You're familiar with prepping for the next season during the summer. But this just takes it to a whole new level. Some people actually go to camps about speech and debate during the off-time of summer. My question: why? Because they're smart. Speech and debate camps can be really helpful and really fun. Whether it's an interp intensive, days of debating, or a day camp your club puts on, camps are awesome. This year, I'm going to two S&D camps. One is a debate camp, which I need to find evidence for. But two weeks prior to that (meaning, today) is a camp for both speech and debate, specifically TP novices, where I will hopefully learn how to find evidence. But we didn't learn that today. We did, however, have a practice debate round game thing. The resolution: Resolved, that cats make better pets than dogs. I gave the 4NC. Try not to hurt your brain thinking about that one. There were a lot of people. Anyway, the coach didn't say a whole lot about our individual speeches. He did say mine was "ok." I guess that's a good sign. He ended up giving us a double loss and voting for fish.
So yes, camps. Good stuff. You like learn stuff, and stuff. You know. But the real reason we go is so we can see each other, because, we miss each other. Us anti-social homeschoolers really like what few friends we have, and we love seeing them at camp.
You're homeschooled, and 9 months a year of speech and debate is simply not enough, so camp.