See what others had to say about their OEI experience.

I learned more about current events and speaking skills in the five days I attended this camp than in an entire Speech and Debate season. This camp is run by a highly qualified and genuine group of instructors who are committed to creating an enjoyable experience for all students. And best of all: it's free! I would highly recommend that you take part!

 - Adhi Balamurugan, Student

I attended OEI in the summer of 2023, and I can say it was most certainly worth it. I learned some of the most helpful practice drills for extemp and understood how I can improve, even with the success I previously had. It was a week not just for beginners, but also advanced speakers, and changed a lot of what I do today! 

 - Anonymous Student

I had so much fun at this camp! Would highly recommend to anyone interested in expressing their thoughts. The leaders teach clarity and confidence in a very effective manner. Everyone I’ve talked to had a blast!!! 

 - Luke Kim, Student

I went to the camp wanting to improve my debate skills, but I learned so much more and enjoyed extemp so much! The coaches were very motivational and made learning fun such as the fluency drills which were like games. My skills in debate and speaking have really come far in the short time a week is due to the amazing feedback coaches provide. I would definitely recommend this camp to anyone in any speech or debate event or someone just interest in speech and debate! Your content, delivery, and ability to think on the spot are sure to improve.

 - Avneet Sohi, Student

It was an excellent opportunity that helped him grow as a speaker and I also love the fact that it was free nationwide!

 - Abtain J. Titus, Parent

It was an amazing opportunity to participate in this program and helped me know where I needed to improve right before the speech & debate season started.

 - Kierson Titus, Student

The camp has really helped my child get more confident in their speaking skills and how they do in debate. I have noticed my child is more up to date on current issues and is passionate about the camp as she seemed to enjoy all the activities everyday. A big thanks to the coaches that organized this amazing camp!

 - Jasdeep Sohi, Parent

The Ohio Extemp Initiative was an awesome camp that has profoundly expanded my knowledge and interest in social issues. It was an enriching learning experience that has rendered skills I will use in everyday life. The thorough lectures and effective speaking drills enhanced the experience, and I would definitely do it again. Thank you for your professionalism and hard work!

 - Radha Pareek, Student

The coaches are amazing and really easy to talk to. They're always there to help and make this camp a fun experience. 

 - Julia Wang, Student

The 2021 Ohio Extemp Initiative was influential in the development of my skills as an extemper. The impactful drills that are taught, if used to practice, can tremendously advance one's delivery, and the feedback provided by the instructors was top-notch.

 - Anonymous Student