|The Summer Debate Institute is a unique
debate camp for many reasons. We believe that our uniqueness makes our
camp stand out from the rest.
Unlike some camps where parents are simply the drivers, the Summer
Debate Institute understands that parents are an integral aspect to
their students' success. We offer classes for parents during the
institute as well as invite parents and coaches to attend all the
lectures and critique sessions. Our staff is here to equip the students
as well as the parents and coaches to better communicate for the Lord.
Our staff has years of experience in competitive debate and speech.
Our directing staff has been regional, state, tournament, and team/club
directors for years. They can provide insight into the many facets of
parenting debaters as well as club administration and organization.
Their experience provides a smooth running institute as well as
excellent resources for the students and parents in attendance.
Our teaching staff brings a resume
full of awards in STOA/NCFCA/NFL and college forensics including state
and national awards in policy, Lincoln-Douglas, and parliamentary
debate as well as speech events.
The teaching staff provides unique
analysis developed by their regional distinctives. Different areas of
the country look at arguments and the topic differently. By providing a
diverse staff we attempt to expose the students to these different
paradigms in order to prepare them for arguments from these numerous
Our staff members attend many
different colleges and universities and work in various fields. Their
experiences competing for different institutions provide a unique
perspective about college forensics as well as argument theory and
We believe that speech and debate should be tools to develop
communication skills in order to spread the Truth to the world.
We emphasize training in debate in
order to prepare students for the future no matter their calling.
Great Low Price
The Summer Debate Institute purposes to help families concerned with
excellent training but unable to afford the expense of many debate
camps. The Summer Debate Institute believes that quality and price are
not correlated. We are proud to provide a week of superior debate
training for the lowest cost around.
Best Time of Year
The Summer Debate Institute is held each August. Our debate camp is
specifically timed to kick off your debate season. This gives students
time to analyze the resolution, prepare for both the camp classes and
the professional topic speakers and come away ready for competition.
Our August camp also gives our staff time to invest in their lectures
regarding potential cases on the new resolution. Finally, the Debate
Institute is timed to be your first activity and ignite the fire for
you and your team for the upcoming season!