Local students invited to Cornell International Summer Debate Camp

Area students ages 12 through 18 are invited to the Cornell International Summer Debate Camp running July 30 through Aug. 7.

Need-based scholarships are available to defray the $650 day camp tuition, according to Armands Revelins. He is the camp’s director and assistant director of the Cornell Speech and Debate Program, based at the ILR School.

Revelins said in a Cornell “All Things Equal” radio show segment that debating means communicating in a structured way in which you are more likely to be effective and to be heard. Students are already passionate about many things, and debate trains students to articulate those things.