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Lux Debate Camp is offering an in-person camp for Summer 2022!  

Lux Debate Camp provides training in the fundamentals of debate theory and practice.  This summer, we will offer an in-person camp.

Topics covered will include:

  • Team Policy Debate (2 debate teams of 2 persons debating each other on topics of United States federal government policy);
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate (1 on 1 debate about topics involving ethical dilemmas and / or balancing competing values in law or policy);
  • Public Speaking;
  • Fundamental Principles of Logic;
  • Critical Thinking (including recognition of unstated assumptions and fallacious arguments);
  • Research Skills; and
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills.

The instructor for the camp and classes will be Glenn Ballard.  Mr. Ballard holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama; a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from Georgia State University; a Master of Science, Finance from Georgia State University; a Master of Taxation from Georgia State University; and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.  Mr. Ballard first became passionate about the need for formal training in logic when he took an introductory course in logic in college and he thought to himself, "Wow!  Logic should be a required course of study for every middle school student!"

Lux Debate Camp Online Class Shedule for Summer 2022

We will not have an online version of the camp this summer.  We plan to resume the online camp next year.


Lux Debate Camp - Summer 2022 In-Person Camps in Bell County, in the central Texas Area (about an hour north of Austin)!

We're so excited to be able to offer an in-person camp this year in the beautiful central Texas area!  This year, we will be offering two camps - one in debate and one in apologetics!

Week of Aug 1:  this in-person Debate Camp will be held Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, with an in-person, all-day tournament held on Saturday, August 6.  All debate camp students will be invited to participate in the final tournament on Aug 6.

Week of Aug 8:  this in-person Apologetics Camp will be held Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat, Aug 8 - Aug 13, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (no all-day tournament for Apologetics).


These in-person day camps will be held at a convenient location in Bell County (about an hour north of Austin).  Location information will be given upon registration.

The cost of each in-person camp is $300 per student.  Families with multiple siblings attending will receive a discount of 50% for each student after the first one.  (For example, a family with two students enrolled would pay a total cost of $450, and a family with three students enrolled would pay a total cost $600, and so on.)  Also, full tuition scholarships are available, based on a combination of demonstrated merit and verified financial need (references required).  Call or email for registration details.

Debate Camp is open to all students, ages 11-17, in homeschool, private school or public school - all students are welcome.  Debate Camp is non-partisan (various political biases are critiqued with equal fervor).  The emphasis is on critical thinking, logical argumentation and factual research.

Apologetics Camp open to all students, agest 11-17, but is targeted to Christian students, who are interested in growing in their knowledge and ability to understand, defend and promote Biblical doctrine and a Christian worldview.

For more information, email us at or call us at 408 203 7981.

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