World of Wonder

World of Wonder

Save the Dates for WOW 2015!  
Session One meets June 22 - 26, 2015
Session Two meets August 3 - 7, 2015   
We'll have more details by the end of February.

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 16 - 20, 2014
Session Two: August 4 - 8, 2014


Bradley University Westlake Hall


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

Deadline to Register

Session One:  June 9, 2014
Session Two:  July 28, 2014

WOW in the News

WOW 2014 In the Spotlight
View movie of Native American drumming at WOW 2013

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 2014 World of Wonder 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.