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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
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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
Blog
Media Mentions
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Expert Staff

We have brought together the leading experts in the United States on debate.

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Capitol Debate Leadership

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Ron Bratt

CEO of Capitol Debate

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Victor Gazio

Chief Operations Officer

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Brian Fish

Student Services Manager

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Daryl Burch

Director of Policy Debate

Capitol Debate Headquarters Staff

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Iliana Rubin

Marketing and Student Service Associate

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Calandra Rothrock

Events & Operations Coordinator

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Jacqueline Kelleher

Marketing Coordinator

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John Gibson

HR Coordinator

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Felippe Gazio

Content & Technology Coordinator

Mackenzie Leveque

Mackenzie Leveque

Marketing and Student Service Associate

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Diana Crews

Marketing & Student Services Associate

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Ella White

Event and Operations Assistant

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Kendall Reid

Administrative and Logistics Assistant

Joy Liesegang

Joy Liesegang

HR Assistant

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Nanci Guris

Finance & Logistics Coordinator

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Brett Oliver

Computer Programming & Development

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Gabe Rusk

Debate Education Coordinator

Oxford University Masters in the Study of Religion

Camp Directors

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Chuck McCarthy

Camp Director

AP American History Teacher at Wall Hall School

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Stan Banks

Director/Instructor

Bachelor of Arts in English University of Utah

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Dana Kiel

Director/Instructor

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David Dejesa

Camp Director & Instructor

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Camp Director and Instructor

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Nancy Green

Camp Director

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Bob Dolan

Camp Director

Director of Forensics for Lake Mary Prep, Upper and Middle Schools

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John Arnold

Director/Instructor

Coach of Howard High School Speech & Debate Team, Ellicott City, MD

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Chuck Nicholas

Camp Director

Co-Coach of Bob Jones Academy Speech & Debate

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Gail L. Nicholas

Camp Director & Instructor

Co-Coach of Bob Jones Academy Speech & Debate and Social Studies Department Head

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Jane Boyd

Camp Director and
Instructor

Speech and Debate Teacher at Grapevine High School

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Jay Rye

Camp Director

Speech and Debate Coach at the Montgomery Academy

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Bradley Hicks

Camp Director and Instructor

U.S. History, Government, and Economics Teacher, Williston High School

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Terri Robinson

Camp Director and Instructor

Speech & Debate Teacher and Coach at Akins High School, Austin, TX

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Donald H. Broussard, Jr.

Director/Instructor

Director of Forensics and the Instructional & Curriculum Specialist for Baton Rouge Charter Academy

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Ryan Rigda

Camp Director and Instructor

Graduate Student Instructor, Director of Speech and Debate, Texas A&M University

Middle School & High School Instructors

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P.J. Samorian

Instructor

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Russell Michelson

Instructor

Founder of Paper Box Web Design

Bob Wieckowski

Bob Wieckowski

Instructor

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Doug Miller

Instructor

Director of Debate, Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, CA

Claire Ingelfinger

Claire Ingelfinger

Instructor

Cameron Hickert

Cameron Hickert

Instructor

Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University

Kristin Morehouse

Kristin Morehouse

Instructor

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AJ Crawford

Instructor

Debate student and Entrepreneurship major at Point Loma Nazarene

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Chuck McCarthy

Camp Director

AP American History Teacher at Wall Hall School

Jonathan-Alston

Jonathan Alston

Instructor

Science Park High School Debate Coach

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Kinny Torre

Instructor

Lauren Pauls

Lauren Pauls

Instructor

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and History at the University of Denver

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Deitrick Goodwin

Instructor

Teacher at Holy Angels Catholic school of Baltimore and Former debate coach with the Baltimore Urban Debate league

Zachary Mandell

Zachary Mandell

Instructor

Graduate Student in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida

Daniel Austin

Daniel Austin

Instructor

Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Graduate Student at Rutgers University

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David Dejesa

Camp Director & Instructor

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Stan Banks

Director/Instructor

Bachelor of Arts in English University of Utah

Ryan James

Ryan James

Instructor

Rising Freshman at Emory University, Major: Economics

Matthew Doggett

Matthew Doggett

Instructor

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Robert Adanto

Instructor

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Jessica Beckett

Instructor

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Chris Ahern

Instructor

Dana Kiel

Dana Kiel

Director/Instructor

John-Stewart

John Stewart

Instructor

Michael Perry

Michael Perry

Instructor

Katharine Hodgdon

Katharine Hodgdon

Instructor

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Blake Andrews

Instructor

Assistant Coach and Consultant for Prosper High School and Plano West High School

