"7 Week Debate Camp made the summer of 2019 the best one yet. The debate community at the University of Michigan is so supportive and the environment is so positive. The staff at the University of Michigan Debate Institute are the most helpful individuals I have had the pleasure of working with. We received incredible lectures that prepared me for the upcoming season. The lab leaders pertained to campers’ individual needs and made sure that their in-lab lectures correlated with the techniques and arguments that needed to be strengthened within their lab. I formed connections and friendships with the other campers that will be sustained through my debate career, and hopefully throughout life. I’m so grateful to have been able to attend the seven week debate institute at the university of Michigan, and I sincerely look forward to next year."
- Hannah Rice, Salt Lake City West High School (UT), 10/06/2019 ()
" I truly enjoyed being able to attend the University of Michigan Debate Camp this past summer. The educational opportunities provided at the seven week program are unmatched. I was able to thoroughly develop my knowledge of the topic through camp wide lectures and individualized explanations of arguments within my lab. The comprehensive feedback provided by lab leaders, competition in practice debates, and numerous hours I spent on research allowed me to hone my skills as a debater. Ann Arbor is a fantastic location to spend the summer at. The campus is beautiful and the program provides plenty of free time to explore it and make great memories. I have met some of my closest friends at Michigan; everyone was very welcoming and my lab was very supportive of each other. I would highly recommend the camp to anyone looking for a incredible summer experience and the opportunity to elevate their debate skills."
- Nicole Piekut, Maine East High School (IL), 10/06/2019 ()
"The 7-Week Junior Program at the University of Michigan Debate Camp was one of the most enriching experiences for any style of debater. Not only are you able to refine your skills among some of the greatest lab leaders and coaches, but you are provided with fierce competition which aids you in your development as a debater. The lectures, wide swath of research materials, and knowledgeable lab leaders provide an environment dedicated to argument refinement and research improvement. Also, intra-lab and inter-lab debates with good judging is something that not every camp provides, but it is integral to the process of development in the 7-week Junior program. Aside from debating, it's truly an amazing experience to live in the city of Ann Arbor because UM is known as one of the nation's top universities. Some of my closest friends have come from this program, and the relationships that you build last throughout high school. It's an unbelievable experience that I would recommend to any debater who wants to experience competitive success."
- Connor Li, Westminster Schools (GA), 10/06/2019 ()
"The University of Michigan debate camp was immensely educational and fun! The combination of receiving lectures from some of the seminal coaches of this generation, having countless practice debates against the top debaters in the nation, and grinding out research sessions under the guidance of knowledgeable lab leaders was absolutely central to my improvement as a debater and student. The Top Seniors lab's environment was so supportive, and the friends I have made at camp will stay with me for a long time. I miss the Ann Arbor sunsets and I would absolutely recommend attending this camp to anyone who's willing to push themselves to work hard and truly dedicate to improving their debating skills while having a great time along the way."
- Spencer Williams, Oregon Episcopal School (OR), 10/06/2019 ()
"My experience at the University of Michigan debate institute was unmatched by any other major program. The combination of the top-tier lab leaders, research opportunities, individualized feedback, and talented peers helped prepare me for the upcoming season. Additionally, the camp-wide lectures were something I had not experienced at any other institution. Coming from a smaller school without a coach to talk through arguments, these lectures were incredibly formative of the way I think through said arguments. Furthermore, the environment at the institute was unequivocally positive, making it a wonderful learning environment. The Michigan Debate Camp helped to foster my love for debate in every aspect, and I would strongly recommend attending!"
- Dhruv Ahuja, Chaminade College Preparatory (CA), 10/06/2019 ()
"My senior year was my first time attending the University of Michigan debate camp. Debating with and against the best debaters in the country pushed me to improve my technical skills and expand my knowledge of the topic. The lab leaders were always willing to listen to a speech redo and provided immensely helpful feedback. The experiences I had over the summer with the friends I made at camp left me with memories I will never forget."
- Alexa Tsai, Oregon Episcopal School (OR), 10/06/2019 ()