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Clubs & Camps

Feel confident. Be prepared. Speak effectively.

We make it comfortable and fun to express yourself.

Our camps and clubs are designed to be a gentle introduction to public speaking in a safe, supportive community. In both experiences, students learn multiple styles of communication:

Storytelling | Dramatic Performance | Presentation | Debate

All clubs, classes, and camps are held online throughout COVID-19 pandemic, in California PST time zone.

Tuition assistance available based on financial need. Visit our Scholarships page to apply.

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During the School Year

Young Speakers Club (ages 8-10) - Spring 2021

Build confidence by practicing public speaking skills in our after-school club! Learn storytelling, debate, acting, spontaneous speaking, and informative presentation by participating in fun projects. Past clubs have taught speaking skills in the context of students creating their own businesses, setting up youth-run governments, and dealing with alien invasions. This program is geared towards students ages 8 to 11.

Thursdays (8 weeks), 1/21/2021-3/11/2021, 3pm-4:30pm PST via Zoom

Instructor: AnnMarie Baines (Executive Director)

Storytelling and Podcasting Club (ages 11-14) - Spring 2021

Have something to share with the world? Share your story, harness your creativity, and find your unique voice in our Storytelling and Podcasting Club! Learn the fundamentals of storytelling and podcasting through creative exercises, games, participating in fun projects, and learning from guest speakers who podcast and tell stories everyday. This program is geared toward students ages 11-14.

Wednesdays (8 weeks), 1/20/2021-3/10/2021, 3pm-4:30pm PST via Zoom

Instructor: Diana Medina (Program Director)

Debate Club (ages 11-16) - Spring 2021

Calling all debaters! This club is for pre-teens and teens who are interested in getting more practice with debate. Learn how to argue and feel more comfortable speaking off the top of your head. This club is open to beginners and intermediate students, so whether you already love debate or have always been curious but were too shy to debate, this club is for you! Every week, we practice debating different topics and work together with partners in a fun, supportive environment.

Thursdays (8 weeks), 1/21/2021-3/11/2021, 4:30pm-6pm PST via Zoom

Instructor: AnnMarie Baines (Executive Director)

Speech Club for Girls (ages 9-16) - Spring 2021

Happy Women's History Month! Every Monday in March, we welcome all girls to create original speeches inspired by their interests, passions, and issues they care about. This club includes guest speakers (all women of course!), along with time to share stories and build confidence. It is open to a wide range of ages to encourage supportive mentorship and strong role modeling.

Mondays (5 weeks), 3/1/2021-3/29/2021, 5pm-6pm PST via Zoom

Instructor: AnnMarie Baines (Executive Director)

“I feel like when I first started, I was very shy and didn't know how to express myself, but now I don't feel that way!”

- Middle School Student

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During the Summer

It’s the ideal time to become an effective, confident speaker! Our summer camps offer a fun, inclusive environment to get more comfortable expressing yourself in front of a group.

Our online day camps are for youth 8-18, tailored to different ages, experience levels and communication styles.

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 2021

Young Speakers Camp

This one-week camp for ages 8-11 builds confidence through speeches, games, stories, and debate. Learn to speak your mind, tell your story, and listen to what others have to share. This camp helps students of all levels, whether they are shy or outgoing. 

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 2021

Debate Camp

Become a debater who can argue, persuade and listen. This in-depth debate camp for ages 12-18 builds skills in argumentation, logic, and strategy through parliamentary-style debate. It is also helpful for students interested in debate competitions during the year. 

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 2021

Speech Camp

Find your voice and build confidence through podcasting, storytelling, acting, presenting, and debating. This two-week camp helps middle and high school students express themselves and find their unique voice.

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