The Dragon Debate Institute
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The Dragon Debate Institute offers three unique day-programs crafted exclusively for Bishop O’Dowd debaters. The Dragon Incubator is an intensive, 6-day program for incoming freshmen. The Dragon Accelerator is a 9-day program designed for current novice O’Dowd Debaters looking to take the leap from novice to varsity. And The Rust Buster, a legendary program in the making, is the 9-day debate boot camp built for our returning varsity debaters. All programs are located at Mills College in Oakland and the instructional day will be from 9AM - 5PM.


Dragon Incubator
July 21-July 26, 2019

Dragon Accelerator
July 27-August 4, 2019

Dragon Rust Buster
July 27-August 4, 2019


$630 — Dragon Incubator
$925 — Dragon Accelerator
$925 — Dragon Rust Buster

There is a 10% discount on tuition if you register by May1, 2019.

“Going to the Dragon Debate Institute gave me the strong foundation that I needed to start my debate career at O'Dowd. My camp experience made me feel extremely confident and prepared going into my first rounds as a debater, which translated into success. I was extremely fortunate to have such an engaging and informative experience before starting my freshman year, and I would strongly recommend the Dragon Debate Institute to any student looking to get a head start in debate.”

— Connor Whitehill, ‘20, Co-Captain of O’Dowd Debate


World-class Coaches: Moss, Rivera, Saulet