UCLA Summer Debate Camp Video Tour!

  • Dates: June 24 to July 4, 2024
  • Ages (as of camp): 11-17
  • Dorm: Sunset Village Canyon Point Dorm Private Bathroom, Air Conditioned
  • Dining: Sunset Village Dining Center All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
  • Early Bird Price until January 31 2024:
    • Residential: $4199.00 $3799.00
Get Inspired: Experience the World-Class Education and Vibrant Culture of UCLA. UCLA, located in the vibrant and diverse city of Los Angeles, offers the perfect environment for your student to thrive during our public speaking and debate summer camp. As one of the most prestigious universities in the world, UCLA boasts world-class facilities and resources, including state-of-the-art classrooms and cutting-edge technology. Your student will have the opportunity to learn from top-tier instructors and engage with like-minded peers from all over the world. In addition to the academic benefits, UCLA's location offers endless opportunities for exploration and cultural immersion. Trust us, UCLA is the perfect location for your student to develop their public speaking and debate skills while also having the summer of a lifetime.
Experience Comfort and Scenic Views at Sunset Village Canyon Point Dorms. Sunset Village Canyon Point Dorms are a great accommodation option for your child's summer camp experience. Located in a picturesque setting, these dorms offer a comfortable and safe environment for campers to rest and relax after a long day of activities. The dorms are well-maintained and come equipped with all the necessary amenities, including air conditioning and comfortable bedding. Students will have their own private bathroom in their dorm room. The camp counselors are on hand to ensure the safety and well-being of all campers, and the dorms are monitored 24/7 for added security. With breathtaking views of the surrounding canyons, your child will have a memorable and enjoyable summer camp experience at Sunset Village Canyon Point Dorms.
Embrace the Spirit of Play and Relaxation in UCLA's Lush Green Spaces. At UCLA's summer camp, there's a world of recreational activities awaiting students amidst the campus's beautiful green areas. These spaces provide the perfect setting for a variety of sports like soccer, frisbee, and softball, encouraging campers to stay active and have fun. In addition to team sports, there are opportunities for individual activities like jogging, yoga, or simply unwinding with friends. The camp also organizes fun group games and activities that are not only enjoyable but also great for building teamwork and camaraderie. These recreational areas are more than just places to play; they are vibrant social hubs where lifelong friendships are forged under the California sun. Whether you're a sports enthusiast or just looking to relax and enjoy the outdoors, UCLA's picturesque recreational fields offer something for everyone.
Exceptional Dining Experience at UCLA: Nation's Top-ranked University Dining Hall. UCLA's dining hall is the top-ranked university dining hall in the country, and for good reason. With a diverse array of options that cater to all tastes and dietary preferences, the dining hall is committed to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and promoting healthy, sustainable eating. From classic American dishes to international delicacies, the dining hall offers an exceptional culinary experience that students can enjoy in a welcoming and beautifully designed space. The dining hall staff take pride in their work, and their dedication to delivering outstanding food quality, nutrition, and sustainability practices makes the dining hall at UCLA truly exceptional.

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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

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 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