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    The RKS Debate Workshop at Wake Forest University

    The RKS Debate Workshop at Wake Forest University


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Debate
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Government and Public Administration, Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Unlike any other debate camp in the country, the RKS practices what we call the “No-Lab Curriculum.” The No-Lab Curriculum is a dynamic, collaborative, and adaptive structure that balances skills development, intellectual growth, and healthy living.

    We offer both online and residential options, with sessions ranging from 1 to 5 weeks. 

    4 Week Session: This is the Ultimate RKS Experience. Get a head start on producing your signature file.  Includes specialized lectures and drills, with emphasis on research and skills development. 

    3 Week Session: No-Lab Curriculum is in full effect.  Work with the best, produce a signature file, and get tournament experience.

    2 Week Session: This group of students will still be integrated with the broader No-Lab Curriculum but sophomores will also participate in specialized breakouts with increased emphasis on the skills required to get them to the next level. 

    1 Week Session: This group of students will come to truly understand what it means to engage in the final steps of preparation for a tournament. There will be extensive strategy sessions learning how to truly prepare for not just the first speeches, but the end of the debate.

    7-Day Intensive: In the 7-day intensive you will work directly with Daryl Burch and Amber Kelsie on a) broad-based topic research; b) first, second, and third order theory lectures followed by seminar-style discussion; c) executing what we’ve learned through practice debates, drills, and tricks.