Boot Camp

Boot Camps

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

Emerge Pennsylvania is hosting an Active Candidate Boot Camp Training in January 2020 for Democratic women running in the 2020 election cycle.  The Boot Camps have been developed by Emerge and our affiliates to give Democratic women the skills they need to turbocharge their campaigns. Women who are running in 2020 can apply for our Boot Camp, which is a condensed version of our 6-month long “Signature” training program. Attendees who complete the boot camp will be considered Emerge boot camp alumnae and have access to our Emerge PA network!

Top political strategists and trainers will teach attendees critical elements of campaigning, including:

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

Click here to apply to the 2020 Emerge PA Boot Camp!

Dates and Times:

Friday, January 10th, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
Saturday, January 11th, 9:00 AM-6:30 PM
Sunday, January 12th, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM



Tuition for the 2019 Bootcamp is $350, and includes all materials, connections to high-level political consultants and trainers and meals. Tuition may be paid by personal or campaign committee accounts. Due to campaign finance regulations, Emerge Pennsylvania cannot provide scholarships to Boot Camp 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 Pennsylvania Boot Camp 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.

Still have more questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

For more information about attending the next Emerge Pennsylvania Boot Camp, please email