Classic Debate Camp  offers you the opportunity to...

  • work closely with outstanding coaches and former champions and stay in touch with them after camp

  • 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


  • Classic Debate Camp December Tournament (Online) on Saturday, December 12. All LD, PF, Extemp, and Congress Competitors are invited to compete. Independent entries and hybrid PF teams will be allowed. RFDs and Oral Critiques will be given. Register on

  • CDC's 4th Annual Winter Workshop & Reunion on December 29. This event will be held via Zoom. It is open to all LD and PF debaters as well as former CDC campers. For more info, click here.

Classic Debate Camp Debaters Master the Mentor Tournament! 

On November 21, at the Mentor High School online tournament, three of the top four LD debaters in the 1-day division were CDC graduates: Allie Dettelbach won 1st, Dev Peyrat won 2nd, and Leila Hamdan won 4th. Five of the top eight LD debaters in the 2-day division were also CDC alumni: Emma Blemaster, Arveen Alaeddini, and Aetan Parmar were quarterfinalists, and Jack Morgenstein won 3rd place, and Shreyas Teegala won 2nd. In PF, the team of Sarah Hatem and Abby McGowan won 2nd place in the 1-day division. In congressional Debate, Jessica Chang won 1st place in her chamber, and in IX, Kyle Boyer won 3rd place. At Austintown-Fitch, the PF team of Lily Meehan and Clara Leach won 1st, and Drake Du won 1st place in the super session of Congressional Debate. 


November 14, at Princeton High School, in Lincoln-Douglas debate, Shreyas Teegala won 1st place, Zak Honsakar won 3rd, and Bhuvan Meruga won 5th. In Public Forum, Lily Meehan and Clara Leach won 2nd, Rohan Athavale and Pranav Bodempudi won 3rd, Samantha Powers and Apil Sanyashi won 4th, and Siddhant Nagar and Animesh Shukla won 5th. In International Extemp, Kyle Boyer won 1st place, and in US Extemp Sophia Wang won 4th. Also on November 14, Jack Morgenstein won 1st place at the Dogwood Qualifier Tournament in Raleigh, NC, and Aetan Parmar went 4-0 and won 5th place in LD at Hawken. 


On November 7, CDC LD debaters won championships at two tournaments: Emily Mashqbeh won 1st at East Liverpool, and Canaan Smith won 1st at Perry. CDC debaters have won the Perry Chair in LD for three years in a row! On October 31, at the Moeller Halloween Invitational, the PF team of Lily Meehan and Clara Leach won 1st place, and the team of Tess Patton and Julia Neal won 2nd. At the Chagrin Falls tournament, in LD, Aayush Vishwanath won 1st, and Eugenia Karulina won 4th. Congratulations to all the CDC graduates for a strong start to the 2020-2021 season!

Classic Debate Camp Congratulates Our First Champions of 2020-2021 Season!

On October 24, at the JFK Tournament, US Extemper Praveen Kumar won 1st place, the PF team of Andrew Piepho and Ben Kissinger won 2nd, and the team of Colin Moore and Ben Wilkinson won 3rd. On October 10, LD Debater Jeremy Battle won 1st place at the CDC Fall Tournament, and Vib Prabhakar won 1st in JV LD at the Schaumburg Saxon Invitational in Illinois. Both Praveen and Jeremy attended CDC in 2019. Andrew, Ben, Colin, Ben, and Vib all attended CDC-V this past summer.  

University YP qualifies for Tournament of Champions!

The University School Public Forum debate team of Daniel Yan and Abraham Paik have earned 4 TOC bids so far this season: They got their bids at the Holy Cross, Yale, Bronx, and Florida Blue Key. Daniel and Abraham attended Classic Debate Camp together in the summer of 2018. Then Daniel attended CDC again in 2019, and Abraham attended CDC-V in 2020. Abraham's PF lab leaders included NSDA national champion coach Mr. Rich Haber and national champion PF debater Maggie Mills.  

Classic Debate Camp Releases

LD Brief on Federal Jobs Guarantee for Nov-Dec 2020 

The lead author of our third brief was CDC instructor Rachael Harris. It is on the topic of a federal jobs guarantee. It features essays by other instructors, including Maya Arora (2017, 2019 NCFL  national champion), Madelynn Einhorn, Hannah Kim, and Zach Paganini. CDC is offering this brief as a free resource to everyone. Click on the icon and enjoy!

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