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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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Our Mission

Enriching the Lives of Students Through High School Debate, Middle School Debate, & Academic Summer Camps

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When we first developed Capitol Debate, and started our academic summer camps in Maryland and Virginia, our primary goal was to enrich the social, intellectual, and academic lives of our students through the debating process, helping them to cultivate the public speaking and leadership skills that are so vital to later career success. 

Our goal hasn’t changed. While our academic camps have grown, the core value has remained at the heart of all our programs and activities. With academic camps spread throughout Maryland, Virginia, California, China, and Taiwan, geographic expansion and adherence to our guiding principle have enabled us to enhance the lives of students across the world. 

Capitol Debate also firmly believes in advancing communities and we continually assist metropolitan areas, in numerous states, with fundraising, recruitment, teacher support, training, infrastructural set-up, and sustainability planning.

To give your child the best possible guidance, we have compiled a group of academic camp staff with impeccable credentials and successful track records in both high school debate and middle school debate.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Ronald Bratt, CEO