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PIONEER DEBATE INSTITUTE FAQ

 

Where can I register? Go to the registration page and fill out the form provided there!

When is the deadline for registering? We will take registrations up to June 24, 2019. After that date, we will only take registrations to fill up labs that may be partially filled.

Do I need to send a deposit? Yes, we ask for a $200 deposit via credit card payment once a student is registered. That is due by May 15 or by one week after registration (if registration occurs after May 9).

Are there scholarships? Partial scholarships will be available on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Documentation of such need will be requested as a part of the scholarship application process.

When and where do I check in? You can begin checking in to the dorm any time from 12-5 pm on July 13. Sorry, no early checkins are available. We will begin instruction after dinner on the 13th. Please let the staff know if you will be arriving after 5 pm.

Can I get some transportation? Yes! We will provide shuttle service to and from PDX from 11 am to 4 pm on the 13th, shuttles will be provided as needed on the 20th and 27th.

How do meals work? Bon Appetit operates our campus meals, and they will run meals for the camp as well. They are all you can eat, and meals are designed with multiple options (with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options). Meals will begin with dinner on the 13th and will end with breakfast on the 27th. Commuters have lunch and dinner on each day included with their tuition costs.

Can I make special requests on partners or roommates? Yes!

Can I find a more specific schedule? We will have more specific schedules available after curriculum design is completed. There will be a mix of lecture, lab, drills and practice rounds on each day. Two practice tournaments will be held.

A sample day looks as follows:
 

7:45

   

Breakfast

   

8:45

   

All Camp Meet

 

9:00

   

Skills Lecture

 

10:00

   

Skills Lab (drills, instruction)

12:00

   

Lunch

   

1:00

   

Topic Lecture

 

2:00

   

Lab Research/Library

4:00

   

Free time

 

5:00

   

Dinner

   

6:00

   

Practice Rounds

 

8:00

   

Activities/Free Time

 

More information in full can be found in our registration packet:

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