Forensics Camp

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800 West Main Street
Room 2005 Roseman Hall
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-3165
Fax: (262) 472-5241

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Contact Info

800 West Main Street
Room 2005 Roseman Hall
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-3165
Fax: (262) 472-5241

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Forensics Camp

Information regarding Forensics Camp in 2015 coming soon.


This specialized camp is for students interested in forensics who will be entering grades 10-12 in the 2014-15 school year and are interested in developing an event for the 2014-15 high school forensics competition.

Each camper may choose to concentrate on one forensics event and through intensive individualized coaching and classroom experiences the camper will:

  • Research and write speeches
  • Practice interpreting literature
  • Learn the art of effective delivery

Focus of Camp

  • Classroom lectures and activities by qualified instructors
  • Individualized coaching from college theatre and forensics students
  • Preparation for competitive forensics event for use in high school tournaments and festivals
  • Cooperative, educational, non-competitive atmosphere
  • Planned social activities

If you are a returning participant, you may want to sign up for an area of instruction that you did not take previously or plan to prepare a different event in order to broaden your forensics experience and knowledge.

Select A Course

Campers will have the opportunity to receive instruction developing skills in either public speaking or oral interpretation. Campers choosing to focus on public speaking will enhance skills in speech writing, organization, research, and delivery. Campers focusing on oral interpretation will refine their skills in writing introductions, proper presentation, material cutting, and characterization.

Public Speaking

  • Moments in History
  • Public Address
  • Radio Speaking
  • Timed Speaking
  • Demonstration Speaking
  • Special Occasion Speaking
  • Oratory
  • Extemporaneous Speaking

Oral Interpretation

  • Farrago
  • Prose
  • Story Telling
  • Poetry
  • Solo Acting

Camp Fee

The fee for the camp is $300 and includes meals, housing, accident insurance, and instructional costs.

Three Campers from the Same School: $275/Camper
$25 discount for each camper
Registration forms MUST be sent in together in order to receive the discount.


All resident campers are housed in residence hall facilities on the UW-Whitewater campus. Campers will be housed two per room and must supply their own linens. Adult counselors, in attendance at the residence hall, will organize and supervise camper activities. While roommate requests are honored whenever possible, developing new friends by having a new roommate is encouraged.

Camp Staff

Shauna Wessely, Director

Shauna Wessely is a 2006 graduate of UW-Whitewater. She is a Spanish teacher and Head Forensics Coach at Milton High School. During her college career, she competed on the Forensics Team at UW-Whitewater. She also served as a judge and an assistant forensics coach for the University’s team. During her high school years, Shauna competed in the Wisconsin High School Forensics Association and became a certified adjudicator for the organization in 2003. Additionally, Shauna attended UW-Whitewater’s Forensics Workshop as a high school student and served as a counselor for four years.

Other Staff

This year’s camp staff will include UW-Whitewater Forensics Team members, Jim Disrude (UW-Whitewater Forensics Team Coach) and other local high school forensics coaches.


Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

I understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. I agree that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events. I relinquish all rights that I may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.