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: 

Early Registration Discount If you register and pay by January 1, 2022, take a $400 discount for signing up early for LD/PF or $300 discount for signing up early for Congress/Public Speaking.

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 $300 discount. 


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

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

  • Congress or Public Speaking (July 17-23, 2022):  $1290

Tuition may be paid in monthly installments: 

Individualized monthly payment plans are available.


Refund Policy: 

If a student withdraws 90 days prior to the start of camp in the summer of 2022, we will issue a refund of the tuition paid minus a fee of $100. If a student withdraws 30 days prior to the start of camp, we will issue a refund of the tuition paid minus a fee of $250. After 30 days prior to the start of camp, no refunds will be given. 


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.

The Voices Foundation is an organization that has given scholarships to students so that they can attend any debate camp. For information about their program go to In 2020, seven Classic Debate Camp campers received scholarships from Voices, ranging from $350 to $600.

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!