SUMMER 2022 CAMP INFORMATION

[There are different schedules and prices for our ONLINE and IN PERSON camps]

To register today, use our Classes tab and find the camp(s) you wish to sign up for. Tuition will not be charged until after registration is completed.

IRVINE CAMPUS CAMP SCHEDULE

Held at Cogito Irvine @ 16808 Armstrong Avenue Irvine, CA 92606

Junior Speakers & Debaters Summer Camp

Program Description: Each week there is a new theme that both morning and afternoon sessions will follow. Both sessions are meant to work together to provide students with a deep understanding of the theme, learning different communication skills and applying those skills using different debate styles. Each offered session meets Monday-Friday of that week, with the class times depending on the option you choose.

Camp Options:

$799 Full Day (9:00 am-4:00 pm) Description:

Full day campers will attend both Morning and Afternoon sessions each day, with a 12:00-1:00 pm lunch break provided by Cogito and spent playing with new friends. Full day campers will learn both public speaking and debate skills, working on collaborative projects and activities.

$499 Morning Session (9:00 am-12:00 pm) Description:

The morning session will involve a “deep dive” on the weekly theme which will include Socratic discussions, in-class research activities and group projects. Students will learn valuable critical thinking and collaboration skills as they explore different elements of that week’s theme.

$499 Afternoon Session (1:00 pm-4:00 pm) Description:

The afternoon session will involve debating the weekly theme. Students will engage in a SpAr (Spontaneous Argumentation) style debate. Debate topics will be based on that week’s theme. Students will learn to confidently present well-researched arguments and practice artful speaking skills.

Junior Speakers and Debaters Summer Camp Tuition:

  • Full Day Camp + 5 Lunches (Monday-Friday, 5 day) 9:00 am-4:00 pm: $799
  • Half Day Camp (Morning Or Afternoon) + 5 Lunches
    (Monday-Friday, 5 day) 9:00 am-12:00 pm/1:00 pm-4:00 pm: $499

Meals Description: Lunch will be provided by Cogito every day between the hours of 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. Morning, afternoon, and full day campers will have the option of eating the provided food. Lunch will be based on a “brown bag” type of menu that will include a sandwich, chips and/or veggies, fruit and water or juice. Fridays will be pizza day!

In Person Debate Camp Sessions Offered:

  • Session One 6/13-6/17 – Roller Coasters & Rising Costs: The Business of Theme Parks
  • Session Two 6/20-6/24 – Global Citizenship: Treaties, Alliances, and the United Nations
  • Session Three 7/11-7/15 – Sharing is Caring: Humanitarian Aid
  • Session Four 7/18-7/22 – From Mario Kart to Minecraft: The Vision of Video Games
  • Session Five 7/25-7/29 – Horrifying but True! Life without Smartphones

Enroll Now! Keep Students Engaged Over the Summer!

Summer Camp Workshops (In Person)

Cogito workshops are designed for age groups 11-14 (6th-8th) and 14-17 (9th-12th)

Tuition Fees

  • AM Session Only $ 350
  • PM Session Only $ 350
  • All Day $ 600

AM Morning Session Workshop $ 350

Date Session Workshop
6/15-6/17 9:00-12:00 Ted Talks WorkshopCreate your own Ted Talk!
6/22-6/24 9:00-12:00 Impromptu Speaking WorkshopLearning to speak intelligently with limited time to prepare speeches
7/13-7/15 9:00-12:00 Fibs & Falsehoods: Fallacies WorkshopIdentify fallacies and create a media campaign based on fallacies
7/20-7/22 9:00-12:00 Spontaneous Argumentation WorkshopDebating topics using common sense and critical thinking skills
7/27-7/29 9:00-12:00 Ted Talks WorkshopCreate your own Ted Talk!

PM Afternoon Session Workshop $ 350

Date Session Workshop
6/15-6/17 1:00-4:00 Advocacy & Social Issues WorkshopBecome aware of social issues and the importance of advocacy
6/22-6/24 1:00-4:00 Spontaneous Argumentation WorkshopDebating topics using common sense and critical thinking skills
7/13-7/15 1:00-4:00 Shark Tank Inventions WorkshopCreate unique inventions and learn to market them to investors
7/20-7/24 1:00-4:00 Impromptu Speaking WorkshopLearning to speak intelligently with limited time to prepare speeches
7/27-7/29 1:00-4:00 Negotiation & Peacemaking WorkshopParticipate in mock mediations to practice problem solving skills

ONLINE CAMP SCHEDULE

Online Camp Tuition Rates

2 Week Session (30 hours, M-F) $550 per camper
1 Week Workshop Session (15 hours, M-f) $300 per camper

Online Debate Camp Sessions Offered:

Session One: 6/13-6/24
Session Two Workshop Week: 6/27-7/2 (Note thatthis is a 1 week session)
Session Three: 7/11-7/23
Session Four: 7/25-8/6

Session One: 6/13-6/25

9:00 am-12:00 pm pst

Junior Speakers & Debaters (4th-6th Grade)

Roller Coasters & Rising Costs: The Business of Theme Parks
The focus of the class is engaging students with speech and debate using current event topics. During the first week, students learn the basics of public speaking, including delivery skills, speech structures, and audience adaptation. The second week of the class students learn research and argumentation while applying and reinforcing the skills learned during the public speaking units.

