*Cost covers tuition, room, and board. Commuter option does not include breakfast. Cost excludes $75 fee for safety regulations, local and federal governmental compliance.
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Here's what they said about Capitol Debate's Summer Camps.
data from 2017 parent survey
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.
Capitol Debate has taught me how to strengthen my arguments in essays and persuasive papers. They also helped me learn to have a stronger voice in the community. Great camp
I was a beginner debater. I knew a bit, but not a lot. This camp is very engaging, as well as very interesting. The lectures were informative, and the practice was helpful, too. It requires time and effort, as debate does, but there is enough time for fun. Dinner was enough time to sociailize. I recommend being a resident, as you can make friends with your dormmates, I certainly did. And after 8, it can be the most fun parts of camp. But you need to work hard, so you have to be willing to put in the effort and try hard. The most successful students here were the ones that worked hard, and the ones that practiced and took the time to ask questions. You must also take suggestions, and listen to your peers. At the end of the day, you want to win the tournament, you want to debate like no tomorrow, but for a beginner, and for me, the main goal was to prove to myself that I could be a good debater and speaker, and that regardless of wins or losses, I would learn and take suggestions, improve on myself, and take losses. I wanted to debate, and Capitol Debate gave that to me in twelve days i won't forget.
My debate and public speaking skills have increased so much over the course of twelve days, and even if I choose not to pursue debate in the near future, these basic fundamentals will still help out in my academic education.
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.
As a rather shy student, my experience had made a strong me... I had learned a lot about debating and public speaking. Now, I feel more comfortable speaking in front of large and small groups of people.
Capitol-Debate is the best place a child could be in the summer. Notice changes in her speech, discussions and was talking of taking up career goals in public speaking. Sure way to boost the child's confidence in speaking and interaction.
I had never considered myself to be able to become good at public speaking, but I think that I've improved a lot here. I've made lots of new friends, and I'm amazed on how close we all got and how much I'll miss them all. Also, the staff is amazing!
This camp improved my argumentation and speaking technique significantly and had a great impact on me as a developing debater. This was the best debate camp experience of my life compared to others. I definitely found my voice!
This is a great opportunity to have your child enhance his/her English skills, learn how to compose an essay and research a topic while still having fun. It is also a great way to improve public speaking.
I think that Capitol Debate is a great place to learn how to debate, and that it teaches students while letting them have fun.
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.