Summer Institute Resources

Observations: Commentaries from debaters and coaches who have attended summer institutes in the past.

Attending a summer institute represents a major commitment, and should be well thought-out and discussed with parents, student and coaches. Students who plan to participate in the Wellington varsity debate program should strongly consider attending camp, since the intensive training that summer institures provide can only help serious debaters at the local, regional and national levels.

What follows is a listing of various summer institutes across the nation, along with the event focus they provide. Understand that summer institutes can cost from between $1,000 to $2,500 most of the time - and, in some cases, even more.

Baylor University Debaters' and Teachers' Workshop (Baylor University, Baylor TX)
Bradley University Summer Forensics Institute (Bradley University, Peoria IL)
Capitol Debate Institute (Loyola College, Baltimore MD)
CDE (Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ)
Championship Debate Group (St. Edwards University, Austin TX)
Comet Debate Institute (University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas TX)
Dartmouth Debate Institute & Dartmouth Juniors Workshop (Dartmouth University, Hanover NH)
Emory National Debate Institute (Emory University, Atlanta GA)
Florida Forensic Institute (Ft. Lauderdale FL)
George Mason Institute of Forensics (George Mason University, Fairfax VA)
Gonzaga Debate Institute (Gonzaga University, Spokane WA)
Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops (Harvard University, Boston MA)
Heart of America Summer Debate Institutes (Kansas Weslyan University, Salina KS)
Interprod (Boston MA or Ft. Lauderdale FL)
Iowa National Summer Institute in Forensics (University of Iowa, Iowa City IA)
Kentucky National Debate Institute (University of Kentucky, Lexington KY)
Lead America: Congressional Student Leadership Conference (Washington DC)
Miami Debate Institute (Miami University, Oxford OH)
Michigan National Debate Institute (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI)
UMKC Summer Debate Institute (University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City MO)
National Debate Forum (Emerson University, Boston MA)
National High School Institute (Northwestern University, Evanston IL)
Nebraska Debate Institute (Lincoln Southwest High School, Lincoln NE)
Northwestern University Debate and Speech Institutes (Northwestern University, Evanston IL)
Ohio University Summer Forensics Camp (Ohio University, Athens OH)
Samford Summer Forensics Institute (Samford University, Birmingham AL)
Show Me Forensics Institute (Truman State University, Kirksville MO)
Spartan Debate Institute (Michigan State University, East Lansing MI)
Stanford National Forensic Institute (Stanford University, Palo Alto CA)
Summit Debate & National Speakers Forum (Ft. Lauderdale FL)
Sun Country Forensics Institute (Dixie State College of utah, St. George UT)
University of Texas National Institute in Forensics - Debate (University of Texas, Austin TX)
University of Texas National Institute in Forensics - Individual Events (University of Texas, Austin TX)
Victory Briefs Institute (University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA)
Western Kentucky University Summer Forensic Institute (Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green KY)
Whitman National Debate Institute (Whitman College, Walla Walla WA)