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 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
♦♦ Ranked The World’s #1 STEAM Program by Entrepreneur Magazine!
♦♦ #151 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2021 Franchise 500!
♦♦ Voted a Top 3 Virtual Program in the USA by Business Insider!
Welcome to Challenge Island of Southern Johnson County
Overland Park | Olathe | Shawnee | Leawood | Prairie Village | Gardner
Spring/Summer 2021 Featured Programs
What Challenge Island Is All About
STEM + Art = STEAM
“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 DavinciLearn More
21st Century Skills
Higher Level Thinking
The Challenge Island Experience
In The Classroom
Virtual and Remote Learning 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!Learn More and Contact Us About Girl Scout Workshops
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!
IN-SCHOOL FIELD TRIPSOur high interest on-site field trips for preschool through high school students uniquely intertwine ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies concepts into a One-of-a-Kind STEAM experience Learn More
GIRL SCOUTSWe are Corporate Partners with Girl Scout Councils From Coast to Coast. Learn More About Our Badge Workshops for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Boy Scout Programming Also Available. Learn More
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