New Jersey – Liebenzell Mission of USA Guest House!

Ethos is coming to the woods of New Jersey August 13th-15th! Here’s what you need to know:

The Deets

Where is it?

 Liebenzell Mission of USA Retreat Center, 13 Heath Ln, Schooleys Mountain, NJ 07870

When is it?

August 13th-15th. 9-5 each day.

How much is it?

$189 per student before May 31st. $199 after May 31st.

What formats will you be coaching?

LD and TP.

What experience level is this camp intended for?

Everyone! We’ll have three coaches there, so we’ll be able to split up novices, intermediate, and advanced. If you’ve never done a debate round before, you should come. If you won nationals last year, you should still come! Everyone has more to learn.

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 NCFCA at this camp, we’ll be using cases and examples from the NCFCA resolutions as well as having some breakout sessions to discuss the new resolutions. If enough people are interested, we’ll have breakout sessions for other resolutions.

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?

There’s a family discount that takes 20% off of your order. It’s only applicable for families purchasing multiple tickets together. Upon checkout, when asked for a discount code, use the code 2018family.

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

Will you be providing meals or housing?

The retreat center offers on-site room/board/meals (2 nights and 7 meals) for $120 for anyone over the age of 12 and $95 for anyone between the ages of 3 and 11.  Please send a check with names and ages to Angela Liu: 58 Amagansett Drive, Morganville, NJ 07751. Please email Angela Liu at for questions. If you choose to stay outside of the retreat center, a $10/day commuter fee applies. A check with this fee should be mailed to Angela Liu. Commuters are welcome to bring food or order onsite meals through pre-order.

Your Coaches:

Chris Ostertag

Chris Ostertag

Head Coach

Joel Erickson

Joel Erickson

Assistant Coach