Boston Debate League

Summer Debate Camp 2021

August 30, 2021 | By Sara Gill

It all starts at debate camp.

Ever wonder how it is that so many debaters start each season with a wealth of knowledge on a nuanced and complex, yet also brand new debate topic? Or how first-time coaches who may not have even seen a policy debate before get ready to coach their students all the way to City Champs?

It’s all about camp. Every year, the BDL hosts a summer debate camp for middle and high school students. This year’s debate camp was a joyful, rich experience for debaters, especially as it was our first time back in-person! Together, we did everything from learning about this year’s topic, to tie-dying, to debating, to having a field day. See highlights from Week 1 and Week 2.