CCCE Summer Camp
Our fifth annual summer camp took place on the UNC campus, where we offered students and teachers the opportunity to gain new insights and skills in a fun, focused 4-day summer camp. In 2017, the CCCE hosted one camp session:
CHAPEL HILL: July 26 – 29, 2017 on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus (day and overnight campers). For pricing options and information, download our Camp Registration Form.
STRUCTURE OF THE CAMP
In this four-day camp, students and teachers learned about all aspects of mock trial, from opening statements to closing arguments and everything in between. Informative and interactive presentations covered direct and cross examination, objections and Rules of Evidence, and the roles of witnesses and attorneys. Through small group break-out sessions, students practiced their new skills as they prepared to argue one side of a fictional criminal case in an end-of camp scrimmage. Family and friends were welcome to attend these trial presentations!
Our teaching sessions were led by legal professionals with “real-world” trial and mock trial experience, including judges and attorneys who have published and led seminars nationwide. Experienced college students mentored each team as they worked on their case presentations. For information about our 2017 camp instructors, download the 2017 Camp Instructors list.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Any student or teacher who wants to learn about mock trial in a fun, hands-on environment. Existing teams and individual students and teachers are all welcome. We keep existing teams together upon request and assign individuals to teams for the trials.
BASIC AND ADVANCED TRAINING
We offer both Basic and Advanced levels of training. Students with prior mock trial experience may register for the advanced session to learn more in-depth techniques, while students new to mock trial will receive important foundational material to allow them to “hit the ground running” in the upcoming season. Rising ninth graders with middle school experience should register for the Basic level. Each session has been adjusted to meet the needs and interests of the group, and end-of-camp scrimmages will be set up between teams of the same level. The cost is the same for either level.
Camp instructional sessions and small group break-out sessions take place from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on Wednesday through Friday (subject to change as needed). Sessions will end earlier on Saturday after the trial presentations and closing awards ceremony. Final schedules are emailed to registered participants.
2016 Chapel Hill Camp Schedule (may be adjusted as necessary)
DAY AND OVERNIGHT OPTIONS
Campers have the option to attend as day campers or to stay overnight in the dorms at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Overnight student campers must be accompanied by a registered adult (1 adult/8 students) who must supervise the students after instruction ends at 5:30 pm. The supervising adult can register either as a participant, attending camp training sessions and receiving all training materials, or as a chaperon-only, receiving room accommodations and breakfast, but no training materials, lunch, or camp sessions.
WHAT IS PROVIDED?
Prior to camp, all registered participants (students and adults) receive a link to download the camp case and rules.
At the camp, participants receive a printed resource manual, sports bag, and lanyard/name badge. (Adults registered as chaperons-only will receive a lanyard/name badge only).
Lunch is provided for all participants (excluding chaperon-only adults). Overnight campers also receive breakfast; however, dinner is on your own. Basic linens are provided (sheets, towel/washcloth, blanket). Student overnight campers are placed in double-occupancy rooms; adults are given single rooms.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Applications received by Friday May 26, 2017 received an “Early Bird discount.” Groups of five or more will also receive a discount IF the applications are submitted together.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
You can register and pay online! You must submit a $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot. The deposit will be applied to the final payment.
To pay via PayPal, visit Camp Payment. An additional charge is added to cover the Paypal fee. You do not have to have a Paypal account to use this option.
Day Camp Registration Form: Day Camper Registration
Overnight Camp Registration Form: Overnight Camper Registration
Or, download the registration form (below) and send the completed form, along with a $50 non-refundable deposit, to:
Summer Camp Registration
Attn: State Coordinator Sue Johnson
PO Box 9626
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
Limited need-based awards are available.
For more information, contact Sue Johnson at SueHeathJohnson@gmail.com or 919-360-0848. To read about last year’s camps, go to 2016 Summer Camp Inspires Students We look forward to seeing you at camp.