Register for Debate Camp 2019
The Tasmanian Debating Union's Debate Camp is designed to help students develop skills that will enable them to succeed as thinkers, speakers and debaters. Taking place over the course of three and a half days, the camp's schedule will include knowledge workshops, skills exercises, several formal debates, and, of course, plenty of fun.

Debate Camp is open to all students who will enter grades ten to twelve in 2019. Experience with debating is not required, and all interested students are encouraged to participate; we will work with individual debaters at their own pace to ensure they get the most out of the program. Attendance is compulsory for students wishing to be considered for selection to the 2019 state debating team.

The camp will be held at Orana Guide Camp in Roches Beach from Thursday January 10 to Sunday January 13 2019. Debaters will need to arrive by 9am on January 10 and will depart at 1pm on January 13, although the TDU is able to arrange accommodation for students from the North of the state who need to arrive in Hobart on Wednesday afternoon. While at the camp, students will be supervised at all times by experienced TDU adjudicators, all of whom hold current Working With Children Checks.

The cost to participants is $125, covering activities, food and accommodation for the duration of the camp. A $40 deposit (which is ordinarily non-refundable) is required on registration. Please note that financial assistance is available for students who might otherwise be unable to attend (further details are below).

Any questions should be directed to Kathryn Ellis at president@tdu.org.au or on 0488 469 161.

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE DECEMBER 7 2018.

About You
That's the person attending Debate Camp.
Name *
Your answer
Email address *
This is how we will contact you most of the time, so make sure it's an address you check.
Your answer
Mobile number *
In case of emergencies or an urgent need to contact you.
Your answer
Gender *
Your answer
Grade *
What grade will you be in in 2019?
School *
What school will you be at in 2019?
Your answer
Your Requirements
Dietary requirements
Your answer
Allergies
Your answer
Over-the-counter medications
Do you give permission for supervisors to administer any of the following over-the-counter medications?
Filming *
Do you consent to us filming and photographing you during your debates?
Room allocations
Is there anyone you'd particularly like us to put in your room, or anyone you'd prefer not to share a room with? We can't guarantee that we'll be able to accommodate everyone's preferences, but we'll definitely take them into account in determining room allocations. Please give the person's name and whether you would like to share a room with them or not.
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Anything else we need to know?
Please include any medical conditions, disabilities or treatment plans you think we need to know about. Also include any access requirements. (If you'd prefer, you can provide us with a sealed envelope containing these details. We will not open the envelope unless something happens to you, meaning it can stay secret unless absolutely necessary.)
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Emergency Contact Details
Just in case.
Name *
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Contact number *
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Relationship to you *
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About Your Debating Experience
What debating experience do you have? *
Please rate your knowledge in the following areas
Don't be intimidated by this! It's just to give us an idea of where people's strengths and weaknesses are. We won't hold it against you, we promise.
I've never heard of this
I'd like to work on this
I'm fairly comfortable with this
Matter
Manner
Method
Points of Information
Reply Speeches
Preparation technique
Rebuttal
Is there anything in particular you would like to learn more about at Debate Camp?
If there are any debating skills you're keen to practise or topic areas you'd like to know more about, let us know.
Your answer
Are you interested in being considered for the Tasmanian debating team?
You don't have to commit now but this gives us some idea.
Accessibility
We want to ensure everyone can attend Debate Camp. If you think you might have difficulty paying the registration fee, or if you need other support, please let us know. We will do our best to make it possible.

We may ask you for additional information so we can come to the best arrangement and use our limited resources most effectively.

This information is collected in the strictest confidence.

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What do you need in order to attend?
Let us know exactly what you need - e.g. transport from where, or what level of fee reduction.
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