This two-week session takes place from August 4th to August 17th at UCLA. It is open to Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum debaters entering grades 6 through 12 in Fall 2019 and is suitable for debaters of all experience levels, circuits, and competitive ambitions. The session focuses on the September/October resolutions announced on August 7th, so it is especially useful for debaters who want to use camp to get a head start on the competitive season.

University of california los angeles

Located right off of the famous Sunset Boulevard between Bel Air and Westwood, UCLA offers students the best of Southern California on one of the most beautiful and comfortable campuses around. US News and World Report has UCLA ranked as the #1  public college in the United States.  Business Insider says that UCLA has the 5th best college food in the country. At UCLA student have a chance to learn while staying at one of the country’s best colleges.


Students and staff will stay in Sunset Village.  Nearly all students will share a room with one or two other campers. Roommate request forms will be sent out in the spring after students have registered. 

VBI tuition covers lunch and dinner for students in UCLA's dining halls. Last year, we used Covel Commons dining facility. A complimentary continental-style breakfast will be available to students each morning at the VBI concessions stand.

VBI staff and students pose outside of dorms at UCLA in 2017

VBI staff and students pose outside of dorms at UCLA in 2017


Students arriving by plane should plan to land no later than 3 PM on August 4th and students arriving by car must be on campus by 4 PM. Students may arrive beginning at 7 AM. We recommend trying to arrive as early as possible. All students must be off campus by 12 PM on August 17th. If you are unable to make this times work, please contact us as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. 

VBI will provide transportation by hired shuttle to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to students arriving and departing within the designated travel window (7 AM - 3PM). Students will greeted be greeted at baggage claim by staff wearing VBI t-shirts and holding signs. The airport transportation fee is $100. Students arriving outside of the travel window are responsible for providing their own travel. 

Students who attend both LA sessions will be provided transportation from LMU to UCLA, and will stay at UCLA the night of August 5th. 


Answers to frequent questions about VBI LA Session II can be found HERE.