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Contact us at jim@climbthemountain.us

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Climb Speech and Debate Camp Online
Fees and Dates of Programs


  • One week: $499

  • Two weeks: $949

  • Scholarships based on need available.

  • Details below.

Dates of Programs

  • All Programs Monday-Friday, 10am to 5:30pm

  • July 13-17: Debate Programs

  • July 20-24: Debate and Speaking Programs

  • See Details below.


  • Fees include all instruction, speeches and/or debates with feedback, t-shirt, water bottle, awards, and electronic materials for your events.


*We encourage and gladly accept additional contribution from families with higher income to help pay for students who can’t afford the camp. In turn, you help your camper participate in an inclusive group of students, have a tax deduction, and know you are helping a student participate in learning for a better future.

Dates of Programs, Details

  • July 13-17: Debate HS LD, HS and MS Public Forum, MS 3 on 3 Parli

  • July 20-24: Debate HS LD, HS and MS Public Forum, MS 3 on 3 Parli

  • July 20-24: HS and MS Congress & Speaking, HS and MS Speaking Events

LD Debate: One on one debate on value topics (e.g. civil disobedience is justified. For high schoolers and experienced middle schoolers.

Public Forum Debate: Two on two debate on current event issues (e.g. "The United States should provide basic income instead of means tested welfare programs"). For middle schoolers and high schoolers.

MS 3 on 3 Parli Debate: Three on three debate on a variety of middle school friendly current event topics (e.g. "The penny should be ended" and "Middle schoolers should not be allowed to have smart phones"). For middle schoolers.

Congress and Speaking: Students debate congressional bills (e.g. a bill to raise the minimum wage).  Students also engage in speaking on current events. For high schoolers and middle schoolers.

Speaking Events: Students engage in speeches on current events, important persuasive and informative topics, and performance of literature such as plays. For high schoolers and middle schoolers.

Not sure what program is best for your student? Email Jim Hanson and ask at jim@climbthemountain.us 


Individuals needing special assistance (ADA, allergies, etc.) should notify us.