Regardless of your skill level, preferred argument style, or debate event, all debaters can benefit from attending summer debate camp!

 

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!

 

summer debate camp students

 

Here at Debate Central, we believe that the debate camp experience 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.

 

summer debate camp student group

 

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.

 

summer debate camp students working

 

A few tips to keep in mind as you select a summer debate institute:

  • Make sure you do your 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 attend. 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.

 


Barking Bulldogs Summer Debate Institute

Fresno State University in Fresno, California

Policy/CX Debate-

2 Weeks: June 30- July 10

$950 (Incl. housing & meals), $550 (Incl. lunch, no dinner or housing)

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- Available.

Contact

 

Beehive Forensics Institute (BFI)

University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate/Student Congress, Extemporaneous Speaking-

1 Week: July 10-July 17

$725 (Incl. housing & meals), $375 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

2 Weeks: July 10-July 24

$1200 (Incl. housing & meals), $550 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

Coaches’ Clinic-

1 Week: July 10-July 17

$600 (Incl. housing & meals), $375 (Tuition only; no housing or meals), -$75 discount available for coaches who agree to also serve as judges

Discounts- 10% early registration discount if registering before April 15. Group discounts for schools sending multiple students.

Scholarships- None.

Contact

 

Cameron University Forensics Institute

Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate/Student Congress, Extemporaneous Speaking (Foreign & Domestic), Oratory (Standard & Original), Interp Events (DI & HI), Duo/Duet (Dramatic & Humorous), Prose, Poetry-

1 week: July 12-18

$500 (incl. housing & meals)

Discounts- $50 off if registered before June 1st. Sponsors who bring more 8+ only pay room & board, no tuition.

Scholarships- Available. Contact for more information.

Contact

 

Capitol Debate Summer Camps

Multiple Locations (California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington)

Public Forum Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Congressional Debate/Student Congress, IE’s, Creative Writing, Leadership-

2 Weeks: Multiple dates between June-August 2016

$3,395 – Residential (incl. housing & meals)

$2,995 – Commuter  (incl. meals, no housing)

Discounts- $400 early registration by April 15th.

Scholarships- Available, based on need and merit.

Contact

 

Central Oklahoma Debate Institute (CODI)

University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma

Policy/CX Debate-

1 week: July 24- July 30

Registration Before June 1- $300 (Tuition) + $200 (Housing) + $150 (Meal plan)

Registration After June 1- $350 (Tuition) + $225 (Housing) + $150 (Meal plan)

Discounts- Available to return campers and multiple campers from the same school

Scholarships- Available, contact camp director.

Contact

 

Champion Briefs Institute (CBI)

Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida OR Colleyville Heritage High School in Dallas, Texas

Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate/Student Congress, Extemporaneous Speaking, Interp Events, Original Oratory, Middle School Intro to Debate-

2 Weeks: June 20- July 3 (FL) -OR- July 6-July 19 (TX) -OR- July 25-August 7 (FL)

$2200 (Incl. housing & meals), $1395 (Incl. meals, no housing)

10 Days: July 5- July 15 (FL; Middle School only)

$1000 (Incl. meals, no housing)

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- None.

Contact

 

Claremont Summer Debate Programs

Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California

World Schools Debate-

5 Days: June 18-June 25

$1450 (Incl. housing & meals), $950 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

HSPDP/CHSSA Debate Formats-

5 Days: July 17-July 24

$1450 (Incl. housing & meals), $950 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

Middle School Public Debate Format-

5 Days: June 24-June 29 (Session 1), July 6-July 11 (Session 2)

$1300 (Incl. housing & meals), $800 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

1 Week: July 26- August 2 (Session 3/ “SuperSession”)

$1600 (Incl. housing & meals), $1050 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- None.

Contact- curriculum or logistics

 

Classic Debate Camp

Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio

Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate-

5 Days: July 24- July 29

Registration & Payment Before May 1- $960

Registration & Payment Before June 1- $1080

Registration & Payment After June 1- $1200

Discounts- Early bird discounts as described above. Additional $50 discount (each) if 2+ students attend from the same school.

Scholarships- None.

Contact

 

Climb the Mountain Speech & Debate Camp

Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Coaches’ Clinic-

1 week: July 25-July 30

$389 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

Congressional Debate/Student Congress-

3 days: July 25-July 27

$189 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

IE’s-

3 days: July 28-July 30

$189 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

Discounts- Register by June 6 for early bird discount. Discounts for 2 or more from the same school.

