Debate Camp

Debate Camp

Get ready

for the best debate camp ever

actual camping

Enjoy a change in scenery, cooler temperatures, and the smell of pinewood trees. Oh and it wouldn't be camping without S'mores!

outdoor activities

Rock climbing, ropes course, zip lining, swimming, laser tag and a target range.

Malts and more

Pick up your favorite malt or share a snack with a new friend. Three delicious meals a day are included.

intellectual kung-fu

Take your debate combat to the next level and learn new skills with other debaters from across CA.

Debate Camp

NextGen Debate hosted its last camp in June 2022 and are planning our next Camp in 2024. This event is for both middle and high school students who wish to take their debate skills to the next level in a fun and outdoor environment. 

Recreation Activities: There will be zip lining, rock climbing, archery, hiking, s’mores, swimming, laser tag, and paintball.

Debate Activities: We will have workshops that cater to all levels of debate as well as other activities like a mini scramble tournament, debate jeopardy, speech competition, pop-up debates,  speaker duels, and so many more possibilities.

Meals and More: A total of 11 meals are included with each camp ticket which will cover one meal for each travel day and three meals for every other day. Snacks, malts, and more are available to purchase from the camp grounds. Please let us know if you have important dietary restrictions.

Ticket Price $800-$1,100: This is an estimated price and can change as we approach the start date. Debaters who sign up early will receive a discount. Sign ups are available January – May.

Dates and Travel: The dates are not yet announced. Debaters are ultimately responsible for their own travel arrangements so most schools will organize group travel plans. 

Who Is Coming: Professional debate instructors with over 40 years of experience teaching debate as well as debaters from different parts of Southern California. 

COVID and Refunds: There is no debate when it comes to the health and safety of our debaters. With that said, if the event is cancelled for any reason, participants will receive a full refund. All other refunds are permissible before May 1st. 

Types of Payment: We accept all major credit cards but are subject to a 3% transaction fee. You can avoid this fee by paying with check. You can mail us a check or pay in person at one of our in person events. Please call/text or email us for our mailing address. 760 544-2191

Frequently Asked Questions

Refunds are available up to May 1st, 2022. If you paid with a credit card you will not receive a refund for the processing fee. 

Volunteers and chaperone tickets are available for a reduced price but conditional on a background check. 

Many schools are expected to travel in groups so talk to your coach about carpooling! Debaters are ultimately responsible for their own transportation.

Debate is like a sport for your brain and this camp experience will give students a competitive edge in both school and competition. These skills lay a crucial framework for the rest of our lives.

Students who are brand new to debate are welcome at this camp. We anticipate most campers will be new or have little experience with debate.