized After-school Academic Enrichment facility on the UBC campus. We offer a wide range of English and Math programs from PreK to Grade 12. Read more...

  • Ages 3.8 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $30/week
Program openCamp Coed303.8-1811Vancouver, British ColumbiaEducation (multi)Little Mountain Learning AcademyLittle Mountain Learning Academy is a well-recognized After-school Academic Enrichment facility on the UBC campus. We offer a wide range of English and Math programs from PreK to Grade 12. Vancouver, British Columbia Program Coed

Camp Pathfinder   

Algonquin Park

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

Est. 1914. A traditional boys' summer camp, island campus in Algonquin. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camp skills. Wilderness canoe trips, Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff. Positive masculine culture. Fun! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Boys12007-1612Algonquin Park, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp PathfinderEst. 1914. A traditional boys' summer camp, island campus in Algonquin. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camp skills. Wilderness canoe trips, Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff. Positive masculine culture. Fun! Algonquin Park, Ontario Overnight camp, Family camp Boys

CASMA Camps   

Bridle Path, Toronto; Lawrence Heights, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

High quality instruction in sport, art, music and more! Special guest speakers. All Ministry of Health health and safety measures in place. Our small group summer camp was sold out and we had zero Covid-19 cases. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2004-1613Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Traditional (multi activity) CASMA CampsHigh quality instruction in sport, art, music and more! Special guest speakers. All Ministry of Health health and safety measures in place. Our small group summer camp was sold out and we had zero Covid-19 cases. Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Day camp, Program Coed

Wildhorse Camp   

Rocky Mountain House

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight camp

A unique horsecamp immersed in horse culture & knowledge! Take western lessons, learn new skills and practice in the fields and forests of our beautiful Ranch. Experience Wildhorse Wisdom. Come Ride Outside! Read more...

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Girls
  • from $750/week
Overnight camp openCamp Girls75011-1714Rocky Mountain House, AlbertaSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianWildhorse CampA unique horsecamp immersed in horse culture & knowledge! Take western lessons, learn new skills and practice in the fields and forests of our beautiful Ranch. Experience Wildhorse Wisdom. Come Ride Outside! Rocky Mountain House, Alberta Overnight camp Girls
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

A co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $3,100/session
Overnight camp openCamp Coed31007-1715Maine, Maine(USA)Traditional (multi activity) Camp North StarA co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront. Maine, Maine(USA) Overnight camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $160/week
Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed1607-1716Mill Bay, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Brentwood College School Summer CampsLocated on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17. Mill Bay, British Columbia Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Kids Comedy Camp   

Cobourg; Online

  • Education: Comedy
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

Our highly trained comedian coaches help your kids find the humour in a tough year, make new friends, and discover their unique comedic voice! Read more...

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $200/program
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed20011-1717Cobourg, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: ComedyKids Comedy CampOur highly trained comedian coaches help your kids find the humour in a tough year, make new friends, and discover their unique comedic voice! Cobourg, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Apostrophe Kids   

Oakville; Mississauga; Online

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Virtual Program, Program

Academic enrichment program developed by an Ontario Certified Teacher to build student confidence and engagement in Language Arts and Math. Classes are once a week for 90 minutes from September to June. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $159/month
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed1596-1518Oakville, Yukon, Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: Academic/TutoringApostrophe KidsAcademic enrichment program developed by an Ontario Certified Teacher to build student confidence and engagement in Language Arts and Math. Classes are once a week for 90 minutes from September to June. Oakville, Yukon, Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Program Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Quills and Quotes is an after-school education program that teaches public speaking and writing skills in one class! It includes essay and creative writing, literary analysis and comprehension. Summer/online classes. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $250/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2508-1519Virtual Program, , Mississauga, OntarioEducation (multi)Quills and Quotes: Writing and Public Speaking ProgramQuills and Quotes is an after-school education program that teaches public speaking and writing skills in one class! It includes essay and creative writing, literary analysis and comprehension. Summer/online classes. Virtual Program, , Mississauga, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Roseneath Theatre   

Downtown West, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

A creative collection of programs that range from Dance, Drama, ASL Improv, our popular Dungeons & Dragons programs and more. Our expert councillors bring the arts to kids computers in fun and accessible ways. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $40/program
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed406-1620Downtown West, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Roseneath TheatreA creative collection of programs that range from Dance, Drama, ASL Improv, our popular Dungeons & Dragons programs and more. Our expert councillors bring the arts to kids computers in fun and accessible ways. Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

STEM Minds   

Online; Aurora

  • Science: STEAM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

STEM Minds is a mission-driven social enterprise that teaches technology to new and skilled users with in-class and virtual education programs in coding, video game design, and more for children ages 4-14. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $100/program
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1004-1421Virtual Program, , Aurora, OntarioScience: STEAMSTEM MindsSTEM Minds is a mission-driven social enterprise that teaches technology to new and skilled users with in-class and virtual education programs in coding, video game design, and more for children ages 4-14. Virtual Program, , Aurora, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Camp Cherith - Ontario   

