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“Debate camp has much to offer the students. The students develop or expound on self confidence, independence and the ability to see both sides of the coin. They learn to defend a position even if it may not be popular and use excellent methods to research material. The educated coaches are supportive and have their own personal experiences to share with the students.”

~Michelle Lastrapes

Capitol Debate Parent

“Capitol Debate is a great program for kids of any skill level, to improve their public speaking, critical thinking, research skills, and their overall confidence. We LOVE Capitol Debate. Attending the Capitol Debate summer camp every year has made such a big difference in Kevin’s speaking abilities, confidence, and success at school! Thank you so much!”

~Cora Cushman

Capitol Debate Parent

“Capitol Debate has the perfect balance of learning and fun. Debate skills apply to all areas of study. The staff at CD is impressive and invested in each camper’s success. Capitol Debate has changed my daughter’s life. Her confidence has blossomed. She has a keen awareness of current events and constitutional rights. Additionally, she has new friends throughout the country.”

~Shelby Moody, Nashville, TN

Capitol Debate Parent

“My son Christopher has been going to the debate camp for four years, and my daughter Rachael has been there for three years. They enjoy the camp more and more every year. They admire their coaches and leaders. When their regular school ends in mid June, they would ask, mom, are we going to the debate camp this year? I can feel the excitement in them. My kids are happy and enjoy the camp very much.”

~Becky Hoang, Lynnwood, WA

Capitol Debate Parent

See for Yourself the Impact of Our Summer Camps!

Not only will Capitol Debate students learn new skills through our programs; they will feel an increase in self-worth, learn critical thinking skills and improve public speaking and communication skills with their peers. Two weeks at camp will result in lifelong friendships and memories that will resonate with our students throughout their academic, personal and professional careers. Campers return to our program year after year because of how life-changing our Summer Debate Camps prove to be. Our parents will tell you themselves that they proudly stand by their investment in Capitol Debate because of the impact it has had on their families.


 
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What to Expect at a Capitol Debate Camp
 

Expert Staff

Capitol Advantage SealWe have a group of accomplished educators who have taught and competed for years. Our instructors are on the leading edge of debating & public speaking. Click here to view our full staff listing.

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 camps 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 camp 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 camps, 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

Capitol Debate's Public Speaking & Debate Camps teach the fundamentals of public speaking and debate, enabling middle school and high school students to develop core presentation and debating skills that boost confidence and self-esteem. Our summer debate camps offer students the chance to improve their debate skills in a challenging, safe and secure environment that's suited to each child's age and experience level.

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