Laurel Pack

2020 Alumnus

The Samford Online debate camp exceeded all my expectations. Following the camp, I saw an immediate change in myself in terms of the quality of debate. The camp is wonderful at helping students flesh out arguments in case, learn the jargon of debate, and appear confident and assertive. I most certainly owe a lot of what I know to the brilliant minds behind the Samford Debate Institute.

Celeste Charleston

Samford Institute 2018 Parent

My son attended the Samford Debate Institute for 2 weeks this summer. We spent 4 hours in the car on the way home and he would not stop talking about how much he had learned, all of the friends he made, and how wonderful the staff/coaches/instructors were. Thank you for an amazing 2 weeks, and we will see you next summer! 

Daisy Garcia

2017 Alumnus

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for giving me and my sister the best time at camp and also for helping me so much. The camp was such an amazing experience and I will definitely never forget it, both you and Niki will forever be the best and most helpful people I've ever met.

Shree Asware

Coach of North Broward Prep

Samford is a great institute for middle school and young high school students to learn the fundamentals and make the next step to varsity debate. My 6th grade students attended and came back with excellent flowing skills, confidence as public speakers, and a strong grasp of the basics of argument. The staff is superb and I am excited to send students back to the program.

Judge J. Lane Bearden

Calhoun High School Debate Coach

All of our top policy debaters started off with Samford's Summer Debate Institute. Top coaching at bargain prices, at a beautiful and safe campus.

Emily Nelson

Samford Institute 2017 Parent

Atticus and Silas Nelson are the 'Cinderella' team who won the 2017 National Catholic Forensic League Grand Championship in Public Forum Debate! Thank you for the part that your debate camp and your tournament have played in developing Nelson & Nelson to the point that they could compete and win at the national level.

Jamie Davenport

Samford Institute 2014 Alumni

I've been to two tournaments so far this year and I'm general debate captain for my team and I attribute a good bit of my success with that to the camp. I think it was so extremely helpful in that now I can teach my LDers the actual proper way to do things. Plus I actually qualified for varsity state at my first tournament of the year, which was great. All in all, I'm really glad that I decided to spend two weeks of my break in Alabama with you guys.

Victoria Susberry

Samford Institute 2014 Alumni

Hey! We got second best after the preliminary rounds. We advanced to quarters and then semis and ended in third place after the two finalist. Thank you! I owe it all to Samford!