World of Wonder families are invited to attend an optional 20-minute orientation session prior to the start of our program. Stop in during one of our six scheduled times for a quick program overview and tour to get your child familiar with their classroom. No RSVP is needed.
Friday, July 14, 2023 (three choices)
Sessions beginning at 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 15, 2023 (three choices)
Sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m., 10:00a.m., or 10:30 a.m.
If you are a returning family and would just like to pick up your t-shirt, feel free to drop in any time during the scheduled times listed above.
Students may choose to take one, two, or three classes and recreation at the end of each day.
7:40 – 8:00 a.m.
Student drop off
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Student drop off/pick up/break
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (bring your own) and supervised recess
1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Student drop off
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
4:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Student pickup (no later than 5:30 p.m.)
Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up
All classes are held in Bradley Hall (see "X" on map). Students and staff will enter the building through the back doors on the west-facing side of the building.
Every student's safety is important to us, and it remains our highest priority to ensure that students enter and exit cars in a safe and organized way. Thank you for your continuing support in making World of Wonder a safe and productive environment for all.
Here are three options for student drop-off:
Drive your car to Tobias Lane (may appear as Glenwood Ave on Google maps) and stop between the two signs marked "World of Wonder Drop-Off." Please expect a line of cars, especially before the first morning class. Students must unload from the passenger side of the vehicle only. We ask that drivers remain in the vehicle at all times, and all driver-side doors are to remain closed. No trunk unloading is allowed in this zone (please consider options 2 or 3 instead). Please have all materials (backpack, lunch, water bottle, etc.) ready before your student exits the vehicle. Staff will assist your student out of the vehicle and walk them to their classrooms. Once your student has exited, please pull away from the signs, taking care to watch for traffic within the circle.
Park and walk your student(s) to the Tobias Lane circle where staff will greet them and walk them to their classrooms.
Park and walk your student(s) into Bradley Hall (using the east side doors), and take them to Room 26, the WOW Office; staff will walk them to their classrooms.
All student pick-ups will be from the Tobias Lane circle; families will receive a name tent to place on their dashboard to expedite pick-up.
Please note: before the 10:30 a.m. class, drivers will be in line to drop off AND pick up students. Please keep traffic in one lane and do not pull around other cars in line. We appreciate your patience as staff will assist in the loading and unloading of cars in a safe and efficient manner.
Students will be released only to parents or guardians whom the students can identify. If someone other than a parent or guardian is picking up a student, please let us know in advance by calling (309) 258-4142 or (309) 677-2374. If someone is not legally allowed to pick up your child, please alert the Director Catherine Lawless.
Traffic and Parking
Please note, due to seasonal construction on Bradley's campus, parking may be limited and change daily.
Participants will receive a t-shirt at orientation or on the first day of class. We encourage campers to wear their t-shirts daily for security and identification purposes. Additional WOW t-shirts are available for purchase via the online registration site.
What to Bring
Please label all items. Students may bring:
Sweatshirts, sweaters, or jackets (the classrooms can be very cool)
OPTIONAL: books, toys, or games for recreation period (please no electronic games)
A Student Aide or Instructor will supervise students at all times.
Students staying for lunch eat together, followed by supervised recreation. Please pack a sack lunch, as refrigeration is not available.
Attendance, Illnesses, and Absences
We will take attendance for every class and recreation. If a student is ill, please call (309) 258-4142 or (309) 677-2374 as soon as possible, to report the absence. If a student will be missing either part or all of a class or day, please let us know in advance by calling or by telling a staff member.
Emergencies, Information, and Office
If you need to reach your child, please call (309) 258-4142 or (309) 677-2374, or stop by the World of Wonder office between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The office is located on the lower level of Bradley Hall in room 26.
You are welcome to observe and visit classrooms. Please check with the instructor in advance to coordinate the visit with planned activities.