Ethos Tulsa:


What’s happening in Tulsa?

This summer, Ethos is kickstarting STOA Lincoln Douglas as well as NCFCA Team Policy in Tulsa. We’re working with both experienced and novice debaters. It doesn’t matter if you’re a lingual maestro or know nothing: there’s something for everybody! Here’s what you need to know:


July 24th-26th


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


We’ll be working with Team Policy and Lincoln Douglas debaters of all experience levels. Whether novice or national-class, Ethos will work with you. We’ll be focusing on examples from both the STOA LD and NCFCA TP resolutions.


Emily Rose:

Emily weaves the classical threads of ancient philosophy into all of her coaching. Her focus is never the “tricks of debate”, but rather the “why debate”, followed by “how to debate”. Her philosophy holds that technique is secondary to logic and “the deeper why”. Students use technique as a shortcut to success, but Emily recognizes that success is a longer road with a deeper foundation. She will coach your thinking before your counterplan theory. Although she’ll be ecstatic to coach your counterplan theory too.


  • 2015 Regional Extemp Champion
  • 2015 NCFCA Nationals 2nd Place Team Policy Speaker
  • Emily’s students this year:
    • Second-year team went from never advancing to qualifying to NITOC
      Second-year LDer qualified to NCFCA Nationals and received second at a National Open
      Third-year TP students went from barely advancing to second in their region
      Third-year debater won multiple tournaments and qualified to NITOC
      Novice LD debater became second in her region
      Started and coached novice LD club from no debate knowledge to finals in their region

Drew Magness:

Dr. Stephen Covey’s 5th habit of highly effective people is, “Seek to understand and then to be understood.” That should be the core principle behind every speech you deliver and argument you create. Drew emphasizes empathy in his coaching. Empathize with your audience. Empathize with your opponent. Empathize with your partner. Empathize with the philosopher you’re quoting. When Drew works with students, he works to achieve depth in understanding which leads to greater empathy. Persuasion is the movement of an audience. Once you’ve empathized with your audience, they’re much more likely to move.


  • 2016-2017: Ranked 6th in the nation overall
  • 2016-2017: Ranked 6th in the nation in LD Debate
  • 2016-2017: Ranked 3rd nationally in Original Oratory
  • Appeared on 5 debate finals stages in the 2016-2017 season
  • Holds 25 first place titles in speech and debate
  • Placed in the top 3 on 50 separate occasions

Camp Location:

Rivergate Church, 1439 E 71st St, Tulsa, OK 74136


BYOL. Go ahead and pack a sack lunch or gather some friends and order pizza!


Why would I come to Tulsa?

We believe that excellence doesn’t come through shortcuts and winning the talent lottery. Rather, excellence is fostered and grown through constant effort and discipline. If you’re interested in obtaining the tools necessary to foster excellence, then come on down.


How do I sign up?

Pricing and Registration:

We are charging $15 extra per student this camp to cover the facility fee for our gracious hosts. Student pricing is $215 per ticket. However, we offer a plethora of discounts:

Sibling: $20 off for every subsequent sibling. Just select the sibling option below and click whichever option is best for you.

Social Media: $15 off if you post a link to the camp page with a quick advertisement on Facebook and/or Instagram. Send us an email with a screenshot to verify.

Email: $15 for sending an email to 5+ people advertising our camps (cc: on the email so we can verify)

Referral: $45 off if someone signs up and mentions that you referred them. If you’ve already signed up before you refer people, we will discount the money. We limit to one referral so you don’t twist the system and make us owe YOU money 😉

On all these discounts excluding sibling, pay full price below and then email with a list of discounts so we can verify them and refund you the amount.


Camp Ticket
Student name(s)/Contact Email
Did someone refer you?

Boring Details:


Ethos will refund 75% of the registration fee if a student cancels prior to July 1st. After that, there are no refunds. If there’s a serious emergency, we will flex as much as possible.


Partial and occasionally full scholarships are available for those in true need. Please email to explain your need.


Parents and coaches always attend Ethos camps at no charge. If there is interest, we will have a parent-focused breakout session. Dozens of parents have learned to debate at Ethos camps.

Age Eligibility:

13-18 years old. For an exception, email

See you there!