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
Classic Debate Camp Will Be In-Person!
Currently, public health officials and school authorities are giving us the green light to hold our camp at Miami University this summer. Of course, we recognize the possibility that circumstances could change. Nonetheless, we are operating under the assumption that we will be warmly greeting our campers on the beautiful campus of Miami University on July 10, and we are making all the preparations necessary to do so. For the latest information about our evolving Covid Safety Plan, click here.
Classic Debate Camp Scholarships Are Still Available For This Summer!
Each year approximately 20% of our campers have received financial assistance to attend Classic Debate Camp. We are striving to increase that percentage this year because we don't want the price of our program to be a barrier to anyone. For more info about our tuition, our discounts, and our scholarship program, click here.
Congratulations to University MN - Finalists at the 2021 TOC!
The Public Forum debate team of Marcus Novak and Ananth Menon of University School advanced to the final round at the 2021 Tournament of Champions. Both Marcus and Ananth attended Classic Debate Camp in 2018 and 2019. Their teammates Daniel Yan and Abraham Paik advanced to the octafinals where they were defeated by the eventual champions from the Dalton School. In the final round, instead of conducting a normal debate round, Marcus and Ananth chose to concede to the Dalton team and participate in a discussion to raise awareness of transphobia in the debate community.
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.