Day and Boarding; Grades 6-12



Summer Public Speaking Course

Earn academic credit for summer study.

Week of June 26 (full, accepting wait list enrollments)

Week of July 17


Summer Public Speaking provides students the opportunity to earn .25 required graduation credit hours in one week! Through active participation, students will learn the essential researching, composing, and delivering skills necessary for oral presentations. Using student-driven content ,four types of presentations will be covered: demonstrative, informative, persuasive, and impromptu. We will work in a variety of speaking atmospheres--classroom, lecture hall, and large assembly room--both with and without microphones. Students will deliver four major presentations, demonstrating proficiency in oral communication as measured on the Competent Speaker Speech Performance Evaluation. There will be breaks throughout the day (in addition to a one-hour break for lunch) and students will have opportunities to be outdoors.

The class is graded. Grades will be given according to Pennington's system, with an annotated teacher review of student performance. Students earning credit will be expected to submit work online by a specific date. All work must be completed by that date to receive academic credit for the course.


Lisa Houston, Middle School Dean of Students and Director of Drama (week of June 26)
Susie Paige, Health and Wellness Counselor and Teacher, Health (week of July 17)
Dolores Eaton, Chair of Arts Department (week of July 17)


Students beginning Grades 9-12 in fall 2017

ITEMS PROVIDED: Lunch, all course materials

ITEMS TO BRING: an iPad or laptop, personal snacks, and refillable water bottle


Week of June 26 (full)
Week of July 17

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; some additional time will be required for assignments completed at home

$695 for students not enrolled at Pennington for 2017-18
$520 for enrolled Pennington students--enter code Penn2017 during registration checkout

We expect this course to fill up quickly; please click this link to register today!

Hurry—space is limited and registration is now open!

For general camp questions, please contact Jeff Eckerson, Director of Summer Programs: