High School Debate Camps

2022 Camps and Dates

We do not yet know if the 2022 ENDI will be in person or virtual (which will impact pricing, so that will be added at a later date), but these will be our two camps:

  • 2-week Online Policy Debate Institute: June 5-17, 2022
    • For students who have 1-2 years of policy debate experience, whether on the middle school or high school level, and wish to transition to their local JV and Open divisions. NOTE: if we are in person, we will be able to expand our population to novices and more experienced debaters.
    • If we are online, students should know the basics of policy/cross-examination style debate. For example, students should be familiar with the responsibilities of each speech, speech order, case arguments, and disadvantages.  It would be helpful for students to be aware of topicality arguments, counterplans, and critiques even if they have not encountered them or excel at running them.
  • 1-week Fundamentals of Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue: June 5-10, 2022 or June 12-17, 2022
    • Provides engaging debate and argumentation opportunities by which to explore multiple dimensions of topics relevant in today's society.
    • Not geared toward preparing students for competitive debate.

Why Choose Emory

Emory University is one of the top 25 Universities in the United States and the Barkley Forum is one of nation’s most successfully competitive intercollegiate debate teams for the last fifty years.

Hands-on Experience with Pre-college Students

  • The ENDI has taught over 5,000 high school students debate skills since 1966
  • Since 1985, Emory staff and students have been teaching debate to high school students as a principle founder and partner of the Atlanta Urban Debate League
  • In 1995, the ENDI began teaching middle school students how to debate.  Now over 600 middle school students attend tournaments and teaching sessions under the leadership of Emory faculty, staff, and students
  • To this day, Emory staff and students regularly work with nearly a thousand high school and middle school students throughout the school year in classrooms, practice rounds, and tournaments
  • Our experience with middle school students helps these students transition to high school debate as they mature into experienced debaters

 Unique Opportunities at Emory University

  • Regardless of your debate experience, you will have the opportunity to work closely with one of Emory’s full-time debate coaches and nationally competitive college debaters
  • While focused on skill development, our staff are looking to provide you with the opportunity to grow in the future as well as achieve success in the upcoming year