What Parents Have To Say

“Debate camp has much to offer the students. The students develop or expound on self confidence, independence and the ability to see both sides of the coin. They learn to defend a position even if it may not be popular and use excellent methods to research material. The educated coaches are supportive and have their own personal experiences to share with the students.”

~Michelle Lastrapes


“Capitol Debate is a great program for kids of any skill level, to improve their public speaking, critical thinking, research skills, and their overall confidence. We LOVE Capitol Debate. Attending the Capitol Debate summer camp every year has made such a big difference in Kevin’s speaking abilities, confidence, and success at school! Thank you so much!”

~Cora Cushman


“Capitol Debate has the perfect balance of learning and fun. Debate skills apply to all areas of study. The staff at CD is impressive and invested in each camper’s success. Capitol Debate has changed my daughter’s life. Her confidence has blossomed. She has a keen awareness of current events and constitutional rights. Additionally, she has new friends throughout the country.”

~Shelby Moody, Nashville, TN


“My son Christopher has been going to the debate camp for four years, and my daughter Rachael has been there for three years. They enjoy the camp more and more every year. They admire their coaches and leaders. When their regular school ends in mid June, they would ask, mom, are we going to the debate camp this year? I can feel the excitement in them. My kids are happy and enjoy the camp very much.”

~Becky Hoang, Lynnwood, WA


Our goal is to enrich the lives of students through public speaking and debate. 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.