Boot Camps

Designed especially for women who want to run this election cycle.

Emerge and our affiliates will be hosting a boot camp this summer for Democratic women running in the 2021-2022 election cycle.

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

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.


Our virtual regional Southeast Boot Camp will be held on the following dates: August 7, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15.

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

Application deadlines and selection notification dates are July 2, and July 19, respectively.

If you have any questions, please email for more information.