Lost Coast Debate Camp at HSU - Enrollment deadline 7/10/17

 

About Lost Coast Debate Camp

The Lost Coast Debate Camp is the West Coast's premier British Parliamentary (aka "BP" or "World's – Style") debate camp. The camp is open to all college students and juniors and seniors in high school who are considering collegiate debate competition.

The camp offers an entire week of lecture and lab work with debate educators that have accumulated a combined half-century of debate experience. LCDC staff includes a World's Universities Debating Championship semi-finalist, directors of nationally-recognized debate programs, and former competitors who were nationally recognized for their abilities as both participants and advocates.

LCDC strives to merge community building and intercollegiate debate focusing on competitive excellence as well as on how competition and arguing practices evolve in the spaces they occupy. Beyond the dedication to tournament success the camp focuses on interrogating argumentation habits, perspectives, strategies and tactics that can make a difference in the fights for social justice and environmental and communal sustainability.

The camp includes a field-trip to the world-renowned Avenue of the Giants where participants will get to stand in the presence of the world's largest trees, as well as a trip to nearby Trinidad's spectacular beaches. Campers will receive an LCDC T-shirt and flash drive to commemorate their time at camp as well as a multitude of resources (theory notes, camp research, and practice results) which can help them in their ongoing efforts to improve their advocacy.

Camp programming also includes theory lectures (about argumentation and BP debate theory), issues lectures (about important political discussions of the day), lab work (drills, research assistance), and a round-robin tournament at the end of camp to showcase the skills that every participant brings to the table. Unlike other debate camps LCDC strives to keep costs low (operating near a break-even) and to keep the student-to-instructor ratio below 12:1.

 

Camp Schedule

All camp lectures will be broken into Theory lectures (morning) and Issues lectures (afternoon) to be delivered by the camp staff.

The camp Round Robin Tournament (R.R.) will feature competition among the camp participants.

The field trip will be a van or bus to the Avenue of the Giants and to Trinidad beach for dinner.

 

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Aug. 2

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Aug. 5

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Aug. 6

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Aug. 7

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Aug. 8

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Aug. 9

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Staff

Director: Aaron Donaldson, Ph. D. (HSU) Dr. Donaldson has coached debate in some format or another for nearly 20 years, he has coached 5 NPDA national championship finalists and was himself a semi-finalist finisher (top 16 individuals) at the World's Universities Debating Championship in Dublin Ireland in 2006. He currently is the Director of Forensics at Humboldt State University.

Co-Director: Robert Margesson, Ph.D. (Regis University) Dr. Margesson has coached debate in some format or another for over 25 years. He has coached national champions in NPDA debate and top-finishers at the USU championships. He is currently the chair of the communication department at Regis University in Denver Colorado.

Additional staff (unconfirmed):

Angie Tinker (Co-director of Forensics, Pacific Lutheran University) Angie was a nationally-ranked debater who has since gone on to coach at her alma mater, Pacific Lutheran University. She is applying to graduate schools in her spare time.

Una Kemakoa-Goes, Ph.D. (Willamette University) Biographical information coming soon.

Cody Waltzer (Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Denver) Cody was a national-ranked debater who has since gone on to coach as a Graduate Teaching Fellow. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Communication Studies.

Registration

Cost

Tuition with lodging:

$1,060 (includes meals, t-shirt, flash drive, field trip and shared dorm)  $1,150 (includes meals, T-shirt, flash drive, field trip and single dorm [shared kitchen/bathroom])

Tuition only:

$300 (for local participants and commuters)

How to register

Enrollment ends July 10. Pay in full by June 20 and receive a $100 discount.

Register by phone by calling HSU College of Extended Education & Global Engagement (CEEGE) at (707) 826-3731. CEEGE is open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Payment by phone is by VISA, MasterCard or Discover. 

Online registration will be available soon. VISA, MasterCard, Discover and electronic checks will be accepted.

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