Speech & Debate Summer Think Tank 


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Over the last 35 years, we have curated some of the top summer speech & debate programs, hosting tens of thousands of students. Now, we are elevating the experience with the introduction of our Speech and Debate Summer Think Tank held at Stanford University. 

No compromise on quality – only the best coaches, recent competitors as junior staff, and top current competitors as scholars. Excellence is non-negotiable in our safe, stimulating, one-of- a-kind summer program. Limited enrollment ensures top-tier staff, accessible to all attendees.

Join us for an exceptional experience on a great campus!                               

Choose from the following six programs: 

Public Forum Debate

  • Rising 9th - 12th Graders
  • Varsity Public Forum
  • Novice Public Forum
  • Swing Lab 

    Varsity Speech 

  • Rising 9th - 12th Graders
  • Varsity Interp
  • Varsity Platform Speaking
  • Varsity Limited Prep

    Novice Speechrs

  • Rising 9th - 12th Graders
  • Novice Interp
  • Novice Platfrom Speaking
  • Novice Limited Prep

    Coaches Clinic

  • One and Two Week Options
  • Novice and Intermediate Divisions
  • Speech and Debate Coaching
  • Hall of Fame Coach Mikendra McCoy 

    Middle School Speech/Debate

  • Open to Rising 6th to 8th Graders
  • Online, Day & Overnight camp options 
  • Beginning Public Speaking
  • Beginning Debate 

    Elementary Speech/Debate

  • Open to Rising 4th to 5th Graders
  • Online, Day & Overnight camp options
  • Beginning Public Speaking
  • Beginning Debate


    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Matthew Fraser served as Director of the Stanford Debate Program for nearly 25 years.  During his extensive coaching career, he coached students to the final rounds and championships of some of the nation's top tournaments. His unwavering commitment to excellence and laser-like commitment to bringing together some of the nation's top minds in competitive speech and debate make the Summer Think Tank the place to send your budding speaker this summer. 

    COMPETITIVE SPEECH: Leading our competitive speech division are the legendary duo of Rosie and Louis - with over 50 years of combined experience in competitive
    speech. They've led students to numerous national championships and have a track record of success on- and beyond- the final stage. 

    PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE: Leading our Public Forum division is Gabe Rusk whose students have finaled at tournaments like UC Berkeley, UNLV, NDCA, ASU, Glenbrooks, Stanford, Georgetown, UK Season Opener, the TOC and more. In 2024 one of his individual teams had the highest TOC Gold Bid count, 8, by the end of the season. Gabe also sits on the NSDA Public Forum Selection Committee. 

    COACHES' INSTITUTE: California High School Speech Association President and Hall of Fame Coach Mikendra McCoy will be leading our Coaches' Institute.  With decades of coaching and leadership experience, she will be able to show new and intermediate coaches how to seamlessly navigate the ins and outs of competitive speech and debate.  In addition, coaches' will be able to observe and learn from the national caliber coaches' leading our other speech/debate divisions. 

    Please contact us if you would like guidance about the most appropriate speech and debate programs for you and your family!