Summer Institute Resources

Observations: Commentaries from debaters and coaches who have attended summer institutes in the past.


Attending a summer institute represents a major commitment, and should be well thought-out and discussed with parents, student and coaches. Students who plan to participate in the Wellington varsity debate program should strongly consider attending camp, since the intensive training that summer institures provide can only help serious debaters at the local, regional and national levels.

What follows is a listing of various summer institutes across the nation, along with the event focus they provide. Understand that summer institutes can cost from between $1,000 to $2,500 most of the time - and, in some cases, even more.

Baylor University Debaters Workshop
Bradley University Summer Forensics Institute/A>
Capitol Debate Institute
Champion Briefs Institute
Claermont Summer Debate Program
ExtempLab
George Mason Institute of Forensics
Global Debate Symposium
Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops
Heart of America Summer Debate Institutes
Institute for Speech and Debate
Interprod
Invicta Debate Institute
Kentucky National Debate Institute
Mean Green Comet Debate Camp
Michigan National Debate Institute
UMKC Summer Debate Institute
Missouri State Debate Institute
National Debate Forum
National High School Institute
Stanford National Forensic Institute
Summit Debate & National Speakers Forum
University of Texas National Institute in Forensics - Debate
University of Texas National Institute in Forensics - Individual Events
Victory Briefs Institute
Western Kentucky University Summer Forensic Institute