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- Capitol Debate


Why Capitol Debate?

Our aim is to enrich the lives of students. To do that, we gather expert staff, with a diverse group of students, and select excellent facilities and locations to create fun, safe, and supportive environments. Read More »

Here’s what sets us apart
Our Mission
Why Debate?
Expert Staff
Alumni Success Stories
Widely Attended
Safe & Secure
Great Facilities in Great Locations
Lots of Fun
For All Ages & Experience Levels
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2018 Summer Debate Camps

We offer academic debate camps, public speaking programs and youth leadership camps. Select a program to find your camp. Read More »

Overnight & Commuter Camps
Business Communication
Competitive Public Forum Camps
Middle School Debate Camps
High School Debate Camps
Lincoln Douglas Debate Camps
Summer Camp FAQs
Day Camp Only
Debate Day Camp
Public Speaking
Leadership and Mock Trial Day Camp

About Our Workshops

After school workshops run concurrently with regular middle school semesters. These programs offer an opportunity for children to learn debate, leadership, and public speaking. Read More »

After School Workshops
Northeast Club – NY, NJ, CT
Introduction to Debate Online Courses

Debate Teams

Ready to compete? Our teams receive the instruction and opportunity to compete in national tournaments. We offer programs in different locations and online to reach as many students as possible. Read More »

Capitol Classic's Debate Teams
Boston Club
Midatlantic Club – MD, VA, DC, PA, NC
National Travel Debate Team
Northeast Club – NY, NJ, CT
West Club – CA, TX, AZ, WA

Attendee Info

Already registered? Now it is time to get ready for camp. For students attending any of our summer camps or seasonal programs, please visit the appropriate page (on the left) to see information about your specific program, from packing lists to trip details. If you need to check your billing information, view your forms, or change your personal info, please visit your Online Account.

Information for Attendees
2018 Summer Camp Attendee Information
Day Camp Attendee Info
2015 Middle School Nationals
Staff Portal

Debate News

Debate News provides up-to-date information and resources to the national high school public forum debate community. It consists of tournament updates, statistics and rankings, including awards for season-long excellence.

Debate News
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Team News

March Tournament Results

by Mackenzie Leveque


Great job to everyone who competed in our March debate tournaments! We are thrilled to announce the Capitol Debate Club Team members who won awards this past month.

Team Placement
3rd Place – Matthew Liu & Jason Sutton
4th Place – Surya Ravindran & Charles Liang
5th Place – Skylar Hsu & Alina Chen

Speaker Awards
1) Charles Liang
2) Uma Fox
3) David Liu
4) Matthew Dame

Team Placement
1) Andrew Qian & Sarah Burney
2) Bryce Eakin & Charan Ravikumar
3) Kathyayini Mendu & David Hu

Speaker Awards
1) Andrew Qian
2) Sarah Burney
4) Juno Yoon

Team Placement
1) Beata Chen & Grace Zhou
2) Shirley Xie & Eirian Huang
3) Shivam Syal and Christopher Lee
4) Ryan Wu & Alex Zhuang
5) Alex Zhou & Brandon Jacobson
6) Angela Liu & Patrick Leu

Speaker Awards
1) Grace Zhou
2) Shivam Syal
3) Danielle Tseng
4) Shirley Xie
5) Beata Chen
6) Brandon Jacobson

Team Placement
1) Sena Hove & Vishnu Raghavan
2) Grace Knickrehm & Jennifer Buckley
3) Isaac Crane

Speaker Awards
1) Sena Hove
2) Vishnu Raghavan
3) Grace Knickrehm

West Coast
Team Placement
1) Siddhant Karmali
2) David Spitz & Yashnil Saha

Speaker Awards
1) Siddhant Karmali
2) Yashnil Saha
3) David Spitz

Team Placement
Top Team – Daniel Sinecio

Speaker Awards
1) Shea Rueda
2) Daniel Sinecio
3) AnikaGanesh
4) Preethi Mohan