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This structured program allows aspiring pilots to potentially earn their Private Pilot Certificate in the same environment as our University flight students. Regardless of the student’s flight experience, this program is designed to provide the knowledge necessary for qualified students¹ to successfully pass the FAA Private Pilot knowledge, flight, and oral exams. However, if the student has previously attended our SunFlight Solo program, they typically finish this course in a more efficient manner.

Tuition includes supervised housing, on-campus meals, course fees, ground lab instruction, flight materials and books.

Students must be 17 years old by July 29 to enroll in the SunFlight Private Pilot Program. Additionally, all participants must obtain an FAA Medical/ Student Pilot Certificate².

*Final completion of certificated rating is not guaranteed. It is based on each students' abilities, and unforeseen circumstances, such as weather. In the event of a cancelled flight, we will do our absolute best to modify remaining flights and adjust the schedule to accommodate previously scheduled flight time.

Important Information

Who: Students Ages 17-18 (High School Juniors and Seniors)

When: June 17-Aug. 6, 2024

Where: Daytona Beach, FL

Tuition: $27,500

¹A qualified student is determined by the regulations set by the FAA, the discretion of the student’s flight instructor and University faculty.

²Student must possess a FAA Medical and a Student Pilot Certificate. The K-12 Education Outreach office will email directions for the Student Pilot Certificate upon receipt of your application.

³The tuition includes a deposit toward the flight fees of $19,000. Total flight costs vary and are dependent upon the student’s abilities. Flight/Instruction fees will be due at the completion of each lesson.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition includes supervised housing, on-campus meals, classroom instruction, books and materials. Camps require a non-refundable $30 registration fee.

Application Process

The application process for all summer camps consists of several steps. For guidance and help with any questions, please visit the Parent Info page.


Registration will be open on Jan. 11, 2024.

International Students

In addition to the required application process, non-U.S. citizens applying to the Aerospace College Credit, Flight Exploration, Aviation Voyage, SunFlight Solo, SunFlight Private Pilot, and SunFlight Custom camps are required to fill out the International Student Affidavit of Financial Support. Our office will send this affidavit via email.

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

Contact Information

Daytona Beach, FL

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.