***This is the Debate Camp Guide for Summer 2015. Click the link to instead view the

Debate Camp Guide for Summer 2016.***


 

Debate camp is a fantastic opportunity for all debaters, regardless of skill level, argumentative style, or event. No matter how you debate, there is a camp out there for you. Camps give you the chance to  learn from a different coaching staff, begin work on the new topic(s), and have a ton of fun.

 

Investing the time over the summer to grow as a debater can pay off enormously in the next season, and we believe that opportunity should be available to everybody, regardless of financial means. 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.

 

Camp tips to keep in mind:

  • Make sure you do you research before committing to a camp. Ideally, you want to go somewhere that focuses on the type of arguments you like to make (traditional or non-traditional? Ks or straight-up? Etc.) and offers the kind of instruction you need most (is it focused on researching and cutting cards, or on skills work, or practice debates? Etc.)
  • Some camps offer discounts if multiple members of your team attends. If you and a partner or a friend are hoping to attend camp together, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
  • Most camps offer both a residential and commuter pricing option. If there is a camp close to your home, you can save money by opting out of purchasing a room and meal plan.
  • Camp directors are nice people and are usually happy to accommodate your needs. Have to miss a day, arrive late, or leave early? Just ask. It’s usually not a problem.

 

If you would like to print out this list and distribute it, here is a printer-friendly PDF version.


 

 

Barking Bulldogs SDI

Fresno State University in Fresno, California

CX & LD-

One Week: June 21-June 28

$610 (Incl. room & meals), $420 (Incl. lunch, no dinner or room)

Discounts- Available for UDL students. Inquire with camp director.

Scholarships- None.

 

 

BFI (Beehive Forensics Institute)

University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

CX, LD, PF, Congress, Extemporaneous Speaking, & Coaches’ Clinic-

One Week: July 5-July 12

$650 (Incl. room & meals), $475 (Incl. meals, no room), $350 (no room or meals)

Two Weeks: July 6-July 20

$1,150 (Incl. room & meals), $750 (Incl. meals, no room), $500 (no room or meals)

All tuition includes the cost of college credit.

Discounts-

Early Registration- 10% early registration discount if registering before April 15, 2015. Use the discount code, “EARLY10.” The BFI must receive full payment by May 1 to secure the early registration discount.

Partner- If your CX or PF partner registers with you before April 15th and you both pay before May 1st, each of you will receive a 15% discount. If you miss the early registration discount, each you will still receive a 10% discount on your tuition and fees.

Group- The BFI will offer group discounts to schools who send multiple students to camp. If your group registers before the April 15th early registration deadline, you can combine half the group discount with the early registration discount. The following discounts are available:

3-5 students: 5% (12.5% with early registration)

5-10 students: 10% (15% with early registration)

11+ students: 15% (17.5% with early registration)

Scholarships- None.

 

 

Capitol Debate Camp

Multiple Locations (See Below)

PF & Middle School-

Two Weeks: All locations $2,995 (Incl. room & meals), $2,595 (Incl. lunch & dinner, no room), Extra $400 fee on all rates for registering after April 1

Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts: July 26-August 7

Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland: July 12-July 24

Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois: June 27-July 9

University of Houston in Houston, Texas: June 7-June 19

University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: June 28-July 10

University of San Diego in San Diego, California: June 21-July 3

LD-

University of San Diego in San Diego, California

Two Weeks: June 21- July 3

$2,995 (Incl. room & meals), $2,595 (Incl. lunch & dinner, no room), Extra $400 fee on all rates for registering after April 1

Beginning Debate Day Camp (rising 6th-9th graders only)-

Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland

Two Weeks (days only): July 13-July 24

$995, extra $200 fee for registering after April 1

Scholarships- Available, based on both need and merit. Inquire by emailing.

 

 

CBI (Champion Briefs Institute)

Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida OR The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota

CX, LD, PF, Congress, & Extemporaneous Speaking-

Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida OR Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana OR San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California

CX, LD, PF, & Congress-

Two Weeks: June 22- July 3 (Ft. Lauderdale)

$1,995 (Incl. room & meals), $995 (No room or meals)

Two Weeks: July 8-July 22 (Bloomington)

$2,250 (Incl. room & meals)

Two Weeks: July 27-August 10 (San Francisco)

$2,350 (Incl. room & meals)

Scholarships- None.