Scholarships- Available, contact camp director.

Contact

 

Comet Debate Institute (CDI)

University of Texas- Dallas in Dallas, Texas

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate-

1 Week: June 26- July 2

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

2 Weeks: June 26- July 9

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

Mock Trial-

1 Week: June 29- July 2 -OR- July 2- July 9

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

Discounts- Available for children of UTD employees, siblings of current UTD students, 5+ debaters from the same school, and select others (contact to inquire).

Scholarships- None.

Contact

 

Dartmouth Debate Institute (DDI)

Dartmouth University in Hanover, New Hampshire

Policy/CX Debate-

4 Weeks: July 10- August 6

$4750 (Incl. housing & meals)

Additional 2-Week Extension (DDIx): June 27- July 8

Combined 6-Week Program: $6050 (Incl. housing & meals)

DDIx Only: $2100 (Incl. housing & meals)

Public Forum Debate, Parliamentary Debate, Fundamentals of Argumentation (Beginners), IPPF Debate-

2 Weeks: June 27- July 8

$2100 (Incl. housing & meals)

Discounts- Available for early application (apply by March 1), for paying by check, and for alumni of previous DDIs.

Scholarships- Available, based on need. Additional applications & verifications required.

Contact 

 

DC Urban Debate Camp

419 7th Street, NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20004

Public Forum Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, CX Debate, Student Congress, Duo, Humorous, Dramatic, Extemporaneous, Impromptu Speaking, Original Oratory

2 Sessions: August 8-12 and August 15-19

$250 for one session, $500 for two sessions

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- Available

Contact

Digital Debate Camp

Fully online

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, General Debate & Argumentation Skills-

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

$450

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- Available. Contact to inquire.

Contact 

 

Edie Conway Liberation Institute (ECLI)

Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland

Policy/CX Debate-

3 weeks: July 10- July 31

$2,000 UDL students

$3,000 all others

Discounts- $500 discount for applying by March 1.

Scholarships- May be available; contact camp staff directly to inquire.

Contact 

 

Emory National Debate Institute (ENDI)

Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia

Policy/CX Debate-

2 Weeks: June 5- June 18

$1700 (Incl. housing & meals)

3 Weeks: June 5- June 25

$2550 (Incl. housing & meals)

Public Forum Debate-

10 Days: June 19-June 29

$1200 (Incl. housing & meals)

Public Speaking & Social Justice-

2 Weeks: June 5- June 18

$1700 (Incl. housing & meals)

Middle School Sessions also available at Pace Academy in Atlanta, GA & High Meadows School in Roswell, GA.

Discounts- $200 early bird discount for registering before April 1.

Scholarships- None.

Contact 

 

George Mason Debate Institute

George Mason University in Washington, D.C.

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate-

1 Week: June 26-July 3

$975 (Incl. housing & meals), $650 (Incl. lunch, no dinner or housing)

2 Weeks: June 26-July 10

$1750 (Incl. housing & meals), $1200 (Incl. lunch, no dinner or housing)

Coaches’ Clinic-

Contact for info.

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.

Contact

 

Global Debate Symposium

Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Lincoln-Douglas Debate-

2 Weeks: June 26- July 9

$2500 (Incl. housing & meals)

3 Weeks: June 19- July 9

$350 (Incl. housing & meals)

World Schools Debate-

1 Week: June 26- July 2 -OR- July 3-July 9

$1500 (Incl. housing & meals)

Extemporaneous Speaking-

1 Week: July 3-July 9

$1500 (Incl. housing & meals)

Interp Events-

1 Week: June 26- July 2

$1500 (Incl. housing & meals)

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- May be available. Email to inquire.

Contact

 

Gonzaga Debate Institute (GDI)

Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington

Policy/CX Debate-

Two Weeks: July 10-July 23

$1,600 (Incl. housing & meals), $700 (Commuter; no housing or meals)

Four Weeks: June 26-July 23

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

Five Weeks: June 19- July 23

$3,500 (Incl. housing & meals), $1,400 (Commuter; no housing or meals)

Six Weeks (Split between GDI & CNDI): June 19-July 30

$4650 (Incl. housing & meals)

Other housing & meal plan pricings also available.

