July 6 – July 13 DDIx Senior Assistants is open to a limited number of highly successful students entering their senior year. We’ve revamped Senior Assistants to involve more speaking and debate practice. Learn More About Senior Assistants.
July 6 – July 13 DDIx Advanced is a new one-week extension program to the DDI. Advanced debaters will get a head start on the competition with a week of skills and strategy focus with lots of practice speeches and debates. Learn More About DDIx.
July 6 – July 13 DDIx Beginners is a new one-week program for those with a year or less of debate experience. Beginner debaters will find the DDIx to be an excellent opportunity to develop key skills and debate experience. Learn More About DDIx.
July 6 – July 13 The Public Debate Skills Workshop is a program for Public Forum, Parliamentary, IPPF, and Extemporaneous debaters of all experience levels. Beginners and advanced debaters will both improve over this dynamic one-week workshop. Learn more about the Public Debate Skills Workshop.
Applications are open and will close when the camp is full. Apply now!
Small Classes Our labs are capped at 24 students with a 1:8 teacher-student ratio or better. Every member of the teaching staff is in lab every day
Highly Qualified Staff Our entire teaching staff is comprised of college graduates who have dedicated their careers to teaching and coaching. You’ll have a chance to work with the coaches of many of the best college debate programs in the country
Argument Diversity We have instructors that specialize in policy, critical, and non-traditional arguments. Students can choose arguments that interest them to research and practice at the institute tournament.
You Choose Our elective system allows us to choose classes that best fit your needs and ensures you have access to all members of the teaching staff
Skills and Strategy The DDI’s unique competitive lab structure promotes constant strategizing against other labs’ arguments before and during the tournament. This year, we’re adding even more early and structured skills practice with immediate feedback.
Fun and Friendships for Life Any DDI alum will testify to our uniquely close-knit and collaborative community. Year after year, students leave our institute with a lifetime of memories and a close network of friends.
In the words of one former student:
“…hands down the best debate camp I attended. The small lab size allowed for me to get more attention from my lab leaders than my friends who attended other camps. By having lots of practice debates against some of the best debaters in the country and doing vast amounts of research, I could truly master the topic for the coming year. Electives were a helpful way to improve in areas of my choosing and let me get insight from instructors of all sorts of debate backgrounds. The lessons I learned from my 8 weeks at Dartmouth gave me the foundation for a successful senior year. I would highly recommend the DDI for any debater who wants to work with some of the best debate minds in the country and have a competitive edge in the year to come.”
-Will Caplan, Chattahoochee High School (GA) and the University of Georgia