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Manhattan Middle School Summer Debate Institute @ Hunter College (1 Week)

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Hunter College

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The Manhattan Middle School Debate Institute (MDI) is a 1-2 week summer debate institute at Hunter College that serves middle school students. Programs include lectures by master debate coaches, small group working debate "labs" to practice debate skills, daily practice debates, and culminating debate tournament that ends with an awards ceremony at the end of the institute. The Debate Camp is staffed by New York’s top middle school and high school debate coaches, teachers, alumni and debaters. Tracks are available for beginners as well as advanced debaters. Skills include public speaking, cross examination, critical thinking, research, argumentative writing, public forum debate, and policy debate. Subjects include the current policy debate resolution, philosophy, political science, critical theory, economics, history, geography, international politics and more. Students will gain a competitive edge for the upcoming debate season and most important - have fun!


Sample Weekly Schedule
Day #1: Orientation, Diagnostics, Debate Games
Day #2: Debate Skills #1 – Public Speaking
Day #3: Debate Skills #2 – Argumentation and Rhetoric
Day #4: Debate Skills #3 – Note Taking
Day #5: Debate Skills #4 – Refutation and Fallacies
Day #6: Debate Skills #5 – The Art of Cross Examination
Day #7: Debate Skills #6 – Research
Day #8: Debate Skills #7 – Writing Your Affirmative & Negative Cases
Day #9: Debate Skills #8 – Introduction to Critical Theory & Philosophy
Day #10: Debate Skills #9 – Rebuttals, Judging, Judge Adaptation
Day #11: Summer Debate Tournament


Sample Daily Schedule
9:00am-9:30am – Breakfast
9:30am-10:00am – Lecture Activity
10:00am-10:30am – Debate Skills & Activity Lecture #2 (large group)
10:30am-12:30pm – Debate Labs and Practice Debates (small groups)
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm-3:00pm – Practice Rounds 3:00pm - Departure



Contact Information
NYC Summer Camp Manager Email – summer@debate.nyc
NYC Summer Debate Manager Phone - 917-774-6539
Executive Director – erik@debate.nyc
Executive Director Phone - 917-455-1079


Registration Fees
Summer debate institute registration fees cover the costs of staff, breakfast, lunch, and facilities. We do offer scholarships for students of demonstrated financial need. Please see your debate coach for scholarship information. Students are eligible for scholarships if (1) attend New York City Title I public schools that are active members of the NYC Urban Debate League; (2) participated in at least four NYCUDL tournaments during the current school year, and (3) provide proof of demonstrated financial need. You can contact your debate coach or summer@debate.nyc for additional information. Otherwise, please proceed with payment information which helps us cover the costs of facilities, instructors, supplies, student breakfast and lunch, and scholarship opportunities. Without your contributions this would not be possible. Thank you for making debate camp possible.

All payments are Non-Refundable. Credit can be applied to a another debate institute during the summer and/or provided up to 1 year from the date of the event for next summer's debate institutes. The NYCUDL reserves the right to make any changes to the debate institute including times, dates, and cancellation of programming.

FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring pens and notebook to each day of debate camp.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

NYC Summer Camp Manager Email – summer@debate.nyc
NYC Summer Debate Manager Phone - 917-774-6539
Executive Director – erik@debate.nyc
Executive Director Phone - 917-455-1079

What's the refund policy?

All payments are Non-Refundable. Credit can be applied to a another debate institute during the summer and/or provided up to 1 year from the date of the event for next summer's debate institutes. The NYCUDL reserves the right to make any changes to the debate institute including times, dates, and cancellation of programming.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Subway Directions

The 6 train stops directly under the College at the 68th Street station. There is an entrance to the College in the Subway station. Turn right upon exiting the turnstile and the entrance will be directly in front of you.

Alternatively, you can take the F train to the East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue stop. After exiting the station, walk north on Lexington Avenue to East 68th Street. The College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Bus Directions

The crosstown M66 bus goes east on 68th Street, and west on 67th Street. Hunter College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

The M98, M101, M102, and M103 go south on Lexington Avenue and north on 3rd Avenue. Hunter College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Driving Directions from Queens / Long Island

Take the Long Island Expressway west to the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Make a right onto Third Avenue and proceed north to 69th Street. Make a left turn on 69th Street. Proceed to Lexington Avenue and make a left. The College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Driving Directions from Bronx / Westchester

Take the New York Thruway (I-87) to the Major Deegan Expressway. Continue to the 3rd Avenue Bridge, then to the FDR Drive, then to the 71st Street exit. Continue straight to Lexington Avenue and make a left. Continue to East 68th Street. The College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Driving Directions from New Jersey via the Lincoln Tunnel

Take the Lincoln Tunnel. After exiting the tunnel, take 10th Avenue north to 65th Street. Turn right and cross Central Park. After exiting Central Park, continue along East 65th Street to Park Avenue. Turn left on Park Avenue. Go three blocks and make a right turn on 68th Street. The College will be at the end of the block.

Driving Directions from New Jersey via the George Washington Bridge

Take the George Washington Bridge to the Harlem River Drive. Continue to the FDR Drive, then to the 71st Street exit. Continue straight to Second Avenue. Make a left turn and travel on Second Avenue to 69th Street. Make a right on 69th Street and travel to Lexington Avenue. Make a left turn on Lexington. The College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

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