Discounts- All returning GDI alum will receive an automatic discount of 5% off of the total cost of their program. Group discounts (5%) are also available.

Scholarships- Available, based on both merit and need. Supporting documents required.

Contact

 

Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops

Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate/Student Congress, Public Speaking & Argumentation-

Two Weeks: June 26-July 8 -OR- July 10- July 22

$3095 ( Incl. housing & meals), $1995 (No housing; Incl. 2 meals/day)

World Schools Debate-

Two Weeks: June 26-July 8

$3095 ( Incl. housing & meals), $1995 (No housing; Incl. 2 meals/day)

Discounts- None.

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

Contact 

 

Hawk Debate Workshop

Hebron High School in Dallas, Texas

Policy/CX Debate-

5 Days: August 8- August 12

“Pay-What-You-Can” Model, open for application until all spots are filled. Lunch is available for $5-10/day. Day-camp only (no housing.)

Contact

 

Heart of America Debate Camp

Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas

Policy/CX Debate-

1 Week: July 10- July 16

$600 (Incl. housing & meals), $475 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

2 Weeks: July 10- July 22

$950 (Incl. housing & meals), $675 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

Discounts- None, although payment plans are available.

Scholarships- None.

Contact 

 

Hoosier High School Debate Camp

Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate-

2 Weeks: June 26- July 10

$1,150 (Incl. housing & meals), $700 (Incl. meals, no room), $500 (No meals or housing)

1 Week (Option A): June 26- July 3

$650 (Incl. housing & meals), $450 (Incl. meals, no room), $350 (No meals or housing)

1 Week (Option B): July 3- Jul 10

Same price structure as Option A.

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- Available, based on need. Download the application from the camp page.

Contact

 

Hurricane Debate Institute (HDI)

University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate/Student Congress, Public Speaking & Argumentation Skills (for Middle & High School Students)-

1 Week: June 13-June 17

$450 (Incl. meals, no housing)

2 Weeks: June 13-June 24

$800 (Incl. meals, no housing)

3 Weeks: June 13-July 1

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

Discounts- Early bird discount for registering before May 8.

Scholarships- None.

Contact 

 

Institute for Speech and Debate (ISD)

Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina -OR- University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida

Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate/Student Congress, Extemporaneous Speaking, Interp Events, Original Oratory (NC session)-

1 Week: July 3-July 16

$1745 (Incl. housing & meals), $1045 (Incl. meals, no housing)

Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate/Student Congress, Extemporaneous Speaking (FL session)-

1 Week: July 17-July 30

$1745 (Incl. housing & meals), $1045 (Incl. meals, no housing)

Discounts- None.

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

Contact

 

Jayhawk Debate Institute (JDI)

Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas

Policy/CX Debate-

2 weeks: June 19 – July 2

$1800 (Incl. housing & meals)

$1150 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

3 weeks: June 19 – July 9

$2400 (Incl. housing & meals)

$1400 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

Coaches Workshop-

June 30 – July 1

$50

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- None.

Contact

 

Liberty Debate Institute (LDI)

Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia

Lincoln-Douglas Debate-

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

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

Two Weeks: June 22-July 5

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

Policy/CX Debate-

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

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

Two Weeks: June 21-July 4

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

Discounts- Discounts available for squads sending multiple debaters.

Scholarships- Available, based on need. Additional application & documentation required. May 9 deadline.

Contact- See website.

 

Matthew H. Ornstein Washington Summer Debate Institute

Hill Center in Washington D.C.

Policy/CX Debate-

Five Days: August 8- August 12

FREE for middle and high school students attending public or charter schools in the DMV area.

No housing offered, but breakfast and lunch will be included.

Scholarships- Awards may be given to attendees based on competitive success, personal improvement, dedication to helping others, etc.

Contact

 

Mean Green Workshops

University of North Texas in Denton, Texas

Policy/CX Debate-

2 Weeks: June 19-July 2

$2000-$2400

3 Weeks: June 29-July 9

$3000-$3400

Lincoln-Douglas Debate-

2 Weeks: June 19-July 2

$2200-$2600

3 Weeks: June 29-July 9

$3000-$3400

Public Forum Debate-

1 Week: June 19- June 25

$1200-$1400

2 Weeks: June 29-July 2

$2000-$2400

Congressional Debate/Student Congress-

Two Weeks: June 26- July 10

$1700-$1900

World Schools Debate-

1 week: July 5- July 11

$1000

Middle School Speech & Debate-

1 Week: July 10-July 16

$750-$1,000

IE’s-

1 Week: July 10-July 16

$1000

Teachers’/Coaches’ Institute-

2 Weeks: June 19-July 2

$800

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

Scholarships- Available, based on need. Additional application & documentation required. May 15 deadline.

