VIRGINIA DEBATE ACADEMY NORTHERN VIRGINIA SUMMER CAMPS


Virginia Debate Academy

Coaching Students to Their Highest Debating Potential



5/13/2019

VIRGINIA DEBATE ACADEMY NORTHERN VIRGINIA SUMMER CAMPS

Spend your summer at Virginia Debate Academy learning from Virginia's best debaters and coaches. Our camp offers debate and public speaking classes for 5-12 students. We are located at 3460 Centreville Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151. Each class is $400 dollars, and you will receive a $250 dollar discount if you register for multiple classes. We also offer discounts to schools registering multiple students. Please contact us if interested. 



Virginia Debate Academy was founded in 2015 and is Virginia's premier debate coaching service. We offer summer camps and various group/individual packages at affordable rates to help students succeed in competitive debate. VDA has worked with students and coaches from over twenty-five schools in the state of Virginia, including selective magnet high schools and nationally-ranked middle schools. Our Elementary and Middle School classes focus on argumentation, public speaking, research, and other skills necessary for success in competitive debate and other academic disciplines. Please find below more information about our organization and an attached flyer and powerpoint:



  • VDA faculty has coached over 250 students and coaches in Virginia - including now-undergraduate students at prestigious institutions such as Harvard University and Georgetown University - in middle school and high school debate. Some of our teachers have also taught at national debate camps such as Harvard.
  • VDA teachers attend nationally-ranked schools including Duke University, University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, and some of our teachers hold degrees in subject fields pertinent to competitive debate. Our instructors have won regional, state, and national championships in their respective High School debate careers.
  • VDA students have won middle school national championships, High School State championships, Varsity WACFL Metro-Finals, and competed in elimination rounds at prestigious tournaments such as the NSDA and NCFL national championships, Pennsbury National Invitational, Harvard National Invitational, and more.
Find information about our classes and teachers through the following links:




Owner Jonah Williams and Virginia Debate Academy can be contacted at jonah.br.williams@gmail.com or virginiadebateco@gmail.com.




2019 Summer Debate Camps for Middle and High School Students



Registration for Virginia Debate Academy's (VDA) summer classes is now open. Our organization offers debate classes for Middle and High School students at affordable rates. VDA faculty rivals that of local and national debate camps. VDA has been teaching students from selective magnet schools such as Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and public schools across Northern Virginia and the state of Virginia for five years. VDA alum have won state championships and multiple national awards.

Spend your summer learning from some of Virginia's best debaters and coaches. Our camp location is 3460 Centreville Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151. Each class is $400 dollars, and you will receive a $250 dollar discount if you register for multiple classes. We also offer discounts to schools registering multiple students. Please contact us if interested. 


Elementary School Debate Camp

Camp Fee: $400

July 8-12: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Introductory course that trains 5th and 6th grade students in public speaking and the fundamentals of debate.


Middle School Debate Camp

Camp Fee: $400

Beginner: July 8-12: 2:00 PM-6:00PM

Advanced: July 15-19: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

The Middle School Debate class will examine strategic case construction, effective-questioning techniques, framework analysis, and other important features of Middle School debate. Students will leave the class prepared to debate successfully at the middle school level. Beginner is for students new to debate and the advanced class is for students with one year of debate experience or previous camp experience.


Public Forum High School Debate Camp

Camp Fee: $400

July 15-19: 2:00 PM-6:00 PM

July 22-26: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

The Public Forum Debate class will examine strategic case construction, framework analysis, refutation and crossfire techniques, and other important features of Public Forum debate. Students will leave the class prepared to debate Public Forum successfully at the high school level.


Lincoln-Douglas High School Debate Camp

Camp Fee: $400

July 22-26: 2:00 PM-6:00 PM

The Lincoln-Douglas Debate class will examine strategic case construction, value/value-criterion and framework analysis, refutation and crossfire techniques, and other important facets of LD debate. Students will leave the class prepared to debate Lincoln-Douglas successfully at the high school level.


Advanced High School Debate Camp

Camp Fee: $400

July 29-August 2: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

This course is designed for Varsity debaters that are interested in deepening their understanding of argumentation and research and advancing their public speaking skills to compete in VHSL and at national competitions. Students will participate in drills to further their critical thinking, refutation skills, and general understanding of competitive debate.


High School Congress Camp

Camp Fee: $400

July 29-August 2: 2:00 PM-6:00 PM


Congress class will equip students with the speaking and debate skills necessary to succeed in Congressional debate at the high school level.


Private Tutoring

For students that cannot attend the above camp dates, private tutor sessions are available. Tutor schedules and prices are flexible, but it is important to note that tutor sessions are not offered at a lower price than camp, based on an hourly rate. Moreover, VDA teachers have other obligations, so VDA cannot guarantee this service.


Have Questions?

Please contact us at 
 virginiadebateco@gmail.com or Jonah Williams at jonah.br.williams@gmail.com.

We will respond within 24 hours!



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ABOUT US: 


Virginia Debate Academy was founded in 2015 and is Virginia's premier debate coaching service. We offer summer camps and various group/individual packages at affordable rates to help students succeed in competitive debate. VDA has worked with students and coaches from over twenty-five schools in the state of Virginia, including selective magnet high schools and nationally-ranked middle schools.

  • VDA faculty has coached over 250 students in Virginia - including now-undergraduate students at prestigious institutions such as Harvard University and Georgetown University - in Middle school and High school debate. Some of our teachers have also taught at national debate camps such as Harvard.

  • VDA teachers attend nationally-ranked schools including Duke University, University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, and some of our teachers hold degrees in subject fields pertinent to competitive debate. Our instructors won regional, state, and national championships during their respective High School debate careers.

  • VDA students have won Middle School National championships, High School State championships, Varsity WACFL Metro-Finals, and competed in elimination rounds at prestigious tournaments such as the NSDA and NCFL National championship tournaments, Pennsbury National Invitational, Harvard National Invitational, and more.


If you have any questions, please reach out to the Virginia Debate Academy at virginiadebateco@gmail.com or Jonah Williams at jonah.br.williams@gmail.com.









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