Summer Camp

Happy Learning Summer Camp

We have adjusted our curriculum to go online this summer! Happy Learning teachers want to provide the best learning opportunities in the Metro Area. Students will receive the best instruction, coaching, lectures, and learning opportunities for a range of academic courses. Every student will be guaranteed quality lectures, drills, practice, and a culminating showcase event. You will also be provided some of the best instructors, including multiple state and national champions.

Middle School Course Offerings:

Week 1: 6/22-26 – $90 per class, so a full day is $180.
AM –
-Speech (grades 5-6)
-Debate (grades 7-8)
PM –
-Debate (grades 5-6)
-Speech (grades 7-8)

Week 2: 6/29-7/3– $90 per class, so a full day is $180.
AM –
-Math (grades 5-6)
-Debate (grades 7-8)
PM –
-Writing (grades 5-8)
-Math (grades 7-8)

High School Course Offerings:

6/22- 6/26 – 1 week Debate – $125.
We have a fantastic series of live and recorded lectures just for Happy Learning:
Topic lecture
Generic Neg
Survey of Policing
Survey of Forensics Science
Survey of Sentencing
State Counterplan – aff and neg
Answering Abolition
Supreme Courts – aff and neg
Defending the State vs Kritiks
Finding Success!

Registration + Costs:

Registration is 2 parts – completing the information survey and payment.
Part 1: Registration –
Part 2- Payment. You must pay your sessions via PayPal –
*Once you complete the survey and payment, a follow up email will be sent to you confirming both are done.
**We make staffing decisions based on enrollment. Anyone that cancels after June 1 will not receive a full refund.


Why Happy Learning Course Offerings?

  • Championship level coaching
  • Premier lectures and instruction
  • Best value

Where is the Camp?

Google Classroom and Zoom! We’ve moved everything online for the summer. Your teacher will reach out to the parents and students as we get closer.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

Jared Zuckerman is the camp director and can be reached at During the camp or via appointment, his cell is 913-709-6260.

What about the schedule?

Middle school –
AM courses go from 9:00AM-10:30 with approximately 1-hr of homework;
PM courses go from 1:00PM-2:30 with approximately 1-hr of homework

High school –
10:00 AM-12:00 live lecture and discussion
12-1pm Lunch break
1:00-1:45pm recorded lecture
1:45pm-3:15pm coach instruction
3:15-5pm homework.

Staff Biographies

Camp Director:

Jared Zuckerman

Former Director at Blue Valley Southwest and current Assistant Coach at Glenbrook North, IL. His team was the first in KS history to win the NSDA national championship. They also won the 2017 and 2018 NCFL national championships, were the TOC finalists, and received the Ungar Cup as the nation’s top team. As a coach, he received the 2018 National Debate Coaches Association Coach of the Year and NSDA Ted Belch Coach of the Year. He won 11 state championships as a coach.


Brian Box

Director at Blue Valley North. Eight years as an assistant coach at the University of Kansas, Glenbrook South and Campus. Former director of the Jayhawk Debate Institute. Coached multiple NDT elimination round participants, TOC semi-finalists, he was a quarterfinalist at the NDT and top speaker at CEDA nationals for Wichita State.

Carolyn Cook

Director at Shawnee Mission South. Her team was the 2017 State Runner Up and finished in the final four in 2015 and 2016. She has qualified 7 Policy Debate entries to nationals over the past three years and finished 8th in the country at 2017 NSDA Nationals, including the 5th Speaker. She was recognized as the 2015-16 DCI Coach of the Year.

Chris Fry

Graduate of Blue Valley Southwest and the University of Kansas. Two time NDT qualifier, assistant coach for 5 years, including work for BVSW. Currently, working for Glenbrook North and the University of Georgia. Coached the NSDA champions, TOC runner-up, 3 CFL finalists and 2-champions.

Annie Goodson

In her second year as the head coach at Mill Valley High School. During her first year at Mill Valley she qualified teams to four-speak and two-speak state competitions and attended national qualifying tournaments all for the first time in school history. Her students finished in octofinals at state in 2018.