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Photo Gallery: Debate and Vocation Camps

July 1st, 2011

Pictures by Art Cox and Sarah Pride

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Patrick Henry College
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Week three of Teen Leadership Camps at Patrick Henry College featured a flurry of activities associated with the College's Leadership and Vocation and Debate camps. Through local service projects, special lectures by PHC professors, and intensive training sessions, Leadership and Vocation campers learned what is involved in leading the nation and shaping the culture with timeless biblical values. Led by Meredith Schultz, 2009 Patrick Henry College graduate and recipient of the Beverly LaHaye Award for Leadership, the camp featured sessions with PHC professors such as Dr. Gene Edward Veith and Dr. David Aikman and saw students serving at an area Christian school and local food pantry.

The first week of summer Debate camp, led by PHC alum (’11) and national debate champion Joanna Griffith, provided students a basic introduction to debate while preparing campers for a final-week tournament with public speaking theory, drills, and rehearsal. Debate camp challenges students to think critically, organize their thoughts, and communicate to any audience in a winsome and persuasive manner. Week one featured a field trip to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., and campers enjoyed activities ranging from walleyball to Ultimate Frisbee between sessions, and spent rare down-time in the Barbara Hodel Center coffee shop.

To capture a glimpse of the week's activities, visit the gallery, below: