Ethos Virginia Beach:


What’s happening in Virginia Beach?

This summer, Ethos is kickstarting both NCFCA and STOA Team Policy in Virginia Beach. We’re also offering an extemp workshop! We’re working with both experienced and novice debaters. Ethos is also excited to announce that Gregory Rehmke, world-renowed economist and speaker, will attend to provide resolution-specific economics workshops and free pizza. 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:


August 15th-18th


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


We’ll be working with STOA/NCFCA Team Policy debaters of all experience levels, and novice NCFCA Lincoln Douglas debaters. We are also teaching parli for new or experienced students! Whether novice or national-class, Ethos will work with you. We’ll be focusing on examples from both the STOA and NCFCA TP/LD resolutions. Plus, our nationally-ranked extemp coaches will offer extemp workshops throughout the camp.


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

Jared Neikirk:

You can learn to persuade people and win lots of awards, but without a firm foundation of truth, all of that is meaningless. Persuasion is a powerful tool that can be used for good or evil. The habits you create in debate will stick with you, which is why Jared thinks it’s so important to cultivate good intellectual habits now to take with you throughout your life. He believes that academic debate is not an end in itself, but a means for gaining real-world skills and becoming a lifelong learner. In an age full of soundbites and 3-minute video clips, he hopes to get you past surface-level mediocrity and plunge you to excellence found at depth. Only when you research well and think deeply can you find the truth. And only when you find the truth should you use the powerful responsibility of persuasion to move an audience.


2014 – NCFCA Region VIII TP Champion

2014 – Qualified to NCFCA Nationals in LD, TP, Extemp, and Apologetics


5424 Parliament Drive in Virginia Beach, VA (23462).


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

 Why would I come to Virginia Beach?

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:

Student pricing is $199 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)/Parent Email
Did someone refer you?

Boring Details:


Ethos will refund 75% of the registration fee if a student cancels prior to July 20th. 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!