TWO WEEK PROGRAM
July 13 - July 27, 2019
Residential - $2,900
Commuter - $1,600
THREE WEEK INTENSIVE
July 13 - August 3, 2019
Intensive Residential - $4,350
Intensive Commuter - $2,400
Events Offered at the Boston Session
This is the Flagship Location for Public Forum Debate
Our Education Model
Our curriculum is tried and tested to be proven the top in the country. More public forum debaters have chosen the National Debate Forum for their Public Forum education than any other camp in the country.
Led by Jeffrey Miller (pictured left), our curriculum is innovative and challenges students to #ReachForTheSummit. On the right, you can find out the core principles of our curriculum and a sample daily schedule for the 2019 Boston Session.
At our Boston session, you will find that our labs are built around skill and experience level. This guarantees the best learning experience for you at camp. The tiered curriculum model caters to the needs of every debater. Each level has its own curriculum coordinator that is a trained High School educator and debate coach. Read our testimonials from previous alumni. You will notice NDF isn't a place you just come to once - but there's a reason why we have the highest retention rate of all summer debate programs.
Summit Debate gets access to the best facilities that Emerson College has to offer! To accommodate our low student to staff ratio, we have a number of classrooms to compliment our larger lecture spaces. Students will walk to buildings that are close to the Residence Hall. Buildings such as Walker, Tufte, U-Bank, Ansin, and Paramount will be used.
All lab groups are placed with two or three instructors at a ratio of 6:1. The lecture series are broken into smaller cohorts to maximize learning potential. Lectures will never have more than 55 students at a time.
Students reside in the Piano Row Residence Hall at Emerson College. Students share a double-bed room with another attendee and are placed into suites that hold 4 to 8 students. The air-conditioned rooms have a common area, private bathroom, and private shower. Emerson College provides students with a linen package, which includes a pillow, pillowcase, sheets, towel, washcloth, and blanket. There is a linen exchange that occurs mid-camp where students can get fresh linens. Students are issued an Emerson College badge that grants them access to the facilities we use. There are two security guards stationed in the Piano Row dorm at all times with assistance from Emerson College summer conference staff. Summit Debate provides its own residential life staff dedicated to the supervision and health and wellness of students. Summit Debate provides additional residential life supervision in the evening.
Students who are residents will be provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at the new, state of the art Emerson Dining Hall. The dining facility is sensitive to common dietary needs. During every meal there will be vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. Additionally, students with less common dietary restrictions can specify their needs, which will be communicated with the cooking staff. The Dining Hall is adjacent to the Piano Row Residence Hall. Commuter students are responsible for their own meals, but may purchase them at the same dining facility residents eat. There is a food court and many local eateries within one block of campus that students may checkout to visit.