Debate camp provides numerous benefits. The time you spend improving this summer can pay off enormously during next year’s competitions. Attending camp provides the chance to learn from a new set of coaches, get a head-start on your research for next season’s topic(s), and have a ton of fun with other debaters from around the nation!
That’s why we have prepared this list of summer debate institutes which offer low-cost tuition (in comparison to the average), scholarship opportunities, or both! With camps for every event at nearly every price point, you’re sure to find something that works for you.
Below, you will find our master list, organized alphabetically by camp name. It includes location, debate events offered, dates, cost, and scholarship availability. For further information, or to apply, click on the camp name to be taken directly to its website. You can also write to the camp contact provided at the bottom of each listing.
This year’s Young Patriots Essay Contest received a record-breaking number of entries, with more than 960 students from around the country participating. The quality of these essays was incredible!
After much deliberation, our judges have selected three winning submissions to receive $9,000 in scholarship prizes.
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With the season drawing to a close and the stress of various national tournaments bearing down on debaters across the country, we here at Debate Central wanted to lighten the mood a bit. So, we have consulted hundreds of current and former debaters, and asked for their goofiest, most “extreme” debate tips.
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