Mean Green Comet Debate Institute

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MGC Debate Camp Enrollment Is Open!

MGCDI enrollment is open! Follow the link to reserve your spot in our 2022 summer program.
The final deadline for all registration has been extended to June 10.

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Summer 2022 Camp

The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas are excited to announce the dates, prices, and staff for the 2021 Mean Green Comet Debate Institute. With close coordination and consultation with the University of Texas at Dallas and local health officials, we are hopeful the 2022 MGC will be IN-PERSON on the UTD campus. The Mean Green Comet Debate Institute brings together the North Texas region's largest debate programs and most established debate camps to offer the very best in debate education. The Mean Green Comet Debate Institute offers the following:

Exceptional Staff - Over the last 20 years UTD and UNT have provided students with exceptional and award-winning staff by bringing together some of the best strategic thinkers and educators from the high school and college debate communities.

Affordable Pricing - We believe debate camp should be accessible to everyone and as such work to offer affordable opportunities for anyone wishing to attend. No other debate institute offers more for the price. Our sessions range from $750.00 - $1,200.00, offering affordable tuition options for every student.

Student to Staff Ratio - Unlike other summer debate camps that have 30 to 40 students in a classroom, with 2 instructors, the Mean Green Comet Debate Institute guarantees a 10 to 1 student to staff ratio. Smaller student to staff ratios allow all students more individual instruction with our nationally recognized staff.

Ideal Location - The Mean Green Comet Debate Institute is held on the Richardson campus of the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). UTD offers incredible and modern teaching, living and dining facilities and is conveniently located in the Dallas suburbs, ideal for commuter students. Please take a look at these fabulous residential halls and dining facilities.

Financial Aid - The Mean Green Comet Debate Institute provides need-based financial assistance to students interested in attending the Institute. Over $120,000 of need-based financial assistance was awarded to students for the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 institutes.

Scholarships - The MGC offers two scholarships – The Kandi King Scholars and the Jerrell Braden Memorial Scholarship. The Kandi King Scholars Scholarship is available to any student applying to any division of the Mean Green Comet Debate Institute. The Jerrell Braden Scholarship is a full ride scholarship available for a student(s) who is interested in attending the Scholars policy debate camp. Visit the Scholarships page for more information.

Why attend the 2022 Mean Green Comet Debate Institute?

The Mean Green Comet staff working diligently with the newest educational platforms to provide their award-winning curriculum. Each division leader is working with their staff to best tailor their curriculum to students. You can read more about how each division is approaching teaching on their division homepage. Between now and the beginning of camp our staff will be updating and perfecting their curriculum. Each division will provide the following learning opportunities as part of their curriculum:

Topic and Concept Lectures – Live daily lectures in each division as well as live crossover lectures from other award-winning division staff. Live lectures provide the students an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the staff. Students will also have access to recorded lectures that provide students with a “On Demand” learning library. 

Breakout Session – Live, interactive breakout sessions allow students to engage staff in a classroom environment of no more than 10:1 student to staff ratio. This allows students to work with staff members at their own pace and provides time for follow-up discussions. Additionally, the small breakout session allows students to engage in activities and drill that use the concepts that were taught during lecture.

Practice Speeches / Debate Rounds – Students will have debates with other students within their divisions. Each division will use a mixture of live and recorded practice speeches and performances.

Lab Session – Lectures and lab sessions will occur collaboratively and will be available for video download.

Office Hours – Students will continue to have the opportunity to work one on one with the staff during evening office hours. Office hours give the students a change to discuss concepts with a staff member and additional time for more drills/practice.

Pricing

Mean Green Comet Debate Camp sections, dates, and prices.
Section Dates In-Person Commuter

Policy Debate

June 26 - July 9

$1,900

$1,200

Lincoln-Douglas

June 26 - July 9

$1.900

$1,200

Public Forum

June 26 - July 9

$1,900

$1,200

Public Forum + Extemp

June 26 - July 16

$2,500

$1,900

Congressional Debate

July 2 - July 9

$1,200

$800

Congressional Debate + Extemp

July 2 - July 16

$1,900

$1,200

Extemp

July 9 - July 16

$1,200

$800

World Schools Debate

July 5 - July 16

$1,600

$900

Public Speaking – Original Oratory and Informative Speaking

July 2 - July 9

$1,200

$900

Oral Interpretation

July 9 - July 16

$1,200

$900

Middle School - Lincoln-Douglas

July 6 - July 16

$1,700

$1,100

Middle School - Public Forum

July 6 - July 16

$1,700

$1,100

Middle School - Intro

July 11 - July 16

$800

$500


Enroll Now!

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MGCDI enrollment is open! Follow the link above to reserve your spot in our 2022 summer program. The final deadline for all registration is June 10, 2022.