(ages 8-18)

Choose between Debate summer camp, Model United Nations summer camp, or mix it up; one week of Model UN and two weeks of Debate!

WEEK 1 June 17-21

WEEK 2 June 24-28

WEEK 3 July 1-5

Special ProgramS for Advanced Debate Students

This summer, Westfield will be offering two exciting opportunities for students looking to bring the art of college debate into their high school rounds! We will continue our wildly popular and successful Advanced Debate Program.  We are also very excited to announce a new program --‘Transition to APDA Debating’ -- which is exclusively for highly experienced and older high school debaters and those entering college who are looking to transition to collegiate debating.  This will be offered the first week of camp only. Traditionally, the Advanced Debate Program has also only been run the first week. We have been receiving a lot of requests to extend it to all three weeks.  We listened! If there is sufficient interest, we are happy to announce that the Advanced Debate Program will run the second and third weeks of camp as well. Each week will stand alone. Therefore, qualified students may apply for one, two or all three weeks.  Following are descriptions of the two programs.

TUITION: Admission to these programs is by application only and is offered exclusively to registered summer campers. The tuition for each of these classes is $125 for the week payable upon acceptance to the program(s) applied for. We will accept applications for these classes on a rolling basis, until they are full, so apply early to avoid disappointment!

A typical week at summer camp...


There are few things as important in every part of our lives as our ability to lead. It is clear that the active exercise of leadership skills can motivate others to effect change in the world.  Westfield's focus on developing strong leaders is a natural extension of the fundamental goals of our program: the facilitation of self-advocacy and self-expression. Each day, campers will work on learning what it means to be a leader and will have the opportunity to develop and practice strong life-long leadership skills in programming developed for summer camp 2017.


Come join us this summer for one, two, or three weeks. For those new to debate, you will learn the skills to become a confident public speaker and debater. For experienced debaters, we will improve and refine your debating skills and debate issues of import.


Model UN

This year, we are excited to once again offer our award-winning MODEL UNITED NATIONS program in week three!

Westfield's Scholarship Program


This camp is about empowering children of all ages to find their voices so that they can effect positive change in this world.

We would like to provide this opportunity to as many children as possible. Last year, we were thrilled to have almost 17% of our campers attend on full scholarship; almost 25% received some financial aid. We are partnered with The Legacy Foundation of Hartford to send boys and girls from economically disadvantaged areas of Hartford to a week of summer camp where they will learn debate and public speaking skills as well as leadership training.

If you are in a position to financially help a child who could not otherwise attend camp, please consider sponsoring a child, or making a contribution in any amount, to help a child "Find Their Voice" this summer. We already have a number of children who are hoping to attend and have their fingers crossed that people like you will help them.

The Legacy Foundation of Hartford ( is a Hartford-based 501(c)(3) organization whose mission involves identifying and supporting innovative solutions to some of the biggest problems facing our community in education with an eye toward helping to close the education gap in CT. Your donation to help a child find their voice this summer is made directly to the Legacy Foundation and is tax deductible. When making your donation, please indicate that your donation is for the purpose of sending a child to debate camp.  One-hundred per cent of the amount you donate will go directly toward paying for a child to attend camp.

Thank you so much for your generosity!