Regardless of your skill level, preferred argument style, or debate event, all debaters can benefit from attending summer debate camp!


Debate camp provides numerous benefits. The time you spend improving this summer can pay off enormously during next year’s competitions. Attending camp provides the chance to learn from a new set of coaches, get a head-start on your research for next season’s topic(s), and have a ton of fun with other debaters from around the nation!


summer debate camp students


Here at Debate Central, we believe that the debate camp experience should be available to everybody, regardless of financial means.


That’s why we have prepared this list of summer debate institutes which offer low-cost tuition (in comparison to the average), scholarship opportunities, or both! With camps for every event at nearly every price point, you’re sure to find something that works for you.


summer debate camp student group


Below, you will find our master list, organized alphabetically by camp name. It includes location, debate events offered, dates, cost, and scholarship availability. For further information, or to apply, click on the camp name to be taken directly to its website. You can also write to the camp contact provided at the bottom of each listing.




The March/April 2016 resolution for Lincoln-Douglas debate is extremely broad, so we’ve prepared an appropriately gigantic file to match it!


We’ve prepared close to 300 pages to help LD debaters build their best possible cases for the topic:

“Resolved: The United States ought to promote democracy in the Middle East.”

Middle East map


Our free breakdown of the current resolution is chock full of strategic advice, expert tips, and tons of evidence covering all of the key issues for both the affirmative and negative sides of the Middle East democracy promotion debate.


Start winning more LD rounds now! Find our topic analysis below.




The March-April 2016 Lincoln-Douglas resolution is super broad, and includes several important phrases that can be tricky to define.


“Democracy promotion” and “Middle East” are both critical terms that debaters will have to wrestle with in order to debate this topic successfully.


Luckily, we’ve pored over countless pages of scholarly research, government documents, and other contextual evidence sources in order to bring you a Topicality file that includes enough definitions and interpretation cards to support every case!


It’s just a preview of the full file that’s to come– grab it now!



Check out our GIANT, complete guide to the current Lincoln-Douglas debate resolution: “Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned.”


We can help you make your U.S. handgun ban cases your best ever, with nearly 100 free pages covering strategies, tips, and tons of evidence for both the affirmative and negative sides of the debate!


Start winning more LD debates now! Find our topic analysis below the fold.




We just released our complete guide to the current Lincoln-Douglas debate resolution: “Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice.” We will break the jury nullification topic down for you, covering strategies, tips, and tons of evidence for both the affirmative and negative sides of the debate!

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