1. CURRICULUM

With fewer than four students per instructor, the VBI curriculum centers on one-on-one mentorship and active learning. Often imitated but never equaled, our flexible curriculum allows students to master whatever skills and concepts they need to achieve their goals. Many students say they learn more at VBI than in a year of school.

READ MORE ABOUT THE VBI CURRICULUM. 

2. Coaches

The VBI faculty is a diverse and dedicated group of educators that care deeply about helping each debater reach their full potential. Our faculty is composed of the most accomplished debaters and coaches in the country. VBI instructors have won or coached the winners of every major national championship, in addition to dozens of other invitationals, round robins, and state tournaments. 

Check out our 2016 Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas faculty lists. 2017 will be available soon!

3. COMMUNITY

Our students describe VBI as a fun family environment in which they feel comfortable asking questions, making friends, and reaching outside their comfort zones as debaters. They leave camp with lifelong friendships and a love for debate, which leads many students to return for two, three, or four summers. 

Read what our students have to say about VBI.