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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: High School Speech Camp
Sponsoring Organization: MN Urban Debate League

Main Contact
Name: Neeyra Estrada
Title: Operations
Address: 2211, CB
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: (612) 330-1730
Curricular area: Performing Arts
Grades Served: 9 , 10 , 11



This camp is intended for students who are interested in learning MSHSL Speech for the first time, or those who have experience but want to try a new event.


Students in 8th-12th grade are invited to participate in High School Speech Camp.

Goals & Objectives:

• Tailor instruction to the students' event categories, including Advanced Interp (similar to acting) training and advanced Public Address and Limited Prep training.

• Helping students become an effective and confident public speakers

• Students will build their empathy, persuasion skills, and confidence through giving a variety of speeches. Teaching will be based on the available Minnesota MSHSL Speech Events.

• Prepare to perform the first draft of a performance intended to be used in competition during the 2024-25 season.


Students will work with licensed teachers and community coaches. Students will participate in lectures to develop their skills, but most of the learning will be by doing. Students can expect lots of practice rounds and skill sessions. Camp will culminate in a student showcase.

Elements of oral interpretation (interp), public address, and limited preparation are included in this camp.

Program Dates

High School Speech Camp has two sessions tailored for students of different skill levels:

High School Speech Camp - for Beginners/Intermediate Tuition: $575 06/10-2024-06/14/2024 (Monday-Saturday), 9 AM- PM

High School Speech Camp - Advanced Tuition: $550 07/08/2024-07/12/2024 (Monday-Friday), 9 AM-6 PM

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Can students take online classes? No

Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $575
Fees: $0
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0