Public Forum Debate Camps

Our Public Forum Debate Camp welcomes middle school and high school students who are interested in building the skills they need to participate or compete in Public Forum debate. We divide students up by age and experience level. Public Forum Debate Camp is perfect for students with one to two years of Public Forum debate experience, or for those students preparing to join their school debate team.
Public Forum Debate Camp instructs students in the essential skills for success in competitive debate. Taught by renowned teachers with sterling track records, this debate institute teaches students the key processes of effective debate. Debate students leave our academic camp with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to succeed in debate.
Students who compete on the national circuit in Public Forum should consider applying to our selective Competitive Public Forum for High School camp.

Curriculum

The High School Debate Camp teaches students the key processes of effective debate such as case construction, composing briefs, research, rebuttals, cross-fire, evidence analysis, and summary and final focus. Debate students leave the academic camp with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to excel in life.

Skills and Areas of Focus

Summer Camp: A Life Changing Experience

Not only will Capitol Debate students learn new 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.

Practice & Application

Sample Schedule

    Here is a sample daily schedule for this program:

Please note that 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 timetable found in the Terms, Policies, and Conditions page for applicable credit.