Do you want to…
• develop your speech skills?
• learn the art of effective delivery?
• concentrate on enhancing your performance?
• meet students with similar interests?
Choose to specialize in one of these areas:
• Humorous/Dramatic Interpretation
• Humorous/Dramatic Duet Acting
• Extemporaneous/Impromptu Speaking
• Original Comedy/Special Occasion Speaking
• Prose/Poetry Reading
• Original Oratory
• Oratorical Declamation
Develop and enhance your knowledge in a specific area of speech by selecting or writing speeches, honing research skills, memorizing pieces, and practicing the art of effective delivery. Improve your skills by watching and analyzing taped speeches, and enjoy the cooperative, noncompetitive spirit of this popular camp!
Speech Camp Director: Lisa Roth is a forensics specialist with the NIU Forensics program. She coaches both debate and individual events. She has been involved in forensics for 13 years and has served as a counselor and assistant director for the NIU summer camp. Lisa has competed at both the high school and college level and is an award winning competitor and coach.
Speech Camp Associate Director: Judy Santacaterina, an instructor in the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University, has served as the director of Individual Events at Northern since 1980 and has taught at the junior high, high school, and university levels. She has been involved in Illinois forensics activities for the past 19 years and has been the director of the Speech Camp since it began in 1987.
Summer Camp Fees: Residential campers $595 ($650 after June 3, 2016); returning LA&S Academic Summer campers, multiple campers from the same household, or NIU employees are eligible for an additional $25 discount on request.
For more information contact College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming: call 815-753-5200 or e-mail LASEP@niu.edu
Housing and Security
Campers will stay in an on-campus residence hall. Campers may request a roommate, however, if they have no preference, roommates will be assigned from the same camp, of the same gender, and of approximately the same age. Male and female counselors reside on the same floor as the campers in a ratio of at least one counselor for every 13 campers. Each room has two beds, two desks, and closet with drawer space, AC unit, microwave and mini fridge. Linens and pillows are NOT supplied. Students must bring their own pillows, sleeping bags, linens, towels, etc.
Security is tight in the residence hall at night, and keys are needed for the elevators to gain access to the floors. The residence hall will be locked down at 11 p.m. Campers must not lose their keys. Replacement keys are billed to the parent/guardian at a cost of $160.00 per occurrence.