Inquiry-Based Learning Promotes Curiosity and Higher-Level Thinking

Turning Children into Lifelong Learners

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

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


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


Introducing Home Island Virtual STEAM Classes!

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.


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

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


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


Learn all about how we incorporate the Challenge Island experience

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


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


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


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.

Our Franchisees 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

Introducing Home Island®

Now, kids can experience the magic of Challenge Island®, the world’s #1 STEAM program, from the safety and comfort of home.  Every Home Island lesson features our award-winning, groundbreaking curriculum and taught live by certified Challenge Island® teachers.  Since Challenge Island® is powered exclusively by kids’ imaginations, you’ll only need a computer and a few common household items to embark on your engineering adventure.  Whether you homeschool or your school is temporarily closed, Home Island® is a convenient and exciting way to enrich your studies through hands-on, cross-curricular STEAM education.

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Interested in a Franchise Opportunity?

  • Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500: 2020, 2019, 2018
  • #1 STEM/STEAM Franchise in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500
  • Entrepreneur Magazine’s Fastest Growing Franchise 2020, 2019
  • Entrepreneur Magazine’s Best Franchises Under 50K 2020, 2019, 2018
  • Parents Picks Award 2018
  • Franchise of the Year Silver Award – Franchise Brokers Association
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Corporate STEAMbuilding Events

Corporate STEAMbuilding

A Challenge Island® STEAMbuilding© Workhop specialist will help you choosefrom dozens of themed options to find just the right experience for your corporate team (i.e. “Kick-Off Your Success” a World Cup Themed Foozball Challenge or “Roll Into Success”, an Amusement Park Themed Roller Coaster Challenge) We will come to your location and facilitate the 1.5 hour event.