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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

About Our Locations

Capitol Debate offers summer camp and after school programs all over the country, with additional locations added each year. Browse our list of programs to find one near you. Read More »

2015 Summer Camps

We offer debate camps, public speaking schools, writing classes, youth leadership camps, and courses in broadcast journalism. Select a program to find your camp. Read More »

Overnight & Commuter Camps
Public Forum Debate Camp
Middle School Debate Camp
Creative Writing Camps
Lincoln Douglas Debate Camps
Day Camp Only
Debate Day Camp
Public Speaking Day Camp
Leadership & 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
Introduction to Debate Online Courses
Introduction to Public Speaking Workshop
Public Speaking 2 & 3

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
Atlanta National Debate Team
Boston National Debate Team
Charlotte National Debate Team
Chicago National Debate Team
Dallas National Debate Team
Houston National Debate Team
Maryland National Debate Team
New Jersey National Debate Team
New York National Debate Team
Online Interactive Travel Debate Team
Phoenix National Debate Team
San Diego National Debate Team
San Francisco National Debate Team
Travel Team Roster
Online Fall Travel Team

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
Online Fall Travel Team
San Diego Attendee Info
Loyola Attendee Info
Loyola Columbia Attendee Info
Lawrenceville Attendee Info
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
Contact Us Online Account

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Capitol Debate

Academic Camps, Debate Camps, Public Speaking Schools, Leadership Camps

Capitol Debate hosts summer debate camps and academic camps dedicated to enriching and expanding the social, intellectual, and academic lives of our students. Our collection of classes provide students with the elements of forensic speech and debate, and instruction in public speaking, writing, broadcast journalism, and youth leadership. Every subject is taught by experienced instructors and every subject is learned through practice and implementation.

Our aim is to equip a generation of thinkers, speakers, and leaders. Our aim is to unlock the hidden talents they possess. Our aim is to use instruction, education, and learning to provide the most important component of our debate camps—fun.