 

 

Catholic Debate Camp

Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware

CX, PF, & Congress-

Three Days: August 5-August 7

$450 (tuition only)

Also available exclusively for students & alumni of West Catholic Prep (Philadelphia, PA): Full scholarships for three-day camp held August 11-August 13 at West Catholic Prep.

Scholarships- Available, based upon need. A $50 referral credit is also available.

 

 

CDI (Comet Debate Institute)

University of Texas- Dallas in Dallas, Texas

CX-

One Week: July 19-July 25

$900 (Incl. room & meals), $700 (Incl. meals, no room)

Two Weeks: July 19-August 1

$1,600 (Incl. room & meals), $1,200 (Incl. meals, no room)

LD & PF-

One Week: July 19-July 25

$800 (Incl. room & meals), $600 (Incl. meals, no room)

Two Weeks: July 19-August 1

$1,400 (Incl. room & meals), $1,100 (Incl. meals, no room)

Scholarships- Available, apply by April 1.

 

 

CODI (Central Oklahoma Debate Institute)

University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma

CX-

One Week: July 19-July 25

$705 (Incl. room & meals), $575 (Incl. room, no meals), $480 (Incl. meals, no room), $350 (No meals or room)

Discounts- $50 early bird discount for registering before June 1. Previous CODI attendees receive an additional $100 discount. Team discounts may be available.

Scholarships- Available, based on need. Contact camp director.

 

 

DCUDL Summer Speech & Debate Camp

Anacostia High School in Washington, DC

Most Events Offered-

Five days (session 1): July 13-July 17

Five days (session 2): August 3-August 7

$300 per session (Incl. meals) or $600 to attend both sections (curriculum will not be repeated for students attending both)

Discounts- Sibling rates available for multiple students attending from the same household. $150 for one session or $250 for both per student.

Scholarships- Available, based on need, as a part of the general application process.

 

DDI (Dartmouth Debate Institute)

Dartmouth University in Hanover, New Hampshire

CX-

Four Weeks: July 12- August 8

$4,700 (Incl. room & meals)

Optional additional one week skills extension program from July 1-July 10 available for a total cost of $5,825.

PF-

One and a Half Weeks: July 1-Jul 10

$1,900 (Incl. room & meals)

Parli-

One and a Half Weeks: July 1-July 10

$1,900 (Incl. room & meals)

Discounts- An early application discount of $100.00 is available for students who apply by March 1. A discount of $50.00 is available for paying by check. A returning student discount of $100.00 is available for students who attended in previous years.

Scholarships- Yes, according to need. Fill out application ASAP.

 

 

DGFI (The Robert Gass High School Summer Forensics Institute)

Cal. State- Fullerton University in Fullerton, California

CX, LD, & Parli-

Three Week: July 6- July 28

More details TBA.

 

 

Digital Debate Camp

Fully online

CX-

June 1-August 16, with flexibility to students’ other obligations throughout the summer

$400

Scholarships- Available. Contact to inquire.

 

 

ECLI (Edie Conway Liberation Institute)

Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland

CX-

Three week: July 13-August 3

$2,000 UDL students

$3,000 all others

Scholarships- None through the program itself, but encourages students to apply for other grants.

 

 

GDI (Gonzaga Debate Institute)

Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington

CX-

Two Weeks: July 12-July 26

$1,600 (Incl. room & meals), $900 (Commuter; no room or meals)

Four Weeks: June 38-July 26

$2,800 (Incl. room & meals), $1,300 (Commuter; no room or meals)

Five Weeks: June 21-July 26

$3,450 (Incl. room & meals), $1,400 (Commuter; no room or meals)- Scholars or Sophomores only

Other meal plan pricings also available.

Discounts- All returning GDI alum will receive an automatic discount of $50 per week off of the total cost of their program.

Any school sending 4 or more students will receive a 5% discount off your cost of attendance (calculated after any other discounts or scholarships are applied). The discount will not be applied until at least 4 students have applied and submitted their deposit.

Scholarships- Available, based on both merit and need. Special UDL scholarships also available. Scholarship deadline May 15.

 

 

HDC (Hoosier Debate Camp)

Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana

CX-

Two and a Half Week Scholars (CX only): June 24-July 11

$1,150

CX, LD, & PF-

Two Week: June 27-July 11

$1,075 (incl. room & meals), or $650 (incl. meals; no room), or $550 (no room or meals)

One Week (Option A): June 27-July 5

$600 (incl. room & meals), or $450 (incl. meals; no room), or $350 (no room or meals)

One Week (Option B): July 5-July 12

Same price structure as Option A

Scholarships- Significant scholarships available, based on need. Download the application from the camp page.

