Our camps teach students research, critical thinking, case construction, and other techniques necessary to excel in competitive debate and public speaking and improve their persuasion capabilities. VDA's low teacher-student ratio provides students ample time and resources to improve their craft and have a valuable experience. 

Private Coaching

For students that cannot attend camp dates or are looking for coaching during the season, private tutor sessions are available. Tutor schedules and prices are flexible.

Online Middle

School Debate


July 13-17, 10 AM-2:30PM

Students will participate in lectures, games, and workshops to learn case construction, rebuttal and crossfire techniques. Debaters will research unique and challenging topics that are debated on the High School circuit. Students with 0-1 year of camp or competitive debate experience should attend this course.

Online High

School Debate


July 20-24, 10 AM-2:30PM

Students will engage in lectures, games, and workshops to learn case construction, value and value criterion and framework analysis, refutation, and other important skills necessary for success in debate. Students with 0-2 years of experience in Novice or Junior Varsity debate should attend for this course. 

Online Varsity High School: Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum $199

July 27-31, 10AM-2:30PM

Our class will cover advanced research methods, argumentation schemes, and public speaking drills to improve experienced Junior Varsity and Varsity debaters' skills. This class is recommended for JV debaters with two years of experience and Varsity debaters looking to compete successfully on the local and national circuit. Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas debaters will participate in separate classes.

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