Summer Institutes Overview

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TDC 2017 will be held from July 30-August 12. 

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The TDC Institutes
TDC runs two summer debate institutes, one for debaters and one for coaches. Both are staffed by the best debate teachers in the country and both offer scholarships for those who qualify that reduce or eliminate the cost of attending. In 2015, TDC gave away 43 scholarships for a total of $64,500.

Why Debate Camp?
Summer camp is essential for learning competitive debate. Every nationally successful debater goes to a camp. It is the debate world’s equivalent of a top college or research university where the staff work with each other to develop the cutting edge ideas in their field and work with the students to develop the next generation of thinkers and leaders. TDC takes teachers and debaters to that next level, whether they have already gotten to elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions or are just starting to learn debate.