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!
On May 10, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration announced that 12-15 year olds may get the Pfizer vaccine. The possibility that 100% of our campers may be vaccinated before the start of camp on July 10 gives us confidence that Classic Debate Camp will be a safe and healthy experience for everyone who attends. 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.
Watch Our Webinar Conversation with 3 Lincoln-Douglas National Champions
The panelists were three of our LD instructors: Natalie Schaller who won NSDA nationals in 2017, Grace Johannes who won NSDA nationals in 2019, and Maya Arora who won NCFL grand nationals in both 2017 and 2019. Watch Natalie, Grace, and Maya talk about their experiences at nationals. They also answer many thoughtful questions from the webinar attendees. To watch the video, click here.
Congratulations to NCFL LD Finalist and Quarterfinalist and TOC PF Finalists!
Lincoln-Douglas debater Emma Blemaster of Hawken School, OH, advanced to the final round of the 2021 National Catholic Forensic League's Grand National Tournament. Also at the NCFL tournament, Jack Morgenstein of Cary High School, NC, made it to the quarterfinals. Emma attended Classic Debate Camp in 2019, and Jack participated in CDC-Virtual last summer. Jack will be joining the CDC-Virtual staff this summer. The team of Marcus Novak and Ananth Menon of University School made it to the finals in the Gold Division of Public Forum at the Tournament of Champions in April. Marcus and Ananth attended Classic Debate Camp in 2018 and 2019.
Congratulations to the 2021 Mississippi and Ohio Lincoln-Douglas Champions!
In the last week of April, Sarah Grace Shurden of Madison High School won 1st place in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Mississippi state tournament. She also won 2nd place in Original Oratory and 3rd place in Congressional Debate. Sarah Grace attended Classic Debate Camp in 2019. Her lab leaders were two-time Ohio state champion Nick Protasiewicz and NSDA national champion Grace Johannes. In March, Tony Liu of Mason High School won the Ohio state championship in LD. Tony is the 4th Ohio LD state champion in a row who was a graduate of Classic Debate Camp. Tony attended CDC in 2018, and he was a member of Mr. James Lewis's lab. Mr. Lewis's LD debaters have reached the top 5 at the NSDA national tournament in three of the last four years.
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. Please be advised that our 2021 Extemp Minicamp is almost full. We will accept one more extemper.
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.