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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
Capitol Debate Summer Camp FAQs
Hear From Your Directors

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
Media Mentions
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About Our Workshops

Middle School Debate, Kids’ Public Speaking, Youth Leadership Training

Middle School Academic Camps Introduce Kids to the Basics of Speech and Debate

All our middle school debate camp workshops offer children the opportunity to learn new skills that will help them grow in confidence and self-esteem as they discover ways to communicate, show leadership, and address peer groups. Our focus is on the practical application of debating skills, enabling children to immediately see how the theory is applied. Under the guidance of highly skilled and experienced debating coaches, children have the opportunity to advance quickly as competitive debaters.

The after school workshops are less rigorous than our summer camps, but their purpose is the same: to improve the social, intellectual, and academic lives of our students through debate. We provide an introduction to the basics of argument, such as preparing speeches, examining witnesses, and organization. A strong emphasis is placed on public speaking, as children learn to address a large group of people and control their voices with elocution and projection.

The benefit of these workshops is an early introduction to critical thinking, communication, and leadership. Whether or not your children go on to competitive debating in high school, college, or in their careers, these skills will affect any field of study and work they pursue.


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