George Mason Debate Institute

The George Mason Debate Institute is onr of the largest summer debate camp in the state of Virginia. We offer classes for all levels and styles of debate.

The George Mason Debate Institute strives to offer the most individual attention of any debate camp. Low student-to-faculty ratios and an extremely active faculty allow us to meet the individual needs of every debater. We are proud of our ability to tailor our instruction to the needs to individual participants once assessments are done; tailored instruction is indeed a unique institute approach.

Operating as usual

Welcome to George Mason Debate 02/10/2022

Welcome to George Mason Debate

Applications for the 2022 Summer Institute are open! We will have online and in-person classes at the introductory and intermediate level for rising 6th through 9th grade students and introductory classes for 10th through 12th grade students.

Visit our website for more information! www.georgemasondebate.com

Welcome to George Mason Debate GMDI hosts the largest debate camp in Virginia for Lincoln Douglas, Policy, and Public Forum debate styles. Elementary, MS, and HS classes are available!

It's now easier to send George Mason Debate Institute a message. 10/26/2021

It's now easier to send George Mason Debate Institute a message.

It's now easier to send George Mason Debate Institute a message.

02/13/2021

Congrats to 2020 GMDI LD camper, Nichole Poltinnikov, for their first TOC bid this weekend! Good luck in finals!!

georgemasondebate.com 06/11/2020

Welcome to the George Mason Debate Institute

The George Mason Debate Institute had an incredibly successful beta test this week, and is very grateful to the students who participated! As a reminder, we are in the last couple weeks of registration. Apply now on our website! www.georgemasondebate.com

We wanted to share a few of the responses from the students who participated in the Beta Test:

"The quality of instruction was very good!! Both Jackie and Hannah were very nice. I found the lectures very beneficial and easy to understand. The drills were also very fun and I took some new skills with me. The day was great!! I appreciate the breaks, and how they were not all the same length. I found the lectures easy to follow along, and I enjoyed the drills. I found it very beneficial!! Thank you for the opportunity :)"

"I thought both instructors did a really nice job and created a positive and inclusive atmosphere. I thought it was awesome and really fun!"

"It was great! I really got a lot out of the instruction about topic background knowledge, because i felt like there were a lot of things addressed that i just wouldn't have thought of."

"The day went really well, and I enjoyed it. Everything went super smoothly and successfully!"

"The lectures were really good and super informative"

"I had fun! The lectures were very well structured and easy to understand. I learned a lot without being too confused."

georgemasondebate.com George Mason Debate Institute Online Dates: July 6-July 18 Debate Youth Day Camp: August 3-8

georgemasondebate.com 05/28/2020

Welcome to the George Mason Debate Institute

The George Mason Debate Institute is in their final month of enrollment and would love to see you at GMDI Online this summer!

We are prioritizing making online debate camp as economically feasible as possible, but while still prioritizing high quality instruction.

Check out our website at www.georgemasondebate.com

georgemasondebate.com George Mason Debate Institute Online Dates: July 6-July 18 Debate Youth Day Camp: August 3-8

georgemasondebate.com 04/08/2020

Welcome to the George Mason Debate Institute

Due to COVID-19 and its implications to in-person group meetings, we have decided to transition this summer's two week institute to an online platform.

As a result of this transition, we are drastically reducing costs in an effort to continue accommodating students from all economic backgrounds. Cost for our two week camp from July 5th-July 18th will be $595.

Mason has always prided itself on providing quality teaching at an affordable price, and we are excited to continue that online this summer.

Check out our website for more info at www.georgemasondebate.com

georgemasondebate.com George Mason Debate Institute Online Dates: July 5-July 19 Debate Youth Day Camp: August 3-8

01/26/2020

GMDI is so proud of our several alums who have made it onto the top 25 of the Coaches Poll!

11/09/2019

National Speech & Debate Association

"Schools with speech and debate programs report better attendance, higher test scores, and improved college acceptance rates."

Don't just take our word for it -- hear it from Bradley Whitford!

07/15/2019

Group photo!

GMDI 2019 07/15/2019

Had a great group this year! We will be uploading photos throughout this week. If you have any that you would like added to the album feel free to send them!

07/15/2019

We were sad to see all our campers leave yesterday, but so happy to witness the growth they each had over the past two weeks! GMDI was a blast this year, and the students really put all their effort into learning and practicing. Congratulations to all of our campers for a wonderful two weeks of debating!!

Pictures to come :)

07/01/2019

The Varsity PF lab is hard at work! Here is an action shot and one for comedy relief

07/01/2019

The GMDI two week camp began classes today! Already off to doing speaking drills in lab. Photo credit: Charles and Corinne’s K lab

06/29/2019

We are finishing up the last day of our elementary and middle school debate one week camp! Had a great time with these 50 super smart kids!

georgemasondebate.com 02/25/2019

Welcome to the George Mason Debate Institute

The faculty for the 2019 George Mason Debate Insitute has been finalized. We are excited to announce the return of our Varsity Policy K Lab led by Corinne Sugino and Charles Athanasopoulos! Our full staff, along with dates, application for this summer, and other important information can be found on our newly renovated website: https://georgemasondebate.com/

We look forward to seeing you in Fairfax this summer!

georgemasondebate.com George Mason Debate Institute Dates: June 30-July 14 Debate Youth Day Camp Dates: June 24-June 29

02/08/2019

Welcome to the George Mason Debate Institute

Applications are open for the 2019 George Mason Debate Institute! Staff to be announced shortly. We have some great things in store that we can't wait to share with you!!! For now, we are happy to announce that we have LOWERED our prices!

www.georgemasondebate.com

George Mason Debate Institute Dates: June 30-July 14 Debate Youth Day Camp Dates: June 24-June 29

09/05/2018

In lab memories!

