World of Wonder

World of Wonder

Save the Date for WOW 2017: June 19 - 23 & July 31 - August 4

Registration Opens March 10, 2017

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 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 - coming March 10!

View the 2016 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 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 enable 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.