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 In-Person and On-Site Classes and Field Trips!

From The World's #1 STEAM 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


Welcome to Challenge Island of Charlotte, North Carolina!

Charlotte North Carolina STEM and STEAM programs for fall 2020

This Fall We Are Featuring Amazing Options for STEAM Learning for Charlotte Students. Click on each option below to learn more.

South Charlotte Imagination Lab STEM Program
Learning pods, social bubble Charlotte North Carolina
In School Field Trips and after school programs South Charlotte
Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council Charlotte North Carolina
South Charlotte Imagination Lab


Exciting News! This fall, Challenge Island South Charlotte will facilitate the IMAGINATION LAB at
Central Piedmont Community College Education Center with many options to choose from.

Challenge Island’s Imagination Lab is all about fun, interactive, STEM and STEAM learning. Through collaborative, project based, problem solving, your child will use his/her imagination to plan, build and test their creations. And what’s more? We are electronics free!

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Social bubble and learning pods Charlotte North Carolina

For your Safely-Sized Groups of Healthy Kids

Presenting cross-curricular K-6 STEAM Adventures for your social bubble from the world’s #1 STEAM Program.
You Choose the Program. You Choose the Kids. You Choose the Location at or near Charlotte, North Carolina .

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after school and in school field trips Mecklenburg County

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!

Girl Scouts Hornet's Nest Charlotte North Carolina

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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Home Island Virtual STEM Programs Mecklenburg county

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.

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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.

“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

Contact Us for STEM programs in Mecklenburg county Charlotte North Carolina

Introducing Home Island®

Now, kids can experience the magic of Challenge Island®, the world’s #1 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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