Lincoln Douglas Debate Camp — August 2-4, 2021


Lincoln Douglas Debate examines competing value systems to answer big questions. The purpose of Lincoln Douglas is to instill in Christian homeschool students the skills of presentation, critical thinking, research, and value analysis. An LD Debate round consists of a one-on-one debate, the Affirmative competitor versus the Negative competitor, and centers on a value topic based on the current Stoa LD resolution.

The 2021-2022 Stoa Lincoln Douglas Debate Resolution:

Resolved: In the field of biomedical engineering, restraint ought to be prioritized over scientific advancement.

Please join us for competitive Lincoln Douglas Debate instruction for ages 12–18. Brand new to LD Debate? We offer training for both novice and advanced debaters.

Topics Planned for Each Day:

Day 1: Monday, August 2nd — Separate novice and advanced debater teaching sessions as well as a large group session on the basics of biomedical engineering.

New to LD Debate? The focus for Day 1 will be teaching the mechanics of LD debate to those who have no experience. We will also cover speaker responsibilities, introduction to cross-examination and documenting a debate round (we call this flowing).

We will provide separate training for those just beginning their LD journey and for those looking to up their LD game! We will present advanced case strategies/structure, CX strategy, proper and powerful use of evidence, and an interactive Q&A session.

Day 2: Tuesday, August 3rd — New Stoa Resolution Topic Immersion

The focus for Day 2 will be on the new Stoa LD resolution for 2021-2022.

Day 3: Wednesday, August 4th

Novice and advanced practice rounds. Everyone will get to practice at camp!

Camp Instructors:

Please see Debate Instructors to learn about our coaches! We look forward to seeing you at camp!