The Practice Space: Youth Summer Camps for Public Speaking


If you enjoy debating, acting, telling stories, or giving speeches, join our summer camps! We build your confidence through fun activities so you can share your voice with the world. Spaces are limited, so register today at

We offer 4 camps:

Young Speakers Camp, Ages 8-11, June 17-21, 8:30am-2:30pm. This one-week camp for elementary students builds confidence through presentation, basic debate, and storytelling, with games imagination and fun. 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. 

Middle School Speakers Camp, Ages 11-13, June 24-28, 8:30am-3:30pm. This one-week camp for middle schoolers is for beginning debaters and actors who want to develop confidence and improve their speaking skills. Choose between basic debate or dramatic monologues, so this camp helps you whether you are more argumentative or more creative at heart. This camp is a good option for those who want to try public speaking through a gentle introduction.

Persuasive Debaters Camp, Ages 13-18, July 22-26, 8:30am-3:30pm (optional add-on week: July 29-August 2). This in-depth debate camp builds skills in argumentation, logic, and strategy through parliamentary-style debate. It is helpful for students interested in debate competitions during the year - sign up for 1 week of classes or 2-week option with advanced practice rounds.

Confident Communicators Camp, Ages 11-18, August 5-16, 8:30am-3:30pm. This two-week camp helps middle and high school students express themselves and find their unique voice. Choose to major in persuasion and debate, performance and acting, or podcasting and storytelling. Meet students from all over the Bay Area and receive lots of coaching to improve your skills. 

Check out our website for more information!

Additional Information

Minimum Age 8

Maximum Age 18

Camp Dates June 17-21, June 24-28, July 22-26, August 5-16

Year Established 2017

Camp Capacity 20

Camp Length 1-2 weeks

Cost Per Week $300

Financial Aid Offered Yes


10261 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, California 94530
United States

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  • Summer Camps
  • School Programs
  • Organizational Trainings
  • Community Speaker Teams
  • Personal Coaching

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