We’re back in the Bootcamp office after a few days off to recover from Bootcamp 4 and I wanted to quickly say you a great big thank you.
Bootcamp wouldn’t exist without the support, encouragement and feedback you, the Bootcamp community, give us. It’s so humbling and exciting to have your support. When we opened applications for Bootcamp 4 we asked you to spread the word and we saw a huge surge in applications. When we urgently needed to raise £2800 for the mental health scholarship donations flooded in and we hit our target in just 3 days.
Now we’ve all had a rest the small staff team are gearing up to open applications for Bootcamp 5, but before we get onto that I wanted to show you a little bit of the awesomeness of Bootcamp 4.
Bootcamp is all about learning to make change happen. Thanks to all the tweets, updates and emails you sent we had over 240 applications for the 32 spots available at Bootcamp 4. We brought together fired-up campaigners from all over the UK for a week of intense training. Here are the lucky 32:
A huge part of the magic of Bootcamp comes from the amazing trainers who take a few hours out of their campaigning to pass on what they know to a new generation. This year we shook things up a bit, making our training much more experiential and rooted in a tried and tested methodology (you can read all about this on Anna’s blog, here). Here are some of the fantastic trainers:
Most of all Bootcamp isn’t your bog standard training in a grey training room. We had a lot of fun:
And a big thank you to the wonderful donors and organisations who provided scholarships to Bootcampers, so they could attend this Bootcamp. Here they are:
Finally, Bootcamp would all fall apart if it wasn't for the organising team, an amazing team of campaigners who spent the whole Bootcamp week facilitating, delivering training and leading the fun. Thank you Casper, Mikayla, Bex, Lyvia, Kajal, Aakash, Anna, Genevieve and Nim for making Bootcamp 4 sensational. Here they are:
Over the next few days we’re going to be getting ready for Bootcamp 5, but right now it a moment for celebration, thanks to all your support we’re building a stronger and more diverse sector.
Thank you so much for making Bootcamp possible.