 

 

HDI (Hurricane Debate Institute)

University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida

CX, LD, PF, Congress, & Public Speaking (for middle school & high school)-

One Week: June 8-June 12

$450 (Incl. meals, no room)

Two Weeks: June 8-June 19

$800 (Incl. meals, no room)

Three Weeks: June 8-June 26

$1,100 (Incl. meals, no room)

Discounts- Early bird discount for registering before May 8.

Scholarships- None.

 

Institute for Speech and Debate

Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina

PF, Congress, & Extemporaneous Speaking-

One Week: July 5-July 11

$1,750 (Incl. room & meals), $1,050 (Incl. meals, no room)

Two Weeks: July 5-July 18

$2,550 (Incl. room & meals), $1,550 (Incl. meals, no room)

Scholarships- Available, based on need. Applications considered on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of April 15.

 

 

JDI (Jayhawk Debate Institute)

University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas

CX-

Two Weeks: June 21-July 4

$1,700 (Incl. room and meals), $1,150 (No room or meals)

Three Weeks: June 21- July 11

$2,300 (Incl. room and meals), $1,400 (No room or meals)

Coaches’ workshop- June 26-June 27

$50 (No room or meals)

Scholarships- Available, apply by March 31.

 

 

LDI (Liberty Debate Institute)

Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia

LD-

One Week: June 21-June 27 -OR- June 28-July 4

$450 (Incl. room and meals), $150 (No room or meals)

Two Weeks: June 22-July 5

$875 (Incl. room and meals), $300 (No room or meals)

CX-

One Week: June 21-June 27

$450 (Incl. room and meals), $150 (No room or meals)

Two Weeks: June 21-July 4

$875 (Incl. room and meals), $300 (No room or meals)

Discounts- Discounts available for squads sending multiple debaters.

Scholarships- Available, based on need.

 

 

MDAW (Minnesota Debate and Advocacy Workshop):

Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota

CX-

One Week: June 21-June 27

$825 (Incl. room & meals), $700 (Incl. meals, no room), $575 (No room or meals)

Two Weeks: June 21 – July 4

$1,575 (Incl. room & meals), $1250 (Incl. meals, no room), $1,000 (No room or meals)

Three Weeks: June 21- July 11

$2,075 (Incl. room & meals), $1,740 (Incl. meals, no room), $1,375 (No room or meals)

Middle School Day Camp- June 15-June 19

$250 (Incl. lunch & snack)

Discounts-

Early bird registration – $25 off by registering before May 1st, 2015

MDTA discount – $25 off

Returning student – $25 off

Scholarships- Available. Apply before April 15.

 

 

Mean Green Workshops

University of North Texas in Denton, Texas

CX-

Two Weeks: July 12-July 25

$1,800 (incl. room & meals)

Three Weeks: June 28-July 18

$2,500 (incl. room & meals)

LD-

Two Weeks: June 28-July 11

$1,800 (incl. room & meals)

Three Weeks: June 28-July 18

$2,500 (incl. room & meals)

PF-

One Week: July 5-July 11

$1,000 (incl. room & meals)

Two Weeks: July 5- July 18

$1,800 (incl. room & meals)

Congress-

Two Weeks: July 12-July 25

$1,500 (incl. room & meals)

Middle School-

Introductory: July 5-July 11

$750-1,000 (incl. room & meals)

Advanced: July 12-July 18

$750-1,000 (incl. room & meals)

Coaches’ Institute-

Two Weeks: June 28-July 11

$800 (incl. room & meals)

Discounts- 30% discount for UDL students. Multi-student discounts available if multiple students attend from the same squad.

Scholarships- Available, based on need. Apply by April 15.

 

 

MNDI (Minnesota Debate Institute)

University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota

LD-

One Week: August 2-August 8

$444 (Incl. meals; housing available upon request for $200), $242 (Incl. 2 daily meals, no room), $130 (No room or meals)

Scholarships- Available, based on need. Apply by April 15.

 

 

MSDI (Missouri State Debate Institute)

Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri

CX-

One Week Novice: July 12-July 18

$650 (Incl. room & meals) $350 (No room or meals)

Two Weeks: June 28-July 11

$1,200 (Incl. room & meals) $600 (No room or meals)

Three Weeks: June 28-July 18

$1,900 (Incl. room & meals) $1,000 (No room or meals)

Mini Event Camps-

LD- July 16-July 17

PF- July 16-July 17

Congress- July 14- July 15

Extemporaneous Speaking- July 12-July 13

Policy “lecture only” option (no lab)- June 29-June 30

Each event mini camp runs 9am-5pm with a lunch break. The cost for any of them is $200 with dorm, $100 commuter. The dorm price includes two dorm nights (check in the night before) and 6 meals.