Daniel Bronson

Daniel Bronson

Instructor

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Matt Campbell

Instructor

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Savon Ayodeji

Camp Director and Instructor

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John Arnold

Director/Instructor

Coach of Howard High School Speech & Debate Team, Ellicott City, MD

Gail Nicholas

Gail L. Nicholas

Camp Director & Instructor

Co-Coach of Bob Jones Academy Speech & Debate and Social Studies Department Head

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Alison Parker

Instructor

Language Arts Teacher at Berry Middle School

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Jane Boyd

Camp Director and
Instructor

Speech and Debate Teacher at Grapevine High School

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Bradley Hicks

Camp Director and Instructor

U.S. History, Government, and Economics Teacher, Williston High School

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Oliver Parker

Instructor

Debate Coach at Spain Park High School

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Terri Robinson

Camp Director and Instructor

Speech & Debate Teacher and Coach at Akins High School, Austin, TX

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Rachel Warnecke

Instructor

Middle School Speech and Drama Teacher at Saint Mary's Hall

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Marty De

Instructor

Director of Forensics at Cupertino High School

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Yani Palmer

Instructor

English Instructor at American Heritage School

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Donald H. Broussard, Jr.

Director/Instructor

Director of Forensics and the Instructional & Curriculum Specialist for Baton Rouge Charter Academy

Bojana-Golubovic

Bojana Golubovic

Instructor

Teacher of Philosophy , Logic and Debate at Gimnazija "Svetozar Marković" Niš, Serbia

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Debby Haren

Instructor

Teacher of Debate and Debate coach at Harker Heights High School in Killeen, TX

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Ryan Rigda

Camp Director and Instructor

Graduate Student Instructor, Director of Speech and Debate, Texas A&M University

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Gabriela Diller

Instructor

High School Special Educator and Mock Trial Coach at Boston Preparatory Charter Public School

Brian Alford

Brian Alford

Instructor

Assistant Director of Forensics & Debate Coach at James Bowie High School in Austin, TX

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Ruby Nunez

Instructor

Programs and Operations Associate at Denver Urban Debate League

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Kevin Solove

Instructor

University of Florida, Double Major in Political Science and Economics

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Alex Holguin

Instructor

Instructor at Capitol Debate

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Emily Hagan

Instructor

Special Education Teaching Assistant - Needham Public Schools

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Paul Narey

Instructor

Debate Coach in Seoul, South Korea

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Gabe Rusk

Debate Education Coordinator

Oxford University Masters in the Study of Religion

Josh Schulster

Josh Schulster

Instructor

Double majoring in Political Science and International Affairs at Florida State University

Tianna Johnson

Tianna Johnson

Instructor

Adjunct Professor, Business Law at Howard Community College

Public Forum Circuit Instructors

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Kelly Zheng

Instructor

Allen Abbott

Allen Abbott

Instructor

Catie Ford

Catie Ford

Instructor

James Chen

James Chen

Instructor

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Max Wu

Instructor

Keshav Kundassery

Keshav Kundassery

Instructor

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Omar Moore

Instructor

Residential Directors & Nurses

Hailey Cruz

Hailey Cruz

Residential Life Director

P. Colette Dorsey

P. Colette Dorsey

Residential Life Director

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Ezinne Ofoegbu

Residential Life Director

Diane Russell

Diane Russell

Nurse

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Rich Green

Residential Life Director

Resident Director, Semester at Sea & Residence Hall Director, University of New Hampshire

Seanna Meehan

Seanna Meehan

Nurse

Director of Nursing, Church Farm School, Exton, Pennsylvania

Polly McCray

Polly McCray

Nurse

Belinda Elam

Belinda Elam

Nurse

Jack Berk

Jack Berk

Residential Life Director

English Teacher

Christine Matos

Christine Matos

Residential Life Director

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Shirley Wu

Nurse

CPR/AED/FIRST Aid Instructor American Heart Association

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Bryce Henshaw

Residential Advisors

Chris Colvin

Chris Colvin

Residential Life Director

Debate Teacher at Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, AL

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Lauren Scoggan

Resident Life Director

5th Grade Teacher at Hirsch Elementary (San Antonio Independent School District) in San Antonio, Texas.

