Our Online Camps

Camp Schedule

Students will log in at 10:00 am daily where they will be placed in team activities and participate in debate lectures. At 2:00 pm students will be dismissed for their two-hour break, and are invited to log back on at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for practice debates, guest speaker interviews, educational videos, and more. 

Debate 101Camp

Our high school debate camp is perfect for students with a year or less of debate experience. Students learn the fundamentals of debate, how to research and build cases, how to properly refute an opposing argument, and how to analyze impacts. Our debate camp focuses on: 

  • Formatting cases and arguments 

  • Learning to Flow debate  

  • Analyzing arguments' impacts with Impact Calculus 

  • Researching and citing information

  • Lots of practice! 

Public Forum Debate Camp

Our Public Forum Camp is for those with more than a year of debate experience who want to excel in Public Forum debate. Our PF camp uses distinguished debate instructors to push students to present more sophisticated arguments, be more efficient with their responses, and learn the skills to drive them to state and national success. Students should expect to have lots of practice rounds. 

Lincoln Douglas Debate Camp

Our Lincoln Douglas camp is for those with over a year of experience who want to excel in LD debate. Our camp uses distinguished debate instructors to teach the technicalities of Framework, Value, Value Criterion, flowing, theory, and more. Students should expect to have lots of practice rounds. 

Congress Debate Camp

Our Congress debate camp is for students who want to develop their public speaking and debate skills, tailored for congressional debate. Our camp will help students give persuasive and well research speeches, how to be a strong presiding officer, and how to have constructive clash in round. This is camp is perfect for students with any range of debate experience. 

Speech Camp

This summer, Richmond Debate Institute is hosting a Speech Camp for Extemporaneous Speech.  Our camp will teach speech structure, research, organization of prep, and of course practice!

Middle School Camp

Our middle school camp is for students who want to learn argument structure, reliable evidence research, and presentational public speaking. Our camps coach students through research projects, mock debates, and speech writing.  


Our camps are 5 days long, 6 hours a day, from July 27th to July 31st. Registration will begin on May 11th. 

Middle School Camp:     


Extemporaneous Speech Camp:     


Debate 101 Camp:       


Congress Camp:     


Varsity PF Camp:   


Varsity LD Camp:   




Questions? Email us!

Feel free to email us your questions at rvadebate@gmail.com.


We will reply to you within a few days. 

Richmond Debate Institute 


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