Belin-Blank Center – Blast Summer Enrichment Program

Jun 17th - 9:00 am

600 Blank Honors Center, University of Iowa Iowa City

The Belin-Blank Center specializes in bright kids. If your child shows a deep curiosity when a topic sparks their interest, a love of learning, or a particular talent in an area, they will feel right at home in our Blast program! Blast is designed specifically for students who have completed grades 2-6 who want to take a deep dive into a topic – all while having fun with other kids who share their level of interest and ability.

Students get to choose one class to focus on all day, for a full week – and these aren’t just any regular classes! With options like Harry Potter, STEAM,  Mixed Media Art, Virtual Reality, Programming (and more!), we’re sure to have something for your curious kid. Class sizes are small, and they take place on the University of Iowa campus, giving students access to valuable university-level resources and experts.

We understand that many bright students may also have a disability or impairment that can present behavioral, emotional, social, or learning challenges. Our staff are experts in gifted education and talent development, and we offer specialized social and academic support for these twice-exceptional students.

Participation in your school’s talented and gifted program is not required. Payment plans and financial aid are available. If you think Blast sounds like a good fit for your child, be sure to check it out at or contact Ashlee Van Fleet at