2022 Candidate Boot Camp

2022 Candidate Boot Camp
February 25-27, 2022

 

Emerge California Boot Camps give Democratic self-identifying women the skills and support they need to elevate their campaigns. Top political strategists and trainers will provide attendees with the campaign tools needed to win, including training sessions and guidance on fundraising, field strategy, communications and storytelling, all within 3 days together.


We encourage you to apply
to the 2022 Candidate Boot Camp if:

  • You will be or are a declared candidate in 2022.
  • You are a current elected official ready to take your public service to the next level.
  • You are an Emerge California alumna of our 6-month signature training program and want to brush up on your campaign skills.

    Selection Criteria

  • An applicant must be a self-identifying woman who is a registered Democrat and who resides in California.
  • Applicants who are a good fit for the 2022 Candidate Boot Camp include:
    • You will be or are a declared candidate in 2022.
    • A current elected official ready to take your public service to the next level.
    • You are an Emerge California alumna of our 6-month signature training program and interested in brushing up on your campaign skills.
  • Anticipated ability to perform well as a candidate following the Emerge California 2022 Candidate Boot Camp.
  • Attendance for the entire duration of the 2022 Candidate Boot Camp – no exceptions.
  • Track record of leadership and political and/or advocacy experience.
  • Meaningful involvement in and commitment to one’s community and/or to a specific issue or policy area.
  • Ability to positively represent Emerge California as an alumna and maintain a strong commitment to the organization.
  • Additional criteria may be rolled out when application is posted.

    2022 Candidate Boot Camp Details

  • Emerge California’s 2022 Candidate Boot Camp will be held from Friday, February 25 – Sunday, February 27, 2022. Start time on Friday, February 25 will be approximately 12:00 PM. End time on Sunday, February 27 will be approximately 5:00 PM.
  • Emerge California currently plans to host the Candidate Boot Camp virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Candidate Boot Camp tuition is $500. For alumnae (those who previously completed the 6-month program), we are offering a reduced $400 alumnae tuition rate. Tuition may be paid as a lump sum, in installments, or through fundraising.
  • Candidate Boot Camp tuition may be paid for by your campaign: please consult your campaign team and treasurer to consider this option.
  • Please note that Emerge California is unable to offer any tuition scholarships for the Candidate Boot Camp. However, we are happy to set up fundraising web pages upon request to support individual tuition fundraising efforts.
  • There is a $25 application fee to apply for the 2022 Candidate Boot Camp.

Important: Please note that candidates running for the same office may be in the Candidate Boot Camp class together.


To be notified when the 2022 Candidate Boot Camp
application opens, fill out this
Candidate Boot Camp Interest Form.

Please contact us at with any questions at contact@emergeca.org

A message to current candidates for the California State Legislature or U.S. Congress:
If you are a current candidate for the California State Legislature or U.S. Congress running in 2022, please consider applying for our 2021 Legislative Boot Camp. This will be held August 20-22, 2021. Click here for more information.

A message to current candidates for local office:
If you are a current candidate for local office and wish to participate in a boot camp in 2021, we are excited to share that our national partner Emerge is offering boot camps for local office in 2021. Graduates of Emerge’s national boot camps will be considered Emerge California alumnae. Click here for more information.