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.
The March/April 2016 resolution for Lincoln-Douglas debate is extremely broad, so we’ve prepared an appropriately gigantic file to match it!
We’ve prepared close to 300 pages to help LD debaters build their best possible cases for the topic:
Our free breakdown of the current resolution is chock full of strategic advice, expert tips, and tons of evidence covering all of the key issues for both the affirmative and negative sides of the Middle East democracy promotion debate.
The March-April 2016 Lincoln-Douglas resolution is super broad, and includes several important phrases that can be tricky to define.
“Democracy promotion” and “Middle East” are both critical terms that debaters will have to wrestle with in order to debate this topic successfully.
Luckily, we’ve pored over countless pages of scholarly research, government documents, and other contextual evidence sources in order to bring you a Topicality file that includes enough definitions and interpretation cards to support every case!
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Public Forum debaters will spend March 2016 addressing a resolution asking them to consider whether the United States should withdraw its military presence from the Japanese island of Okinawa.
International relations resolutions are always especially tricky, due to their inclusion of a variety of complex interests. Not to worry, though, because we’re going to help you write the best possible cases for both sides, using this free guide!
Our topic analysis contains tons of free evidence for both pro and con, plenty of strategic tips from our experts, and a full breakdown of the March PF resolution,
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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The Public Forum debate resolution for February 2016 asks debaters to consider whether or not the United States federal government should combat climate change by implementing a tax on carbon emissions.
This is a challenging topic filled with complex scientific, technical, and legal considerations. That’s why we’ve prepared this free guide to help you write your best cases yet!
Our topic analysis contains tons of free evidence for both pro and con, plenty of strategic tips from our experts, and a full breakdown of the February PF resolution, “Resolved: The United States federal government should adopt a carbon tax.”
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Check out our GIANT, complete guide to the current Lincoln-Douglas debate resolution: “Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned.”
We can help you make your U.S. handgun ban cases your best ever, with nearly 100 free pages covering strategies, tips, and tons of evidence for both the affirmative and negative sides of the debate!
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