World of Wonder

World of Wonder

Registration is Open for WOW 2016: June 20 - 24 and August 1 - 5

The World of Wonder (WOW) is a series of one week summer programs designed to provide a variety of learning options for gifted students. It begins with a family orientation on Saturday followed by classes Monday through Friday.

Participants 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

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 the 2016 WOW 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 teacher education faculty. WOW student aides are an enthusiastic group of Bradley University students who choose to work with the program by helping WOW participants 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, has 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 classes, which enables first through eighth grade students to explore and expand their interests and abilities in a university environment.  Now in its 33rd year, World of Wonder remains a high-quality, thriving program for area youth.