Boot Camps

Designed specially for women who want to run for office this election cycle.

Emerge will be offering three virtual boot camps in 2021 for Democratic self-identified women running in the 2021-2022 election cycle. Please note that all 2021 Emerge trainings will be held virtually.

The boot camps have been developed to give Democratic women the skills they need to turbocharge their campaigns. Top political strategists and trainers will teach attendees critical elements of campaigning, including:

Campaign overview & structure
Developing campaign plan & strategy
Messaging and Media Relations
Social Media
Endorsements & Power Brokers
Field Campaigns
Public Speaking
And much more!

Apply here for a regional virtual boot camp!

Attendees who complete a boot camp will be considered Emerge boot camp alumnae and have access to alumnae resources, as well as continuing education opportunities for alumnae. Tuition may be paid by personal or campaign committee accounts. Due to campaign finance regulations, Emerge and its affiliates cannot provide scholarships to boot camp participants.

The trainings will be held Saturday morning, Sunday afternoon, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and then the next Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon for a total of  25+ hours of instruction. All trainings will be head over Zoom.

Applications can be found here. Applications will be competitive and participation will be capped at 35 participants for each boot camp. Tuition for these boot camps is $350.

Please check back in the future for our next round of boot camps!

Application deadlines and selection notification dates for each boot camp are as follows:

Previously held:

  • Southwest Boot Camp  (June 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 13)
  • Midwest Boot Camp (April 24, 25, 27, 29, May 1 and 2)
  • National Boot Camp (August 7, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15)

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ryanne, our training and curriculum director at