Stanford Invitational Tournament

It's not too late to join us for summer 2021!  We still have space in many of our programs, however some sessions are approaching maximum capacity--if you're planning to attend, we strongly suggest that you sign up soon!

All summer 2021 programs are planned to be be fully virtual with no in-person component, see our Online Virtual Programs page for more details.

Not sure which program to choose?  Review our "How to pick the right program" guide!

3-Week Core Policy Program

Our approach each summer involves thinking of interesting ways to use the topic as a vehicle for teaching students how to compete successfully during the year. Our 3 Week program is designed to improve students’ critical thinking and strategy: taking well-reasoned argument and tying it to evidence researched by the students on any given topic, and enhancing that argument in later rebuttals with strong analysis and expert vision. Moreover, students should walk out of the SNFI experience with a confidence that they can compete in every debate round, regardless of the arguments being made, which in contrast to other institutes, involves working on both policy arguments and critical theory.

Core components of the 3 week curriculum include:

In addition to these core components, students will also have access to these other great options:

Instructional Staff for the coming season are listed in the right-hand sidebar and below.


2021 3-Week Core Policy Program Staff Members Include:

Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2021 staff

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed and as we have complete biographic information available. Staff listing may not be fully up to date or reflect all hires to date.


2020 3-Week Core Policy Program Staff Members Included:



Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jul 12th - Jul 30th 7th-12th Online Virtual Programs Virtual Camp: $2,195.00
Pricing Options