Stanford Invitational Tournament

Thanks for joining us this summer!  Please return to our website later this fall to see the dates of our 2021 programs.

1-Week Middle School Debate Basics

The Stanford National Forensic Institute is again offering a program for middle school debaters. This camp will focus both on the style of debate at middle schools in the Bay Area, and the transition to high school debate events. This camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of debating.  We will focus more on individual workshops than on broad topic lectures and skills seminars, and will debate practice topics that are more accessible to the typical middle school student in order to increase the educational value of the program.  Students will compete in debates in the parliamentary format in the latter stages of the camp.

Note: we do not accept international students for any of our middle school sessions.


2021 1-Week Middle School Debate Basics 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 1-Week Middle School Debate Basics Staff Members Included:



Upcoming Sessions
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