San Diego, CA

Online Introduction to Debate

Winter Trimester 2015

Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EST from January 20 to March 31, 2015

Wednesdays at 6:30 PST from January 21 to April 1, 2015

Thursdays at 7 PM EST from January 22 to April 2, 2015

San Diego is Capitol Debate’s national headquarters. The office is located in La Jolla, a 5 minute walk from the Pacific Ocean. It is home to the San Diego National Debate Team, which is a national debate team for middle school and high school debaters.

Summer Camp in California

This is the central location of our summer camps in California (we also expanding into San Francisco). We have numerous academic camps and debate camps which we host at the University of San Diego. Our programs include public forum debate camp, policy debate camp, mock trial camp, public speaking school, youth leadership sessions, extemporaneous speaking, improv speaking, creative writing camp, and broadcast journalism courses.

Faculty at this Location

Ron Bratt

CEO of Capitol Debate

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.