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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

2018 Summer Debate Camps

We offer debate camps, public speaking schools, writing classes 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
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
2017 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

Daryl Burch - Director of Policy Debate Camp

Daryl Burch

Director of Policy Debate

Capitol Debate Headquarters Staff

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Calandra Rothrock

Events & Operations Coordinator

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Jacqueline Kelleher

Summer Camp Event Planner and Coordinator

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John Gibson

Talent Acquisition & HR Associate

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Felippe Gazio

Content & Technology Coordinator

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Shen Li Dodge

Human Resource Assistant at Capitol Debate

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Nanci Guris

Administration

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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

Hailey Cruz

Hailey Cruz

Residential Life Director

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Chuck McCarthy

Camp Director

AP American History Teacher at Wall Hall School

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Ian Turnipseed

Camp Director

Director of Forensics, Saint James School, Montgomery, Alabama

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Bob Dolan

Camp Director

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

Chuck Nicholas

Chuck Nicholas

Camp Director

Co-Coach of Bob Jones Academy Speech & Debate

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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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Ryan Rigda

Camp Director and Instructor

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

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Maryrose Kohan

Camp Director and Instructor

Speech and Debate Coach at the George Washington High School

Middle School & High School Instructors

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Russell Michelson

Instructor

Founder of Paper Box Web Design

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Doug Miller

Instructor

Director of Debate, Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, CA

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Cameron Hickert

Instructor

Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University

Kristin Morehouse

Kristin Morehouse

Instructor

Sandra Greene

Sandra Greene

Instructor

Former Speech and Debate Instructor at Sanford-Fritch High School

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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

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Colin Malinak

Instructor

Upper School Debate Teacher at Saint Mary's Hall

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Jonathan Alston

Instructor

Science Park High School Debate Coach

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Kenny 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

Instructor

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John Arnold

Instructor

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

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Gail L. Nicholas

Instructor

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

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Linda Dolan

Instructor

Coach and Judge at Lake Mary Prep

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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.

Instructor

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

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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

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Leor Sapir

Instructor

Pursuing a PhD in political philosophy at Boston College

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

Lab Leader

Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator- 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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Jonathan Strouse

Instructor

Middle School Social Studies at Harvest Preparatory School in Canal Winchester, OH

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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

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Jennifer Bell

Instructor

English, Speech, and Debate Teacher at Wharton HS in Tampa, FL

Josh Schulster

Josh Schulster

Instructor

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

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Ana Calizo

Instructor

University of Maryland Baltimore County pursuing a B.S. in Biological Sciences

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Jabril Goodner

Instructor

Student, Instructor, Author, Art Curator, Journalist, and President of the Philosophy & Debate Society at Eastern Kentucky University

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Mark Veeder

Instructor

Capitol Debate Coach

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Maryrose Kohan

Camp Director and Instructor

Speech and Debate Coach at the George Washington High School

Tianna Johnson

Tianna Johnson

Instructor

Adjunct Professor, Business Law at Howard Community College

Residential Directors & Nurses

Stephen Santa-Ramirez

Stephen Santa-Ramirez

Residential Life Director

Educational Policy and Evaluation PhD Candidate at Arizona State University

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P. Colette Dorsey

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

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Aimee Finney

Residential Life Director

Master's degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University

Seanna Meehan

Seanna Meehan

Nurse

Director of Nursing, Church Farm School, Exton, Pennsylvania

Polly McCray

Polly McCray

Nurse

Chris Colvin

Chris Colvin

Residential Life Director

Debate Teacher at Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, AL

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Linda Oatman High

Residential Life Director

Author/Playwright/Journalist

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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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Lourdes Miranda

Wellness Person

Pediatric Home Care Nurse in New Jersey

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Monique Barrera

Wellness Person

Nursing Major at San Jose State University

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Jennifer King-Fairly

Wellness Person

School Nurse in North Carolina

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Brittney Baker

Residential Life Director & Residential Assistant

Teacher - Mathematics Maureen Joy Charter School Durham, NC

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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

Blake Meyer

Blake Meyer

Residential Advisor

Political Science Major at Simpson College

Rachel Mauchline

Rachel Mauchline

Residential Advisor

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

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Angela Goff

Instructor

Social Studies Teacher at Somerville High School

Jenna Cafora

Jenna Cafora

Residential Advisor

The George Washington University -Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Major

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Annika Nordquist

Residential Advisors

Stanford University Class of 2021

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My Kim Jess Mackie

Residential Advisor

Arizona State University, Class of 2019

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Megan Smalley

Residential Advisor

Former policy debater at the University of Texas at Dallas

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Isabella Riezler

Residential Advisor

University of California, Berkeley Intended Public Health Major

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

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Griffin Badalamente

Residential Advisor

Neuroscience Major at the University of Chicago

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Olivia Sailors

Residential Advisor

Residential Advisor and student at Macalester College​

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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

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Rohil Kulkarni

Residential Advisors

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Yinde Newby

Residential Advisors

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Omar Moore

Junior Instructor & Residential Advisor

New York University, pursuing BA in Economics

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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Albert Morales

Residential Advisor

Behavior Therapist for Leafwing Center in Torrance Unified School District. Currently enrolled in the UTEACH teaching credential program at California State University of Long Beach with a major in Liberal Studies.

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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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Brittney Baker

Residential Life Director & Residential Assistant

Teacher - Mathematics Maureen Joy Charter School Durham, NC

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Quinlyn Manfull

Residential Advisor

Willamette University ’19, Politics and Economics double major

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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

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Chace Avecilla

Residential Advisor & Junior Instructor

University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, Double Major in Political Science and History, Minor in Philosophy