Virginia Debate Academy (Chantilly, VA) | Summer Camp


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Virginia Debate Academy


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Visit: 3460 Centreville Rd., Chantilly, VA 20151


Did you know, according to the Journal of Adolescence (2010), students who participate in debate score, on average, 25% higher in reading and writing than their non-debate peers? This is just one of the many reasons the art of debating will help your child thrive and grow, personally and academically.

The Virginia Debate Academy, founded in 2015, is Virginia’s premier debate coaching service. The Academy is staffed by nationally ranked debaters ready to offer the skills necessary to create success stories with your child! They offer camps, classes, and more for both children and adults. Join them this summer for a variety of opportunities where they can learn essential debating skills while having fun with like-minded peers.

2019 camps include:

Elementary School Debate Camp (Rising 5th- & 6th-grade)
July 8-12, 2019
An introductory course that trains 5th- and 6th-grade students in public speaking and the fundamentals of debate.

Middle School Debate Camp (Rising 6th- to 8th-grade)
Beginner: July 8-12, 2019 | Advanced: July 15-19, 2019
The Middle School Debate camp will examine strategic case construction, effective-questioning techniques, framework analysis, and other important features of Middle School debate. Students will leave the class prepared to debate successfully at the middle school level.

Public Forum High School Debate Camp (Rising 9th- to 12th-grade)
July 15-19 or July 22-26, 2019
The Public Forum Debate camp will examine strategic case construction, framework analysis, refutation and crossfire techniques, and other important features of Public Forum debate. Students will leave the class prepared to debate Public Forum successfully at the high school level.

Lincoln-Douglas High School Debate Camp (Rising 9th- to 12th-grade)
July 22-26, 2019
The Lincoln-Douglas Debate class will examine strategic case construction, value/value-criterion and framework analysis, refutation and crossfire techniques, and other important facets of Lincoln-Douglas debate. Students will leave the class prepared to debate Lincoln-Douglas successfully at the high school level.

Advanced High School Debate Camp (Rising 9th- to 12th-grade)
July 29-Aug 2, 2019
This camp is designed for Varsity debaters that are interested in deepening their understanding of argumentation and research and advancing their public speaking skills. Students will explore different argument and refutation schemes, learn new research methods, and develop sophistical topic analysis, and associated frameworks on numerous resolutions.

Model United Nations
July 29-Aug 2, 2019
Students will participate in seminars, workshops, and simulations to deepen their understanding of international relations and diplomacy, and sharpen their public speaking, debate, and other skills necessary to succeed in Model United Nations.


Location: 3460 Centreville Rd., Chantilly, VA 20151 (Fairfax County)
Campers: Rising 5th-grade and up
Duration: Half-day
Before & Aftercare: n/a
Sibling Discount: n/a
Multi-Camp Discount: n/a
Potty-Trained: Required


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