Set Sail for Islands Full of Real Life and Virtual STEAM Adventure
from Entrepreneur Magazine's #1 STEM/STEAM Enrichment Program
Inquiry-Based Learning Promotes Curiosity and Higher-Level Thinking
Turning Children into Lifelong Learners
STEM + ART = STEAM
An Interdisciplinary Approach That Turns Kids Into Innovators, Leaders and Big Thinkers
Project Based Learning and 21st Century Skills
Gear Children to Thrive Today and Tomorrow
Aligned with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards
Our After School Classes, In-School Field Trips and Camps are Built Around Cutting Edge Curriculum
Kids Work Collaboratively On Cross-Curricular STEAMbuilding® Adventures
From an Archipelago of Thematic Island "Destinations"
Technology Powered Exclusively By Children's Imaginations
Providing Digital Native Kids with a Much Needed Break from Screens and Electronics
From the world’s #1 STEAM program and education enrichment program, Challenge Island® presents an exciting new adventure for smart, curious kids.
From the Newsroom
- Ranked The World’s #1 STEAM Program by Entrepreneur Magazine!
- 2018-2021 Parents Picks Award Winner
- 2021 Franchise 500 – #151
- 2021 Fastest Growing Franchises – #134
- Featured in Scores of National, Regional and Local News Stories!
Learn About Our ESSER II Funding Aligned Programs to Help Students Relearn and Recover
Challenge Island Events & Announcements
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Get inspired by meeting Young Professionals in STEM/STEAM careers during our FREE live events. Space is limited. RSVP Today!Learn More & RSVP Today!
Award Winning Summer Camps from the #1 S.T.E.A.M. Program
Embark on fantastical themed STEAM journeys where kids work in collaborative tribes to tackle various exciting challenges using only the materials in their treasure chest and their boundless imaginations.Learn More
The Challenge Island Experience
In The Classroom
Virtual & Remote Learning Programs
Social Bubble & Learning Pods
Challenge Island is a Corporate Partner with Girl Scout Councils from Coast to Coast. Our one of a kind virtual and in-person STEAM challenges and adventures fulﬁll a wide array of Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette Journey and Badge requirements. Girls also receive a unique Challenge Island Fun Patch each time they do a Journey or Badge workshop with Challenge Island!Learn More and Contact Us About Girl Scout Workshops
Every Challenge Island® Field Trip and Afterschool Enrichment Class is a HIGH ENERGY, HANDS-ON, Cross-Curricular STEAM Adventure featuring Project-Based Learning and 21st Century Skills. Our Award-Winning Curriculum is aligned with multiple Common Core, State, and Next Generation Science Standards, as well as Social Emotional Learning Standards. Safety is our highest priority during all on-site programs. Send your students on an unforgettable STEAM Adventure without ever leaving school grounds!
Learn About the Challenge Island Program and Mission that Made Us the World’s Most Popular STEM/STEAM Franchise.
Our Challenge Island Owners Explain Why the
Challenge Island Experience is So Vital to Children
“There are a number of STEM and STEAM enrichment franchises, but one thing that makes Challenge Island stand out from the competition is what it lacks. You’ll find no screens or digital devices in a Challenge Island after-school class, camp or family night. Instead, kids, working in tribes, are encouraged to use imagination, teamwork and problem-solving skills to come up with creative solutions to challenges using only a treasure chest full of low-tech art supplies.”
-Entrepreneur Magazine, March 2020
Interested in a Franchise Opportunity?
- Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018
- #1 STEM/STEAM Franchise in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500
- Entrepreneur Magazine’s Fastest Growing Franchise 2021, 2020, 2019
- Entrepreneur Magazine’s Best Franchises Under 50K 2020, 2019, 2018
- Parents Picks Award 2018
- Franchise of the Year Silver Award – Franchise Brokers Association