Register for the Climb Summer Camps

 
 
We are glad you want to join!
 
We have programs for 3rd through 12th graders--pick the options below that work best for you.

If you, the person registering, are under 18, you must be supervised by a parent/guardian while registering.

 

Student Information

Please use the name the student will use in the program. THE STUDENT'S FIRST NAME THAT THEY USE REGULARLY is particularly important for security, setting up teams, and assuring we compile results accurately.
 

SIGN UP FOR THE PROGRAMS YOU WANT

 
PICK DEBATE, SPEAKING, OR BOTH
 
Debate Programs are for students who want to work with others with an emphasis on arguing for and against debate topics.
 
The Speaking Program is more for students who want to work on their own speeches with an emphasis on choosing their own speech topics. Students do two types of speeches.
 
During one Session (July or August), you can choose one of or both of:
    --One debate program (elem, ms, hs, or congress)
    --The speaking program
If you want to do Congress and Debate--do one of them in July and one of them in August.
If you want to do four kinds of speeches--do the speaking program in July and in August.
Yes, you can do both the July and August debate programs.
 
PROGRAM IS ONLINE; TOURNAMENT IS ONLINE OR IN-PERSON
 
Programs are Online using Zoom. Students can optionally participate in the Seattle University tournament the day after each Camp (extra fee) and can choose to participate in the tournament Online with Zoom or In-Person at Seattle University.
 
PAYMENT
 
You pay the cost of the program ahead of time. If you need to drop, do so by Monday May 23 to receive a 95% refund of the cost. If you drop after that, see the refund policy.
 
LOWER INCOME/RAINIER SCHOLAR?
Choose the program(s) you want and then after the "Pick Programs" section ends, choose the appropriate discount.

PICK A DEBATE PROGRAM

Elementary Debate Program

Elementary Debate Program
July 17-21
August 14-18
8:45am to 11:00am
 
--Beginners engage in the Elementary Back and Forth Format (working in small labs of approximately 8 students). They will use 3 or 4 different topics.
--Returners advance to the Elementary Pro-Con format (with 3 or 4 person teams). They will use 3 different topics.
--Students will learn how to debate with step by step instruction and engage in practice debates with extensive feedback.
--Students typically need to spend 30 to 60 minutes to prepare for each class day (except no preparation needed for the first day).
--OPTIONAL: SEATTLE U TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, JULY 22 AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 19. Registration and fees for that will be separate. Online or In-person options for the tournament.
Check the Elementary Program you wish to pay for:
Choose the Student DEBATE Experience Level best matching your elementary student:

Middle School Debate Program

Middle School Debate Program
July 17-21
August 14-18
11:00am-3:00pm
 
--MS 3 on 3 Parli Debate Format.
--Beginner students will learn how to debate with step by step instruction and engage in practice debates with extensive feedback.
--Returner students will learn advanced strategies and topic argument ideas and engage in practice debates with extensive feedback.
--Students debate different topics each day (beginners have the same topic for the first day).
--Students typically need to spend 30 to 60 minutes to prepare for each class day (except no preparation needed for the first day).
--OPTIONAL: SEATTLE U TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, JULY 22 AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 19. Registration and fees for that will be separate. Online or In-person options for the tournament.
Check the Middle School Debate Program you wish to pay for:
Middle School Debaters: What type of debate has your student done previously? (Check all that apply)
 
Middle School Debaters, For partners in 3 on 3 Parli Debate: OPTIONAL

High School Debate Program

High School Debate Program
July 17-21
August 14-18
9:30am-3:00pm
 
--LD Debate Format
--Beginner Students learn how to debate with step by step instruction and engage in practice debates with extensive feedback. Experienced Students build on their skills in preparation skills and in practice debating.
--Students will read materials in their debates. Students typically need to spend 30 to 60 minutes to prepare for each class day (except no preparation needed for the first day).
--OPTIONAL: SEATTLE U TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, JULY 22 AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 19. Registration and fees for that will be separate. Online or In-person options for the tournament.
Check the High School Debate Program you wish to pay for:
High School Debaters: What type of debate has your student done previously? (Check all that apply)
 

Congress Debate (for Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers)

Congress Debate (for Middle and High School)
July 17-21
August 14-18
12:30pm to 3:00pm
 
--Students learn how to write bills and how to make persuasive speeches in favor of those bills.
--Students use bills provided by staff but also can write their own bills (with coaches giving suggestions and guidance).
--Students learn how to question advocates and how to refute and defend bills.
--Students receive extensive feedback and practice.
--Students typically need to spend 30 to 60 minutes to prepare for each class day (except no preparation needed for the first day).
--OPTIONAL: SEATTLE U TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, JULY 22 AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 19. Registration and fees for that will be separate. Online or In-person options for the tournament.
--SORRY, YOU CAN'T DO CONGRESS AND DEBATE DURING THE SAME SESSION. YOU CAN DO SPEAKING AND CONGRESS IN THE SAME SESSION.
Check the Congress Program you wish to pay for:
Congress Debaters: Have you done Congress previously?
 

