Stanford Invitational Tournament

Thanks for joining us this summer!  Please return to see the dates of our 2022 programs which we anticipate to be available by late 2021.

2-Week Core Interpretive Events Program

Start your season with us and experience national championship caliber coaching combined with the highest caliber resources all in the beautiful, safe and relaxing atmosphere of the Stanford University campus. Our challenging curriculum ensures that speakers starting out their forensic careers will learn the basic skills necessary to become competitive immediately while providing them with a firm foundation for growth. Experienced speakers will master advanced techniques to improve their performances and make them more successful at local, state and national competitions.

Program Curriculum: SNFI features an experienced faculty prepared to provide students with an exceptional educational experience in any event. Unlike many individual events camps which require students to pay extra to work on a second event, at SNFI students can choose one major event AND attend electives on other events during their time at camp for the same low price!

Students will primarily focus on their “major event” and can expect to leave SNFI with that event “tournament ready.” Students may potentially have the option to attend occasional elective seminars in which they will have the option to work on a "minor event." Focus on any elective/"minor event" will be limited to theory, approaching piece selection and speaking exercises, but students should not expect to leave camp with a prepared piece from any electives/minors chosen, staff will not actively participate in piece identification/cutting/preparation, and the opportunity to work on a minor event is in no way considered a core or fundamental component of the SNFI experience when it comes to our curriculum planning or programming calendar.

Courses of Study: Extemp; Original Oratory; Original Advocacy; Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp; Duo Interp (Both students must attend); Prose; Poetry; Oratorical Interp; Expository Speaking; Thematic Interp; Impromptu Speaking or Original Prose and Poetry*

*Note: Additional events based on regional requirements may be added upon request

2024 2-Week Core Interpretive Events Program Staff Members Include:

Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2024 staff

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed and as we have complete biographic information available. Staff listing may not be fully up to date or reflect all hires to date.

2023 2-Week Core Interpretive Events Program Staff Members Included:

Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

No Sessions Currently Scheduled For This Camp