Contact 

 

Minnesota Debate and Advocacy Workshop (MDAW):

Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Policy/CX Debate-

1 Week: June 26- June July 2

$850 (Incl. housing & meals), $725 (Incl. meals, no housing), $600 (No housing or meals)

2 Weeks: June 26 – July 9

$1630 (Incl. housing & meals), $1300 (Incl. meals, no housing), $1025 (No housing or meals)

3 Weeks: June 26- July 16

$2140 (Incl. housing & meals), $1800 (Incl. meals, no housing), $1425 (No housing or meals)

Social Justice & Advocacy Track Day Camp-

1 week: July 11- July 16

$500 (Incl. lunch & dinner), $425 (Incl. lunch only; no dinner)

Middle School Debate Day Camp-

5 Days: June 20-June 24

$250 (Incl. lunch & snack), $25/day daycare service available from 3:30-5:30pm.

Discounts-

Early bird registration – $25 off by registering before May 6.

MDTA discount – $25 off

Returning student – $25 off

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

Contact 

 

Minnesota Debate Institute

University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lincoln-Douglas Debate-

1 Week: August 14- August 21

$465 (Incl. housing & meals), $245 (Incl. meals, no housing), $140 (Tuition only; no housing or meals)

Discounts- None.

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

Contact 

 

Missouri State Debate Institute

Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri

Policy/CX Debate-

One Week Novice: July 10-July 16

$700 (Incl. housing & meals) $350 (No housing or meals)

Two Weeks: June 26-July 9

$1,300 (Incl. housing & meals) $600 (No housing or meals)

Three Weeks: June 26-July 16

$1,950 (Incl. housing & meals) $900 (No housing or meals)

3rd week curriculum tailored by student preference

College public speaking credit available ($200 additional, 3 hours, 2-3 week only)

Mini Debate Event Camps-

LD: July 14-15

PF: July 14-15

Congress: July 13

Extemporaneous Speaking: July 11-12

Interpretation: July 11-12

Policy “lecture only” option (no lab)- June 27-28

Each event mini camp runs 9am-5pm with a lunch break. The cost for any of them is $200 with dorm, $100 commuter (Congress is $100/$50). The dorm price includes two dorm nights (check in the night before) and 6 meals.

Scholarships-

Write by May 1.  Letter must include:

(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).

Discounts- Can be negotiated when 4+ people attend from the same school. Contact camp director.

Contact 

 

National Debate Forum

Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts

Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate-

2 Weeks: July 10- July 24

$2800 (Incl. housing & meals), $1650 (Tuition only; no meals or housing)

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- None.

Contact 

 

National Speech & Debate Association Online Institute

Fully online

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate/Student Congress, Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, Interp Events-

5 Days: Dates vary by event

$350 for non-members of NSDA, $275 for members, $225 for resource package subscribers

Discounts- Discounts available for multiple students registering from the same squad:  3-5 students = 10% off, 6-9 students = 15% off, 10+ students = 20% off.  Special pricing also available through various marketing campaigns (social media, state association messaging, & UDL communications)

Scholarships- Some special assistance may be available.

Contact 

 

Nebraska Debate Institute (NDI)

Millard West High School in Omaha, Nebraska

Policy/CX Debate-

1 Week: July 22-July 30

$700 (Incl. meals; housing available upon request for $200)

Lincoln-Douglas Debate-

1 Week: July 22-July 30

$600 (Incl. meals; housing available upon request for $200)

Public Forum Debate-

1 Week: One Week: July 22-July 30

$600 (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.

Contact 

 

New York City Summer Debate Camps

Policy/CX Debate, Public Forum Debate, Parliamentary Debate-

Numerous dates & locations available. Serving elementary through high school students.

