Young people and coaches who go through our program always have positive things to say. After each event, we gather the testimonials and list them here. Click through the years of camps to see what debaters have said about how great the training atmosphere of Training Minds is!

Debate Camp 2018

Team-policy and Lincoln-Douglas debaters gathered in Monument, Colorado, for four days of intense debate training. They’re ready for Season 19!

Training Minds Camp 2017

Future competitors in NSDA, NCFCA and Stoa leagues assembled at the beautiful Ponderosa Camp & Conference Center in Colorado to “train the mind for action” in academic debate. The consensus: our program “exceeded expectations.” Check out the feedback (especially the last one!)…and the pictures shout out, “Come to Training Minds Camp in 2018!!!” The Training […]

Texas Camp 2014

“Training Minds Camp gave me the opportunity to begin a familiarity with what this year could look like according to the resolution. I am now able to “recognize” my case options and am excited to “observe” what ideas people will come up with for cases for electronic surveillance year!” –Austin Pistor, Texas

For Action Conference 2014

“For Action was a convergence of ideas, new and old, anchored in Christ, yet void of religion. These ideas and experiences were delivered to the next and former generations with respect and candor. Each member of our team from Texas was challenged with timeless truths and new, innovative ideas. We feel we have been given permission to think “outside the box” while building on solid ground for those who follow.” –Debi Chapman, Texas

Oklahoma 2013 Camp

“Camp was great! From start to finish Coach Travis had an energetic feel about him that just made you want to learn and kept you focused. So much was covered in that short time, but he made sure everyone was on the same page and not confused before moving onto the next category. I obtained an unbelievable amount of knowledge! All-in-all, Coaches Travis and Jeub were awesome, and Training Minds’ camp was a huge success!” –Hunter Robinson

Training Minds Camp at Point Loma University

“This Training Minds Camp helped me understand how to debate even better, and how to think outside of the box. Go. To. This. Camp!” –Miliano Mikol, Texas

Advanced Lincoln-Douglas Camp

“This camp took advanced further than ever before. It went much deeper then the advanced course of previous debate camps. The end result was a camp like no other!” –Will Martin, Colorado

Regent University Training Minds Camp

“I learned a lot about critical thinking and analysis in both debate and speech categories. I feel better prepared for the coming debate season after attending Training Minds’ speech and debate camp.” –Ryan Matlock, Indiana


“One thing I really enjoyed about NITC was the class discussion. Every region has its unique style of debating. I found it enjoyable and valuable to learn arguments, techniques, strategies etc. from out of region competitors. Having this knowledge prior to entering Nationals can be invaluable. Thanks for a great week!” –Myles McLean, Illinois


“Going into NITOC 2013, I was definitely nervous for the challenge ahead of me. But then I learned of NITC—the amazing coaching, feedback, and debate drills (including the wonderful atmosphere of it all) made me feel completely ready and equipped! Everyone at Training Minds is so nice and welcoming, and I can’t wait to come back next year.” –Taryn Murphy, California

Monumentum Debate Tournament

“The Monumentum tournament is a great way to get the debate season started. My students all benefited from being able to try out their cases and practice their debating early in the year.” –Matthew Erickson, Coach

Orlando Debate Camp 2012

“Awesome week! In the novice class I learned so much! Can’t wait to go back next year as an advanced student. The coaches were perfect for the material covered, they each had a unique personality that complemented their skills. Beautiful facility, and awesome fellow campers. Can’t wait for next fall!” –Brent Vastbinder, Florida

Colorado Speech & Debate Camp 2012

“We had a great time and made lots of wonderful new friends. I love the idea of getting ready for tournament season so far in advance. Thanks so much for having the camp! Camp provides a great atmosphere for different leagues to be around each other, and for competitors to get to know one another in a more laid back atmosphere.” –Reesey Rea, Colorado

NITC 2012

“One of the most fruitful times I’ve had at NITC was getting to know the fellow competitors to be able to interact with them helped just as much as the very knowledgeable coaches. I believe that this camp prepared me to meet and surpass my goals. Not only do you learn to be a better communicator, but you get a head start on the rest of the individuals competing at NITOC to hone your skills right before the tournament.” –Luke Hiura, California

Estes Park 2011

“I had a great experience with Training Minds Camp. All the coaches helped me so much. I loved it, and I hope to come again.” –Grant Garcia, California

NITC in San Diego

“NITC. Awesome. Recommended for all debaters.” –Joshua Tey, California

Florida Debate Camp – Lake Swan, Fla.

“Debate Camp more than surpassed my expectations. I came in feeling overwhelmed about debate and went away feeling ready to help my children succeed. The coaches were wonderful and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this to anyone who is thinking about debating.” –Jessica Aboujaoude, Florida

California Lincoln-Douglas Camp

“TMM’s Debate camp is the best source of intensive, concentrated debate theory I have experienced. It always opens up new ideas, refreshes my outlook on debate and takes the resolution to a whole new level of depth.” –Patrick Ortiz, California

Colorado Camp 2010

“Training Minds Ministry Camp has effectively equipped me to transition from Team Policy into Lincoln Douglas debate. If you’re considering switching from one type of debate to another, Training Minds can help you learn the differences between them, and excel in your new form. I now feel confident in my ability to understand and put in to practice what was taught by their excellent teachers, and I am excited to do my best to succeed in this new season.” –Matthew Mittelberg, Colorado

NITC – Virginia Beach (NCFCA)

“NITC gave me the information that I was looking for. Going through applications and drills really increased my confidence and mad me feel more prepared to field whatever was thrown at me. The coaching during NITC and Nationals was so helpful- i.e. Travis showed me a new way to look at and execute rebuttals and I didn’t give a single rebuttal throughout Nationals that went without compliment! I may not have broken, but attending NITC made me comfortable and confident in my performance.” –Rachel Seay, Colorado