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Why Capitol Debate?

Our aim is to enrich the lives of students. To do that, we gather expert staff, with a diverse group of students, and select excellent facilities and locations to create fun, safe, and supportive environments. Read More »

Here’s what sets us apart
Our Mission
Why Debate?
Expert Staff
Alumni Success Stories
Widely Attended
Safe & Secure
Great Facilities in Great Locations
Lots of Fun
For All Ages & Experience Levels

2018 Summer Debate Camps

We offer debate camps, public speaking schools, writing classes and youth leadership camps.. Select a program to find your camp. Read More »

Overnight & Commuter Camps
Business Communication
Competitive Public Forum Camps
Middle School Debate Camps
High School Debate Camps
Lincoln Douglas Debate Camps
Day Camp Only
Debate Day Camp
Public Speaking
Leadership and Mock Trial Day Camp

About Our Workshops

After school workshops run concurrently with regular middle school semesters. These programs offer an opportunity for children to learn debate, leadership, and public speaking. Read More »

After School Workshops
Northeast Club – NY, NJ, CT
Introduction to Debate Online Courses

Debate Teams

Ready to compete? Our teams receive the instruction and opportunity to compete in national tournaments. We offer programs in different locations and online to reach as many students as possible. Read More »

Capitol Classic's Debate Teams
Boston Club
Midatlantic Club – MD, VA, DC, PA, NC
National Travel Debate Team
Northeast Club – NY, NJ, CT
West Club – CA, TX, AZ, WA

Attendee Info

Already registered? Now it is time to get ready for camp. For students attending any of our summer camps or seasonal programs, please visit the appropriate page (on the left) to see information about your specific program, from packing lists to trip details. If you need to check your billing information, view your forms, or change your personal info, please visit your Online Account.

Information for Attendees
2017 Summer Camp Attendee Information
Day Camp Attendee Info
2015 Middle School Nationals
Staff Portal

Debate News

Debate News provides up-to-date information and resources to the national high school public forum debate community. It consists of tournament updates, statistics and rankings, including awards for season-long excellence.

Debate News
Blog
Media Mentions
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Media Mentions

Local debate team hosts national tournament

The Baltimore Sun

They practiced speed drills, studied films of their opponents and outlined strategies — all to ensure that when the tournament began, they would be ready to perform. Read More

Local Middle School Debating Team Wins National Title

The Baltimore Sun

When the topic is whether school debate programs teach youngsters to better express themselves, Michael Koo would likely argue for the affirmative. Read More

Howard Students Find Success at National Debate Contests

The Baltimore Sun

Madeleine Houck, a 15-year-old freshman at River Hill High School, had a good feeling going into the Novice National Debate Championship at Woodward Academy in Atlanta. Read More

Howard County Debaters Win Area Tournaments

The Washington Post

Students from several Howard County high schools scored high in two recent debate tournaments. At a statewide tournament at Lake Clifton High School in Baltimore, Catherine Thompson and Josh Manley from Howard High School won first place in the junior varsity category. Howard’s Jordan Fink and Centennial’s Michael Lo placed second in the same category. Read More