Tulsa Debate League To Hold Virtual Summer Camp Due To COVID-19 Pandemic


Thursday, May 14th 2020, 7:30 am
By: Shannon Rousseau


TULSA -

A summer camp meant to help Tulsa students improve their confidence and critical thinking skills will look a lot different this year because of the coronavirus.

The Tulsa Debate League will meet online instead of in-person this year. Everything else should look the same for returning students.

The two-week summer camp is free for 7-12 grade students in the Tulsa Public School system.

Despite being online, students will still learn important life-skills by taking part: organization, communication, and listening. 

Research shows that debate can dramatically close the achievement gap in urban school districts.

Debaters are more likely to graduate from high school, meet college-readiness benchmarks, and achieve greater cumulative grade point average than their peers.

The camp is July 6-17 and registration is already open.

To register for the Tulsa Debate League's summer camp, click here.