Summer Camps


“Challenge Island has a magic formula. My 10 year old son has attended many other camps and has never been as excited about any of them as he was about his Challenge Island camp. I don’t know how they do it but I do know their formula works, like nothing I’ve ever seen before.”
-Marcus S., Challenge Island Wizardry Camp, Parent

Our STEAMtastic Challenge Island Camps are the perfect destination for your child during summer vacation and other school breaks! Built around pop culture themes kids love, our Challenge Island camps feel like action-packed vacations in their own right.

  • Our wide array of trademark camp themes include Extreme STEAM Sports Edition Camp, Mine Island Camp, CI Road Trip USA Camp, STEAM Tank Entrepreneuers Camp,  Island Tube Camp, and Game Quest Camp!
  • Campers work together with grade/age-level tribes full of friends who share their passions to create entire worlds built around our exciting pop culture themes.
  • Kids love the positively party-like atmosphere of Challenge Island camps so much that they never seem to notice the critical STEAM/STEM and 21st Century Skills that are tightly woven into each and every Challenge Island Camp adventure.

Children come back again and again to experience the creative magic of Challenge Island camps.

STEM skills learning made fun

Summer Camps

Challenge Island NW MI is hosting summer day camps in Traverse City!  Below is our exciting line-up of 2020 summer camps!  Come join us!

 Avoid the summer brain dump

and have the BEST. SUMMER. EVER!


June 15 – 21  CI Road Trip USA Camp 

June  22 – 26 Extreme STEAM Sports Edition Camp

July 13 – 17 Game Quest Island Camp 

July  20 – 24 Mine Island Camp

August 17 – 21 Island Tube Camp 

August 24 – 28 STEAM Tank Entrepreneurs Camp

For descriptions of the camps and to register, go to our Calendar of Events 



  • Hands-On STEAM Activities & Challenges EVERY day to grow and stretch the mind
  • Outdoor Games, Songs, & Open Play EVERY day
  • A Dress Up Day Every Week 
  • Morning & Afternoon Snacks Provided Daily / Campers Bring Lunch 
  • A Challenge Island Camp T-Shirt
  • And Other Take Away Surprises based on the themes! 
  • Participating Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will receive a list of completed badge(s) requirements and a Challenge Island Fun Patch!  Identify your child is a GS or BS level in their profile registration.

Space is limited to keep our camps personal.  SIGN UP TODAY! 

  • All camp run 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday
  • A $20 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of registration to reserve a spot.  Full payment for camps is due two (2) weeks prior to the start of camp.
  • Before Care is available from 8:00-9:00 am for $20/week
  • After Care is available from 4:00-5:00 pm for $20/week
  • Open to kids who have COMPLETED KINDERGARTEN – 5th GRADE.  Campers are placed in same grade groups (island tribes) to collaborate.
  • Camps are run by experienced Challenge Island Teachers and Assistant Teachers who are First Aid/CPR/AED Certified, background checked, & CI Trained.
  • All camps held at The Circuit on 14th Street in Traverse City.

For questions, contact Renee Allen, Owner, at 231-633-4955 or

For descriptions of the camps and to register, go to our Calendar of Events 


We hope you’ll join us on our next Challenge Island adventure!

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