Candidate Bootcamp

The application period for the 2021 Candidate Bootcamp is closed. Please check back for updates to apply for the 2022 Candidate Bootcamp.

Designed especially for women who want to run during their election cycle.

Emerge and our affiliates are hosting bootcamps for Democratic women running in the 2021 election cycle.

The bootcamps 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 and structure

Developing campaign plan and strategy

Messaging and Media Relations

Social Media

Endorsements and Power Brokers


Field Campaigns

Public Speaking

And much more!

Attendees who complete the bootcamp will be considered Emerge bootcamp alumna 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 bootcamp participants.

To apply for the 2022 Candidate Bootcamp, please see below for dates and application information:

Dates and Time:
2022 TBD


Applications will reopen in 2022.


Tuition for the 2021 Candidate Bootcamp is $750, and includes all materials, connections to high-level political consultants and trainers. Tuition may be paid by personal or campaign committee accounts. Due to campaign finance regulations, Emerge Massachusetts cannot provide scholarships to Candidate Bootcamp participants. We do encourage all participants to fundraise to cover, or defray, the cost. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a payment plan.

Who Should Apply?

The Emerge Massachusetts Candidate Bootcamp has been developed for Democratic women who are actively campaigning. The curriculum is focused on the skills women need to jumpstart their campaigns this year. Only candidates currently running for office are eligible for the program.

If you are not already a candidate for public office, but are thinking about running in the future, we recommend applying to our six-month training program. Our next class will begin in January 2022. Applications have closed for the January 2021 cycle, but will re-open for the 2022 session in the later half of 2021.