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Contact us at jim@climbthemountain.us

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Climb High School Speech & Debate Camp
Staff Info Page

This page is for staff.

Logistics Planning for the Camp

Traveling to the Climb Camps

housing--contact Jim

Setup your Laptop

Review Checklist of what to bring

Training and Forms Needed Before the Camp

  • First Year teaching at the Camp? Do these . . . 



1a. Climb Expectations PowerPoint Training

1b. Climb Staff Quiz (required)

2. Take the child abuse prevent and report training--contact Jim

3. Complete research assignments; complete lecture notes (talk with other lab leaders about which lectures you will give)


1. W4 Form (complete first page except 8, 9, 10, print, sign)

2. I9 Form (complete first page, print, sign)

3. Direct Deposit form (complete, print, sign)

  • Second or More Years teaching at the Camp? Do these . . .

--Child abuse training prevent and report refresher

--Climb Expectations PowerPoint Training

--Climb Staff Quiz (required)

Prepare for Teaching


Staff Positions and Lab Rooms

Make Your Laptop Ready for Camp

Debate Judging Expectations 

xx ie judging coming 

Attendance Checks

Lunch-Break Monitoring-Fun Activities

High School Positions

HS Camp Debate Topics

HS Camp Schedules

Doing HS Debate Research (follow WC standards) DUE JULY 12

HS Policy-CX, LD, PF, and IE Lecture Notes

HS Public Forum Debate Templates to be updated

Quick Tip for Teaching High Schoolers

Need evidence? Access to Interps? Email Jim and ask.

Middle School Positions

MS Camp Debate Topics

MS Camp Schedules

Doing MS Parli Debate Research with instructions DUE JULY 12

MS 3 on 3 Parli Debate Templates--updated for 2019

   Example MS 3-on-3 Parli Debate (has heckling now banned)

Quick Tips for Teaching Middle Schoolers

Need cases? Email Jim and ask.

Camp Assistant Duties

On Your First Day of Camp

Traveling to the Climb Camps

Answers to Questions about the Climb Camp

Getting Paid 

Complete the Invoice Timesheet Jim emails to you. Do so by the deadline noted. Sooner better.

Work done July 1-15; invoice by July 25; paid July 31.

Work done July 16-31; invoice by Aug 10; paid Aug 15.

Work done Aug 1-15; invoice by Aug 25; paid Aug 31.

All payments made via direct deposit; we do not issue checks.