American University, D.C.
July 29 to August 10, 2018
|Price you pay after
May 1 or when Waitlisted
|Price you pay after
|REGISTER BY APRIL 10
Excludes $47.50 charge assessed for safety regulations, local and federal governmental compliance.
Summer Camp Experience
Not only will Capitol Debate students learn debating 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. We invite you to join us this summer to take part in this life-changing experience.
Capitol Debate is thrilled to be hosting one of its 2017 Debate Camp at American University.
American University is a private research university in Washington, D.C., United States. The university was chartered by an Act of Congress on February 24, 1893 as “The American University,” when the bill was approved by President Benjamin Harrison. The university is currently ranked 8th in the world for its graduate programs and 9th in the world for its undergraduate program in International Affairs by Foreign Policy, and the Washington College of Law.
Like Capitol Debate, American University strives to create meaningful change in the world, and the students who attend Capitol Debate’s Summer Camp at American University can expect a fantastic educational experience and will leave with the life skills needed to effect change in their futures.
Students will be housed in the traditional style Letts Hall Dormitories which is secured 24 hours a day via swipe cards. Students are going to have an authentic university dining experience at the Terrace Dining Room.
American University Camp Reviews
There’s nothing better than hearing from someone who has experienced our camps first hand. We are pleased to share with you the comments from previous year’s attendees and their parents. Read American University Reviews
Travel and Logistics
For information about what to bring, when to arrive at camp, and specifics about the camp schedule and locations please see our Attendee Information Page.
Please Note: Capitol Debate does not provide pick up or drop off services at local airports for parents or campers. All travel arrangements must be made individually by those attending the camp. For information, directions, recommendations, and safety tips in connection with transport to and from the camp location, please see the local transit authority website in the city in which your student is attending camp. You may also find good information on the ‘Contact Us’ or ‘Visiting the Campus’ page on the college campus website where your student will be attending camp.
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Trip & Activities
On Campus Activites
- Talent Show
- Movies Night
- Card & Board Games
- Karaoke & Sing Alongs
- Frisbee and Sports
- Team Building Games & Challenges
Fun Outing Field Trip | 5th Day of Camp
About one-third of the way through camp students will have the opportunity to enjoy a trip off campus. This is an excellent opportunity for students to connect with their peers and counselors outside of the walls of the school. Students will have a chance to take this trip at their own pace since there’s something for everyone.
Debate Education Coordinator
Camp cancellation credit timetable:
- After May 1 | 85% credit
- 30 - 22 days before start date | 70% credit
- 21 - 8 days before start date | 60% credit
- 7 - 4 days before start date | 50% credit
- 3 - 1 day before start date | 25% credit
- No Show | 0 credit
Other programs cancellation credit timetable:
- Two weeks before program start | 100% credit
- Within two weeks before program start | 50% credit
- Day of or No Show | 0% credit
For more information about Capitol Debate’s policies, terms and conditions of registration, please see our Terms, Policies, and Conditions page.