“Without a doubt the Coolidge Foundation’s program is the best debate institute I’ve been associated with.”

– Dr. Ben Voth, Professor of Communications and Director of Debate at Southern Methodist University.

What Previous Campers Have Said:

  • I just wanted to thank everyone from the Calvin Coolidge Worlds Debate Camp for this summer, because of your awesome camp I improved so much over this year in debate and will be competing at NSDA Nationals in Worlds Debate on the South Coast Oregon team!! I’m so excited to implement specifically the skills I learned over last summer, this summer! 
  • I liked (loved!) the fact that we got to improve our speaking skills (in a new format), while having fun with the other debaters.
  • I liked the experience of being surrounded by experienced debaters. Plus I loved the lectures and the teachers’ lessons were very interesting. Plus I loved making memories with everyone, and seeing everyone getting better with debate was incredible!
  • The focus on economics is especially unique to this camp.
  • There were lots of extremely knowledgeable speakers and coaches. There were many high profile scholars and also great facilities.

Coolidge Camp Alumni


Zoe Lovelace of Houston, Texas, winner of the 2016 Coolidge Cup, went home with a $7,500 scholarship.


 Josh May, a New Mexico student and Coolidge Camp Alum, went on to join the USA Debate Team!

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