Camp Sessions

San Jose Debate Intensive, 2018

Location: San Jose State University
Dates: Core Session: June 24 – July 15
Supplemental Session: July 15 – July 29

The 2018 San Jose Debate Intensive will be held at San Jose State University (SJSU), located in downtown San Jose in the scenic San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. SJSU is ranked the #6 public school in the U.S. and is the oldest public university on the West Coast. Residential students will be living in SJSU’s beautiful, newly-constructed Campus Village 2 dorms.

Tuition covers meals in SJSU’s new Student Union, featuring a variety of meal options, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Students also have access to the Village Market, an express store where students can purchase groceries and other convenience items after dining hall hours.

Residential students have access to 3 meals per day and overnight accommodations. Commuter students have access to 2 meals per day.

We offer need-based scholarships to students who require financial assistance in order to attend camp.  Our financial aid application is available here.

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SJDI Five-Week Intensive (Best Value)

Dates: Sunday, June 24 – Sunday, July 29

$200 Early Sign-Up Discount Available Until Feb. 1!

Tuition: $6,350 Resident / $5,800 Commuter ($6,150 / $5,600 with discount)

Five weeks of intensive debate instruction. This program combines our comprehensive, three-week core curriculum with two additional weeks focusing on one area of debate. 

SJDI Core Session

Dates: Sunday, June 24 – Sunday, July 15

$200 Early Sign-Up Discount Available Until Feb. 1!

Tuition: $3,950 Resident / $3,500 Commuter ($3,750 / $3,300 with discount)

SJDI’s classic three-week flagship intensive. This program offers a thorough, comprehensive curriculum for students of all levels. 

SJDI Focus Session

Dates: Sunday, July 15 – Sunday, July 29

$200 Early Sign-Up Discount Available Until Feb. 1!

Tuition: $2,800 Resident / $2,500 Commuter ($2,600 / $2,300 with discount)

Two additional weeks of instruction where students can focus on an area of debate they want to work on. During these weeks, students can specialize in Theory, Critiques, Policy, Philosophy, or Technical Skills. 

Read more about the three different programs and our curriculum here.

Transportation and Logistics:

Transportation between campus and Mineta San Jose Airport (SJC) on June 24, July 15, and July 29 is provided; students flying to and from other airports must arrange for their own transportation.

Core Session: Students should arrive on SJSU’s campus between 9 AM and 4 PM on Sunday, June 24 and leave camp by 6 PM on Sunday, July 15 (unless they are also attending the Supplemental Session).

Supplemental Session: Students should arrive on SJSU’s campus between 9 AM and 4 PM on Sunday, July 15 and leave camp by 6 PM on Sunday, July 29.

Linens are not provided.

Additional information is available on our FAQs page here.