*Cost covers tuition, room, and board. Commuter option does not include breakfast. Cost excludes $75 fee for safety regulations, local and federal governmental compliance.
Capitol Debate is pleased to offer our Ohio State University Summer Debate Camp! Sports are a big part of campus life, with the Ohio State Buckeyes competing in the NCAA Division 1 Big Ten Conference. Ohio State University's campus has been a stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation for over one hundred and forty seven years. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.
Dorms:Students attending our Ohio State University have the opportunity to commute to camp daily, or stay right on campus in the dorms. Our students will be tentatively staying in the Smith-Steeb Residence Hall featuring several student lounges and workspaces, making for a fun and collaborative space for learners.
Dining: The OSU Kennedy traditional dining hall provides the full range of great-tasting, wholesome, comfort food craved by students, with a touch of buckeye inspiration to nourish the minds of tomorrow. Plus, the OSU Solutions station is exclusively dedicated to students with vegetarian/vegan preferences and gluten-free or other dietary restrictions.
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.
This debate camp will give your kid the skill set to advocate for themselves for the rest of their life. They will also make close friends. Meg loved everything she learned but mostly she loved feeling apart of something bigger than herself. She loved the instructors and friends.
I think Capitol Debate gave my son insight into what debate is like and let him try it out to see if it is something he is interested in pursuing.
It was an amazing experience that I haven't had before coming to this camp and I am grateful that I came and wish (hope) that I come again to maybe pickup new things or just learn to be better.
This camp was really fun to be at, and I would enjoy coming back next summer. The staff was really nice
Thank you for making this such a great experience. I was nervous at first but I knew I made the right decision to come here. Everyone made it so special.
Capitol Debate Camp has helped me to become a more articulated and confident speaker. It taught me valuable skills that will benefit me throughout further education, and future careers.
Great place to be introduced to the fundamentals of debate.
Capitol Debate is not only an engaging, educational program, but it also is an amazingly fun camp. All the staff and campers were fun to be around, and we had a lot of time to bond with one another. I felt more confident as camp went on with myself as a public speaker or debater. I loved my experience at Capitol Debate, and there are memories from this camp that I never will forget.
The environment at camp is welcoming and you will certainly feel at home here in Capitol Debate.
It is a big investment, but with sure return. Because our son thrives on learning, and this camp gives him that. It is a great program - your kids get to learn the gist of debate and how to approach it. Expressing your opinion is one of the most important skills to survive this society, and this program gives the opportunity to hone the skill.
Capitol Debate is the nation's leading expert in teaching communication skills to middle school and high school students. Our nationally recognized staff has hundreds of years of pedagogical experience in helping youth find their voice. Thousands of shy students have walked through our doors in our nearly 20 years of summer camps to become confident young adults and leaders in their community.
We have a group of accomplished educators who have taught and competed for years. Our instructors are on the leading edge of debating & public speaking. Click here to view our full staff listing.
Our programs draw students from around the world because we focus on our resources year round to ensure that we can bring the best information to our students. Our curriculum focuses on theory and application to provide results that you will be able to see as they become better, more confident speakers.
Capitol Debate’s academic summer camps are spread across the United States, from East to West as well as internationally. With such a large number of location available you're bound to find the perfect camp location for you.
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 cancellation credit timetables. For more details please visit our Terms, Policies, and Conditions page.