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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
800.450.5012 Request Information

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Great Facilities in Great Locations

Summer Academic Camp Facilities and Local Attractions

San Diego is Home to Our West Coast Academic and Debate Camps

Great Facilities

In all our locations, Atlantic to Pacific to the China Sea, we offer students excellent facilities. In each case we provide them with the tools they need to thrive at summer academic and debate camps, and the opportunity for fun and relaxation.

Our facilities include:

  • Traditional College Style Housing
  • Recreational Facilities
  • State of the Art Classrooms
  • Athletic Facilities
  • Recreational Fields

Loyola Houses Several of Our Academic Camp Programs

Great Locations

Capitol Debate’s summer youth programs are spread across America and internationally. All our public speaking schools, public forum debate camps, summer writing camps, and youth leadership programs offer the same quality instruction, but our variety of locations provide unique venues to visit.

Areas of interest near our locations include:

San Diego

  • Disneyland
  • LEGOLand California Resort
  • Sea World San Diego
  • The San Diego Zoo
  • Balboa Park
  • San Diego Padres


  • Capitol Building
  • Kennedy Center
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • Smithsonian Museum
  • Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial
  • The Orioles at Camden Yards
  • National Aquarium
  • Maryland Science Center
  • Inner Harbor in Baltimore
  • Arlington Cemetery

While it is critical to provide the intellectual resources students, we never lose track of another important component—fun.

The Educational Impact

The atmosphere and resources of all our locations provide an ideal setting for summer debate camps. Students have the chance to study in some of the finest academic facilities in the world. They have ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and other recreations offered at each locale. The combination of scholarly rigor, athletic adventure, and relaxing recreation culminates in the academic experience unique to Capitol Debate—an experience that enriches the lives of our students.