Say Hello to Brainy Speech & Debate Academy

‘I think, therefore I am’, French philosopher Rene Descartes once wrote. We think every day, and the clarity of our thought as well as its scales undoubtedly determine what we can achieve in life. Additionally, being able to formulate and communicate our thoughts succinctly with others allows us to form connections, influence decisions, and motivate changes.

However, there are only a few occasions at school and in life where we consciously learn and practice thinking and speaking skills. As a result, many students fear public speaking, and even more find it difficult to research and prepare a concise, compelling argument to articulate their thoughts.

Summer Day Camp 2022

            Brainy Speech & Debate Academy believes that everyone can think and speak well. What we need is practice and training. This summer, the Academy is offering a debate and public speaking summer day camp for students aged 9-16 in Montreal.

This camp is suitable for students with different personalities and experience, whether shy or outgoing, beginners or experienced debaters. Students will be grouped based on their age and experience. It will maintain a low instructor to student ratio (1:8) to ensure that every student has plenty of opportunities to speak and receive ample personalised feedback so they can have the most optimal learning experience. 

There will be a 10-minute meeting that will act as a 1-on-1 assessment, where students and parents can ask questions. Students can also film a short video to which Brainy’s instructors can offer comprehensive feedback.

Learning Goals

Debating and public speaking are effective training for students to improve their confidence, critical thinking, and communication skills. This training requires students to constantly listen, respond and think on their feet. It helps students to think faster, deeper, and further!

At the camp, students will hone their persuasive writing skills, improve their argumentative abilities, and learn about current affairs. Students will gain knowledge of a vast range of challenging issues and topics, such as politics, economics, international relations, and social justice. Furthermore, students will acquire other skills essential to their academic success, such as research, listening, note-taking and collaboration skills.  

Through a variety of games, activities, and seminars, the camp will provide a fun, nurturing, and safe learning environment where students can improve their confidence and communication skills, at the same time as enjoying their learning and making new friends! This camp not only brings great fun, but also helps your child do better at school, become more eloquent and more informed as citizens!

About the Academy

Brainy Speech & Debate Academy is a premier debate and public speaking academy in Canada. All our instructors are top debaters in Canada with years of experience coaching elementary and high school students. The Academy is the official training partner of the Panamanian Debate Association (ASPADE), providing training to Team Panama (English) to help its members prepare for the World School Debate Championship (WSDC). 

For more information, please visit You can contact the academy at 1-647-512-8371 or email them at

Dates: July 18 – 22, August 8 – 12 (Weekdays)

Location: Dawson College (3040 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal)

Age: 9 – 16