2023 Summer Debate Camps

Residential, Commuter, and Online Camps

NSD's Track Record

4000+
Alumni

500+
Championships

1000+
TOC BIDS

NSD Camps at a Glance

NSD students doing activities at camp!

World-Class Faculty

NSD's faculty are the best in their field. From classroom teachers to successful private debate coaches to the top recently graduated debate competitors, our camps are taught by a diverse faculty representing the best of the best.

Rigorous Curriculum

Our curriculum is carefully designed to ensure every NSD camper receives personalized attention, an active learning environment, and level appropriate lessons--all in a fun, accessible learning environment that celebrates collaboration.

Elite Results

NSD alumni have championed over 500 nationally competitive debate tournaments in the United States and received over 1000 qualifying bids to the Tournament of Champions.

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"NSD stood out with its camp tournament, flexibility in debate styles, and the opportunity to compete and learn with the top debaters in the US. I became more confident in my skill level and knowledge in debate and left better prepared to debate with or against any style of debate."

Zion Dixon | NSD LD Minnesota Camp Alumni
2022 LD Debate National Champion (1st Place out of 5000+ Competitors)

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"If I could choose any camp to go to in order to feel prepared for a new year of debate it would be NSD - it provided the perfect balance of education and friendliness, both ideals any camp should strive for, yet not many achieve."

Lilly Broussard
NSD Philadelphia LD Alum

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"I met friends who I still stay in contact with today. Compared to other debate camps, I would say NSD has a more rigorous curriculum - it was very challenging yet rewarding. NSD prepared me well for the two most important seasons of my debate career."

Evan Li | NSD LD Minnesota Camp Alumni
2020 LD Debate National Champion (1st Place out of 5000+ Competitors)

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I attended NSD for four years and it played a transformative role in my debate career. NSD's faculty are unparalleled and boast a diverse skillset in argument style and content. More importantly, I made friends at NSD that I still spend time with today, even in college.

Animesh Joshi | 3x NSD LD Minnesota Alumni
2020 LD Debate National Championship Runner Up (2nd Place out of 5000+ Competitors)

Zion Dixon | NSD LD Minnesota Camp Alumni

2022 LD Debate National Champion (1st Place out of 5000+ Competitors)

"NSD stood out with its camp tournament, flexibility in debate styles, and the opportunity to compete and learn with the top debaters in the US. I became more confident in my skill level and knowledge in debate and left better prepared to debate with or against any style of debate."

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Kati Hanna

Camp Student

"Our experience with DebateDrills was amazing. As my son, Jackson, began applying for colleges, the DebateDrills team proved to be an invaluable resource from providing guidance and insights to assisting with college recommendations for debate scholarships."

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Lilly Broussard

Philadelphia LD Online Alum

"If I could choose any camp to go to in order to feel prepared for a new year of debate it would be NSD - it provided the perfect balance of education and friendliness, both ideals any camp should strive for, yet not many achieve."

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Evan Li | NSD LD Minnesota Camp Alumni

2020 LD Debate National Champion (1st Place out of 5000+ Competitors)

"I met friends who I still stay in contact with today. Compared to other debate camps, I would say NSD has a more rigorous curriculum - it was very challenging yet rewarding. NSD prepared me well for the two most important seasons of my debate career."

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Animesh Joshi | 3x NSD LD Minnesota Alumni

2020 LD Debate National Championship Runner Up (2nd Place out of 5000+ Competitors)

"I met friends who I still stay in contact with today. Compared to other debate camps, I would say NSD has a more rigorous curriculum - it was very challenging yet rewarding. NSD prepared me well for the two most important seasons of my debate career."

Summer 2023 Camp Options

Philadelphia, PA

Public Forum
July 16 - July 29

Minneapolis, MN

Lincoln-Douglas
July 9 - July 29

Online programs

PF and LD Options

Camps, Tutoring, Concierge Coaching

Philidelphia, PA

Lincoln-Douglas
June 25 - July 8

Houston, TX

Lincoln-Douglas
June 25 - July 8

Houston, TX

Public Forum
June 25 - July 8

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