Thursday, June 25, 2015

Invitation to Hornet Camp

We are hosting a 3-day mini-camp for LD and PF debaters this summer. Below is a copy of the email sent by camp organizer Coach Tim Greenfield:

I am emailing today to invite students to a free 3-day debate “minicamp” from July 29 to July 31, held at the Edina Community Center, Room 351.  The free minicamp is available for all returning members of both Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas debate, thanks to the Edina Friends of Forensics. Appropriately named “Hornet Camp”, the 3 days will cover skills and techniques for both Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas debate while not requiring a significant amount of time researching and writing.  These 3 days will help us get off to a strong start next season. For those students who aren’t going to debate camp this summer, these 3 days will give a feel for the focused atmosphere needed to become a better debater.  If you’re a student who attended and just returned from debate camp this summer, do not feel pressured to attend, but if you are willing to work with your teammates and coaches, you’re more than welcome to attend!

If you are available and willing, please email me at or call me at 612-619-0789.  Initial registration is open until July 7th. Since I am leaving for debate camp on July 9, any people wanting to participate in camp but not registered before July 7th will be on a waiting list.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.  

For those students signed up, further information will be released the week of July 6th leading up to the camp. For each day, students will be expected to bring the ‘usual’ debate supplies of pens, paper, a timer, a water bottle, a computer (complete with a fully charged battery), and since we will be working into the afternoon, packing a lunch is encouraged.