Our summer camp!

Our summer camps are held at the campus of Aquinas Academy! (388 S Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039)

Every summer, we offer 3 sessions!

Session 1

Length: 2 Week (Monday – Friday, no weekends)

Program: Public Forum Debate Classes 

Registration Eligibility: Rising 6th-12th grader with any level of debate experience 

Session 2

Length: 1 Week (Monday – Friday)

Program: Advanced Public Forum Debate Class 

Registration Eligibility: Rising 6th-12th grader with minimum 2 years of debate experience

Session 3

Length: 1 Week (Monday – Friday)

Programs:  

         Public Forum Debate Class for Beginners 

         *Competitive Speech Class* for Beginners 

Registration Eligibility: Rising 6th-12th grader with entry-level (minimal to no) speech or debate experience 

INTRODUCING ...
The Omega Speech and Debate competitive speech program!

Since the inception of our academy, we have only offered classes in Public Forum Debate. But that changed this year, as we finally decided to make Omega a true speech AND debate academy with the launch of our Competitive Speech Program! Led by Livingston High School Speech Captain and nationally-ranked competitor Hannah Kim, this program introduces beginners to a variety of competitive speech events offered by high school speech and debate teams. These events will include Original Oratory, Declamation, Dramatic Interpretation, Oral Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, and Duo Interpretation. Hannah’s course is designed to provide students with a more public-speaking-centered experience than our debate program can, as well as prepare them to succeed at high school speech tournaments. Thus, whether you are a student who feels the need for a stronger public speaking foundation before entering debate, or who aims to compete on the high school speech team, this program is the best fit for you!

Student Life at our summer camp!

COVID-19 Policy

Our COVID-19 rules, regarding masking, social distancing, etc., will strictly follow all current guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and New Jersey State Health Department.

Lunch

At camp, students will have the opportunity to eat lunch during a 1-hour break. Lunch can be eaten either in the dining hall or outside on picnic tables. Students can either bring their own lunch or purchase lunches from the camp.

Free Time

In addition to being a lunch period, the daily 1-hour break will also serve as “free time”. If students are not eating lunch, they have 3 options to spend this free time with:

1. Participate in fun, instructor-led team-building games!

2. Play sports such as basketball or soccer!

3. Meet with an instructor for “office hours” to ask questions about content taught during class, do speech/debate drills or exercises, or receive feedback on topic preparation!