Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Ethos is coming to Siloam Springs on August 13th-15th! Here’s what you need to know:

The Deets

Where is it?

Siloam Springs Bible Church, 2307 HWY 412 West, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, 72761

When is it?

August 13th-15th. 9-4 each day.

How much is it?

$100 per student.

What formats will you be coaching?

LD only . The camp will be focused on LD tactics. However, the speech techniques and strategies that we learn will be widely applicable to all speech and debate formats.

What experience level is this camp intended for?

We’re catering this to novice and intermediate students. If you’re just starting or have done this for a few years this camp is for you. This camp isn’t for debaters who consistently place in the top 5 at tournaments. If you don’t fit in that demographic, then this camp is for you!

What league will you be coaching?

We’ll be coaching debate. Regardless of what league you compete in, this camp will work for you. However, since our audience is mostly from Stoa at this camp, we’ll be using cases and examples from the Stoa resolution as well as having some breakout sessions to discuss the new resolution.

How old do I have to be before I can attend?

We recommend attendees be above the age of thirteen. See this video for an explanation of why. However, this is more of a guideline than a rule. Email us at if you’re interested in an exception.

Are there any discounts or scholarships?

 Partial and occasionally full scholarships are available for those in true need. Please contact Drew Magness at explaining your needs.

Is there a registration cap?

There are only 15 spots available. After the 15 spots are taken, the camp will be operating at capacity and accept no more students.

Will you be providing meals?

Nope! You’re on your own. Pack a lunch, order Chinese food, eat your flowpad, the choice is yours!

What about host housing?

If you are coming from out of town, please contact Trish Youmans:

Your Coach:

Drew Magness

Drew Magness

Drew Magness is finishing up his senior year of high-school by competing in 18 total speech and debate tournaments in one season, participating in NCFCA, Stoa, and NSDA with 10 speech events, TP, LD, Parli, and Moot Court.

Endlessly dedicated to the activity, there’s nothing Drew would rather be doing than competing or coaching speech and debate.

Drew believes that the greatest growth that occurs in speech and debate is in the realm of character development. Learning how to own your failures, work hard, and communicate to those who have opposing ideas are vital life skills that are mastered in speech and debate competition.


Ranked first nationally out of over 1,700 students in the 2017-2018 season on

Holds over 35 first place titles in multiple speeches and debate formats

Won multiple tournaments in Team Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, Moot Court, and Parliamentary Debate in NCFCA, Stoa, and NSDA

Placed in the top 3 over 75 times in a variety of speeches and debate formats

Ranked sixth nationally in the 2016-2017 season on

Competed in over 40 tournaments

Coached dozens of students in online personal sessions, camps, workshops, and online clubs.