There is a Program for Everyone.
Capitol Debate has academic camps and debate institutes for students of all ages and experience levels. We believe the skills we teach are life long skills that must start at an early age.
Capitol Debate is the nation’s leading expert in teaching debate to middle school and high school students. Never debated before? No worries. 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.
Are you a competitive debater? You have come to the right place. Our Senior Instructors have coached more national champions than any other camp in the nation. Our alumni have won the Tournament of Champions, the National Forensics League Championships, and the National Catholic Forensics League Nationals! Come join other experienced debaters as we guide you to the next level of competition!
So whether you are a middle school student or a high school student, or whether you are brand new or have many years of competitive experience, we have a class for you. Students are placed in the right class based on age and experience level.
Which class is perfect for you based on experience level?
|Program/Experience Level||No Experience||Some Experience||Advanced Experience|
|Middle School Debate||✓||✓||✓|
|High School Debate||✓||✓||✓|
|Circuit Public Forum||✓|
*Public Speaking, Mock Trial and Leadership are only offered at Loyola University, Columbia.
In all our programs and across all our camps, students are grouped by age and experience. They learn in the context of a larger group while teaming up and training with a smaller group.