Summer Youth Robotics Academy

FIRST FRC Team 4096: Ctrl-Z

A Chance to Discover STEM

Ctrl-Z's Summer Youth Robotics Academy (SYRA) provides your child with an individualized and engaging learning experience.


Hands On

At SYRA, children learn best when they’re in the driver’s seat. Ctrl-Z is changing the way technology is taught and spread in our community by giving campers the opportunity to experience things with their own hands.



Ctrl-Z's handpicked and tested curriculum is tailored to kids of all ages and expertise. Over the years and through countless outreach activities, we’ve developed this program to be challenging and cutting edge.



Enter our workshop and have the best summer of your life with SYRA. Make new friends, solve engineering challenges, make crafts, build a robot, run around outside, play games and learn how to program. The opportunities at SYRA are endless when you choose to spend your summer with us.


Over the years, FIRST FRC team 4096, Ctrl-Z, has worked hard to interact with the greater Champaign-Urbana community. During this time, we’ve run countless demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops, and camps, all pertaining to STEM and robotics. Through these experiences, we’ve learned how to work with the youth of our community and how to inspire them to make a difference in our world. We’ve taken all the experience we’ve gained from team outreach events over the past five years and applied it to construct one fun-filled and academically stimulating program for kids grades 3-5.

Our Process

Ctrl-Z's approach:



  • Exposure to STEM through...
  • Robot demonstrations
  • Real-life scientist and engineer presentations


  • Experimenting with…
  • Raw materials and tools
  • Electronics, including motors, sensors, and wiring
  • Computer Programming


  • Using skills to...
  • Design and build ideas
  • Program robots
  • Test and have fun!

Our Work

Just a few of the things we’ve done in the past:

Session 1:

July 24 - 28

Session 2:

July 31 - August 4

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 5 days per week

Frequently Asked Questions

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Camp Session

$250 / week
  • July 24 - 28 or July 31 - August 4
  • Age Range : Entering 3rd - 5th
Registration Closed.

Registration closes at 11:59, July 10

Contact Us

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