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Dan Wadley

Camp & Residential Life Director

Biblical Ethics Instructor at The McCallie School

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Gabrielle DuBoff

Wellness Person

School Nurse at Queen of Angels School

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Dee Ann Kleypas

Wellness Person

Lead Nurse for Midway ISD, Waco, Texas

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Monique Barrera

Wellness Person

Nursing Major at San Jose State University

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Ajene Robinson-Burris

Residential Life Director

Doctoral Student at University of Colorado

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Sylvie Perroud Bakouche

Wellness Person

Head School Nurse at the French International School in Bethesda, Maryland

Residential Life Advisors

Josie Banks

Josie Banks

Residential Advisors

Rachel Mauchline

Rachel Mauchline

Residential Advisor

Assistant Coach Bentonville High School/University of Arkansas Majoring in Communications

Megan Smalley

Megan Smalley

Residential Advisor

Former policy debater at the University of Texas at Dallas

Alyssa Hooks

Alyssa Hooks

Residential Advisor

Social Science and Speech Communication at Lee College

Meera Rothman

Meera Rothma

Residential Advisor

Ryley Hartwig

Ryley Hartwig

Residential Advisor

Political Science Major at Florida State University

Megan Nuggihalli

Megan Nuggihalli

Residential Advisor

Rhea Chitakki

Rhea Chitakki

Residential Advisor

Biology Major at the University of Maryland

Griffin Badalamente

Griffin Badalamente

Residential Advisor

Neuroscience Major at the University of Chicago

Olivia Sailors

Olivia Sailors

Residential Advisor

American Studies and Educational Studies double major at Macalester College, Class of 2020

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Michael Li

Instructor, Residential Advisor

Senior at Durham Academy

Neha Dubey

Neha Dubey

Instructor, Residential Advisor

Economics Major, UC Berkeley

Michael-Buse

Michael Buse

Residential Advisor

Texas A&M Class of 2017

Ethan Roberts

Ethan Roberts

Residential Advisor

Texas State University, Class of 2019

Aislinn Bratt

Aislinn Bratt

Residential Advisor

Amelia Peck

Amelia Peck

Residential Advisors

Amy Williamson

Amy Williamson

Residential Advisors

Elana Quint

Elana Quint

Residential Advisors

Barrett, The Honors College | Arizona State University | Business and Philosophy double major

Peter Zhu

Peter Zhu

Residential Advisors

Undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University studying Cognitive Science

Victor Yang

Victor Yang

Residential Advisors

Rising sophomore at Harvard College

Breann Smith

Breann Smith

Residential Advisor

Assistant LD debate coach for Guyer HS in Denton, Texas.

Asima Choudhury

Asima Choudhury

Residential Advisor

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Katie Gao

Residential Advisors

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Mai Rubin

Residential Advisors

Grace Findley

Grace Findley

Residential Advisors

Siena Ruggeri

Siena Ruggeri

Residential Advisors

Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Peace and Justice Studies minor at Regis University

Delaney Hurley

Delaney Hurley

Residential Advisors

Ryan Kerestesy

Ryan Kerestesy

Residential Advisors

Kyle Holub

Kyle Holub

Residential Advisors

Jennifer Huang

Jennifer Huang

Residential Advisors

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Polly Moser

Residential Advisors

David Mason

David Mason

Residential Advisors

Haley Rubin

Haley Rubin

Residential Advisors

Benjamin Hanson

Benjamin Hanson

Residential Advisors

Philip Reutter

Philipp Reutter

Residential Advisors

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Ving Salisbury

Residential Advisors

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Residential Advisors

Hope Arnold

Hope Arnold

Residential Advisor

Communications Major at Duquesne University

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Kayla Lopez

Residential Life Director

Art Instructor at Wondertree Kids, El Segundo, California

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Morgan Moore

Residential Advisor

Double Major in Criminal Justice and Psychology at the George Washington University

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Austin Smith

Junior Instructor & Residential Advisor

Lewis and Clark College, Political Science and International Affairs major

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Casey Smith

Junior Instructor

Materials Science and Engineering Major at Georgia Tech

Houston Summer Camp

Sal Sandoval

Junior Instructor

Attending Bates College, Class of 2019

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Andrew James Welton

Instructor & Residential Advisor

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Adin Tarr

Instructor & Residential Advisor

Arizona State University, pursuing BA in Communications