Campaign Bootcamp is a three-day nonpartisan training that gives young people the opportunity to experience a practical introduction to what it's like to work on and run a political campaign.
Hands-on workshops are taught by active political professionals on topics such as campaign management, finding your campaign narrative, crafting your field plan, volunteer management, fundraising, and more.
The New Politics Forum's Campaign Bootcamp also features a unique, interactive component where participants work together on mock campaign teams to craft a real-life campaign plan for their candidate. At the end of the weekend, teams present their plans to our mock "Texas Campaign Commission" of political professionals to try and win their endorsement.
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Comments from program participants
"The speakers were engaging, funny, and incredibly informative. I was not sure what to expect, but even today has given me a much-needed boost of confidence that I can apply to not only my opportunity as a legislative intern, but other aspects of my life--had a great time!"
"The personal perspective and opinion of the guest speakers helped give an inside and realistic view of the political process."
"I was challenged to accept that other people, even on my team, would have vastly different views than me; but the Bootcamp gave me the opportunity to find out how to communicate my views and reach a compromise that was ultimately beneficial for my team."