For over a decade, the National Symposium for Debate has been an established community of educators teaching High School Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum Debate at the highest levels of competitive excellence. 

Students and Staff at Our Flagship Lincoln-Douglas Session at the University of Minnesota

Students and Staff at Our Flagship Lincoln-Douglas Session at the University of Minnesota

At NSD, we looked at the options for debate camps for high school debaters looking for the competitive edge and realized we could make a better camp. Over a decade later and now expanded to 4 different camps in Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum, the National Symposium for Debate is larger than ever before.   

Students "flow" the intermediate demonstration debate at the NSD Flagship Session. 

Students "flow" the intermediate demonstration debate at the NSD Flagship Session. 

 

In the past 6 years alone, NSD alumni have won or been in finals of the Tournament of Champions (2015,2014,2013,2012), the National Catholic Forensics League National Tournament (2016, 2014, 2013), and the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament (2016, 2013,2012). 

Talent. Instruction. Determination. Success. NSD does it best. 

 

Personalized Direction

Some of Our Students at the Flagship Institute

Some of Our Students at the Flagship Institute

1 on 1 time. Mentorship. No Massive Lecture Halls. Consistent Drills. 1:4 Ratio. NSD Builds the Camp Always with the Student First. 

Passionate Instructors

Strake Jesuit Head LD Coach Chris Castillo Lectures in Lab

Strake Jesuit Head LD Coach Chris Castillo Lectures in Lab

The Most Talented Coaches. Classroom Teachers. Graduate Students. Brilliant Debate Minds. Meticulously picked, our staff cannot be matched. 

Rigorous Curriculum

Classroom Teacher Kris Wright Reviews a Student's Work

Classroom Teacher Kris Wright Reviews a Student's Work

We ask more of our students more than others camp do. But, it's why our students leave knowing their hard work will lead to success.

Results

Wesley Hu and Neal Kapoor both attended and work at NSD

Wesley Hu and Neal Kapoor both attended and work at NSD

TOC. NSDA Nationals. Harvard. Stanford. Yale. NCFL Nationals. They're only a few of NSD's victories. For over a decade, NSD does it best. 

 

We believe high school debaters are brilliant, promising, and passionate. We believe high school debaters can do more than they even know. That's why we created NSD.  

 

At NSD, we believe in our students. After over a decade of experience, a staff of the most successful coaches and most impassioned debate minds, a curriculum that keeps the student first, and a history of  results to show it, there is only one conclusion: For a High School Lincoln Douglas or Public Forum Debater

NSD does it best.  

NSD Philadelphia 

 July 15-July 28

 Bryn Mawr College

NSD Texas

 July 15-July 28

 University of Houston

NSD Public Forum

July 22-August 4

Bryn Mawr College