Clubs & Camps

Feel confident. Be prepared. Speak effectively.

We make it comfortable and fun to express yourself.

Youth can learn multiple styles of communication through our different types of clubs:

Debate | Media | Leadership

  • Our programs are designed to be a gentle introduction to public speaking in a safe, supportive community.
  • Most of our programs are open to youth ages 8-17, and youth will be placed in a “lab” that best fits their age and experience level so that they are as comfortable as possible.
  • Clubs are offered once every fall and spring, with age-based camps offered every summer.
  • Tuition assistance is available to those with financial need (please select this option when you register).
  • Online camps and clubs are open to anyone, regardless of your location.
  • All meeting times are in the Pacific time zone.

During the School Year

Debate Club

Learn how to argue and feel more comfortable speaking off the top of your head! Whether you already love debate or have always been curious, this club helps you practice debating different topics and work together with partners in a fun, supportive environment.

  • This club is appropriate for students ages 8-17
  • Online via Zoom, including a hybrid practice tournament on 11/14
  • (8) Weeks - $200 (including registration to practice tournament)
  • Dates: Mondays, 4:30-6pm PT, 9/26-11/14

Beginning labs learn Congress Debate and write legislation on personally significant issues they argue as senators. Advanced labs master Parliamentary Debate and participate in teams to deliver arguments about everything from video games to foreign policy with clarity, passion, and credibility. Students will be placed in a lab that best fits their age and experience -- we encourage you to bring a friend to join you as a teammate!

Media Club

Do you love podcasts or making fun videos? This club helps you create, record, and produce engaging podcasts and videos on topics that interest you. Use your voice to tell stories, interview guests, share information, and bring your ideas to life!

  • This club is appropriate for students ages 8-17
  • Online via Zoom
  • (6) Weeks - $150
  • Dates: Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm PT, 10/4-11/8

Beginning labs learn how to craft their piece, use their voice on recordings, and conduct interviews to record single episodes. Advanced labs produce longer seasons and deepen their understanding of media production while also identifying ways to share their work with bigger audiences.

Leadership Club

Strong leaders know how to listen and advocate for themselves and the people who need it most. This fall, we will focus on self-advocacy, how to speak up about important issues, and how to express your identity, learning the history behind injustice in America. You will get a chance to practice speaking up for yourself through practice activities, as well as creating a speech or performance piece about an issue that you care about.

  • This club is appropriate for students ages 11-17
  • Online via Zoom
  • (6) Weeks - $150
  • Dates: Tuesdays, 4:30-6pm PT, 10/4-11/8
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“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

School Year: Club Refund Policy

Up until one week before any club, we offer full refunds minus a $10 processing fee (to cover our PayPal charges). For cancellation of multiple clubs, there is a $10 processing fee per club. Any cancellations received after this date will not be refunded, due to the need to finalize plans and pay instructors at our non-profit.

If you are able, we welcome families who need to cancel a club to consider donating the cost of the club to help cover a scholarship for another participant. Please email us directly to pursue this option.

Summer: Camp Refund Policy

Up until one week before any camp, we offer full refunds minus a $10 processing fee (to cover our PayPal charges). For cancellation of multiple camps, there is a $10 processing fee per camp. Any cancellations received after this date will not be refunded, due to the need to finalize plans and pay instructors at our non-profit.

If you are able, we welcome families who need to cancel a camp to consider donating the cost of the camp to help cover a scholarship for another participant. Please email us directly to pursue this option.

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