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Richmond Debate Institute

Richmond Debate Institute

Learn to speak with conviction and civility. Introduce your child to speech and debate. Since 2018, RDI has hosted summer camps held at VCU. Our 1-week camp inspires students to participate in debates relating to technology, history, science and international relations.

  • Open to all middle school and high school students (6th to 12th graders, ages 10+)
  • Discuss topics such as technology, history, science, and international relations while participating in games, lessons, and mock debates.
  • Day Camp: 1-week camp, Monday (July 31st, 2023) to Friday (August 4th, 2023), 9AM to 5PM. Complete lunch and snacks included. Tuition: $375
  • Overnight “Scholars” Camp: Spend 7-nights as a VCU student! For high school students who want to have a college experience, come stay with us in VCU dorms and experience our overnight “Scholars” camp! Our 7-day camp (Sunday, July 30th to Sunday, August 6th) will immerse students into our community of engaged students and dedicated instructors and RAs. Tuition: $1,250 inclusive of room, board, and meal plan.
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