HERE IS WHAT SOME FORMER CAMPERS HAd TO SAY ABOUT CAMP
"I had a wonderful 2 weeks at debate camp this summer. This camp has really helped me improve my debate and public speaking skills more than I ever thought it would. In addition, I really liked having afternoon debates. They were a very nice practice for me, and my understanding of rules and tactics greatly improved. Thank you again and I am looking forward to see you in the fall!" R.K.
"Camp was only vaguely like what I had imagined it to be; and 100% better than my expectations!" K.A.
"Summer camp was a great experience - not only did I develop and hone critical skills such as debate, public speaking, research abilities, critical thinking, and speech writing but it was also a lot of FUN! I got to meet many great people, and I learned about a wonderful community that prior to my attendance I had no idea existed." B.M.
"Debate camp is a fun, energetic and friendly way to spend a week of your summer vacation. And with very caring and encouraging teachers and assistant teachers as well as outgoing and supportive classmates, Westfield debate camp is a definite way to have fun and most certainly to find your voice!" Z.S.
"When I started at Westfield Academy of Debate and Public Speaking, I knew nothing about debate. In just one week, not only did I learn how to debate, but I also had a lot of fun! The environment was very supportive, and really helped me improve. Plus, I made some good friends too. In addition to debate, their public speaking program is top notch. I had some one-on-one time with an award winning public speaker, and that really helped me. It was through this camp that I became very enthusiastic about debate. I cannot recommend it enough." C. H.
"Thank you for doing this program and creating this wonderful experience." K.A.
"I really loved camp. I also learned a lot about debating." D.M.
“I now like debating as much as sports and I love sports!!!” Who knew debating could be so much fun?!!” R.K.
"I just wanted to thank you for an amazing time at Debate Camp this summer. When reflecting over the summer, I found that it was one of my most favorite activities; I learned so much, and had fun at the same time. I learned something new everyday to improve my debate skills. I hope to improve my standings this year." K.J.
It was a wonderful experience, and I am looking forward to camp again next year!
"I learned more going to Westfield camp than I learned all year at my school." I.J.
"Your camp attracts such wonderful people and you have such smart, funny, and kind PA's. Congratulations on a camp well done!" N.M.
"Thank you so much for a fantastic week!" K.J.
"Thanks again for a great week of camp! I can't wait to join a debate team." N.M.
"Thank you for an awesome time at camp this summer. I had a lot of fun. I learned so much and i just want to keep learning about debate." E.M.
"The debate topics can be anything from the implications of cloning Neanderthals to whether you would receive a better education at Harvard or Hogwarts." K.A.
"This is a great camp. I learned a lot about rhetoric in the week that I was here." I.J.
"I now separate my life into BD before debate and DD during debate I hope it never becomes AD after debate." B.M.
"It was just plain fun!" O.S.
In response to a question on the evaluation of the week that asked what the camper's least favorite part of camp was: "The end!" B.M.