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What makes Miami University the ideal location for Classic Debate Camp?


  1. Renovated Dormitory with a Single Room for Each Camper:  Each CDC camper is housed in a comfortable, single dorm room even though most rooms were designed for two students. This gives each camper a quiet place of their own. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with its own thermostat. Each room also has a mini-refrigerator. There are laundry facilities in our dorm which campers can use for free. To watch a short video by Miami University about our residence hall, click here.

  2. Lots of Great Spaces for Office Hours: One of the best features of our dorm is that there are multiple spaces that are perfect for office hours. Office hours are blocks of time in the afternoon and evening when staff members are available to work with campers one-on-one or in a small group, discussing arguments, going over cases, and doing individual drills.

  3. Places to Hang Out and Have Fun in the Dorm:   There are also plenty of common areas where campers can relax and have fun with each other. Our dorm has a piano, a ping pong table, a pool table, and monitors to play games or watch videos on. 

  4. Outstanding Recreational Opportunities: In addition to the fun things campers can do in the dormitory, Miami has a terrific Recreational Sports Center that campers are encouraged to use during their daily afternoon free time. The Aquatic Center features an eight-lane, 50-meter pool; a separate 25-meter diving pool with multiple platforms; and a leisure pool with a lazy river and hot tub. Additionally, the Sports Center has three indoor basketball courts, a climbing wall, an 8-lane indoor running track, an indoor soccer court, and a racquetball court as well as a weight room. In 2023, our Assistant Camp Director Ms. Leslie Muhlbach offered yoga for our campers, and we revived ultimate frisbee at CDC. 

  5. Great Food in Our Dining Hall: Campers eat all their meals together, buffet style, in the Maple Street Dining Commons. Miami's food service is dedicated to providing a wide variety of delicious and nutritious food options. 25% of the dining budget is spent on local products. Miami employs dieticians and chefs, and they are prepared to seamlessly manage any food allergies and sensitivities that campers may have. Perhaps best of all, for our growing campers, every meal is all-you-can-eat! To watch a short video by Miami University about our dining hall, click here. And for campers who get hungry in the evening, Classic Debate Camp provides a variety of snacks for free. We have Freezer Pop Night, Homemade Brownie Night, Ice Cream Sundae Night, and Pizza Night. 

  6. Special Lab Dinners at Local Restaurants: On the night before the camp tournament, to celebrate the progress that their campers have made, the lab instructors take their campers out to eat at one of the fine dining establishments within walking distance of the Miami campus. All food costs are included in the camp tuition, and students do not pay for any of their meals during camp. 

Our goal is to make the residential experience of our camp as good as our debate instruction, and that begins with outstanding facilities on a beautiful college campus. 

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