College public speaking credit available.

Scholarships-

Write by May 1.  Letter MUST detail:

(a) a discussion of your individual circumstances, with any supporting material you wish us to consider,

(b) what contributions you commit to provide, including any expected scholarships from your high school or other sources,

(c) what specific sessions you would hope to attend (for example, if you could barely afford the 2-week policy, but could not quite afford the 3 week policy), and

(d) your current long-term debate aspirations, including college debate and

(e) a statement that you have read and understand these policies (if you don’t, please contact us for clarification).

 

 

 

NDI (Nebraska Debate Institute)

Millard West High School in Omaha, Nebraska

CX-

One Week: July 24-August 1

$650 (Incl. meals; housing available upon request for $200)

LD-

One Week: July 24-August 1

$550 (Incl. meals; housing available upon request for $200)

PF-

One Week: July 24-August 1

$550 (Incl. meals; housing available upon request for $200)

Discounts- $50 early registration discount for paying in full by May 1.

Scholarships- Contact camp director to inquire.

 

 

New York City Debate Camps

Various locations in New York City, New York

CX, LD, PF, Parli, Beginning Debate, & Coach’s Workshop-

Various dates

FREE for New York City Urban Debate League students.

 

 

No Limits Debate Camp

Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, TX

LD & PF-

Two Weeks: June 8-June 19

$350 (Incl. meals, no room)

Scholarships- Whole and partial scholarships are available. Contact the camp by email for more details.

 

 

PDI (Patriot Debate Institute)

George Mason University in Washington, D.C.

CX, LD, PF, & Public Speaking-

One Week: June 28-July 5

$975 (Incl. room & meals), $625 (Incl. breakfast & lunch, no dinner or room)

Two Weeks: June 28-July 12

$1,600 (Incl. room & meals), $1,100 (Incl. breakfast & lunch, no dinner or room)

Three Weeks: June 28-July 19

$1,800 (Incl. room & meals), $1,300 (Incl. breakfast & lunch, no dinner or room)

Discounts- $25.00 discount on all rates for paying in full before May 15. $25 discount available for multiple enrollees from the same family or school.

Scholarships- Available. Email to inquire. Scholarship application deadline is May 1.

 

 

PDI (Pioneer Debate Institute)

Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon

CX, LD, PF, & Parliamentary-

One Week: July 11-July 18

$850 (Incl. room & meals), $475 (Incl. lunch & dinner, no room)

Two Weeks: July 11-July 25

$1,500 (Incl. room & meals), $800 (Incl. lunch & dinner, no room)

Coaches welcome, and receive tuition discounts for each of their students who also attend.

Discounts- $100.00 discount on residential rates or $50.00 discount on commuter rates if paying in full before June 1.

Scholarships- Available, based on need, as a part of the general application process.

 

 

PDI (Premier Debate Institute)

University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota

LD-

two Weeks (main session): July 25-August 8

$2,500 (Incl. room & meals)

Two Weeks (second session): August 8-August 22

$2,000 (Incl. room & meals)

Scholarships- Available, based on need and merit. Email for more information.
 

Samford University Summer Debate Institute

Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama

CX, LD, & PF-

Two Weeks: June 21-July 4

$1,350 (Incl. room & meals), $1,000 (Incl. meals, no room), $850 (No room or meals)

Scholarships- Available. Contact to inquire.

 

 

SDDW (South Dakota Debate Workshop)

South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota

CX, LD, & PF-

One Week: July 5-July 11

$500 (Incl. room & meals), $300 (Incl. meals, no room), $225 (No room or meals)

Discounts- $25 discount for students registering and paying in full by June 1.

Scholarships- None.

 

 

SDI (Spartan Debate Institute)

Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan

CX-

Two Weeks: July 5-July 17

$1,450 (Incl. room & meals)

Three Weeks: July 5-July 24

$2,500 (Incl. room & meals)

Four Weeks: July 5-July 31

$3,900 (Incl. room & meals)

Seven Week “Hoya Spartan Scholars” (split between Michigan State and Georgetown University): June 14-July 31

$5,990 (Incl. room & meals)

Coach’s Clinic: July 5-July 10

$600 (Incl. room & meals)

Scholarships- Available, based on merit and need. Scholarship application deadline of April 25. Application available at the bottom of the “Apply” page. Special UDL scholarships also available.

