Our online summer camp features expert instruction in Lincoln-Douglas (LD) and Public-Forum (PF) debate. We are the only camp in the United States that offers 1-on-1 tutoring as a core component of camp! Learn from former debate champions at a customized pace based on your schedule and skill.
PF: June 19 - July 1, 2022
LD: June 5 - June 26, 2022
The DebateDrills Online Speech and Debate Summer Camp is an individualized learning opportunity for students interested in Public Forum (PF) and Lincoln-Douglas (LD) debate. Designed for middle school and high school students ranging from novices to advanced debaters, campers explore new topics and dive deep into areas they have previously struggled with. We are the only summer debate camp in the United States that requires each student to complete 1-on-1 tutoring as a core curricular component.
"Compared to other camps, the DebateDrills Online Summer Camp did an excellent job at fine-tuning their content depending on my individual needs. I was able to choose hours that worked well for me, extensively tutor 1-on-1 with experts, work on other non-debate activities, and everyone was extremely accommodating."
- Sameer Nayyar | Loyola High School '21
3rd Place, 2020 Varsity Division, Apple Valley Invitational
2021 TOC Qualifier
Every camper gets extensive 1-on-1 attention in thoughtfully designed methods. We are the only camp in the United States that has 1-on-1 tutoring as a core curriculum component.
Our online, evenings and weekends only approach provides the flexibility necessary for students to rigorously develop debate-specific skills while having the freedom to pursue other activities over summer.
3 Straight TOC Finals Appearances. 2 TOC Championships. The youngest-ever TOC Finalist. 150+ bids. 40+ Round Robin and Bid-Tournament Championships. Our online camp provides best-in-class education.
Our coaching staff comes from a diverse background. Students are taught core debate focus areas from highly experienced instructors who have excelled at the highest levels of academic debate.
A past alumni of the program, Parker Whitfill, subsequently went on to win the Tournament of Champions, widely considered the most difficult and prestigious tournament in the United States. He summed up the program as follows:
“The main difference between DebateDrills’ Online Debate Camp and other residential debate camps is the focus on skill improvement. DebateDrills’ Online Camp was 75% skill focused while other residential camps I had attended were closer to 25%. Large residential debate camps simply don’t have the logistic capacity to drill with every student for multiple hours a day. I could focus on the stuff that really matters: rapidly improving my execution of skills that would be crucial in important debates the following year.
A major benefit of DebateDrills’ Online Debate Camp is that it was personalized. Working with DebateDrills allowed me to tailor the curriculum to my own needs, instead of arbitrarily being put into a group setting where debaters come from all parts of the country and have very different goals and needs. Because residential debate camps have such a diverse group of students in each "lab", they tend to focus on broad skills that will help every student in the lab, which is an inefficient method to teaching a competition like debate.”
All group camp activities occur on weekday evenings and weekends- please see schedule below for 2022 timings (all times in PST). Tutoring is scheduled at each family's convenience. Are you interested in working with us this Summer but these timings don't fit your schedule? Please get in touch and we can discuss accommodations.