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Where Engineering Meets Imagination©

Challenge Island® is the Official Home of STEAMbuilding® and STEAM Teams®
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The Foundational Pillars of our Program that Make Challenge Island the Go-To Choice for Millions of Parents and Educators

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STEM + ART = STEAM

"To develop a complete mind, study the science of art; study the art of science; realize that everything connects to everything else." - Leonardo DaVinci

21st Century Skills

We foster the fundamental skills kids need to thrive today and tomorrow including creativity, collaboration, communication, flexibility and leadership.

Higher Level Thinking Skills

Our programs promote deep, critical, analytical and creative thinking abilities in kids which help ensure their long-term academic and professional success.

Project Based Learning

Our STEAM Teams® engage in collaborative, inquiry-based, student-driven learning grounded in real world connections and meaningful problem-solving.

Island Destinations

Whimsical island ambience combined with cross-curricular themes make the Challenge Island experience an unforgettable adventure.

Social-Emotional Learning

We foster the social and emotional intelligence children need to form healthy relationships, make positive choices and find fulfillment in life.

Resilience

Research shows that a Challenge-Island-palm-tree-like ability to be flexible and strong through life’s ”storms” is far more essential to future success than IQ.

Steam Teams

No child is an island which is why kids tackle our hundreds of proprietary challenges by combining their strengths with those of a STEAM Team of friends.

Screen Free Fun

Our programs provide digital native kids the precious opportunity to connect with their peers face-to-face and discover the wonders of the world, undeterred by devices.

"One thing that makes Challenge Island a standout 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 together in STEAM Teams, are encouraged to use imagination, teamwork, and problem-solving skills to come up with creative solutions to challenges using a treasure-chest full of low-tech supplies."

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Hi, I’m Keri Daniele

Owner of Challenge Island Cherokee-Milton
I am the wife of a successful loving husband and the mom of two amazing teenagers. I knew at a young age that teaching children was what I was meant to do. I taught school for years and as my children were born, my husband and I were blessed to be able to choose to have me be a stay-at-home mom for our children. As our children have gotten older, I was looking for a way to put my teaching skills back into play. I wanted to be able to influence children, help them to be the best version of themselves, and do what I meant to do. After looking at teaching jobs, the opportunity to own a Challenge Island franchise landed in front of me. I brushed it off quickly, as “what did I know about owning a business?” It kept landing in front of me. Turns out God had a plan, even if it was not what I thought the plan was supposed to be, isn't that just how God works? I took a complete leap of faith and have not looked back. I love the opportunity to encourage our children to develop critical thinking skills and life skills that they need so desperately. Challenge Island allows us to present these very needed skills in such a fun way, the children learn, enjoy, and crave more of the same. I am so very grateful to be part of the Challenge Island Family.
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