Debate Camps

Our virtual and in-person debate training camps provide a great opportunity to learn debate skills quickly in a fun group setting! Over the course of five days, students work with our team of experienced intercollegiate debate coaches to learn and practice skills that will help them in debate, education, and life: critical thinking, research, public speaking, teamwork, and much more. 

Engaging instruction

Students in our debate camps participate in fun and engaging activities and practice debates designed to help them develop the key concepts and skills of debate. Beyond meetings, some light homework (estimated to be less than 1 hour per day) is assigned to help reinforce what’s been learned. Older and more experienced students serve as peer mentors, debating first and providing feedback to other students.

Focus on different formats

Our debate camps teach the same set of core skills through a focus on a variety of popular formats, allowing students to build a broad level of fluency in debate.

Key details for Summer 2024 camps 

  • No experience necessary. 
  • Limited to 8 students per coach.
  • Recommended for ages 12-17; capable younger students will be considered on a case-by-case basis (please contact us for more information).
  • Morning and afternoon sessions each week, 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5:30pm Central Time.
  • All students receive a Ready Set Debate Member Handbook, unless they have already been provided one.
  • All weeks include in-person camps at STEAM Learning Club, 8750 Collin McKinney Pkwy, McKinney TX. Some weeks, marked with asterisks on the list below, also include online camps.

Tuition schedule and session dates

Whether you are registering multiple students, registering for multiple camps, or both, you’ll have access to the following discounts. Please contact us if you want to register for multiple camps or submit more than four total registrations.

Number of registrations Tuition per in-person camp Tuition per online camp
Five or more
Session dates Format Focus
June 3-7
June 10-14
World Schools
June 24-28*
Public Forum
July 8-12
July 15-19*
July 22-26*
July 29-August 2

How to register for a camp

Step 1: Contact us to confirm there is still space in the camp session(s) you wish to register for. 

Our camp schedule generally reflects current availability, but occasionally, a camp fills before we have the chance to update the schedule. Please contact us to inquire if the specific camp session(s) you are registering for are still available.
Step 2: Use this form to register.

Camp FAQs

Yes. Please arrange with the coach of your student’s camp if you would like to observe meetings.

Yes! Different camps focus on different debate formats and topics, and coaches will customize students’ activities and goals to help facilitate continued learning. Many students have attended four or more camps with us. 

Ready Set Debate will provide a full refund for camp/workshop tuition until 30 days before the first session, and a refund less $100 until 72 hours before the first session. Ready Set Debate will provide no refunds within 72 hours of the first session.

Yes. If you wish to transfer from one camp to another, there is a $25 fee to cover administrative costs. Please contact us to arrange the transfer. If you wish to transfer between camps hosted by one of our partners, or between one of our camps and one of our partners’ camps, please contact us. 

Our coaches are drawn from a pool of experienced current and former college debaters and college coaches. Most of our activities are coached by Price Morgan, the Head Coach and CEO of Ready Set Debate.