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With over 40 camps in 2020, Capitol Debate will transform thousands of lives this year.
Capitol Debate has a proven track record of producing champions & Ivy League scholars.
When we first developed Capitol Debate in 2006, and started our
academic summer camps across Maryland and Virginia, our primary
goal was to enrich the social, intellectual, and academic lives
of our students through the debating process. We believe this
would help them to cultivate the public speaking and leadership
skills that are so vital to later career success.
Our goal hasn’t changed. While our academic camps have grown to
serve thousands of students, the core value has remained at the
heart of all our programs and activities.
With over 40 academic camps planned throughout the United States,
Canada and Singapore, geographic expansion and adherence to our
guiding principle have enabled us to enhance the lives of
students across the world.
Our goal is to provide every single student access to debate
through our programs, which is why we continue our expansion and
have established our International Club Debate League.
Join us as we help youth find their voice and passion through
It is our most important priority to ensure that the high standards held of our facilities and staff provide you and your family peace of mind while your student is with us at any of our summer camps or year round programs.
When your child arrives to camp on the first day, they will be introduced to our staff members, peers, and our summer camp policies and guidelines. We establish these policies and guidelines to keep campers safe, happy, and healthy, during the time that they are under our watch.
At Capitol Debate, we have a strict NO Bullying policy and we will investigate and act on any case brought to our attention which involves accusations of such.
We have been running debate camps for more than 20 years. Our academic camp staff have over a century of combined industry experience. We study the standards of the American Camp Association closely to ensure our safety standards meet the maximum requirements. We have extensive measures for dealing with conflicts and crises. Capitol Debate us one of the safest, most secure summer camp programs in the country.
A supportive and shielded community lets students learn, free from unnecessary pressures or concerns. It allows parents to feel confident in their decision to send their children to camp. It allows us to create one of the best academic summer camps in the United States and across the world.
Our academic summer camps and programs attract students from around the world.
Our academic summer programs include a cross-section of world cultures, creating an inspiring atmosphere for innovation and camaraderie. Students have the opportunity to interact and learn with like-minded children from across the United States and the entire world.
We have students from most US states and more than 15 countries attending our summer academic camp programs, middle school debate summer camp programs, high school debate summer camp programs, business communication summer camp programs, public speaking summer camp programs, leadership development summer camps and youth leadership summer camps.
Our summer academic programs have included international students from: Taiwan, China, Korea, India, Singapore, Mexico, Serbia, England, the Caribbean islands, Russia, South America, Canada, the Philippines, and many other countries. Using the platform of debate, our summer camp students are able to learn ways to speak confidently and improve their communication skills through a myriad of classroom activities.
Whether students are coming to camp for debate, public speaking, research, gifted learning, writing or leadership training, Capitol Debate teaches children to think, to think differently, and to think with others to achieve success through creative cooperation.
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