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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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Why Capitol Debate?

The Best Academic Summer Camps, The Best Debate Camps, The Best. . .

Instruction, Diversity, Experience, Safety, & Fun Make Capitol Classic the Best of the Best

Capitol Debate’s programs draw students from around the world and our locations provide the resources and recreation to make every student’s stay rewarding. Our decades of experience let us create some of the safest and most secure academic programs in the country. We have a group of accomplished educators who have taught and competed for years as well as residential advisors that are dedicated to making your students stay memorable as well outside of our classrooms. The key ingredient that we add, the ingredient that makes everything work together, is fun. Our students have fun.

Along with the fun, our students gain the skills they need to succeed in their educational careers and careers outside of the classroom. Our academic standards are high, which mean our students are pushed to improve. They learn logic, critical thinking, leadership and teamwork, communication, organization, and researching skills that build a solid foundation to help your students effectuate change within themselves as well as their communities.

Capitol Debate lets your student learn from the best, with the best, at the best locations. It lets them have fun. That’s why Capitol Debate. 

Take a look at some of our articles on the benefits of debate!  Click on the links below:

Debate Dramatically Helps with College Admissions

Debate has tremendous Cognitive Benefits

All the Academic Virtues of Debate