Babson College Summer Debate Program Video Tour!


Babson's Business Education Supremacy: Babson College's standing as the No. 1 undergraduate business school for 25 consecutive years underscores its commitment to academic excellence.

Tomasso Hall's Technological Classrooms: At Tomasso Hall, students engage with cutting-edge technology in a learning environment designed for the future. Here, debate participants will find all the tools they need to develop advanced debate strategies and skills.

Olin Hall's Social Epicenter: The lively social scene at Olin Hall, with its karaoke nights, talent shows, and movie evenings, provides a rich counterpoint to the intensity of debate class, offering students a well-rounded experience.

Trim Dining Hall's Culinary Diversity: Trim Dining Hall is celebrated for its culinary excellence, offering a variety of meal options to cater to every palate. This ensures that students are well-fed and ready to tackle the challenges of debate classes.

Coleman Hall's Residential Comfort: The modern amenities and comfortable accommodations at Coleman Hall offer students a place to relax and recharge. With its thoughtful design and supportive environment, it's a restful retreat from the stimulating demands of debate class.

Ages: 11-17. Entering 6th grade to entering 12th grade in the fall after the program. 

Check Out Babson Summer Debate Program Highlights!

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Capitol Debate: Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders Through Speech & Debate!

Embark on a two-week transformative experience with Capitol Debate. From engaging lectures and personalized labs to practical applications and dedicated supervision, witness firsthand the unparalleled commitment we have to every student's growth. Whether a beginner or seasoned debater, every moment is designed for learning, speaking, and succeeding. Let the rhythm of our dedicated days and the passion of our esteemed staff show you why speech and debate is a pivotal tool for the future.


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Expert Staff

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Top of the Line Curriculum

Our programs draw students from around the world because we focus on our resources year round to ensure that we can bring the best information to our students. Our curriculum focuses on theory and application to provide results that you will be able to see as they become better, more confident speakers.

Convenient Locations

Capitol Debate’s academic summer programs are spread across the United States, from East to West as well as internationally. With such a large number of location available you're bound to find the perfect summer debate program location for you.

  • Low faculty to student ratio – Capitol Debate firmly believes in individualized instruction, which can only happen with small class sizes.
  • Personalized Instruction – Capitol Debate instructors give students hands-on instruction with researching, writing, speaking and organizing. After practice debates, instructors give students lengthy feedback to help them improve their skills.
  • Senior faculty oversee all classes – Unlike other debate programs, Capitol Debate’s instructors have an average of 15 to 30 years of pedagogical experience in the classroom. Many have coached national champions!
  • Practice, Practice, Practice – We make sure students are not just sitting in lectures, but instead are getting up and speaking every day and applying the lessons learned in a small group setting.

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Leading Curriculum

At our Public Speaking and Debate Program level, middle school and high school students will learn the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation, enabling them to develop core presentation and debating skills that boost confidence and self-esteem. Students at the Public Speaking and Debate Program level will work on effective public speaking and argumentation, allowing them to further advance their presentation and debate skills to prepare them for the real world. Capitol Debate offers students the chance to improve their communication skills in a safe and secure environment while having fun!


At Capitol Debate summer programs, students will learn the art of public speaking and debate. Students will cover many topics including:

  • Structuring Arguments
  • Supporting Arguments
  • Researching Evidence
  • Writing Persuasive Cases
  • Drafting Rebuttal Briefs
  • Organizing Ideas
  • Delivering Winning Speeches
  • Standing Up Confident
  • Articulating Ideas
  • Refuting Opposition
  • Listening Carefully
  • Cross-Examining Opponents