Iona College, NY
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.
Join Capitol Debate near “the city that never sleeps” during our 2016 summer camp program! We’re pleased to bring our nationally recognized debate program to Iona College, located in the vibrant college town of New Rochelle, N.Y., just 20 miles from midtown Manhattan.
A small, four-year, Catholic College in the New York City metro area, Iona opened its doors in 1940 with the goal of creating economic and social advancement for New York’s working class.
Iona has invested in its students and campus over the last several years, with the addition of a new student center, athletics center, new residence hall and other major advancements, including a new trading floor Hagan School of Business.
Capitol Debate students will reside at East Hall, a three-story residence hall. The suite-style rooms include beds, dressers and desks, and they share a common bathroom. Amenities include a lobby area, laundry room, kitchen and two lounges – one with study area tables, chairs and a white board.
Students will enjoy meals together at Vitanza Commons, located in Spellman Hall, as well as at LaPenta Marketplace, in the LaPenta Student Union. Vitanza Commons offers a lively atmosphere and a rotating menu of fresh foods – everything from meat and potatoes to sushi, salads, sandwiches and more, including vegetarian options. LaPenta Marketplace offers many grab and go items in addition to standard eat-in fare. Their menu includes creative Mexican and Italian dishes, salads and sandwiches, and even soft serve ice cream and smoothies.
Safety & Security
Capitol Debate at Iona College 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. East Hall is patrolled by Iona residential staff to ensure additional safety and security for Capitol Debate students. Additionally, the College’s campus police and emergency services are on call around the clock and can respond rapidly to any issues.
Iona College 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 Iona College Reviews
Travel and Logistics
Iona College is located in New Rochelle, 1.5 hours north of New York City. The closest airport to Iona College is the Westchester County Airport or LaGuardia Airport.
We suggest that residents arrive on Sunday, June 18th between 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM to check into the residence halls.
Commuters are suggested to arrive on Sunday, June 18th 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.
CEO of Capitol Debate
Chief Operations Officer
Camp Director and Instructor
Instructor & Residential Advisor
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.