09/05/2018

George Mason Debate Day Camp - we hope our elementary and middle school debaters are using what they learned this summer to excel in school and debate club this year!

09/05/2018

As Mason Debate is ending their pre-season, we wanted to say how much we miss our camp debaters from this summer and share some of our favorite memories! Good luck to you all at the start of your debate seasons!!!

georgemasondebate.com 02/12/2018

GMDI 2018 Information

We are accepting applications for the 2018 GMDI! Go to our website to apply today!

georgemasondebate.com ​Why the George Mason Debate Institute?The George Mason Debate Institute strives to offer the most individual attention of any debate camp. Low student-to-faculty ratios and an extremely active faculty allow us to meet the individual needs of every debater. We are proud of our ability to tailo.....

07/08/2017

The campers explored DC yesterday!

GMDI 2017 07/05/2017

GMDI 2017

07/05/2017

The campers had fun with sparklers after a day filled with board games, sports, and water balloons!

07/04/2017

George Mason Debate Institute

Check out our YouTube page, George Mason Debate Institute, for lecture videos recorded during camp!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7vVBrzMCf4XLrZTXDo300w

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GMDI 2017 06/30/2017

GMDI 2017

06/29/2017

Labs are running smoothly week one of

06/15/2017

Impact America

Congratulations to our former Public Forum Scholars debater, Delanya Storey on being accepted into Harvard on a full ride scholarship for this Fall!

Two Birmingham SpeakFirst Debaters Earn Full Scholarships to Harvard and Alabama

Learn about two graduates who earned $330,000 in college scholarships: http://tinyurl.com/SpeakFirst2017

05/28/2017

If you're at CFLs, make sure you get your free bumper sticker and water bottle from us before you leave tomorrow!

05/23/2017

We're a little over a week away from the registration deadline for this summer. Don't miss out on this great experience!

Check out our website for more information!

http://www.georgemasondebate.com/welcome-.html

05/19/2017

Make sure to follow our new Instagram @GeorgeMasonDebateInstitute and Twitter @GMDInstitute accounts! Use the hashtag and share posts to show your excitement for this summer!

05/14/2017

The registration deadline for the George Mason Debate Institute is June 1!

Check out our website for more information and to apply! You don't want to miss out on this experience and these prices!

http://www.georgemasondebate.com/welcome-.html

05/11/2017

We have the t-shirts ordered for this summer! What do you all think?!

Check out our website for more information!
http://www.georgemasondebate.com/debate-camp.html

02/28/2017

National Speech & Debate Association

Debate changes lives!

National Speech and Debate Education Day is next week (March 3rd)! Bradley Whitford is excited, are you?

02/26/2017

Congrats to Broad Run Debate & Speech Team and the Oakton Debate Team for their amazing performance at the UVA tournament. We are so proud of our former GMDI students for their success!

diplomaticourier.com 10/12/2016

From Foreign Trade to Clean Energy: Turkey’s Business, Innovation, and Growth Strategies - Diplomatic Courier

Congratulations to one of our novice debaters, Anne Harris, for an amazing article publication on the Turkish economy! We're so proud!

http://www.diplomaticourier.com/foreign-trade-clean-energy-turkeys-business-innovation-growth-strategies/

diplomaticourier.com The Turkish economy has been praised in recent months for its resilience in the aftermath of July’s coup attempt. While it was understood there would be some fiscal impacts following the attempt, few could have predicted the Turkish economy’s speedy recovery time. In the week following the event, th...

Our Story

The George Mason Debate Institute strives to offer the most individual attention of any debate camp. Low student-to-faculty ratios and an extremely active faculty allow us to meet the individual needs of every debater. We are proud of our ability to tailor our instruction to the needs to individual participants once assessments are done; tailored instruction is indeed a unique institute approach. The camp has a focus on debate as an educational & communicative activity which offers a one of a kind learning experience. As part of our unique educational approach participants will get to hear from topic experts on important public policy issues, our guest speaker series is certainly the most unique feature of our camp.

The George Mason Debate Institute offers opportunities for beginning through experienced debaters. We offer Varsity Policy, Novice Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, and Public Forum styles of debate. There is also a Middle School lab for younger campers that are new to debate and a coaches clinic for coaches hoping to spend the summer fine tuning their skills. Our tailored instruction allows us to design an experience that targets the needs of all participants. The George Mason Debate Institute is open to high school as well as middle and elementary school students.

Prices, application, and other information about GMDI 2018 can be found on our website:

http://www.georgemasondebate.com/debate-camp2.html

We offer one week and two week options for residents and commuters.

We are happy to announce the addition of Elementary school labs this summer!

Our residential option includes tuition, room in double occupancy air-conditioned dormitories, meals, the opportunity to engage in extra practice, including our special one-on-one evening sessions, and social gatherings.
The commuter cost includes tuition, lunch each day (not applicable for the Elementary/Middle School camp), and time applicable social activities.
Some social activities we've offered (as applicable by camp option selection): July 4th cook-out, D.C. Museum Trips, Pizza Party, trivia night, game nights, Saturday & Sunday evening free-time.

Participants choose the option that is best for them:

High School Debate Camp

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Fairfax, VA
22030

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12:30pm - 5pm

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