Southern Bruce County

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

This Christian camp includes focuses on theatre arts, horseback riding, canoe tripping and more, situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $519/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed5196-1622Southern Bruce County, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp Cherith - OntarioThis Christian camp includes focuses on theatre arts, horseback riding, canoe tripping and more, situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario. Southern Bruce County, Ontario Overnight camp Coed

Ryerson Day Camps   

Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

Ryerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include architecture, basketball, engineering, film, graphic design, robotics, science, soccer, and more! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $270/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed2706-1723Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, , Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Ryerson Day CampsRyerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include architecture, basketball, engineering, film, graphic design, robotics, science, soccer, and more! Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, , Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Randolph Kids Performing Arts   

South Annex, Toronto; Online

  • Arts : Theatre Arts
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Content creation, filmmaking, dance, acting, music, teamwork and performance in the heart of Toronto. Beginner and experienced performers welcome. Come improve your skills, try something new, create, grow, and have fun! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $20/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed206-1724South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Arts : Theatre ArtsRandolph Kids Performing ArtsContent creation, filmmaking, dance, acting, music, teamwork and performance in the heart of Toronto. Beginner and experienced performers welcome. Come improve your skills, try something new, create, grow, and have fun! South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts   

Lawrence Heights, Toronto; East York, Toronto; Online

  • Education: Musical Theatre
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Toronto’s leading Performing Arts School producing over 20 musicals annually. Offering in person and online classes in music theatre, voice, piano, guitar, dance, acting, songwriting, camps and birthday parties! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 21
  • Coed
  • from $200/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2004-2125Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: Musical TheatreBravo Academy for the Performing ArtsToronto’s leading Performing Arts School producing over 20 musicals annually. Offering in person and online classes in music theatre, voice, piano, guitar, dance, acting, songwriting, camps and birthday parties! Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Public speaking kids camps near you

You can filter results above to find camps near you, but our advanced search opens up other options, as well. Click on your city below to find a list of speaking and debate camps near you:

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Public speaking for different ages

Kids as young as five and six can begin to develop skills in this area, getting an early introduction that may include all the steps of preparation, speech writing and performance. Find public speaking camps for kids and youth.

A number of camps listed at ourkids.net offer sessions focused on training teens in these disciplines. Find these camps using our advanced search listing of public speaking camps for teens.

What will my child learn at a debate and speech camp?

Debate and speech camps teach your child crucial skills. First, your child will learn the basics of debate and public speaking. They’ll also be given the opportunity to deliver a speech and engage in individual or group debates in front of an audience, and be given feedback on their performance. And in many camps, they’ll participate in competitions, such as the Junior National Debate Championships, in Canada, or the National Debate and Speech Tournament, in the US.

Your child will also acquire a number of other skills in debate and speech camps. In a debate camp, these will likely include many of the following:

  • Researching topics
  • Adopting and summarizing a position
  • Defending a position or claim
  • Understanding and using arguments and counter-arguments
  • Using evidence and counter-examples
  • Understanding the parliamentary debate procedure

Although your child will learn many of these same skills in a public speaking camp or course, they’ll also learn some other skills. These include the following:

  • Effective body language
  • Presentation and delivery strategies
  • Organizing and structuring a speech
  • Different types of speeches and topics
  • Projecting and modulating one’s voice
  • Engaging an audience and keeping their attention
  • Effective use of humour
  • Physiological control of emotions

What will my child gain from a debate or speech camp?

Debate and speech camps are a great option for many kids. They can enable them to develop lots of important skills, that will help them in and outside of school. These include the following:

  • Speaking and articulating
  • Amplifying one’s voice
  • Adjusting one’s presentation to an audience
  • Organizing and structuring a talk
  • Reasoning
  • Evaluating and critiquing claims
  • Brainstorming and thinking on one’s feet
  • Understanding complex issues

In addition, though, these camps can benefit your child in less obvious ways. In particular, they can help them develop or improve on the following traits:

Related camps you might also want to try

There are other kinds of camps that can encourage skills and growth in areas that are closely related to, yet slightly lateral from, public speaking and debate. Challenge yourself in new ways at the camp opportunities listed below:  

Overnight camp presents many opportunities for personal growth that you simply can’t get through any other experience. These are shown to increase resilience, independence, courage, and other character traits

Theatre arts camp is a great way to improve your stage presence, develop and improve your voice projection and elocution, and increase your overall confidence in front of a crowd. 

Acting camp is similar, but it may also include coaching related to film and TV acting, teaching you specifics about using facial expression and your eyes to convey meaning. 

Comedy camp is slightly further afield, but it’s a great way to learn improvisation, to develop your comic timing, two skills that a great to add to your public speaking and debating repertoire. 

People who benefited from camp experiences including public speaking

Several celebrity camp alumni profiled on our website have benefited from the experience they gained at camp. For some, this was direct public speaking experience, while others say the self-confidence and independence they attained at camp helped them as public speakers and performers later in life. 



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