World of Wonder

World of Wonder

       WOW 2018 Meets June 18 - 22 & July 30 - August 3

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World of Wonder meets June 18 - 22 and July 30 - August 3, 2018. 

The World of Wonder (WOW) is a series of one week summer programs designed to provide a variety of learning options for gifted and talented students. It begins with a family orientation on Saturday followed by classes Monday through Friday.  This year the orientation and classes will be held in Bradley Hall.

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 students up after 5:00 p.m. Students who spend the day bring their own lunches.


Session One: June 19- 23, 2017 
Session Two: July 31 - August 4, 2017


Bradley University


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

Deadline to Register

Session One:  June 9, 2017 
Session Two:  July 21, 2017

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 

Student Aide Information

2017 Application (pdf)



View the 2017 WOW brochure (PDF)


2017 Instructor Application (PDF)

2017 Course Proposal Description (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 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 34th year, World of Wonder remains a high-quality, thriving program for area youth.