Boot Camps

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

Emerge will be offering a virtual regional boot camp 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 by Emerge and our affiliates 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!

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 on 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 held over Zoom.

The Southeast Regional Boot Camp will be held on August 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 15.

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

The application deadline is July 2 and the selection notification date is July 19.

For more information about attending the boot camp, please email Melissa at