Climb Debate Camp
Topics, Prep before Camp

Preparation before Camp?

  • We encourage students and coaches to check Google /Bing/similar News each day. Reading, watching and listening to news is also helpful.

  • Debaters are welcome to prepare materials prior to coming to camp but are not required to do so.

  • Debaters who bring materials to camp should note: all materials used in camp debates and practices must be available to all other campers.

High School Debate Camp Topics (LD) 2022

JULY

Resolved: The United States should legalize the sale of human organs.

AUGUST

Resolved: The United States ought to ban the use of germline genetic engineering in humans.

Middle School Debate Camp Topics

JULY 2022

 

TOPIC 1 Beginners: Zoos should be banned.

TOPIC 1 The death penalty should be abolished.

 

TOPIC 2 The use of grades (ABCDF) should be eliminated.

TOPIC 3 Solar power should replace fossil fuels.

TOPIC 4: Impromptu! Announced 30 minutes before the round starts.

 

TOPIC 5 People should be obligated to donate their organs when they die.

TOPIC 6: Impromptu! Announced 30 minutes before the round starts.

AUGUST 2022

TOPIC 1 Beginners: Zoos should be banned.

TOPIC 1 Returners: Schools should require students to wear uniforms.

TOPIC 2 Most school homework should be banned.

TOPIC 3 The internet is making people smarter.

TOPIC 4: Impromptu! Announced 30 minutes before the round starts.

TOPIC 5 College should be free.

TOPIC 6: Impromptu! Announced 30 minutes before the round starts.

Elementary School Debate Camp Topics

July 2022

TOPIC 1 Beginners: Zoos should be banned.

TOPIC 1 Returners: Teachers should challenge students more.

 

TOPIC 2 The U.S. should phase out fossil fuels quickly.

TOPIC 3 Elementary age kids should spend more time outside.

TOPIC 4 Plastic shopping bags should be banned.

August 2022

TOPIC 1 Beginners: Zoos should be banned.

TOPIC 1 Schools should require students to wear a uniform.

TOPIC 2 Video games are on balance harmful.

TOPIC 3 Animal testing should be banned.

TOPIC 4 The United States should adopt the metric system.

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peech Topics

  • Speech topics depend on the kind of speech students do.

  • Oratory (Persuasive Speaking): Students choose the topic working with their lab leaders. Important social and political issues that a student argues should be addressed.

  • Expos (Informative Speaking):  Students choose the topic working with their lab leaders. Scientific, cultural, historical and other issues and concepts that need further explanation/development.

  • Impromptu: The camp will choose these topics—usually a word (e.g. “Peace”), a quotation (e.g. “All you need is Love” The Beatles) and a question (e.g. “Should we provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented people in the United States?”).

  • Extemp: The camp will choose these topics—questions on current social and political events, e.g. “Should the United States engage in a full military operation against ISIS?”

  • Interpretative Presentations: Students choose pieces of literature (depending on the type of interpretation, poetry, prose-narrative-fictional writing, and/or a play-script). Typically, these pieces address important societal and personal issues—especially ones connected to the student performing the piece.