The Foundational Pillars of our Program that Make Challenge Island the Go-To Choice for Millions of Parents and EducatorsView All
"To develop a complete mind, study the science of art; study the art of science; realize that everything connects to everything else." - Leonardo DaVinci
We foster the fundamental skills kids need to thrive today and tomorrow including creativity, collaboration, communication, flexibility and leadership.
Our programs promote deep, critical, analytical and creative thinking abilities in kids which helps ensure their long-term academic and professional success.
Our STEAM Teams engage in collaborative, inquiry-based, student-driven learning grounded in real world connections and meaningful problem-solving.
Whimsical island ambience combined with cross-curricular themes make the Challenge Island experience an unforgettable adventure.
We foster the social and emotional intelligence children need to form healthy relationships, make positive choices and find fulfillment in life.
Research shows that a Challenge-Island-palm-tree-like ability be flexible and strong through life’s ”storms” is far more essential to future success than IQ.
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.
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.
Our standard-aligned, cross-curricular K-12 field trips take students on a STEAMtastic island adventure without ever leaving school grounds.
When school is out, STEAM is in! Our outrageously exciting camps feel like vacations in their own right!
Our STEAM teams visit different island destinations each week and tackle challenges using only materials in their treasure chests and their boundless imaginations.
Our wide array of badge and journey workshops for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes come with a Challenge Island Fun Patch for every girl!
Don’t just have a party, have an ISLAND party! Choose from our epic STEAM themes or design one of your very own.
Our multi-generational family engagement events turn families into STEAM Teams as they work together to take on family-size challenges and fun.
Our signature team-building experiences inspire collaboration, critical thinking and creativity in all kinds of teams – from kid to corporate!
Anything we can do in person we can do virtually! In fact, we were voted a TOP 3 virtual program in the USA by Business Insider.
We are both former Elementary teachers, lifelong learners, and now the owners of Challenge Island- Mid Cities Texas! Jordan is originally from Wisconsin, but has called Texas home with her husband and German Shepherd for the past 7 years. She enjoys all things outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Monica is originally from Wyoming. She has been living in Texas since 1991. She has been married to her husband Tom for 34 years. They share 4 children and 1 granddaughter. She enjoys many hobbies that include knitting, crochet, reading, and is an online gamer. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
In a world of standardized testing, lectures, and technology, we saw the great need for students to have the opportunity to problem-solve in a hands-on cooperative setting. We have now been able to bring this opportunity to students all over the Mid Cities! From girl scout troops to complete grade-levels to summer camps, students have been able to immerse themselves into the exciting Challenge Island world full of teamwork, problem-solving, learning, and fun!