 

SDI (UMKC Summer Debate Institute)

University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri

CX-

Four Weeks: June 27-July 25

$2,500 (Incl. room & meals), $1,400 (No room or meals)

Two Weeks: July 11-July 25

$1,250 (Incl. room & meals), $650 (No room or meals)

Discounts- Multi-student discounts available. Email to inquire.

Scholarships- Available, based on need. Email to inquire.

 

 

Texas Speech & Debate Camp

East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas

CX, LD, & Congress-

One Week: July 12-July 18

$600 (Incl. room & meals), $350 (Incl. meals, no room)

Coaches’ Workshop-

One Week: July 12-July 18

$350 (Incl. room & meals)

Discounts- $50 discount if registering and paying deposit before May 12.

Scholarships- None.

 

 

UGA (Georgia Debate Institute)

University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

CX-

Three Week: June 14-July 4

$2,000 (Incl. room and meals)

Two Week: June 21-July 4

$1,500 (Incl. room and meals), $1,300 (Incl. meals, no room)

PF-

One Week: June 20-June 28

$900 (Incl. room and meals)

Discounts- $100 discount if applying and making your deposit by May 1.

Scholarships- None.

 

 

UTNIF (University of Texas National Institute of Forensics)

University of Texas in Austin, Texas

CX-

Many configurations of schedules available between June 25-August 6

$1,200-$5,200 (Incl. room & meals)

Labs for novices, sophomores, topic intensive, skills intensive, and “6 week survivors”

LD-

Two Weeks: July 18-August 1

$1,550 (Incl. room & meals)

Two and a Half Weeks: July 18-August 5

$2,000 (Incl. room & meals)

PF-

Two Weeks: June 26-July 11

$1,850 (Incl. room & meals)

Scholarships- Available, based on need. Apply before May 15.

 

 

WDI (Women’s Debate Institute)

Audubon Center of the North Woods in Sandstone, Minnesota

CX & LD-

Five Days: August 8-12

FREE for those accepted (women only)

Scholarships- Camp is free to attend, but travel stipends are available.

 

 

WNDI (Whitman National Debate Institute)

Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington

CX, LD, PF, Parli, & Extemporaneous Speaking-

One Week: June 21- June 27

$900 (Incl. room & meals)

Two Weeks: June 21-July 4

$1,600 (Incl. room & meals)

Three Weeks: June 21-July 11

$2,200 (Incl. room & meals)

Four Weeks “Northwest LD Scholars Program” (LD only; split between Whitman College and Lewis & Clark College) June 28-July 25

$2,250 (Incl. room & meals)

Scholarships- None.

 

 

WSDI (Weber State Debate Institute)

Weber State University in Ogden, Utah

CX, LD, & PF-

Two Week: July 12 – 25

$1,200 (includes room & meals)

Three Week: July 12–August 1

$1,800 (incl. room & meals) 

Scholarships- None.

 

 

Young Genius Bay Area Speech & Debate Academy

Young Genius Educational Center in Saratoga, California

CX, LD, PF, Congress, Parli, & Speech-

Multiple scheduling options available for all events, for grades 4-12
$300-$600 per week

Scholarships- None.

 

 

Other Camp Resources

Master list of Camps (CX only- A running list of every camp in the country, including price-per-day breakdowns. Check here if low-cost is not an issue for you, and you want to explore EVERY camp.)

9 Ways to get the most out of debate camp (An article on making your experience at debate camp the most it can be.)

5 Ways to keep improving over the summer (An article on using your summer to improve your debate skills, with or without camp.)

 

 

Still not sure which camp is right for you? Write to us! We’d be happy to offer some advice based on your budget and needs.

 

Where do you plan to go this summer? Did we forget to include your favorite camp? Tell us about it in the comments!