PICK THE SPEAKING PROGRAM

Speech Program (for Elementary, Middle, and High School)
July 17-21
August 14-18
3:15pm to 5:45pm
 
--Students will be placed into labs based on their grade level as much as is possible (so elementary students will be with elementary students, etc.)
--Students learn the different kinds of speeches they can do (PowerPoint, Persuasive, Informative, Current Issues (Extemp), Impromptu, and Interpretation of Plays/Poetry/Prose).
--Students choose their own topics for prepared speeches (with coaches giving suggestions and guidance).
--Students receive extensive feedback and practice.
--Students typically need to spend 30 to 60 minutes to prepare for each class day (except no preparation needed for the first day).
--OPTIONAL: SEATTLE U TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, JULY 22 AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 19. Registration and fees for that will be separate. Online or In-person options for the tournament.
--YES, YOU CAN DO DEBATE OR CONGRESS WHILE DOING THE SPEAKING PROGRAM DURING THE SAME SESSION.
Check the Speaking Program you wish to pay for:
Speakers: Check each of the below that match your experience:
 

More Payment Info

Loaner Laptop (Quality Acer Laptop for use during the program; note we have a limited supply of these)
REFUND POLICY
 
If you drop by Monday May 22, you will receive 95% refund.
 
If you drop 72 hours or earlier before the start of your camp program, you will receive 85% refund.
 
If you drop before day 2 starts, you will receive 65% refund.
 
If you drop before day 3 starts, you will receive 45% refund.
 
After the third day begins, there are no refunds.
 
We do NOT refund for missing a class, for being late to a class, nor for missing a tournament that is part of the program, nor for dropping the class after day 3 starts.
 
Students can makeup missed classes by viewing our program's PowerPoints (arrange with Jim Hanson).
 
You can switch from July to August at no cost IF there is space available to do so.
 
The refund policy is based on the fact that registration processing takes our time and once we hire a staff member (hired in May)--we have to pay them for the entire program even when students drop and it is disruptive to teams and labs who have to be reconfigured.
 

Agreements

We (student participant and family/guardian when relevant) agree to follow the Registration Agreement:
 
--Use our technology in ways which do not violate the law and do no physical harm to other technology (such as spamming, spreading viruses, etc.). We agree not to harass or spam or distract other students or instructors.
 
--Treat other students and the instructors supportively and we agree to not interrupt others' learning.
 
--Use Zoom (and/or Yaatly, Tabroom, Tabroom's classrooms, Cascade Commons, Forensicstournament.net) and understand we are subject to the privacy policies of these programs.
 
--Hold Climb the Mountain harmless for injury that is not caused by our negligence or malfeasance.
 
--Be prepared for classes including having Zoom software (updated), good internet connection, and doing the preparation steps (usually takes 30 minutes) for speeches and/or debates. This preparation is noted on the Afterschool web page which Jim Hanson will share with you and you should bookmark/favorite it.
 
--Attend and participate in class regularly--each week.
 

Photography Agreement

Click the Photo Option you prefer: ("We" refers to those signing below; The participant is the person being registered to participate in the program) *

Contact Information

BELOW WE NEED AT LEAST ONE EMAIL ADDRESS to contact you with important information about our programs such as assignments, forms parents need to fill out, etc. 
 
We strongly prefer a student and at least one parent email address. If you wish to provide just a parent email address--BE SURE TO FORWARD THE EMAILS WE SEND to your student ASAP so they don't miss out on key opportunities such as preparation for debates, partner requests, tournament registration, etc.
 
PLEASE DO NOT REPEAT AN EMAIL ADDRESS or you will get duplicate emails from us. : )
I am okay with Climb sharing my student/primary email address with their debate partners so they can be in contact with each other to prepare for debating. *

Credit Card Info

Note: You do need to pay for the program you registered for.
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