What is SUMMA?

At its core, SUMMA Student Theological Debate Society is a debate camp for high school students, but it is so much more than that. It is a camp of study, of laughter, of faith, and of fun! SUMMA was founded on two premises. The first is that debating leads to clearer thinking. The second is that clearer thinking can open pathways deeper into Christian faith, and hope, and love. So becoming a good debater is not the final goal in SUMMA, as useful as that is. Nor is becoming a more reasonable and careful thinker our final goal, as important as that is. In SUMMA, we strive toward deeper understanding of the Christian faith by probing and debating questions with skill and intellectual distinction: In SUMMA, that’s the prize.