Villanova University, PA
July 1 to July 13, 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.
Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in history or enjoy local arts and culture, can you can find both near Villanova University.
Villanova University is a Roman Catholic school founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others.
Villanova’s 260-acre campus is situated 12 miles west of Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States and the second largest city on the East Coast. The birthplace of the first Continental Congress and the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia is home to numerous historical sites, a vibrant arts and culture scene and more!
Capitol Debate students will reside on campus and share a room with another student. Each dorm room contains two beds, two desks with bookshelves, two desk chairs and two wardrobes with drawers. In addition, the residence call comes equipped with:
- Wireless Internet
- Cable TV
- Air conditioning
- Laundry facilities
- Lounge area
- Hardwood floors within each room
Villanova’s Dining Services is committed to sustainability, stressing waste reduction and the use of renewable resources in its dining halls. Students will enjoy meals together at Dougherty Hall, which offers buffet-style dining options that include vegetarian and vegan entrees, soups, salads, sandwiches, traditional breakfast dishes and more.
Safety & Security
Capitol Debate at Villanova University 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. The dormitory will be patrolled by Villanova 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.
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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 Villanova University Reviews
Travel and Logistics
Villanova University is located in the community of Villanova, 17 miles away from the center of Philadelphia. The closest airport to Villanova University is the Philadelphia International Airport.
We suggest that residents arrive on Sunday, July 2nd between 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM to check into the residence halls.
Commuters are suggested to arrive on Sunday, July 2nd 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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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.