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- Capitol Debate


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
Capitol Debate Summer Camp FAQs
Hear From Your Directors

2018 Summer Debate Camps

We offer academic debate camps, public speaking programs 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
Summer Camp FAQs
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
2018 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
Media Mentions
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Job and Career Opportunities

Capitol Debate’s mission is to help students find their voice through the skill of debate. Equally important to us is that students who attend camp with us are safe, supported, learning, and having an amazing experience! It’s through exceptional staff that these goals can be attained. The experience, expertise, and passion of our staff at Capitol Debate are just a few of the things that set us apart.

Headquarters Career Opportunities

Are you looking for a promising and rewarding career?

The Capitol Debate headquarters is based in Carlsbad, CA. Our full-time employees work year-round on planning and preparing for our debate programs and summer camps.

Some benefits for our headquarters staff include:

  • Flex Time
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Paid Holiday and Vacation Time
  • Pet Friendly Office

Summer Job Opportunities

staff02We know that expertise and passion have to go hand in hand for instructors to effectively help students become successful debaters. Our debate instructors are the cream of the crop and have decades of experience to educate, encourage, stretch, and motivate each student. Wellness/nursing staff members are there to ensure all health, wellness, allergy, injury, and medicinal needs for each student are taken care of. Residential Life staff help students get to know one another, build lasting friendships, expand their comfort zone, enhance social skills, and have a ton of fun.

staff01We also know that a strong team is what makes the experience, learning, fun, and feel of camp a success not only for the students but also the staff. You’ve probably heard the term, “it takes a village”, and that’s exactly the environment we create at camp. Each staff member, regardless of their role, is there to help students learn, experience success, and have an amazing time!

Are you passionate about helping students find their voice? Are you engaging, motivating, and effective? If you want to be part of a team dedicated to excellence, please continue by reviewing the available job descriptions and completing the online application below.

Summer Job Descriptions

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