Georgia Institute of Tech, Atlanta

June 3 to June 15, 2018


Public Speaking & Debate Camp

Our Summer Public Speaking & Debate Camps for High School and Middle School students teaches the key processes of public speaking and effective argumentation, enabling students to develop core presentation and debating skills that boost confidence and self-esteem. We work on debate case construction, composing briefs, research, rebuttals, cross-fire, evidence analysis, and summary and final focus. Students leave the academic camp with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to excel in life.


  Price you pay after
May 1 or when Waitlisted
Price you pay after
April 10
Residential Rates $3,099 $2,899 $2599
Commuter Rates $2,499 $2,299 $1999

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.

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Campus Information

Students can spend part of their summer at a nationally ranked, top 10 public university (according to U.S. News and World Report) by attending Capitol Debate’s 2016 summer camp program at the Georgia Institute of Technology – a new location for 2016!

Located in Atlanta, Ga., Georgia Tech is a leading research institution that’s also committed to community involvement and strong athletic programs. The university has been in existence for more than 125 years and was the first university in the Deep South to admit African-American students without a court order. Today, Georgia Tech provides a technology-based education to more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

In the heart of Atlanta, Georgia Tech offers students the opportunity to explore southern history, arts and culture, as well as several professional sports teams.

Students at Capitol Debate’s summer camp at Georgia Tech will reside in North Avenue Apartments, located in the southeast corner of campus. The North Avenue Apartments complex is gated, and only students residing within the complex have access. The student apartments include a bed, desk, desk chair, wardrobe and dresser in each bedroom, as well as shared bathrooms, living room and kitchen. North Avenue Apartments include these additional amenities as well:

  • High speed Internet
  • Cable, including HDTV
  • Controlled access entry
  • Gymnasium and workout facility
  • Lounge areas
  • Laundry room

Capitol Debate students won’t have to travel far for meals. They will dine together at the North Avenue Dining Hall, located within the same complex as the residence halls. North Avenue’s dining option offers buffet-style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Georgia Tech Dining Services is committed to sustainability; they source fresh, local, seasonal produce whenever possible. In addition, they provide nutritious meals and cater to students with all types of food allergies.

Safety & Security

Capitol Debate at Georgia Tech will have a nurse available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, housed in the main residential hall. The school’s campus is one of the safest in the city, and those safety measures will be extended fully to our students. North Avenue Apartments is patrolled by Georgia Tech residential staff to ensure additional safety and security for Capitol Debate students. Additionally, the university’s campus police and emergency services are on call around the clock and can respond rapidly to any issues.

Georgia Institute of Technology 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 Georgia Institute of Technology Reviews

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Travel and Logistics

Georgia Tech is located in midtown Atlanta, near Atlantic Station. The closest airport to Georgia Tech is the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
We suggest that residents arrive on Sunday, June 4th between 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM to check into the residence halls.
Commuters are suggested to arrive on Sunday, June 4th between 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM.
Please check your email inbox for detailed information specific to your location.
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.

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Victor Gazio

Chief Operations Officer

Bradley Hicks

Camp Director and Instructor

Ryley Hartwig
Ryley Hartwig

Residential Advisor

Hope Arnold
Hope Arnold

Residential Advisor

Cancellation Policy: All payments are nonrefundable. Should cancellation be necessary, full credit will be provided up to 1 year from the date of the event, if written notice of cancellation is provided prior to May 1st for camps and at least two weeks for other programs. Any add-ons, tournament or fees paid cannot be refunded and are non-transferrable. Summer camp cancellations received after May 1st or programs cancellations after two weeks prior to program starting must also be made in writing and will follow the below schedule for applicable credit to your account.
    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.
Trip / Cancellation Insurance: Trip and/or Cancellation Insurance can be purchased through a 3rd party provider such as or Plans range in cost from $20 to $285 and can protect your investment in various ways from lost luggage or missed connection compensation to cancellation for any reason with 70% - 100% refund options. Most plans require enrollment on or before the final payment is made for your trip so please be sure to look into these available options today.