At The Works, you can join a FIRST Robotics team or attend robotics summer camp! Details for summer camps available in 2022.

FIRST is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology offering programs for children grades K – 12. For information about FIRST Game Changers 2020, visit their site.

The Works hosts three levels of FIRST Robotics Teams.

  • FLL Explore for students grades K – 4
    • Guided by adult coaches and FIRST LEGO League Core Values, students build models using LEGO® Education WeDo and create Show Me posters to present what they learned. The program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge – to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination.
  • FLL Challenge for students grades 4 – 8
    • FLL Challenge is a world-wide program designed for grades 4 – 8 focusing on three aspects of engineering – robot design, project research, and teamwork. Team Members will be introduced to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface.
  • FTC for students grades 7 – 12
    • FIRST® Tech Challenge is designed for students (grades 7-12) who want to compete head to head using an exciting sports model. Teams design, build, and program their own robots to play a 12′ x 12′ floor game, in an Alliance format, against other teams. Participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have!” Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas.


FLL Explore Team registration is open. Cost for FLL Explore is $100 per person.

FLL Explore: Required Forms / Payment

FLL Challenge Team registration is open. Cost for FLL Challenge is $150 per person.

FLL Challenge: Required Forms / Payment

FTC Team applications are open. Interviews will be scheduled in August. Cost for FTC is $150 per person.

FTC: FTC Application / Team Forms / Team Payment

Scholarships can be applied for this program, but you must complete the general scholarship paperwork.



Things to Know


  • FLL Explore teams at The Works consist of four team members and two coaches.
  • FLL Challenge teams at The Works consist of six team members and two coaches.
  • FTC teams at The Works will consist of six to ten team members and two coaches.
  • Team meetings will be scheduled by coaches and can be held in The Works Community STEM Center.
  • Tournaments are free and open to the public and a great way to learn what FIRST is all about.

Want to learn more?
Utilize these FIRST® Robotics Resources:

Tournaments are free and open to the public and a great way to learn what FLL is all about.

Upcoming Robotics dates:

FLL: Explore Team Registration @The Works (Community STEM Center) | Ages 6-10 | June 1 – October 12 | $100

FLL: Challenge Team Registration @The Works (Community STEM Center)| Ages 9-14 | June 1 – October 12 | $150

FTC: Teams @The Works (Community STEM Center) | Ages 12-18 | Registration open Aug 3 – Oct 1 | $250