Returning Wellington Speech and Debate students are strongly encouraged to attend a summer debate institute.
Summer debate institutes can be amazingly beneficial when it comes down to maturing and growing as a debater and as a young adult. Our strongest debaters have consistently been the ones who have gone to a summer institute. You learn better researching skills, better character pops, better vocal structure, and better argumentation. You meet people from across Florida, the US, and even from other countries … and there’s nothing cooler than bumping into (and then beating!) a summer institute friend of yours from another part of the nation at a tournament such as Emory or nationals!
Understand that most institutes do offer some sort of financial aid, but they come in varying amounts, and there is no guarantee of receiving them due to the number of other students from across the nation who see financial assistance. The sooner you apply, the better your chances!
VIRTUAL SPEECH AND DEBATE INSTITUTES: Because of COVID-19, many summer speech and debate institutes are taking their programs online. Here is a compilation of options Coach Gaba has compiled so far during the Spring of 2020:
Institute for Speech and Debate: https://ispeechanddebate.com/programs/isdonline/
Summit Debate: https://www.summitdebate.com/
Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops: https://www.hdcsw.org
George Mason Debate Institute: https://georgemasondebate.com/
The AP Speech Intensive: https://www.apspeech.com/
The Global Debate Symposium: https://www.gdsdebate.com/
Invicta Institute: https://www.invictainstitute.com/virtual-curriculum.html
Classic Debate Camp: https://www.classicdebatecamp.com/
P3 Online Forensics Camps: https://www.onlineforensicscamps.com/
University of Texas at Austin Summer Debate Institutes: http://utspeech.net
University of Texas National Institute of Forensics: https://utdebatecamp.com/
University of Texas Dallas “Mean Green Comet” Debate Institute: https://debatecamp.utdallas.edu/
The Forensic Files Institute: https://www.theforensicsfiles.com/debate-camp-texas
Texas Speech and Debate Camp: http://www.texasspeechanddebatecamp.com/
Hoosier Debate Camp: https://hoosierdebate.indiana.edu/debatecamp/index.html
Southwest Speech & Debate at Arizona State University: http://swsdi.org/
Stanford National Debate Institute: https://snfi.stanford.edu/summer_program/
OTHER INSTITUTES NOT ONLINE AS OF APRIL 28:
WKU Summer Forensic Institute: http://www.wkuforensics.com/sfi/