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Cross-Curricular Islands Take Kids on Enriching Educational Journeys

Cross-Curricular Islands Take Kids on Enriching Educational Journeys

21st Century Learning Prepares Kids to Thrive Today and Tomorrow

21st Century Learning Prepares Kids to Thrive Today and Tomorrow

Kids Work Collaboratively in Tribes on Creative Problem Solving Adventures

STEM + ART = STEAM Education

Where Engineering Meets Imagination

Where Engineering Meets Imagination

Challenge Island - Santa Cruz - Santa Clara

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PROGRAMS

Fun, hands-on programs where children learn creative problem solving and critical thinking skills   Learn More

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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PARENTS

Enrich your children's education and ready them for the 21st Century learning   Learn More

TEACHERS & SCHOOLS

Enhance your students curriculum and outsource STEM Education

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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

 

What is Challenge Island?

 


Challenge Island® is a Franchise 500 Ranked International educational enrichment program with 80 locations in the USA and Worldwide. Founded by award-winning educator, author, and parenting/education journalist Sharon Duke Estroff, Challenge Island® is grounded in cutting edge educational thought and at the forefront of S.T.E.A.M. Education and 21st Century Learning.

Wrapped in whimsical trimmings (headbands, facepaint, and the beat of the tribal drum), the Challenge Island program features an unmistakable spirit and flair. A sense of anticipation fills the air as tribes of kids enter new worlds of adventure and imagination through Challenge Island afterschool classes, in-school field trips, camps, birthday parties, family fun nights and much more.


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