Aviation Discovery Camp

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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 Embry-Riddle 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

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

Registrations will be accepted until the program is full. The total enrollment capacity for this program is 14 for each week.

Registration Process

Complete our Registration form and deposit by clicking "Register Today" at the top of this page. Once you register and pay the deposit, you are conditionally enrolled in the program.

Registration/Enrollment Packet - An email receipt of payment with a link will be sent to you after the registration/enrollment and deposit has been submitted, to download, complete and return to our office.

We must receive the completed Registration/Enrollment Packet within 30 days to hold your spot in this program.

Once we have received all required documents, your student is fully accepted to the program.

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 on Friday at noon. 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 $18 per person. If you have any questions, please contact our 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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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.

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