Coolidge Foundation Home School Debate Camp

May 30, 2014

Join us in idyllic Plymouth Notch, Vermont for the first annual Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation Homeschool Debate Camp. Plymouth Notch is the birthplace and childhood home of America’s thirtieth president. It is here that Calvin Coolidge took the Oath of Office in 1923, in a ceremony administered by his father, a Notary Public.

This unique historical setting is an ideal place for homeschool debaters to come for top-quality debate instruction and an opportunity to win college scholarship prize money.

  • Special presentations by Amity Shlaes, Matthew Denhart and Rushad Thomas of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and Roberto Salinas-Léon, president of the Mexico Business Forum.
  • Greg Rehmke of Economic Thinking and experienced NCFCA alumni will lead sessions for beginning and advanced students in Team Policy, Lincoln-Douglas and extemporaneous formats.
  • Students will learn from experts how American history and economic principles can give them an edge debating their own annual topic. NCFCA Alumni will lead Beginner-Advanced debate sessions.
  • On Friday, August 1, homeschool campers will be invited to compete alongside high school debaters from the Debate Institutes of Dartmouth summer camp on an impromptu topic, with prizes in the form of college scholarship money for the winners.
  • Campers will be lodged at the recently renovated Cortina Inn and Resort.
  • Camp begins at 11AM on July 30 at the Coolidge Foundation and ends at 3PM on August 2. The Cost is $150, which includes lodging, all meals, and materials. Registration Deadline: July 27, 2014.

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