Speech & Theater Camp

August 4th-9th, 2019

Nationally recognized speech coach Heather Neumann will be returning to lead this all new speech camp is designed for both new and advanced students in all acting, platform, and limited prep events.

We have 3 to 6-day options at our beautiful mountain resort
near Lake Arrowhead Ca The Speech Camp will be led by..

Heather Neumann
is the founder of Lasting Impact where she has been blessed to coach National Champion Speakers, National Finalists, and beginning students. "Speech is a journey... there is no telling where the Lord will take you or the impact you can make." She is excited to bring for the first time her top-notch speech
program to Southern California. Check out her website here.

Griffith Vertican Esq.
is the founder of NIHD and is NCCFI National Persuasion and Informative Champion and a top speech and debate coach. He will be joined by a number of top coaches and alums.

Ellen Neumann
competed in High school speech and debate all four years of high school. She competed in over 8 different speech styles as well as Lincoln Douglas debate. Ellen qualified for the National Championship for both the NCFCA and STOA organizations. Her senior year, Ellen qualified placed in the top 5 speaker in 4 different speech events, and was awarded the Best Overall Speaker award out of over 500 competitors. Outside of speech and debate, Ellen enjoys acting in community theater, playing soccer, and spending time with friends and family. She is currently working as a full time Autism Technician while she pursues her degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Save $50 with Early Bird Registration through April 8th
Tuition Cost $215-405 (with Early Bird and OakBrook discounts)

Heather Neumann and her team are excited to come to CA...

They will be covering the basics of Speech for beginning students and advanced students. There will be a number of break outs, splitting off students, as well as coaches and parents.

Start getting excited to dig into….

  • Learn more about the types or kinds of speeches!
  • How to pick a topic for YOU!
  • Choosing a piece for your personality and purpose!
  • Cutting your piece for your characters!
  • Blocking and communication!
  • Acting and characterization for interps!
  • Engaging, fun activities to put what we’ve discussed into action!
  • And so much more!!


  • Students have the option to do just the Speech Track or the Speech + Parli Track
  • Three day option - which will run Mon-Wed. and is available at discounted rate (See Costs page).
  • Students will be taught how to be successful in all the different speech events
  • Drills, drills and drills - this track will have lots of options to work on your acting, impromptu and extemp skills. Students can expect to give a couple of impromptu/extemp speeches a day.

The Purpose of the Speech Camp

The purpose of the speech camp will be to prepare students for competition for the upcoming season and expose them to all of the individual events.

The Top 3 Advantages to NIHD Speech Camp:

  • Top Notch Faculty - Our stellar staff to provide great insights and helpful direction that will accommodate both new and experience students.

  • Optional Debate Classes - students in the speech track will have optional lecture periods where they will be able to "dip their toe in the pool of debate" if they so desire. This is a great advantage for students who would like to do both speech and parli or would to try debate, but not sure they want to commit to it yet.

  • Unique Life Experience - NIHD is truly a remarkable life experience as it blends a Christian Worldview and academic excellence while providing excellent friendship bonding moments.

There truly is no other camp like NIHD!