Since 2004, the National Symposium for Debate (NSD) has hosted summer camps and workshops for elementary, middle and high school students, led by a renowned group of speech and debate teachers and coaches. We have spent years refining our programs to teach the fundamentals of debate excellence: critical thinking, academic research and writing, public speaking, advocacy and strategic vision.
Our track record speaks for itself. Each summer, NSD prepares hundreds of students for excellence, and our alumni have championed over 500 tournaments, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, UC Berkeley, Stanford, the Tournament of Champions, and the National Speech and Debate Association Nationals.
Our mission is to provide exceptional summer camp experiences for all of our students, built on educational excellence, personalized, hands-on education with debate’s best educators, and a driven, fun, and supportive community of learners.