Iowa Session

July 22-August 5, 2018
Simpson College

Residential - $2,400
Commuter - $1,600



Students will take advantage of classroom spaces and lecture halls in the McNeill, Carver, and Kent buildings on campus. All spaces for the curriculum are located centrally on campus. A small student to staff ratio enables us to break into small groups to maximize individual attention.


Students reside in the Barker Residence Hall at Simpson College. The dorm rooms have double beds with dressers, desks, and a closet (bring hangers if you would like to hang clothes). Each hallway has a common bathroom, which has private stalls and showers. Rooms come with a linen package that includes: a pillow, pillowcase, sheets, towel, washcloth, and blanket. The entire dorm facility is air-conditioned. The dorm room is secured 24 hours a day. The dorm has full time residential life staff who are dedicated to the supervision, health, and wellness of the students in the program. Additional faculty are assigned supervision during meal times and after the curriculum has completed for the day.


Meals are provided daily in Pfeiffer Dining Hall, which is adjacent to the residence hall. Resident students get three meals a day and commuter students get lunch and dinner. The Simpson Dining Services provide a variety of options that are gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian. Additional dietary restrictions can be accommodated as well. Students can walk a short distance to get to other dining options. Students who wish to eat off campus must sign out.

EXL Sample Daily Schedule

9:00 - 9:30    Warm Up, Last Night in the News Discussion
9:30 - 11:30   Topic Based Instruction (includes simulation games, discussion activities, and interactive lectures)
11:30 - 1:00   Lunch break
1:00 -  2:00    Research and filing
2:00 -  3:30    Skill drills
3:30 - 5:00     Practice speech 1
5:00 - 6:30     Dinner break
6:30 - 8:00     Practice speech 2
8:00 - 9:00     Additional practice speech, topic lecture, or skill drills by student request

financial assistance information

Students who wish to apply for financial assistance must submit the following postmarked by March 15, 2018 and mailed (no email requests) to Summit Debate, 6511 Nova Dr. #279, Davie, FL 33317:

  • Letter requesting assistance
  • Letter of recommendation from coach, teacher, adviser or principal (submitted in a signed envelope with the package)
  • Document(s) that can demonstrate financial need (front page of tax return, pay stub, etc)
  • Student’s competitive resume (include all speech and debate events)

Financial Assistance is need based and award amounts range from 20-75% of the tuition cost. Students who apply after March 15th, 2018 will be evaluated on an individual basis should expect award amounts in the maximum range of 30%. Payment plans are possible for all students who make prior arrangements. No refunds after May 1, 2018. All applications require a $400.00 non-refundable deposit to hold a spot at our camps.