 

15 Comments

  1. Valerie Freitas says:

    Hello, My 15 year old son is interested in getting into debate. He has not had any previous experience. I had no idea there were so many options in debates and wondering if there is a source that explains all of these options. I’d like to encourage him, so I would want something age appropriate but is not going to overwhelm him with too much competitiveness or expectation when he is just a new comer. I’d like him to enjoy his experience and be encouraged to continue in the fall. Could you recommend something near us? We live in Dublin, CA in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. We are willing to drive, but we would prefer something closer if possible. Many camps are too expensive for us. Thank you,Valerie

    • Rachel Stevens says:

      Hi Valerie- Great question! I am thrilled to hear your son is getting involved in debate, and is interested in attending camp. As for your questions, rest assured that most summer debate institutes have “labs” (classes) for all levels of skills and experience. The beginners’ labs will tend to focus on basic skills and building confidence. They will usually have some practice rounds, but these are just for experience and shouldn’t feel high-pressure. There are several camps I can recommend in your area! Right there in the Bay Area, there is the Young Genius Academy, which offers instruction for total beginners, VERY flexible scheduling, and relatively low-cost tuition. The “Barking Bulldogs” camp at Fresno State University would also be a great pick for your son, if you don’t mind driving to Fresno. It is one of the lowest-cost camps around, has novice (beginner) labs, and offers need-based financial aid, too. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the camp director to discuss your situation! One more good option for your son would be the Dr. Robert Gass Summer Institute, which has very low tuition, but you would have to make rooming arrangements near Cal State Fullerton. The camp can assist you with that, but you’d need to act fact– housing requests need to be submitted by June 1. I hope that helps! If you have any questions at all, feel free to reply to this comment, or contact me directly at rachel [dot] stevens [at] ncpa [dot] org.

  2. Hello Debate Central!

    I would be very grateful if you would post word of Catholic Debate Camp. CX, PF, Congress. Aug 5-7, at Salesianum, Wilmington, DE. $450 & scholarships, based upon need. Aug 11-13, at West Catholic Prep, Philadelphia. Full scholarships. West Catholic Prep students and grads only.

    • Rachel Stevens says:

      Hi Dr. Arminion- You are now added to the list. :) Thank you for tipping us off to another great opportunity for debaters!

  3. Amina says:

    Hello as stated above my name is Amina I live in Charlotte NC. My passion is debating but on your website I could not find a location. Also please elaborate on how to join. I am currently 13 years old I am a rising 8th grader. Please respond at your earliest convenience.

  4. JC Meng says:

    Hi Rachel,
    My daughter is 12 years old and interested in getting into speech and debate. We live in Pennsylvania, and I was wondering if you have any information about speech and debate in Pennsylvania?
    Thanks,
    JC Meng

    • Rachel Stevens says:

      Hi JC, what part of Pennsylvania are you located in? Typically, debate tournaments are facilitated through schools, but students also often attend camps during the summer. With a little more information, I think I could be much more helpful. Feel free to also email me directly: rachel [dot] stevens [at] ncpa.org. Thanks for using Debate Central!

  5. SSC says:

    Hi Rachel,

    My daughter is 12 and interested in debate. Can you please suggest some camps.
    We live near Hicksville, Long Island, NY

    Thanks

  6. Barbara Beaubien says:

    My daughter is going into high school next year and would love to attend debate camp. We live near Dallas, TX. I don’t understand all the abbreviations for each camp….which one is appropriate for someone that has done very informal debating up until now? Also, is middle school for kids that are in middle school or would my daughter also be in that category since she’s just finishing middle school?

    • Shannon says:

      Hey Barbara,
      My name is Shannon, and I also live in the Dallas Area. Depending on what style of Debate your daughter would like to do I would suggest either the Mean Green workshop (it’s in Denton, which isn’t far from Dallas) or if you don’t mind a drive the Texas Speech and Debate Camp in Marshall TX. (It’s at the East Texas Baptist University Campus).

  7. William says:

    My two sons are in 9th grade and competing in debate in the San Diego area. We are looking for a full scholarship based on need and merit. They have placed 2nd and quarter finals in several Los Angeles Invitationals and qualified as one of six regional teams to compete at the State of California debate tournament. They compete in Open Policy, but I don’t see many camps for this, where do you suggest we look?

  8. Malar says:

    Hello,

    My son is currently a sophomore and will be a junior in 2016-2017 school year. He has been doing International Extemp since Freshman year and has had a pretty good season this past year. He was a finalist at the National qualifies and a semi-finalist at Ohio State NFL. He would like to participate in an advanced summer Extemp camp so he can hone his skills to qualify for the Nationals and do well there.

    Can you please suggest advanced Extemp summer camp options for this summer(2016 Summer)?

    Thanks much!!

  9. Sunita says:

    I am looking at a debate team for my 11 year old son a rising 6th grader in and around the DFW metroplex. Can he join the team and if not, can you please direct me to a good team where they accept kids his age.
    Thank you!

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