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Camper Testimonials

Speaking of Champions...

These SFI 2016 participants went on to win their events at the 2017 Illinois High School Association Speech State Final Tournament.  Congratulations to Archit Dhar and  Beckett Kenny.  Each is holding the sign that indicated their speaking order, but we know they were both #1 in the results!

Archit Dhar

Archit Dhar
Naperville Neuqua Valley High School
1st Place - Informative Speaking, 2017 IHSA Speech State Final Tournament
Alum: 2016 Summer Forensics Institute

"SFI opened my eyes to what a real work ethic looks like and brought me the confidence to speak my mind...I learned to Always Work and Never Quit, because it's not supposed to be easy.  It's supposed to be worth it."

Beckett Kenny



Beckett Kenny
Peoria Richwoods High School
1st Place - Original Comedy, 2017 IHSA Speech State Final Tournament
Alum: 2016 Summer Forensics Institute

"SFI was a huge help.  It helped me be a more rounded performer and was a lot of fun to do."


What They Told Us About SFI 2016

Feedback from Campers

I loved this.  I felt very welcomed, and I feel even better about my event.  This camp is a great place to both hone your skills as a speaker and create amazing friendships.  Love the staff, curriculum, and coaches!

[The] coaches have an immense amount of talent and knowledge that they willingly share with us.

I very much enjoyed the individual attention our coaches were able to provide for us.

Best speech experience I have ever had.

Feedback from Parents

My child returned so excited about what she had learned and how she would be applying the skills and techniques this season.  She is already requesting a return [to SFI] next summer.

As a parent, I found the experience professional and easy.  My child gained so much.

I'm giving this camp a 5 star rating!

SFI:  Take Your Skills to the Next Level!