World of Wonder

World of Wonder

Save the Date for WOW 2016: June 20 - 24 and August 1 - 5

The World of Wonder (WOW) is a series of one week programs for gifted and talented youth. It begins with a family orientation on Sunday followed by classes Monday through Friday.

Students may choose to take one, two, or three classes, or they may spend the whole day with us by registering for our end-of-day recreation option. Recreation provides students with structured supervision after classes and allows families to pick them up after 5:00 p.m. Students who spend the day bring their own lunches.


Session One: June 20 - 24, 2016  
Session Two: August 1 - 5, 2016


Bradley University Baker Hall


$99 per class
$29 per week of recreation (optional)

Deadline to Register

Session One:  June 10, 2016  
Session Two:  July 22, 2016

WOW in the News

WOW 2015 on WEEK News 25
WOW 2015 In the Spotlight

Related Links

National Association for Gifted Children 

Bradley University College of Education and Health Sciences
Illinois Association for Gifted Children 
National Association for Gifted Children 



View last year's brochure (PDF).


WOW faculty is comprised of a talented group of individuals from area pre-K-12 public and private schools, as well as from the Bradley University faculty. WOW student aides are an enthusiastic group of Bradley University students who choose to work with the program by helping students in between classes, assisting in their classrooms, and providing recreational activities.


Since 1983, the Bradley University Institute for Gifted and Talented Youth and its predecessor, the Peoria County Foreign Language Immersion Program, have offered summer educational program opportunities for Central Illinois youth. The Institute's summer program, World of Wonder (WOW), features a broad array of one-week courses, which enables first through eighth grade students to explore and expand their interests and abilities in a university environment.