A Commitment to Our Community

We set the bar for excellence in speech and debate programs.  Our programs are different, and that’s the way we like it. See what sets us apart and makes ISD the very best speech and debate camp in the country.

Equal Access to Top Faculty

Every lab is taught by an adult senior instructor. The junior instructors - all top former competitors - rotate so that EVERY student gets to work with them.

Individualized Attention

Our faculty get to know each student and provide fresh ideas, perspective, and coaching that helps each student grow. This is the core of the ISD experience.

Fun Activities

Our host locations are chosen for learning and for fun. Our campuses offer space for fun activities and great access to local attractions!

ISD Family

Come for camp, and you’ll join a community that will support you throughout the school year and beyond.

Health, Safety, and Security

We have a dedicated on-campus resident life staff that supervises the students' afternoon and evening activities. We also employ a full-time nurse who lives on campus is available around the clock should a need arise.

Financial Aid

We believe that an inclusive speech and debate community benefits everyone involved in it. Therefore, we set aside funds from our budget each year to help provide access to our programs for students who need financial assistance.

Camp Leadership

Adult faculty and staff provide experienced leadership and management in all areas of our camp. Junior counselors round out our team and are mentored by senior staff.

Skills Not Tricks

We’re committed to quality learning – in debate and in life. We win the right way.

Behavior Standards

We have a firm and unapologetic zero tolerance policy for substance use and other egregious behavior as outlined in our policies.

Faculty Support

We are committed to pay equity for our instructors and to professional wages that show respect.

Come join our community, and experience the # ISD difference.