Summer Camp 2018

I am pleased to announce the 14thSacred Heart Debate Camp, to be heldAugust 20-24, 2018. We expect students and coaches to arrive on Sunday the 19th of August, and to depart on the 24thor 25th.  

We have a full day of activities for you: Lectures, lunch and debates from 9am-4.00pm and evening activities Monday-Thursday. (Tour of the waterfront, local theatre, a group dinner, and a trip to Peggy’s Cove). Last year’s schedule which is found on the link below will give you an idea of the program. (The camp runs 9am - 4.00pm, Friday, but there are no evening activities scheduled that evening as many of you will be departing.) 

However, the camp is built around its instruction and mentoring for experienced debaters. 
Sacred Heart is well known for its world class debaters and we are happy to share our secrets. Campers and coaches receive a copy of the 300 page debating bible, updated to reflect the issues which we anticipate will be relevant for debates in 2018-2019. 


In addition to the camp for experienced debaters, we are once again concurrently offering a camp for novice debaters (those with less than a year’s experience).

Here is our report on last year's camp:

Whew!  That was quite a week.  74 campers from Victoria to St. John's attended our 13th Annual Debate Camp at Sacred Heart -- and  enjoyed glorious Halifax sunshine (when they weren't learning more about debate).

My thanks to those of you who made this possible:  Our families who agreed to take billets;  Bonnie LeFrank and Basia Sowinski and Eleanor Jamieson, who kept us fed; and our very talented camp staff - Chris George, Kyla Shields, Stephen McCarthy, Clarissa Brisseau, Brie Dukeshire, Kathryn Bjornson , Steven Penner, Alyson Duff, Tina Kim, Josh Judah, Jack Farrell, Ben Gillis, Sarah Bjornson, Ailie Sullivan, Madeleine Peet, Gabriel Duguay and Patricia Donnelly.

Thanks also to Emma Taman who filled in when we were short of critics.

And a picture from the June 2017 camp at "Riverdale" -- the school that is the location setting for the series: