For over a decade, the National Symposium for Debate has been an established community of educators teaching High School Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, Middle School Debate, and Congress at the highest levels of competitive excellence.
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 5 different camps in Lincoln-Douglas, Public Forum, Middle School Debate, and Congress, the National Symposium for Debate is larger than ever before.
In the past 5 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.
1 on 1 time. Mentorship. No Massive Lecture Halls. Consistent Drills. 1:4 Ratio. NSD Builds the Camp Always with the Student First.
The Most Talented Coaches. Classroom Teachers. Graduate Students. Brilliant Debate Minds. Meticulously picked, our staff cannot be matched.
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.
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, Public Forum, or Congressional Debate Camp
NSD does it best.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Camps
Public Forum Debate Camp
NSD Public Forum
July 23-August 7
Bryn Mawr College
Our Featured Teachers
Work with Kris at NSD Flagship and NSD Texas
Kris is a former history teacher at the Law Magnet Barefoot Sanders in Dallas, Texas, and has coached debate for over 13 years. He is also the Co-Founder of the Texas Debate Collective, a non-profit debate camp for low income students.
Work with Ben at NSD Philadelphia and NSD Flagship
Benjamin Koh is the Director of NSD Philadelphia and in 3 years of coaching has coached 5 TOC Outround Participants and the 2016 NCFL Champion. He plans on pursuing a MA and Ph.D. in American Studies.
Work with Lauren at NSD Flagship
Lauren debated for four years and served as her team's novice director. As a senior she has qualified to the TOC and her debate interests include the work of Emmanuel Levinas and Radical Democracy. She will start at Yale University in the fall