The following is a listing of camps and workshops provided by parties other than Stoa. The content is not provided by Stoa and thus cannot be endorsed, but the information is provided as a resource for families who wish to participate in additional training. If you have a camp or workshop that you would like to advertise here, please register here.


NIHD Family Camp

The Biggest and Best Speech and Debate Camp in America is back for the 16th year!

We look forward to welcoming you as we bring back all seven tracks and another phenomenal staff to combine academic excellence and the best of Bible camp into a one-of-a-kind experience that is designed to benefit your whole family. We will be joined by numerous successful coaches including Griffith Vertican, Isaiah McPeak, and Eric Garcia, as well top alumni Sara Shipley, Logan Whitcher, and Benjamin Arroyave. This year, we have the blessing of  meeting in beautiful classrooms as well as air-conditioned housing. If you are looking for top-notch training going into the next season, NIHD is the place to go!

When: July 31 – August 4, 2023
Where: Biola University (13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639)
What: The Biggest and Best Speech and Debate Camp in America!

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This year, we are very grateful to be able to offer camp for $100 less than in previous years thanks to generous partnerships with Biola University and Oak Brook College of Law! We also offer partial scholarships, so do not let cost keep you from joining us. Reach out to to let us know how we can help!


Clark’s Debate Camps

Advance your skills and thrive!

Our dedicated team understands the nuances of coaching individuals, regardless of their prior debate experience. Clark’s Debate camps provide experienced coaches who will assist you and your child in learning and excelling in both Team Policy and Parliamentary Debate. We create a supportive and enjoyable environment where campers are empowered to advance their skills and thrive. Find out more!

Introduction to Team Policy Debate

Date: July 10 – 14, 2023

Our Introduction to Team Policy Debate camp is specifically designed for students with no prior debating experience. It provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of Team Policy Debate. A mini tournament is scheduled to take place on July 15.


Advanced Team Policy Debate

Date: June 19 – 23, 2023

Our Advanced Team Policy Debate camp caters to experienced debaters aiming to elevate their skills to the next level. We will delve into various aspects, including identifying suitable partnership positions, designing impactful affirmative cases, providing a campaign overview, exploring advanced debate theory, discussing advanced concepts in negative strategy.


Parliamentary Debate

Date: June 26 – 30, 2023

The Parliamentary Debate camp is designed to be beneficial for both “novices” and experienced debaters in the Parli format. Our experienced coaches will provide guidance in equipping students for competitive success.



2023 Rocky Mountain Stoa Camp

Offers experienced coaches and a full spectrum of classes. Host housing is available.

When: August 7-12, 2023

Where: Colorado Springs, CO

Read more here!

Speech Track

  • Preparing for Limited Prep
  • Interpreting the Interps
  • Tackling the Platform

Lincoln-Douglas or Team Policy Track

  • Multiple Tracks available, depending on experience

Parliamentary Debate Track

  • 2 Years Experience, Age 16+, or Coach’s Waiver

Debate Research Workshops

  • Case and Brief Writing for TP and LD
  • 2 Years Experience
  • Laptop Required

Debate Research Class for Novices

  • Case and Brief Writing will be covered
  • Less than 2 Years of Experience
  • Laptop Recommended

Saturday Practice Round Robin

  • TP and LD debates
  • Stop & Start Rounds, as needed
  • Feedback from coaches & veteran alumni

Helmsmen Speech and Debate Camp

Summer Camps:

Speech: July 10 – 15

Debate: July 17 – 22

We are once again offering both in-person and online camps this summer!

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Our Approach! First and foremost, the Helmsmen Institute is dedicated to bringing students closer to Christ through speech and debate, so our campers are inspired to compete to the glory of God. 

Two Separate Camps: One Speech and One Debate! Our camps are each one week long, offering students the time needed to build a strong foundation and experience in-depth learning. In addition to the tournaments at the end of each week, we set aside time for recreation and everyone’s favorite games, including BINGO, where one camper wins free tuition for camp the following year. 

Our Speech Expertise! Our speech coaches have unmatched expertise and passion for their specific events. Helmsmen campers have the opportunity to learn how to master every speech, and how to specialize in each category. 

Our Debate Expertise!  We offer an approach and expertise found at no other camp! Our coaches work closely with students on refining skills and argumentation for all forms of debate, and our experts in each of the resolutions bring fresh insight to every topic.

Five Tracks! We offer tracks for Learner, Intermediate and Advanced levels, as well as our Parent & Coach track. Our new Expert Track provides senior level speakers and debaters the strategic advantage they need to excel in competition. 

Our CREW! Students are connected through CREW groups. CREW stands for CONQUERING students’ biggest challenges, RESEARCHING effectively and ethically, ENCOURAGING each other in Christ, and WORSHIPING as a group. Through CREW groups, students grow together in knowledge and in their faith.

Our Location! Our camp is sponsored by and located on the beautiful campus of Concordia University Irvine. Just 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Concordia is located in a gated property in Irvine, California.

Our Cost! Christian stewardship is important to us, so we keep Helmsmen Camp affordable, offer sibling, club, coach and two-camp discounts, and have provided scholarships to 100% of scholarship applicants every year!

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