2023 Summer Camps are Coming!
Salt & Light is excited to host two camps this summer.
Register for Speech Essentials today!
MasterCamp registration is open!
If you have a student who plans to debate for the first time this fall, please let us know! We're excited to work with new debaters. Email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can talk about options to make sure your student is ready for the season.
Tena Crosby, MA
Tena Crosby has been involved as an NCFCA parent for over twelve years. Tena has coached National Champions in speech, debate, Moot Court, and scholarship competitions. As president of Fast Track Communication, Tena is bringing her skills as a professional trainer to today's debaters.
What Others are Saying
"Elevated Camp is a rare gem that is designed to help all Christians to communicate more effectively with one another with compassion. Throughout my professional training, I have never known a coach who is more equipped than Tena Crosby to lead such a workshop. Not only was she able to 'decode' both the verbal and the non-verbal communication before everyone's eyes during the workshop, she has also inspired everyone to seek out a mutual understanding from people who seemed to be challenging to speak with. Our family has benefited greatly from the camp. We are now better equipped with the new learned tools that help each one of us to know where and how we can serve one another better in our home and in our community. I highly recommend this camp and trust that it will be one of those life changing events to you as it was to us."
- Debate Parent
"In my four years involved in speech and debate competition, some of the most impactful teaching I have ever received came from Tena Crosby. In her workshop, she not only helped my strengths and weaknesses as a communicator, but she transformed my entire attitude towards speech and debate. This year has been one of the best years of competition for me and I owe a huge part of that to Tena Crosby's teachings. I would highly recommend attending her workshop."
- Student and Former Competitor
“Our competitors still talk about this workshop two years later. I still remember the vulnerability as people shared what was important to them and how other types of communication could hurt. All of us gained a new appreciation both for the muscles that we default to and the muscles that are not yet developed, in ways that helped both our relationships and our communication skills. Mrs. Crosby does a great job at explaining and valuing the strengths of each group in her quest to help us understand one another.”
- Speech/Debate Parent and Debate Coach
“Mrs. Crosby's communication class is hands down the best class I have ever taken. Everyone, of all ages, should take it. It not only helped me gain skills to communicate more effectively in a professional sense, but it also gave me skills to understand myself and others around me in a more personal sense as well. I am notable to resolve arguments and understand others in a more educated and charitable manner. Thank you, Mrs. Crosby.”
"This camp is an amazing opportunity for debate families both novice and varsity alike. With their decade of experience, the Crosby’s bring an over-the-chart seminar with thoughtfully crafted activities that empower families as they master the art of communication for the whole family. This camp creates an unique opportunity for families to grow in maturity and speaking skills together. We strongly recommend this camp for the whole family!"
"Our three kids took Tena's communication workshop. This was our son's first exposure to debate and being a [quiet] introvert, he just didn't see himself fitting in. Tena's workshop changed all that! In just two days my son discovered that his communication style, although quieter than his two siblings, was also shared by others. Tena's fun, engaging, and hands-on approach enlightens students, empowers them to empathize with others of different strengths, and equips them to impact their judges to the fullest."
- Debate Parent & Coach
“Of all the lectures and workshops I have watched over my four years as a debater, I have yet to attend one that even comes close to the caliber Tena Crosby gives. As a successful communicator herself, Mrs. Crosby teaches on the type information you want and need to hear. Her class helped me understand the unique strengths and weaknesses my speaking style presents. Not only that, but she gave detailed information on how I could become a better more rounded speaker. If you have the time, I would highly recommend participating in her workshop. You won’t regret it!”
- Student and Former Competitor
"My boys and I had the opportunity to attend Tena Crosby's debate camp last summer and it was such a privilege! Her camp really got to the heart of communication. We are not just training our children to be good speakers or debaters, our goal is to train them to be good communicators. Being a good communicator means that we are sensitive not only to our own style of communication, but the style and communication tendencies of those whom we are attempting to communicate with. Tena teaches valuable skills for parents and students alike. I have continued to apply the things we learned at Tena's camp and hope to attend more camps put on by her in the future. "
“I benefitted personally, our family was positively impacted, and our club really came together as a community and still talks about the class and what they learned. Most important, I’ve seen kids speak and listen with greater clarity and charity. I know it has made them better debaters, friends, and evangelizers. Highly recommended.”
- Speech/Debate Parent, Coach, and Club Director