At Classic Debate Camp™ you can...
connect with other kids who love debate
gain the skills you need to reach the next level
prepare for tournaments - whether they are in person or online next year
Congratulations to the LD Champion and the PF Runners-Up at the 2021
Ohio State Tournament!
Tony Liu of Mason High School went 4-1 in the final round and won the Ohio state championship in LD. Tony is the 4th state champion in a row who had attended Classic Debate Camp. At camp Tony was a member of Mr. Lewis's lab in 2018, before his sophomore year. Daniel Yan and Abraham Paik of University School were the runner-up team in Public Forum. After round 5, they were 3-2. Then Daniel and Abraham won round 6, doubles, octas, quarters, and semis, before losing the final round on a 3-2 decision. Daniel attended CDC in 2018 and 2019; Abraham attended CDC in 2018 and 2020.
Other noteworthy results from states: 3 out of 7 Ohio members of the 2019 Extemp-Congress lab with Mr. McDougal (see picture below) were finalists: Kyle Boyer won 6th in IX, Praveen Kumar won 4th in USX, and Jessica Chang won 4th in Congressional Debate. Also the Congressional Debate state champion Drake Du of Revere High School attended CDC in 2018. In LD, three CDC alumni reached the quarterfinals: Jane Jusko, Aetan Parmar, and Canaan Smith. And in PF, three CDC debaters also made it to quarters: Lily Meehan, Advait Chirayil, and Alex Ye. Altogether, there was a total of 61 CDC campers at the Ohio State Tournament in March. See all our state qualifiers here.
Classic Debate Camp™ Offers Minicamps for Extemporaneous Speaking and Congressional Debate at Miami University
For more info about our Extemp and Congress programs, click here.
Classic Debate Camp - Virtual Switches to Two-Week Format in 2021
Following the great success of Classic Debate Camp - Virtual in 2020, we will offer that option this summer from July 26 to August 6. For more info about CDC-V, click here.
Classic Debate Camp™ Releases Free LD Brief for Mar-Apr 2021
The new brief is on the topic of universal child care, and it features an analytical essay by CDC LD Instructor Maya Arora (2017, 2019 NCFL national champion). Classic Debate Camp is offering this brief as a free resource to everyone. Click here and enjoy!