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Camp Sessions

This camp is separated into multiple sessions during the summer. Please check the options below.


  • Alpha Waitlist (Ages: 14-18) July 23 – July 28 This session has ended.
  • Bravo Waitlist (Ages: 14-18) June 04 – June 09 This session has ended.
  • Charlie Waitlist (Ages: 14-18) June 18 – June 23 This session has ended.
  • Delta Waitlist (Ages: 14-18) July 09 – July 14 This session has ended.

“Flight Exploration” is a five-day immersive introduction to an aviation career. 
Designed to provide hands-on experience in flight training, the program is presented in three components across five days:  Live flight training in beautiful north central Arizona; Aviation related knowledge topics (Weather, Air Traffic Management, Safety Analysis, Night Operations, Cross Country Operations) presented in an easy-to-understand format; and Instructor-led training in a state-of-the-art flight simulator. Students will be paired for flights in our Cessna 172 aircraft. These “SkyHawks” are all equipped with the latest in advanced avionics (Garmin G1000 System). In addition, each student will also get to try their hand at flying our twin engine DA42 FRASCA Simulator. Our professional collegiate flight training staff will ensure a safe and exciting time in the air and on the ground. At the conclusion of this program, students will leave with an understanding of flight training and collegiate life in pursuit of an aviation career.


The complete program includes: 
• 4.5 hours of hands-on flight time in our C-172S consisting of three flights — one day local orientation flight, a cross country flight to a destination airport, and one night flight to greater Phoenix area!
• 6 hours of ground instruction by an FAA Certified Flight Instructor in preparation and debrief for flights
• 8 hours of group education in aviation-related topics
• 30 minutes of flight in a FRASCA DA42 “TwinStar” Flight Simulator 
• Logbook certifying flight instruction that can be used toward your aviation career goals 
• Introduction to “college life” through tours, meals (3 daily meals included), and campus activities at our collegiate facilities. 


Important Information: 
• Students will be flying during day and evening hours and are required to wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and socks covering the ankles during their flight times.
• We will host a graduation lunch 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 the remaining flights and adjust the schedule to accommodate the previously scheduled flight time.
• The University follows TSA regulations. International students will be able to participate in flying our aircraft but will not be able to log their hours.


For: Students age 14 -18 who are interested in flight

Tuition: $2,700

Check-in is on Sunday - Classes begin Monday morning at 8:00AM

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


Tuition includes supervised housing, on-campus meals, classroom instruction, books, and materials. Students are requested to bring their own linens/sleeping bags/towels. More information to be provided in the Enrollment Packet. "Take Flight" Camp does not include camper and parent housing. Prescott Camps FAQ

Enrollment Packet

After the registration is processed, a link will be sent, in your confirmation email, detailing all pertinent information and requesting specific documentation.

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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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