Testimonials from Parents:

Classic Debate Camp has been life changing for my daughter! Not only was camp her first real (longer than 3 days) experience away from home, it was also a huge confidence booster for her! Learning new debate techniques and debating individuals at different levels expanded her knowledge and helped her gain confidence. I highly recommend Classic Debate Camp! – Jessica Heck, Kentucky

 

I've never seen my son so happy about a camp. He was buoyant for days afterward and repeatedly said how much he liked the instructors and that they were of such high quality. I'm thrilled both that he had so much fun and that he got so much out of camp. As a parent, I was also very happy with how everything was well run and organized. Great job, Mr. Paik and team! – David Brown, North Carolina

 

My daughter absolutely loved everything about CDC.  She enjoyed the labs, the intellectual challenge, and especially the camaraderie of her fellow students. She returned from Ohio almost giddy with joy. Thank you for providing her with a wonderful introduction to debate. – Elizabeth Gonzalez, New York

 

“Mom, I was hesitant to go at first; however, it was so much fun. Please make sure that I sign up for next year ASAP.” – Jinisha Patel, Ohio

 

CDC provided invaluable experience and insight which my son had never before experienced, participating in debate at a small school with a small debate program. The talented group of coaches have profoundly affected my son’s growth in debate. His growth was immediate. He also had a great time with the other students at the camp and will surely miss his new friends. I highly recommend this camp for students that might not have school teams with the necessary support to be competitive at all levels. – David Riebe, North Carolina

 

This experience was amazing for our daughter. She grew personally as well as improved her debate skills, and she made friends she will stay in touch with beyond camp. She can't wait to do it again! – Deb Ayres, Ohio

My son learned that the friendships you make with fellow debaters are to be valued so much more than win/loss records at tournaments. – Robert Duncan, Ohio

 

Good, fun, and very helpful. – Asuka Kondo, Ohio

I just want to note that in my experience as a sleepaway camper and counselor (a long time ago), everything depends on the atmosphere created by the person in charge. From two summers' experience through my son, my sense is that the atmosphere at CDC is caring but directed, that is, the campers feel like their well-being and development is the most important thing, and that they are in the hands of people who are paying attention and making sure that people treat each other right. CDC has been an invaluable experience for my son, helping him learn how to debate and how to be the kind of debater he wants to be, and I can't recommend it strongly enough. – Sam Cohen, Missouri

 

My daughter is only moderately enthusiastic about debate, but we encouraged her to attend and she absolutely loved it. The instructors are extremely supportive and knowledgeable, and the camp is set up with "labs" that give a terrific sense of community and mutual support among small sub-groups of debaters. The instructional sessions were also first-rate. I cannot imagine a better experience for any high school student, whether she is a serious debater or just interested in learning speaking and debate skills. I sure wish I'd had this camp before I went to law school. – Wendy Wagner, Ohio

CDC is hands down the best debate camp available for kids interested in Speech & Debate. – Naheed Chinwalla, Ohio

It’s such a valuable experience – the kids are coached, challenged, and get to experience community with others as passionate about ideas as they are! Thank you. – Anonymous

Checks should be made payable to:

Classic Debate Camp

 

Checks should be mailed to:

Peter Paik

CDC Director

PO Box 24541

Mayfield Heights, OH  44124

 

In the subject line of the check

Please write the name of the student.

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