REAL Tech Experience Camp

July 6th-July 10th 9-5 pm
Location: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Ages: Rising 6th-8th Graders
Cost: $150

With the growing need to understand and utilize information technology in a rapidly changing 21st century, Barter Theatre’s Project REAL (Reinforcing Education Through Artistic Learning) and the Higher Education Center are sponsoring a technology camp for middle school students. This week-long REAL Tech Experience will give students the opportunity to explore 3-D printing, computer drafting, technology in forensics, and Lego robotics reinforced through Barter Theatre’s Project REAL, allowing students to discover the imagination, problem solving and critical thinking skills behind information technology in an energetic, hands-on environment.

Each day focuses on one aspect of information technology. In the mornings, students work with a specific technology tool alongside an expert teacher in that particular field. Following the morning session, students work with Barter Theatre’s Project REAL trained staff, using theatre tools to reinforce that day’s tech subject through creativity, imagination, and the human experience. All week, the students will prepare for a culminating final project, using information technology to creatively solve a current problem in the community, and making a real-life, personal connection to what they are learning. Learning through the collaboration of theatre and technology will empower students to see how information technology applies to all disciplines and introduce them to potential future career fields.

A Day in the life of REAL Tech Experience
8:30-9am: Students arrive and prepare for the day.
9am-9:20am: Group Warm up
9:20-11:30am: Technology Instruction with Expert
11:35-12:10 Lunch
12:15-2:15 Project REAL Reinforcement of Technology
2:20-5:00 pm Group Work

If your child shows any interest in the digital world, then this game changing camp will allow him or her to discover multiple technologically advanced tools, find creativity in using that specific tool, and learn how to problem solve with the power of the imagination along with informational technology. All levels of interest are encouraged to apply and join the week of empowering knowledge.

Student’s should bring a packed lunch, drink, and snacks. We will provide water only.

Student must provide a recommendation from their teacher to attend this camp. Click here for the teacher’s recommendation form.


Additional Forms
Teacher recommendation form
Health Forms and Rules