It's a wrap!
Summer 2022 Debate Camps are in the books.
We hope to have information about next year's camps by April 2023 -
please check back for details.
Summer 2022 Camp Summaries
Boot Camp (August 15-17, 2022)
What is Boot Camp?
Brand new to debate? Boot Camp is a new opportunity for families who are considering speech and debate for their students.
Tena Crosby brings the foundations of debate to new students in a fun and tangible way. Designed for students ages 12 to 18, Boot Camp is a three-day camp designed for the student who has little or no debate experience (one year or less). At camp, students will learn the what and why of debate, the nuts and bolts of a debate round, and the key pieces that go into developing a debate case.
There will also be an overview of NCFCA's Lincoln-Douglas (LD) and Team Policy (TP) debate resolutions for the 2023 competition season.
Parents, your participation is not required at Boot Camp, but it is strongly encouraged. Your presence and engagement in each session will help you and your student gain mutual knowledge and understanding. Taking the time to be at camp will better equip you to see the big picture of how debate fits into your student's education. There is no fee for parent participation.
As a part of your participation, there will be a parent-only session at Boot Camp where you will learn from Tena her heart for growing student debaters and how you can use this platform as a tool to grow your student's communication skills both in your home and throughout the upcoming season.
Elevated Debate (August 18-20, 2022)
What is Elevated Debate?
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 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