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Camp Session I
July 14-19, 2013
Division Title
Beginning Individual Events
Advanced Individual Events
Beginning Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Intermediate Lincoln-Douglas Debate
CX Debate
Camp Session II
July 21-26, 2013
Division Title
Beginning Team CX Debate
Intermediate Team CX Debate
Advanced Team CX Debate
Beginning Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Intermediate Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Advanced Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Last year, 403 Students, Teachers, and Staff
from 106 Schools and 6 States participated. 

Of the 403 camp participants last year, 78 were Staff members.

Preregistration and dorm room assignments are on a "FIRST COME-FIRST SERVED" basis.
Some divisions of the camp close early. Dorm space is limited.

Workshop Descriptions

Camp I Workshops

Individual Events

The IE divisions offer lectures, demonstrations, and individual coaching. Advanced IE students are required to bring 2 or 3 new contest selections, cut to time and memorized. Beginning IE students are encouraged to bring contest selections, but there will be help during camp with selections. The Beginning IE Division is limited to students with one year or less of tournament experience. The IE tournament will be held Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

LD topics for camp will be announced in the Confirmation Packet.

Beginning LD : Resolved: In the United States, juveniles charged with violent felonies ought to be treated as adults in the criminal justice system.

Intermediate LD: Resolved: Claims of privacy ought to be valued above competing claims of societal welfare.

CX Debate:  The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its economic engagement towards Cuba, Mexico, or Venezuela.


Camp II Workshops

CX Policy Team Debate

The 2013-2014 NFL national topic (also used by UIL) will be the camp CX topic. The topic wording will be included in the Confirmation Packet.

Beginning CX: Little (less than one year) or no competitive debate experience. Emphasizes basic CX theory and skills. Students do not have to bring case to camp.

Intermediate CX: No less than one year of competitive debate experience. Emphasizes debate theory and practice to move beyond the novice level—a balance of instruction, hands-on argument construction and debate practice. Students do not have to bring case to camp.

Advanced CX: No less than one year of competitive debate experience. Emphasizes research, case construction, advanced negative position construction, and practice rounds. Students do not have to bring case to camp.

NOTE: Any CX debater that comes to camp as a single will be paired with another student by the coordinator in that division.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

See descriptions for Beginning LD and Intermediate LD in Camp I Workshops.

Advanced LD: Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory.

Teacher accepting an award



Trophies for the following:

  • 1st through 5th in all Individual Events
  • Trophies for Outstanding Debaters


For more information, contact:
Tony Allison, Camp Coordinator
Cameron University, Department of Communication
2800 W. Gore Blvd., Lawton, OK 73505
Office: (580) 581-2249 or (580) 357-8655
Fax: (580) 581-2562, E-mail:

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