Mean Green Comet Debate Institute

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The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas are excited to announce the inaugural year of the Mean Green Comet Debate Institute. 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 combines outstanding staff, exceptional facilities and competitive tuition, to provide the best debate camp experience anywhere in Texas.

Why attend the 2018 Mean Green Comet Debate Institute?

Exceptional Staff - Over the last 16 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 - No other debate institute offers more for the price. Our sessions range from $800.00 - $2200.00, 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.

Financial Aid - The Mean Green Comet Debate Institute provides need-based financial assistance to students interested in attending the Institute. Over $25,000 of need-based financial assistance was awarded to students for the 2017 institute.

Scholarships – The Jerrell Braden Memorial Scholarship is a full ride scholarship available for a student who is interested in attending the 3 week Scholars policy debate camp. In 2017 there were 3 recipients; Cheyenne Clopton, Sophie Rahman, and Alejandra Trillo.

Dates

Dates for the 2018 Mean Green Comet Debate Institute are June 24 - July 22, 2018. The 2018 MGCDI is offering instruction in Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum, Congressional Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Mock Trial. We’re also offering a curriculum designed for Middle School students in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum, and Individual Events. See below for specific session dates and pricing.


Programs, Sessions & Pricing

Policy Debate

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
10 Day June 24 – July 3 $1600 $1000
3 week Scholars June 24 – July 14 $2200 $1600

Lincoln-Douglas

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
2 week July 1 – July 14 $1700 $1200

Public Forum

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
10 Day July 1 – July 10 $1500 $900
Public Forum & Extemp July 10 - July 15 $2000 $1200

Congressional Debate

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
10 Day July 1 – July 10 $1500 $900
Congress & Extemp July 1 – July 14 $2000 $1200

Extemporaneous Speaking

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
5 Day July 10 – July 14 $600 $400

Middle School

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
Lincoln-Douglas Scholars July 8 – July 17 $1600 $1000
Lincoln Douglas Intermediate July 8 – July 17 $1600 $1000
Public Forum July 8 – July 17 $1600 $1000
Middle School Intro July 17 – July 22 $1000 $800

Mock Trial

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
10 Day July 8 – July 17 $1300 $900

Coaches Camp1

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
1 week June 24 – July 1 $650 $325
  1. Coaches Camp tuition waived with enrollment of 4 students from the participating coach's program.
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