2024 Campaign Bootcamp

Prepare yourself for Campaigning in 2024!

Dust off your field plan, rethink your outreach, update your campaign messaging, and strengthen your fundraising muscles. Now's the time to take stock of what you'll need to win your race in 2024!

Refresh Your Skills, Reconnect & Recommit

Spend some time reconnecting and recommitting to your purpose, your goals, and your Emerge Vermont sisters! Campaign Bootcamp gives you the chance to focus on your next campaign. Brush up your skills and be prepared to hit the campaign trail this summer. Make connections now to help build your team and expand your network so you can focus on winning!

This bootcamp is designed for currently elected alum legislators and statewide officials planning to run for re-election as well as alums and other Democratic women intending to run for legislative or statewide office in 2024.


Where & When


Friday, June 7th: 4:30-9 PM

Saturday, June 8th: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Sunday, June 9th: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM



Bootcamp tuition is $350 per person (plus a $25 nonrefundable application fee). If you’re an alum interested in participating, you will not have to fill out an application or pay the app fee. First-time candidates will have an application and interview process. Contact elaine@emergevt.org for more information.

Campaign funds can be used to pay tuition. Due to our 527 status, Emerge Vermont cannot provide scholarships for candidates.


Topics & Schedule

Day 1 (Friday): 4:30-9 PM

Topics covered: Reconnecting & Recommitting / Campaign Overview & Strategy

Day 2 (Saturday): 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Topics covered: Messaging / Creating a Field Plan / Building Your Team / Earned & Owned Media

Day 3 (Sunday): 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Topics covered: Endorsements / Fundraising / Public Speaking

A more detailed agenda will be sent to you upon acceptance to the program.


Our Trainers

Our bootcamp trainers will be senior members of the Balint for Congress team: Charlie Gliserman, Julia Barnes & Natalie Silver



The application for this bootcamp is open now! Emerge Vermont alums currently in office should email Emerge Vermont to apply. First-time candidates should fill out an application and must participate in an interview.  There is a nonrefundable $25 application fee payable at application submission. Tuition ($350) is due upon acceptance to the program.