Contact

 

Northwest Forensics Institute

Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Parliamentary Debate, IE’s (HI, OO, POE, EX, DUO, DI, POI, IMP & all college events)-

July 20- July 30 (Scholar’s) -OR- July 24- July 30 (non-Scholar’s)

Non-Scholar’s- $335 (Incl. housing & meals)

Scholar’s- $500 (Incl. housing & meals)

College & Coaches’ labs also available

Discounts- Coaches who stay on campus as chaperones receive a housing discount.

Scholarships- Available, limited & based on need. Additional application is required.

Contact 

 

Northern California Debate Institute

University of the Pacific in Stockton, California

NFA-LD Debate, NPDA/NPTE Parliamentary Debate-

Primarily intended for college debaters. High school debaters may also be accepted, but should contact the camp ASAP to make arrangements.

5 Days: August 10- August 14

Register & Pay Before June 1: $375 (Incl. housing & meals)

Register Between June 11- July 15: $450 (Incl. housing & meals)

Register After July 15: $525 (Incl. housing & meals)

Commuter Option: $300 (Incl. lunch; No housing)

Discounts- $25 discount for alumni of past NCDIs. Discounts for teams sending 5+ debaters. Extended payment plans are available.

Scholarships- 4 expenses-paid positions are available to students selected for Fellowships.

Contact 

 

Pioneer Debate Institute (PDI)

Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Parliamentary Debate-

2 Weeks: July 19- July 23

$1700 (Incl. housing & meals), $900 (Incl. meals, no housing)

1 Week Options upon request.

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 May 15.

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

Contact 

 

Premier Debate Institute

University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota -OR- CSUN in Los Angeles, CA

Lincoln-Douglas Debate-

2 Weeks: July 3- July 16 (CA) -OR- July 17- August 6 (MN)

$2695 (Incl. housing & meals)

Seminar Week: July 31- August 6 (MN)

$1100 (Incl. housing & meals)

Topic Week: August 14- August 21 (MN)

$1295 (Incl. housing & meals)

Discounts- $200 early bird discount available for applications before November 1, 2015. Students accepted for 3+ weeks receive a $100 discount.  Teams of 3+ attending together will each receive a $100 discount. Teams of 5+ each receive a $200 discount.

Scholarships- None.

Contact

 

Queer Debate Institute (QDI)

Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Policy/CX Debate-

(Geared towards LGBTQIA+ debaters who want to pursue performantive and/or identity politics-based arguments)

4 Days: June 18- June 21

Free or low-cost for those selected to attend

Contact

 

Rebel Debate Institute (RDI)

University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada

Policy/CX Debate-

2 Weeks: July 11- July 24

2 Tracks available: “Scarlet” focuses on traditional policy debate arguments, “Grey” focuses on disability scholarship in policy debate.

$1600 (Incl. housing & meals), $500 (No housing or meals)

3 Weeks: July 11- August 1

$2400 (Incl. housing & meals), $750 (No housing or meals)

Lincoln-Douglas Debate-

2 Weeks: July 21- August 1

$350 (No housing or meals- Resident plans are NOT available for LD)

Discounts- Financial assistance requests are due by June 6, 2016 (Deposits MUST be received by this date to apply for financial assistance.)

Scholarships- None.

Contact

 

Samford Summer Debate Institute

Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate-

Two Weeks: June 26-July 9

$1400 Residents (Incl. housing & meals)

$1100 Commuters (Incl. meals, no housing)

Public Forum Debate, Public Speaking-

One Week: June 26-July 2

$700 Residents (Incl. housing & meals)

$550 Commuters (Incl. meals, no housing)

Discounts- 25% discount for returning students

Scholarships- Limited financial aid is available.

Contact 

 

South Dakota Debate Workshop (SDDW)

South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate-

5 Days: July 5-July 9

$450 (Incl. housing & meals), $250 (Incl. meals, no housing), $200 (No housing or meals)

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

Scholarships- None.

Contact- See website.

 

Spartan Debate Institute (SDI)

Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan

Policy/CX Debate-

2 Weeks: July 10- July 22

$1450 (Incl. housing & meals)

3 Weeks: July 10- July 29

$2500 (Incl. housing & meals)

4 Weeks: July 10- August 5

$3900 (Incl. housing & meals)

7  Week “Hoya Spartan Scholars” (split between Michigan State and Georgetown University): June 19-August 5

$6090 (Incl. housing & meals)

Coach’s Clinic: July 10 -July 15

$600 (Incl. housing & meals)

Discounts- Early bird discount for students submitting their deposits by April 8.

