The policy lab at GMDI is divided into three different classes - novice, junior varsity, varsity, and kritik. Campers applying are able to choose policy (or kritik if that is your specific choice!) as their lab section, and are placed into a specific skill level based on a diagnostic that we perform on day one of camp.
The Mason Scholars program is a new addition to the 2019-2020 Summer. Scholars will receive a bio on our website, a $100 discount, and a guaranteed slot in the varsity class of the camp.
If campers want to be considered for the Scholars program, they must send a completed file for the 2019-2020 policy topic to include in the camp starter packet along with a coach letter of recommendation. Materials are due on June 1st. Email Jackie Poapst if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Not at all! A large amount of campers attend without a debate partner, and we pair each of you together.
Policy campers enter the camp provided a starter file packet that is produced by the camp staff. For example, last year the following files were given to the campers on day one of camp:
Syrian Refugees Affirmative - Matt Struth
Syrian Refugees Negative - Ben Biggs and Shana Pedersen
H1B Affirmative - Jackie Poapst and Logan Ludwig
H1B Negative - Rob Wimberly and Sebastian Ruiz
Natives Affirmative - Ian Lowery
Natives Negative - Gerrit Hansen
Topicality - Emily Beck and Mahnoor Zafar
Indian Brain Drain DA - Pavan Reddy and Jordan Boyle
Trump Base DA - Colin Dailey
Midterms DA - Hannah Call and Noah Graham
Spivak K - Kyler Buckner and Nick Kazangian
Courts CP - David Michael Woodward