Aviation Discovery Camp

Aviation Discovery Camp

Ever dreamed of flying? This academic program is for students who are serious about learning all aspects of flight.

Join us for our Aviation Discovery program and get your chance to fly in a Cessna 172S flight training aircraft!*

This three-day, academic program is for students 12-15 years old who are interested in aviation. Students will be taught from ERAU faculty and flight instructors to gain an introductory experience.

Classes will include ground school, ATC Airspace, careers in aviation, aerodynamics, aircraft and aviation safety, accident investigation, and a weather lab. Students will be taking a flight in a Cessna 172 during the program and will learn what flight students do during their trainings. Participants are required to wear closed toed shoes and long pants during their flight times.

We will host a graduation dinner on the last day of the program, which parents/families are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Flight hours and locations are not guaranteed due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather. In the event of a cancelled flight, we will do our best to modify remaining flights and adjust the schedule to accommodate previously scheduled flight time.

For: Middle School Students ages 12-15 who are interested in aviation

Program Fee: $675

Program Dates: July 9-11, 2019: This program is full. If you wish to be on the Waitlist, please complete a Waitlist Request.

July 23-25, 2019: This program is full. If you wish to be on the Waitlist, please complete a Waitlist Request.

Location: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott, 3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301

This program is FULL.

Registration Process

Complete our Registration form and deposit by clicking "Register Today" at the top of this page.

Personal Statement: Each participant is required to submit a personal statement of 150-250 words answering the following question: "Please tell us what attending this program would mean to you." Then submit to the Summer Programs Office with your Registration Packet.

Teacher Recommendation: Please print the Teacher Recommendation form and have completed by a teacher, then submit to the Summer Programs Office with your Registration Packet. This form must be returned for your registration to be complete.

Registration Packet: A link will be sent to you after the registration has been completed to download, complete and return to our office.

Parents, Guardians, and Families are invited and encouraged to participate in the Completion Luncheon/Dinner. The Completion Luncheon/Dinner for the Summer Programs participants is included in the cost of tuition; please do not include the student in your count.

The fee for our luncheon guests is $17 per person. If you have any questions, please contact out office at (928)777-3956.
Sign up for the completion luncheon/dinner

Please visit parent resources for a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions.

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Contact Information

Prescott, AZ
Phone: 928-777-3956
Email: prsummer@erau.edu

Summer Overnight Camps

Live on campus like Embry-Riddle students and explore career possibilities in flight, mechanical engineering, global security, or what it is like to be a NASA astronaut.

Embry-Riddle's overnight summer programs at the Daytona Beach Campus and Prescott Campus introduce the technology of today to the aviators, engineers, and astronauts of tomorrow.

Students live in on-campus dormitories — under the supervision of approved counselors — and share their initial experience of University living with other young people near their age