21st Century Learning Prepares Kids to Thrive Today and Tomorrow

Cross-Curricular Islands Take Kids on Enriching Educational Journeys

Ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500!

STEM + ART = STEAM Education



Fun, hands-on Programs where kids learn creative problem solving and thinking skills

Learn More


Preparing kids for the 21st century with focus on creativity and critical thinking

   Learn More


We offer more than STEM Education by including art and creative skills.   Learn More


Learn all about how we incorporate the Challenge Island experience

Learn More


Enrich your children's education and ready them for the 21st Century learning   Learn More


Enhance your students curriculum and outsource STEM Education

   Learn More


Our Exhilarating Challenge-Based Afterschool Adventures Transport Kids to Action-Packed “Island “Destinations”, Worlds Away from their Regular School Experience   Learn More


When School is Out STEAM is in! Our Whimsical Camps are Based on Pop-Culture Themes Kids Love and are Mini-Vacations in Their Own Right   Learn More


Our high interest on-site field trips for preschool through high school students uniquely intertwine ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies concepts into a One-of-a-Kind STEAM experience   Learn More


We are Corporate Partners with Girl Scout Councils From Coast to Coast. Learn More About Our Badge Workshops for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Boy Scout Programming Also Available.   Learn More

What is Challenge Island?

Challenge Island is a red hot and fast growing international educational enrichment franchise on the forefront of S.T.E.A.M. Education and 21st Century Learning. Founded by award-winning educator, author, and freelance parenting/education journalist Sharon Duke Estroff, the program takes children on exciting imaginative journeys to an array of thematic islands. Each island is made up of numerous whimsical “destinations” where children work in collaborative tribes on action-packed challenges using only the materials in their treasure chests and their creativity From chemistry to art, engineering to music, and geometry to mythology, the “island” format allows for enormous flexibility in offering cross curricular material while developing communication, collaboration, and flexible thinking skills for elementary school age kids.

Wrapped in whimsical trimmings (headbands, facepaint, and the beat of the tribal drum), the Challenge Island program features an unmistakable spirit and flair. A sense of anticipation fills the air as kids enter new worlds of adventure and imagination through Challenge Island afterschool classes, in-school field trips, camps, birthday parties, family fun nights and much more.

Interested in a Franchise Opportunity?

Ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500
A Top Franchise in Entrepreneur’s Best Franchises Under 50K

Reach Out To Us