Set Sail for Islands Full of Real Life and Virtual STEAM Adventure

from Entrepreneur Magazine's #1 STEM/STEAM Enrichment Program

Safety is Our Highest Priority During Our Camps and On-Site Camp Field Trips!

From The World's #1 STEAM Program

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

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Welcome to Challenge Island of Phoenix, AZ!

Phoenix | Scottsdale | Paradise Valley | Fountain Hills | Cave Creek | New River | Carefree

We Are Excited to Offer Amazing  S.T.E.A.M Learning Opportunities for Northeast Maricopa County Children!

Phoenix STEM and STEAM activities
Phoenix in school STEM Adventures
Phoenix Summer Camps
Phoenix Girl Scouts Workshops

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In School Field Trips and After School Programs for Phoenix Schools

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 Trips

We bring the field trip directly to your classroom in preschools, elementary and middle schools in the Phoenix Northeast Valley! 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.

Teachers: Enter for a chance to win a FREE In-Class Field Trip! 

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After School Enrichment 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.

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Phoenix Summer Camps

Summer camps Oakland County East

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.

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Challenge Island Juniors For Preschools

Preschool STEM activities phoenixAt Challenge Island we believe that you are never too young to start imagining, creating and thinking big! Our Challenge Island Jr. programs scale down our regular challenges to a level just right for Pre-K and K.

Pre-K and K students get to explore STEM and STEAM concepts through story-telling and adventure themes. Watch their imagination soar as they plan, build, and test their fun creations.

Challenge Island Phoenix can provide in-school field trips and regular weekly programs for your preschool.

“I just love my children’s preschool for including Challenge Island in their day! The director sent me a picture of my daughter learning all about wind power – at 4 years old! She actually built a car that goes when she blows it.  My daughter comes home so excited to tell me everything she learned at Challenge Island each week.”
 Jaime W., Challenge Island Jr. Parent 

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Girl Scouts Badge and Journey Workshops

A Girl Scouts of Arizona Cactus-Pine Partner

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!

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About Challenge Island Phoenix

A Fun Infused Learning Experience Like No Other!

21st Century Learning

21st century learningSkills like communication, collaboration, critical and creative thinking abilities, flexibility, sociability, initiative, leadership, and perseverance through difficulty. At Challenge Island, we are dedicated to ensuring a brighter future for our kids and our communities by helping you prepare your child to succeed in the 21st century and beyond. Learn More >>

STEM + Art = STEAM

STEAM learningAt Challenge Island Phoenix, we believe that STEM is incomplete without the additional of an “A” for art. In fact many would say that STEAM is the new STEM. During our workshops, STEM and the arts naturally go hand in hand – from the background music to the art supply boxes in our tribal treasure chests to the amazing aesthetic touches our students add to their functional creations. Learn More >>

Island Experience

Phoenix STEM After SchoolIslands 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. Learn More >>

Tribes

Phoenix Arizona Challenge Island STEM ProgramsThe tribe is at the heart of every Challenge Island experience. Far more than just a group of kids, our Challenge Island tribes function like families sharing ideas, hopes and mutual goals. They learn to negotiate, compromise and count on one another. They build bonds, friendships, tolerance and acceptance as they pool their combined strengths and resources to create a far richer product than any one of them could ever achieve individually. Learn More >>        

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Beginners edge sports training

PROGRAMS


Fun, hands-on Programs where kids learn creative problem solving and thinking skills


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21st CENTURY  LEARNING

Preparing kids for the 21st century with focus on creativity and critical thinking   Learn More

STEM + ART = STEAM

We offer more than STEM Education by including art and creative skills.   Learn More

ISLAND EXPERIENCE


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AFTERSCHOOL CLASSES

Our Exhilarating Challenge-Based Afterschool Adventures Transport Kids to Action-Packed “Island “Destinations”, Worlds Away from their Regular School Experience   Learn More

CAMPS

When School is Out STEAM is in! Our Whimsical Camps are Based on Pop-Culture Themes Kids Love and are Mini-Vacations in Their Own Right Learn More

IN-SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

Our 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 SCOUTS

We 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.

“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



On-Site and Virtual Corporate STEAMbuilding®

Psst!  Did you know that Challenge Island® isn’t just for kids? We offer a wide range of adult corporate STEAMbuilding® workshops in both on-site and virtual formats.  Applicable to every industry, our STEAMbuilding process is a cutting-edge approach to problem solving and a one-of-a-kind gateway to more engaged, collaborative and productive employees and teams.

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