Real Tech Experience 2017


Monday, July 10, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017.


at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, in partnership with Barter Theatres' Project REAL



So what is the REAL Tech Experience?

Creativity, imagination, critical thinking, and teamwork make tomorrow’s innovators. Barter Theatre’s Project REAL (Reinforcing Education Through Artistic Learning) and the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center recognize the need to provide an environment to inspire the creative problem solvers of the future. This week-long REAL Tech Experience will give students the opportunity to explore how to solve a real-world problem through the application of science, technology, engineering,  theatre arts, and math concepts (STEAM).  For all camp rules please click here

  • REAL Tech Experience is for rising 4th-8th graders
  • Cost is $150

Students will learn to:

  • analyze a real-world problem 
  • connect a real-world problem personally to their lives
  • imagine and create possible solutions to a real-world problem
  • develop successful communication skills
  • design and build a LEGO EV3 robot
  • program a LEGO EV3 robot to successfully complete challenges
  • utilize theatre tools as a means of creating solutions to a problem
  • design a presentation using theatre tools
  • work in a team

A Day in the Life of a REAL Tech Experience

8:30AM-9:00AM Students Arrive and Prepare for the Day

9:00AM-9:20AM Group Warm Up with Barter’s Project REAL Teaching Artists

9:25AM-11:00AM Real-World Problem Hands- On Activity with Teaching Artists

11:00AM-11:30AM Lunch

11:35AM-1:30PM LEGO Robotics with Robotics Experts 

1:30PM-1:45PM Snack Time

1:45PM-3PM: CHALLENGE Presentation Group Work

3PM Pick Child Up

3:15PM- 5PM Optional Supervision for an Additional $5 a Day



If your child shows any interest in science, technology, engineering, theatre arts, or math, (STEAM)  this game-changing camp will allow him or her to develop skills by creating and programming a LEGO robot while learning how to problem solve with the power of the imagination. All levels of interest are encouraged to apply and join the week of empowering knowledge.


Due to food allergies, student's will need to bring a packed lunch, drink, and snacks.  We will provide water only.


There are only 50 spots available and the registration deadline is July 1.  Cost is $150. Early bird registration is $140 if you register before April 17, 2017. 


Eventbrite - REAL Tech Experience Camp 2017


If you prefer to register in person via check or credit card, or to mail in your registration, please print this pdf (camp forms and policies within) and fill out and either bring with you in person or mail to Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, PO Box 1987, Abingdon VA 24212


If you prefer to speak to a person, please call (276) 619-4301

Contact Us

  • If you have a question regarding REAL Tech Experience, please fill in your name, phone number, and email address and someone will get back with you within 72 hours.