BDC Debate Camp

Summer 2023

Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14

Summer Debate Camp

The BDC debate camp is hosted each summer by the University of Kentucky. This year, camp will take place on the UK campus from Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 14, 2023.

Camp is open to students entering grades 7 through 12; no prior experience required! Instruction will focus on Public Forum Debate, helping strengthen students' argumentation, critical thinking, and public speaking skills. To learn more about this debate format, please see here.

As a commuter program that runs from 10:00AM to 4:00PM daily, parents/guardians are responsible for dropping off and picking up your students at the appropriate time. Please see here to view our typical schedule. The cost is $250 per student, which includes lunch at the Champions Kitchen dining hall. Financial aid is available.

Is Debate Camp Right For Me?

The BDC summer debate camp is a great way to try out debate in a fun and supportive environment, or learn new things to build on your existing skills! We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced instruction to accommodate students of all skill levels.

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