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
STEAM Programs Like No Other
In School Field Trips
We bring the field trip directly to your classroom in preschools, elementary and middle schools in Katy ISD, Fort Bend ISD, CY-Fair ISD and even Texas city ISD! Critical STEAM/STEM and 21st Century Skills are tightly woven into each and every Challenge Island Field Trip experience. Grade level and School Wide Field Trips can be planned and arranged to ensure optimal quality and experience. Virtual Field Trips can be arranged where material and live instructions are provided.
After School Programs
Our one-of-a-kind Challenge Island® after school enrichment classes are on the cutting edge of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, & math) education and 21st Century Learning. Each week kids visit a different island destination where they work in collaborative tribes to tackle various STEM/STEAM challenges using only the materials in their treasure chests and their boundless imaginations. We offer dozens of different thematic islands filled with hundreds of exhilarating challenges for children to enjoy.
Challenge Island®, The World’s #1 STEM/STEAM program, is a high-energy, hands-on fusion of STEAM, 21st Century Skills, Problem-Solving Adventure, Project-Based Learning and our trademark STEAMbuilding® experience. Campers embark on fantastical themed STEAM journeys where they work in collaborative tribes to tackle various exciting challenges using only the materials in their treasure chest and their boundless imaginations.
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!
Virtual Programs With Live Instruction
Now, kids can experience the magic of Challenge Island®, the world’s #1 STEAM program, from the safety and comfort of home.
All virtual classes are taught live by certified Challenge Island® teachers.
The health, safety & well-being of Challenge Island customers, students, teachers and communities continue to be our foremost concern.
Introducing Challenge Island Treasure Kits!
Our Treasure Kits are great options for school auctions, student gift or a personal gift for a child.
Our Kits are packed with STEAM-tastic challenges which will keep the kids busy and engaged in brainstorming, designing and engineering the challenges.
About Challenge Island S.T.E.A.M Programs
21st CENTURY LEARNING
Developing our one of a kind proprietary curriculum, we at Challenge Island consider the needs of both the child of today and the adult of the future. For today’s kids, we offer whimsical, engaging journeys into new worlds of adventure and imagination – a welcome reprieve from the increasingly digitalized and high pressure childhood experience. For tomorrow’s adults, we offer the foundation upon which to build the skills required to thrive in a competitive, 21st century global society, as outlined by the P21 Partnership for 21st Century Learning.
We encourage: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Flexibility, Sociability, Initiative, Leadership, Perseverance, Grit, & Public Speaking.
CROSS CURRICULAR STEM/STEAM LEARNING
At Challenge Island, we believe that learning is more much exciting and meaningful when many disciplines are swirled together into one colossally cool cross – curricular island! A visit to Time Machine Island for example has kids traveling back to ancient Egypt where they learn about mummies and craft some of their own. They write their names in hieroglyphics and learn about the geometric power of the mighty triangle before engineering Egyptian style pyramids to house their tribal treasures. And that’s just one of hundreds of cross-curricular destinations children visit with Challenge Island!
Islands are the mainstay of Challenge Island with creative problem solving at each turn. Each session of Challenge Island takes place on a unique thematic island and consists of 8 or more action-packed afterschool classes – or destinations, as we like to call them. A class might “take place”, for example, at TIME MACHINE ISLAND’s Pinball Wizard Way, RAINFOREST ISLAND’S Anaconda Squeeze or MYTHOLOGY ISLAND’S Poseidon’s Seas.
We are honored and excited to be running Challenge Island in the Katy Houston area since 2018!
-Entrepreneur Magazine, March 2020