From building a mock space station to learning to fly, teen-agers will have a blast at the Summer Academy operated by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its Daytona Beach campus.
The Summer Academy, which will run from June 13 to Aug. 9, offers educational programs for students ages 12-18 who want to learn about aviation and aerospace. This year’s courses, some of which may be taken for college credit, are Aerospace I, Aerospace II, Aviation Career Exploration, Aviation Discovery for Women, Flight Exploration, Generations, and SunFlight. There are also programs that enable students to earn their private pilot certificate, as well as another program that enables them to earn their multi-engine rating. Application is required a month before the start date of each camp.
Summer Academy programs include housing in an Embry-Riddle student dormitory, on-campus meals, classroom instruction, and educational materials. Students in some camps will take field trips that may include Kennedy Space Center, Orlando Science Center, Fantasy of Flight, a major theme park, and a water park. Transportation for off-campus activities is provided by Embry-Riddle.
Tuition varies for each program, starting at $975 and going up to $15,000.
For more information: 800-359-4550.