Debate LA offers 5 different sessions throughout June and July. Most sessions are devoted to Lincoln-Douglas style debate, a one-on-one, competitive debate style, and the Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP), a three-on-three, parliamentary style of debate for middle school students. After February 1, program dates for the following summer can be found on the Debate LA landing page.

One-Week Programs (June 10, 2024 - June 28, 2024)
Our one-week programs offer debaters the opportunity to participate in an immersive summer debate experience over five days of expert instruction. We offer programs in MSPDP at all levels of experience and in Lincoln-Douglas Debate for beginners. In MSPDP, students can participate in multiple weeks to gain additional debating experience on more topics. The Lincoln-Douglas classes have a one-week curriculum repeated in each one-week program.

Intermediate/Advanced LD Program (June 10, 2024 - July 5, 2024)
Specifically designed to offer a curated summer debate experience for very motivated debaters hoping to be competitive at the highest levels of national circuit competitions, we have handpicked proven debate coaches to teach in areas of their specific expertise. Space will be limited to give debaters an intensely individualized experience. Debaters in this program will be expected to participate fully with maximum effort. The program will use the 24/25 Policy Debate topic about intellectual property rights, giving debaters experience practicing various arguments ranging from philosophical inquiry to policy implementation.

Two-Week Program (July 8, 2024 - July 19, 2024), Formerly the FLAGSHIP Program
Our two-week programs have been the backbone of our summer debate offerings since we started a decade ago. The two-week program is available for debaters at all levels in World Schools, Lincoln-Douglas, and MSPDP. This program will allow debaters more time to practice many of the concepts taught during the one-week program, with the opportunity to receive more feedback and debate experience. The one-week classes are not a prerequisite for the two-week class; anyone can register.