Harvard-Westlake Summer Debate is dedicated to providing access to a superior debate program for students in grades 5 -12. Since the program began in 2015, hundreds of campers have attended each summer. Our leadership team has numerous years of experience in summer debate camps as well as debate programs in both middle and high schools. Students interested in summer speech classes should consider our program as well.
Flagship Program (July 13 - July 24, virtual)
Our two-week flagship program offers an immersive debate experience for campers of all levels. The Flagship program offers two forms of debate: Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum. If you’re not sure what type of debate is right for you, check out our debate frequently asked questions page.
Not sure if you are ready to commit to two weeks of intensive debate, try one of our one week programs. Session offers programs in Middle School Public Debate (MSPDP) as well as Lincoln-Douglas Debate for beginners. Both programs will be offered virtually. Session 2 is July 13 - July 17, and session 3 is July 20 - July 24.
Policy Debate (virtual)
For policy debaters as well as experienced LD debaters who want to expand their debate experience, this two-week program focuses exclusively on Policy Debate (Session 1: June 8 - June 19, virtual).