Register to Begin Your Journey to Victory!

We offer four tracks at our camp to provide the best experience for you and your debater. The Learner’s Track is perfect for new speakers and debaters who are unfamiliar with speech and debate as a whole. They will receive training that helps them to have an understanding of limited prep, platform and interpretive speaking events, as well as to develop their critical thinking skills, overcome obstacles, and develop a solid understanding of the structure of debate. The Intermediate Track is perfect for competitors with some experience in speech and debate, but who are still mastering their speaking and argumentation skills. They will receive training that helps them build upon their strengths, develop their argumentation style and technique, and gain a topic specific education to help them grow and succeed. The Advanced Track is perfect for advanced competitors who have seen success, but want to continue sharpening and improving their skills. While they will still review fundamentals and receive topic specific education, they will also be uniquely challenged to become better equipped and unencumbered by ineffective methods, ready to approach the next competitive season as the best speakers and debaters they can be. The Parent Track is perfect for parents who are interested in receiving topic specific education and training for coaching. Parents learn how to encourage, edify, and ultimately challenge their students to grow into a virtuous and accomplished speaker and/or debater. We look forward to working with you!


At the Helmsmen Institute, we believe in providing quality education at a low price. As such, we provide scholarships in addition to offering meals, housing and tuition at a very low price. 

For the first week of registration, you can enjoy our early bird discounts with the following prices: 

Tuition: $150

Camp Housing: $90/6 days

Meals: $167/3 meals, 6 days.


MARCH 30, 2020

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