Middle School Public Speaking Novice
Students will learn to research, and analyze a variety of topics. Their reactions to the topics will take the form of informative and persuasive speeches. Coach feedback and peer assessment are used on a regular basis to identify existing strengths and provide insight and suggestions into areas of improvement to ensure students are developing good speaking habits

High School Public Speaking Novice
Students will learn to research, and analyze a variety of topics. Their reactions to the topics will take the form of informative and persuasive speeches. Coach feedback and peer assessment are used on a regular basis to identify existing strengths and provide insight and suggestions into areas of improvement to ensure students are developing good speaking habits.

6:00 pm-9:00 pm pst

Introductory Lincoln Douglas Boot Camp

Session Two: 6/27-7/2

Workshop Week

9:00 am-12:00 pm pst

Fibs & Falsehoods: Fallacies Workshop (Elementary)
Fallacies, what are they? How are they used? Why do they matter? This class teaches students to identify flaws in logic so that they are more aware when they come in contact with them. In this class, students will develop critical thinking skills when evaluating advertisements, commercials and other types of media. This class includes learning about some of the common fallacies, analyzing media to learn how to find fallacies, and working as a group to create a media campaign based on fallacies.

Advocacy & Social Issues Workshop (Middle School)
Whether we realize it or not, social issues affect the immediate world around us. The purpose of this workshop is for students to become aware of these social issues that affect their community and learn about the importance of advocacy. For their main project, students will choose a local nonprofit that represents a cause that the students feel passionate about and create an advertising campaign for them. Students will roleplay as a member of the nonprofit of their choosing and will develop various advertising materials for their campaign.

Negotiation & Peacemaking Workshop (High School)
Whether it be at home, at school or among their friends, students deal with varying opinions that lead to conflict on a daily basis. Rather than escalating the conflict, this class will teach students basic mediation skills to encourage active listening and compromise. The purpose of this workshop is to teach students how to facilitate consensus and cooperation between disagreeable parties. As the major activity for this class, students will participate in mock mediations to practice their problem-solving skills. After this workshop, students should be armed with the skills to resolve their own minor conflicts and conflicts with others.

Session Three: 7/11-7/23

9:00 am-12:00 pm pst

Junior Speakers & Debaters (4th-6th Grade)

What it Takesto be the President: Political Campaigns
The focus of the class is engaging students with speech and debate using current event topics. During the first week, students learn the basics of public speaking, including delivery skills, speech structures, and audience adaptation. The second week of the class encourages students to learn research and argumentation while applying and reinforcing the skills learned during the public speaking units.

Novice Parliamentary Debate Camp (Middle School)
Introduction to Parliamentary Debate is intended for students that are new to debate. It is based on the principles of Parliamentary Debate, in which argumentation skills are applied to a wide variety of topics. Parliamentary Debate is considered an impromptu speaking exercise. Students learn to be prepared to present arguments that either propose the resolution or oppose the resolution, depending on which side of the debate they are assigned.

Middle School Bridge Bootcamp*
*Enrollees must have completed Intro/Intermediate Parli Debate or complete interview with Kristina to qualify

1:00 pm-4:00 pm pst

Middle School Debate Bootcamp

[Open for Club students/incoming Club students only]
Boot Camp is designed to prepare students for the 2022-2023 Debate & Speech Tournament Season. Students will be instructed in structured arguments, backing up a claim with evidence, researching, writing, and public speaking. Focusing on learning problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication formats students’ academic and social skills will be sharpened as we address issues related to politics, government, and current events. The goal is to prepare students to give outstanding speeches, achieve outstanding, award quality performance in their debate team in Spontaneous Argumentation, Parliamentary and Lincoln Douglas and Impromptu competitions.

6:00 pm-9:00 pm pst

Intermediate Lincoln Douglas Bootcamp

Session Four: 7/25-8/6

9:00 am-12:00 pm pst

Junior Speakers & Debaters (4th-6th Grade)

From Mario Kart to Minecraft: The Vision of Video Games
The focus of the class is engaging students with speech and debate using current event topics. During the first week, students learn the basics of public speaking, including delivery skills, speech structures, and audience adaptation. The second week of the class encourages students to learn research and argumentation while applying and reinforcing the skills learned during the public speaking units.

High School Bridge Bootcamp*
*Enrollees must have completed Intro/Intermediate Parli Debate or complete interview with Kristina to qualify

1:00 pm-4:00 pm pst

High School Debate Bootcamp

[Open for Club students/incoming Club students only]
Boot Camp is designed to prepare students for the 2022-2023 Debate & Speech Tournament Season. Students will be instructed in structured arguments, backing up a claim with evidence, researching, writing, and public speaking. Focusing on learning problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication formats students’ academic and social skills will be sharpened as we address issues related to politics, government, and current events. The goal is to prepare students to give outstanding speeches, achieve outstanding, award quality performance in their debate team in Spontaneous Argumentation, Parliamentary and Lincoln Douglas and Impromptu competitions.

6:00 pm-9:00 pm pst

Intermediate Lincoln Douglas Bootcamp

The Cogito Promise

SKILLS

Improve Students Communication Skills

CONFIDENCE

Enable Students to Confidently Express Themselves

SUCCESS

Prepare Students for Personal and Educational Success

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