CDC 2021 Panel of Champions, from left to right: 
Grace Johannes, 2019 LD National Champion (NSDA)
Allie Dettelbach, 2020 City Club of Cleveland Champion
Nehal Chigurupati, 2019 LD National Runner-Up (NSDA)
Maya Arora, 2017 and 2019 LD National Champion (NCFL)

Anna Brent-Levenstein, 2021 PF North Carolina State Champion
Abraham Paik, 2021 PF Ohio State Runner-Up

Discounts for Classic Debate Camp 2022: 

Returning Student Discount If you attended CDC in a previous year, take an additional $75 discount.


Multiple Students Discount If two or more students from the same school are coming to CDC, each student can take an additional $50 discount.


Paying by Check Discount If you pay the camp tuition by check, take an additional $25 discount.


Commuting Camper Discount If you live near Miami University and would like to sleep at home while attending CDC, take an additional $250 discount (LD/PF) or $150 discount (Congress/Extemp/Public Speaking). 


Full tuition for Classic Debate Camp in person at Miami University, Ohio, including single dorm room and all meals:

  • Public Forum or Lincoln-Douglas (July 16-24, 2022):  $2090

  • Congressional Debate or Extemporaneous Speaking (July 17-22, 2022):  $990

Single Dorm Room Policy: 

As part of our Covid Safety Plan, each student will be provided with his/her own individual dorm room and not share a room with another camper. Given how much time is spent each day interacting closely with other campers and instructors, we have found that most campers really appreciate having their own dorm rooms. 

We provide ground transportation for students flying to camp: 

Students who are flying to camp should fly into the Cincinnati airport, arriving in the afternoon on Saturday, July 16. We will have staff members stationed at the airport to meet campers and help them get to the shuttle service. We use Executive Transportation Services, an airport shuttle company, to take our campers from the airport to the Miami University campus. There is no additional charge for campers. When camp is done on Sunday, July 24, we also provide the transportation back to the airport. Students should plan for an early evening departure time from the Cincinnati airport.

Tuition may be paid in monthly installments: 

Individualized monthly payment plans are available.


Refund Policy: 

If a student withdraws before 90 days prior to the start of camp (i.e., April 16, 2022), we will issue a refund of the tuition paid minus a fee of $100. If a student withdraws before 30 days prior to the start of camp (i.e., June 16, 2022), we will issue a refund of the tuition paid minus a fee of $250. If a student withdraws after 30 days prior to the start of camp, no refunds will be given, but the student may transfer his/her registration to the following summer. 


If we are not able to hold a program in 2022 due to low sign ups, students will have the option to switch to a different Classic Debate Camp program or receive a full refund. 

Scholarship Opportunities:
Classic Debate Camp grants scholarships of up to 75% off full tuition to campers who demonstrate financial need and who are recommended by their coaches for their dedication to debate, their contribution to their team, and their potential for growth and leadership. To request information about how to apply for a Classic Debate Camp scholarship, send us an email by clicking here.

Make a Contribution to the Classic Debate Camp Scholarship Fund: 
Each year about 20% of our campers have received some financial assistance to participate in our program. We are committed to giving scholarships to as many students as we can. If you would like to help make Classic Debate Camp more affordable for low-income students, you can make a contribution by sending us a check or by making a credit card payment. Click here to do so. Thank you!