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Lux Debate Camp is offering both online and in-person camps & classes for Summer 2021!  

Lux Debate Camp provides introductory debate training.  This summer, we will offer both an online class and an in-person camp.

Topics covered will include:

  • Team Policy Debate (2 debate teams of 2 persons debating each other on topics of United States federal government policy);
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate (1 on 1 debate about topics involving ethical dilemmas and / or balancing competing values in law or policy);
  • Public Speaking;
  • Fundamental Principles of Logic;
  • Critical Thinking (including recognition of unstated assumptions and fallacious arguments);
  • Research Skills; and
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills.

The instructor for the camp and classes will be Glenn Ballard.  Mr. Ballard holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama; a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from Georgia State University; a Master of Science, Finance from Georgia State University; a Master of Taxation from Georgia State University; and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.  Mr. Ballard first became passionate about the need for formal training in logic when he took an introductory course in logic in college and he thought to himself, "Wow!  Logic should be a required course of study for every middle school student!"

Lux Debate Camp Online Class Shedule for Summer 2021

The dates and times for the online classes for Summer 2021 are listed below.

  • Thursdays - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT on June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1 & July 8
  • Bonus Review Session -  Friday, July 9  (time to be determined)
  • FINAL TOURNAMENT - Saturday, July 10 - All day - (approximately 10:00 am - 7:00 pm CDT)

All students will be invited to participate in the final tournament on July 10.

There will be one class per week, on Thursdays.  Each class will be 4 hours long, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, CDT (Texas time).  Additionally, there will be an optional help / Q&A session on Friday, July 9.  The final tournament will be on Saturday, July 10 and will be an all-day event.

We're global!  Students from anywhere in the world can participate, as long as they can speak and understand English and are in a time zone that works for them.

The cost of the online class is $480 per student.  Families with multiple siblings attending will receive a discount of 50% for each student after the first one.  (For example, a family with two students enrolled would pay a total cost of $720, and a family with three students enrolled would pay a total cost $960, and so on.)  Also, full tuition scholarships are available, based on a combination of demonstrated merit and verified financial need (references required).

For more information, email us at luxdebategroup@gmail.com or call us at 408 203 7981.

Lux Debate Camp - Summer 2021 In-Person Camp in the Austin, Texas Area!

We're so excited to be able to offer an in-person camp this year in the beautiful Austin, Texas area!

Last week of July:  this in-person camp will be held Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, with an in-person, all-day tournament held on Saturday, July 31. 

This in-person day camp will be held at a convenient location in Georgetown (just north of Austin).  Location information will be given upon registration.

All students will be invited to participate in the final tournament on July 31.

The cost of the in-person camp is $280 per student.  Families with multiple siblings attending will receive a discount of 50% for each student after the first one.  (For example, a family with two students enrolled would pay a total cost of $420, and a family with three students enrolled would pay a total cost $560, and so on.)  Also, full tuition scholarships are available, based on a combination of demonstrated merit and verified financial need (references required).  Call or email for registration details.

For more information, email us at luxdebategroup@gmail.com or call us at 408 203 7981.

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