California National Debate Institute

Looking to become a better speaker and debater? The CNDI is the premier summer debate camp on the West Coast, with programs for every experience level

The CNDI will be in-person in Berkeley for the summer of 2024!

5-Week Policy: June 23 – July 27, 2024

3-Week Policy: July 7 – July 27, 2024

2-Week Public Forum: June 23 – July 6, 2024

1-Week Intro to Debate (session 1): June 23 – June 28, 2024

1-Week Intro to Debate (session 2): July 1 – July 5, 2024

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Great Faculty

The California National Debate Institute is staffed by some of the most experienced and competitively successful debate coaches in the country.


Thousands cheaper than other debate camps! We’re committed to providing an exceptional debate camp experience at affordable prices.

Humane Schedule

We’ve structured our curriculum to ensure you learn a ton, without getting burnt out.

Tailored Instruction

We have programs available for every experience level, from novice to nationally competitive.


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