Teaching public speaking, persuasion, presentation skills and confidence through the art of debate
Marquette University is a private Catholic University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, founded in 1881 and named after explorer Jacques Marquette. The school is known for its overall academic value, and its International Business program, which ranks in the top 25 nationally.
The campus contains notable works of architecture in several styles. The University Motto, Numen Flumenque translates as "God and the River" giving deference to the power of great waterways in the development of the Midwest, the United States, and Civilization as a whole.
At our Public Speaking and Debate Camp level, middle school and high school students will learn the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation, enabling them to develop core presentation and debating skills that boost confidence and self-esteem. Students at the Public Speaking and Debate Camp level will work on effective public speaking and argumentation, allowing them to further advance their presentation and debate skills to prepare them for the real world. The camp offers students the chance to improve their communication skills in a safe and secure environment while having fun! Complete description »
*Cost covers tuition, room & board. Commuter program discounted by $600 and does not include breakfast.
Group rates available for community, church, international and school groups. Contact us at (800) 450-5012 for more information.
Cost excludes $75 charge assessed for safety regulations, local and federal governmental compliance. Please note that all program prices are subject to change without notice
Here's what they said about Capitol Debate's Summer Camps.
data from 2017 parent survey
Not only will Capitol Debate students learn new skills through our programs; they will feel an increase in self-worth, learn critical thinking skills and improve public speaking and communication skills with their peers. Two weeks at camp will result in lifelong friendships and memories that will resonate with our students throughout their academic, personal and professional careers. Campers return to our program year after year because of how life-changing our Summer Debate Camps prove to be. Our parents will tell you themselves that they proudly stand by their investment in Capitol Debate because of the impact it has had on their families.
My debate and public speaking skills have increased so much over the course of twelve days, and even if I choose not to pursue debate in the near future, these basic fundamentals will still help out in my academic education.
Capitol debate has helped me find my voice in the world and has had me complete my personal goal while stretching far and beyond what my goal was. The staff there was awesome and the lectures made a lot of sense, and they gave us some pretty good advice for the debates. I know I've made some life time friends and hope to see them next year. It was an awesome year! Thanks Capitol Debate!
I made a lot of friends and learned how to debate! I never felt uncomfortable and everyone was really welcoming! I can't wait for next summer!!
Thank you for making this such a great experience. I was nervous at first but I knew I made the right decision to come here. Everyone made it so special.
Great program that teaches kids to present their thoughts in a convincing and respectful manner. Good program to build self confidence and develop friendship.
This camp is educational and also fun. Kids learn/train skills by professionals. My son is more confident in speaking publicly.
This training builds useful verbal communication skills and instills confidence to try different verbal styles that most kids should have.
Staff will do what it takes to provide a great experience for the campers.
Capitol Debate has just the right amount of fun and learning; even class can be entertaining and it is filled with education and debates. The teachers are very thorough and the residential staff members are caring and fun.
This camp provides a good balance of fun and academics. My son learned a lot, made new friends, and would recommend this camp to others. The residential facilities at Babson are very nice and the staff is very caring.
Capitol Debate is the nation's leading expert in teaching communication skills to middle school and high school students. Our nationally recognized staff has hundreds of years of pedagogical experience in helping youth find their voice. Thousands of shy students have walked through our doors in our nearly 20 years of summer camps to become confident young adults and leaders in their community.
We have a group of accomplished educators who have taught and competed for years. Our instructors are on the leading edge of debating & public speaking. Click here to view our full staff listing.
Our programs draw students from around the world because we focus on our resources year round to ensure that we can bring the best information to our students. Our curriculum focuses on theory and application to provide results that you will be able to see as they become better, more confident speakers.
Capitol Debate’s academic summer camps are spread across the United States, from East to West as well as internationally. With such a large number of location available you're bound to find the perfect camp location for you.
Please note that all payments are nonrefundable. Should cancellation be necessary, full credit will be provided up to 1 year from the date of the event, if written notice of cancellation is provided prior to May 1st for camps and at least two weeks for other programs. Any add-ons, tournament or fees paid cannot be refunded and are non-transferrable. Summer camp cancellations received after May 1st or programs cancellations after two weeks prior to program starting must also be made in writing and will follow the cancellation credit timetables. For more details please visit our Terms, Policies, and Conditions page.