Scholarships- Available, based on need. Scholarship application deadline of April 24.

Contact 

 

Stanford National Forensic Institute

Stanford University in Stanford, California

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Parliamentary Debate, Congressional Debate/Student Congress, IE’s, Middle School Debate, Argumentation & Debate for Beginners, Coaches’ Workshops-

Various dates & pricing options available.

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- None.

Contact

 

Statesman Debate Camp

Multiple locations (Delaware, D.C., New Jersey, Pennsylvania, & Virginia)

Policy/CX Debate, Public Forum Debate, & Congressional Debate/Student Congress-

Multiple dates & pricing options in July 2016.

Discounts- Early Bird prices through May 1.

Scholarships- Available, based on need.

Contact

 

SUDL Summer Debate Institute (SSDI)

Einstein Middle School in  Sacramento, California

Policy/CX Debate, Middle School MSPDP Debate-

2 Days: August 6-August 7

Free, or a suggested donation of $50/day

Contact

 

Texas Speech & Debate Camp

East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Congressional Debate/Student Congress, IE’s-

One Week: July 10-July 16

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

Coaches’ Workshop-

One Week: July 10-July 16

$350 (Incl. housing & meals)

Discounts- $50 discount if registering and paying deposit before May 10.

Scholarships- None.

Contact

 

Touchstone Speech & Debate Camp

Courtyard Marriot in Denton, Texas

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate/Student Congress-

2 Weeks: July 18-July 30

$1900 (Incl. housing & meals)

Middle School Debate (LD & PF)-

1 week: June 24- July 1

$1400 (Incl. housing & meals)

Interp Events-

1Week: July 18-July 23

$1050 (Incl. housing & meals)

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- None.

Contact

 

UMKC Summer Debate Institute

University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri

Policy/CX Debate-

Four Weeks: June 25-July 23

$2500 (Incl. housing & meals), $1,400 (No housing or meals)

Two Weeks: July 9-July 23

$1300 (Incl. housing & meals), $675 (No housing or meals)

Various meal plans also available for commuter students.

Discounts- Register before March 1 for early bird discount.

Scholarships- None.

Contact

 

University of Texas National Institute of Forensics (UTNIF)

University of Texas in Austin, Texas

Policy/CX Debate-

Many configurations of schedules available between June 23-August 4

$1250-$5350 (Incl. housing & meals)

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

Lincoln-Douglas Debate-

2 Weeks: July 17- July 31

$1600 (Incl. housing & meals)

2.5 Weeks: July 17- August 4

$2075 (Incl. housing & meals)

Public Forum Debate-

2 Weeks: June 22-July 14

$1900 (Incl. housing & meals)

IE’s-

2 Weeks: June 25- July 9

$1525 (Incl. housing & meals), add on 2nd event for additional $200

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- Available, based on need. Additional application & documentation required. May 15 deadline.

Contact

 

Victory Briefs Institute (VBI)

Multiple locations (California, Illinois, Pennsylvania)

Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate-

Multiple sessions available, between June 19 and August 20

2 Weeks: $2795 (Incl. housing & meals), $1995 (Incl. meals, no housing)

3 Weeks: $3995 (Incl. housing & meals), $2995 (Incl. meals, no housing)

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- Available, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Contact 

 

Weber State Debate Institute (WSDI)

Weber State University in Ogden, Utah

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate-

2 Weeks: July 10th- July 23rd

$1250 (Incl. housing, two meals per day, + 3 college credits)

Policy/CX Debate Only-

3 Weeks: July 10th-July 30th

$1875 (Incl. housing, two meals per day, + 3 college credits)

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- No, but Voices Foundation eligible.

Contact

 

Women’s Debate Institute (WDI)

Long Lake Conservation Center in Palisade, Minnesota

Policy/CX Debate-

5 Days: August 6-10

FREE for those accepted

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

Contact 

 

Young Genius Bay Area Speech & Debate Academy

Young Genius Educational Center in Saratoga, California

Policy/CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate/Student Congress, Parliamentary Debate, Speech, IE’s-

Multiple scheduling options available for all events, for grades 4-12

$300-$600 per week

Discounts- None.

Scholarships- None.

Contact

 


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Where do you plan to go for debate camp this summer? Did we forget to include your favorite institute? Want to find out where other debaters are going? Write to us in the comments!

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