About the Parliamentary Workshop


“My favorite thing about the camp was the multiple practice debates because they sincerely helped me. As well, I liked some of the night activities, including Cookie Night and Trivia Night.”

Camille Moeckel, Deerfield Academy, Massachusetts

“A lot of things were really great – the learning, the camaraderie, the debates themselves, the food.”

Ben Barnes, Hamden High School, Connecticut



The Parliamentary Workshop will focus on presentation, persuasion, and argumentation skills. Students will learn about a variety of debate topics, attend classes to learn important skills, participate in practice speeches, drills, and debates, and attend a tournament on the last day of the workshop.

Students will also take a field trip to the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Site, where they will participate in public debates in front of distinguished guest judges.


Dates and Cost

The Parliamentary Workshop will run from June 29 to July 12, 2019. Students should arrive on June 29 and depart on July 12.

Tuition for the Parliamentary Workshop is $2300. An early application discount of $50 is available for students who apply by April 1; there is a late fee of $50 for applying after May 1. A discount of $50 is available for paying by check. Limited financial aid is also available.


Sample Schedule

2016 Schedule



The Parliamentary Workshop will be lead by Everett Rutan, the Executive Director of the Connecticut Debate Association and the director of the Parliamentary division of the Yale Invitational and the UPenn Liberty Bell Classic.



We are currently accepting applications and have space available. Applicants by April 1 can qualify for the early application discount. There is no application fee. You should receive a response to your application within approximately two weeks.

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