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Concordia University Irvine's

Speech and Debate Camp 2023

Register to Begin Your Journey to Victory!

Speech Camp: July 10-15
Debate Camp: July 17-22

We now offer five tracks at our camp to provide the best experience for you and your competitor. We are excited to announce our newest track, The Expert Track, for qualifying advanced speakers and debaters who are already experiencing success, and are looking to refine their skills to achieve their ultimate best. 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 some 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 for the next competitive season. The Parent/Coach Track is perfect for parents and coaches 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. Coaches will be able to learn about theories, methods for evaluation, and tools for student progress, while gaining insight to make coaching more effective. We look forward to working with you!

This year, we are offering our in-person camp held on the campus of Concordia University Irvine in sunny Southern California.


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. 



Concordia Irvine’s dorms are nice and roomy. If you aren’t in family housing, you will be housed with three other students in one of our suite-style dorms, sharing a bathroom.

If you are in family housing, your family will be assigned a full suite.



We keep our tuition as low as possible so that camp is accessible to all Stoa families. We know many camps charge significantly more-- you will not find a less expensive camp! In addition, we guarantee the same (if not better) quality of education. 



This year, we've upgraded our meals.  You'll get a delicious breakfast, a hot lunch, and a buffet dinner. In addition, students will have opportunities to snack throughout the day. It is CUI’s catering service’s policy to only honor pre-purchased meal plans. 

If you need to cancel your registration for Helmsmen Summer Camp due to COVID-19 regulations, you will receive a full refund of your registration. Please contact us with further questions.

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