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


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 in Tribes

On Cross-Curricular Problem-Solving Adventures

Technology Powered Exclusively By Children's Imaginations

Providing Digital Native Kids with a Much Needed Break from Screens and Electronics


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Ranked The World’s #1 STEAM Program by Entrepreneur Magazine!

Voted a Top 3 Virtual Program in the USA by Business Insider!

Featured in Scores of National, Regional and Local News Stories!

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“To Develop a complete mind; Study the science of art; Study the art of science; Learn how to see.  Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

-Leonardo Davinci

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Home Island Virtual 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!

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If We Can Do It In Person, We Can Do It Virtually Through Home Island!  

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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: 2020, 2019, 2018
  • #1 STEM/STEAM Franchise in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500
  • Entrepreneur Magazine’s Fastest Growing Franchise 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
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On-Site and Virtual Corporate STEAMbuilding®

Psst!  Did you know that Challenge Island® isn’t just for kids? We offer a wide range of adult corporate STEAMbuilding® workshops in both on-site and virtual formats.  Applicable to every industry, our STEAMbuilding process is a cutting-edge approach to problem solving and a one-of-a-kind gateway to more engaged, collaborative and productive employees and teams.