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

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

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 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

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Welcome to Challenge Island of Charlotte, North Carolina!

We Are Featuring Amazing Options for STEAM Learning for Charlotte Students.

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From the world’s #1 STEAM program and education enrichment program, Challenge Island® presents an exciting new adventure for smart, curious kids.

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Announcing Fall 2021 After School Enrichment Club Partners.

Ask how you can bring Challenge Island Charlotte to your school.

  • Cannon School
  • Charlotte Latin School
  • Gaston Day School
  • Providence Day School
  • Thales Academy
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IN SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS AND AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

Also Available Virtually

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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!

Summer Camps

Our STEAMtastic Challenge Island Camps are the perfect destination for your child during summer vacation and other school breaks! Built around pop culture themes kids love, our Challenge Island camps feel like action-packed vacations in their own right. Our fun infused camps are conveniently located at Central Piedmont Community College, Matthews Parks and Recreation Center and Big Air Trampoline Park.

    • Our wide array of trademark camp themes include Wizardry Camp, STEAMTank Entrepreneurs, SLIMEtopia, World Cruise Camp, Super STEAM Hero Camp, Road Trip USA Camp, Pets Palooza Camp and many more!
    • Campers work together with tribes full of friends who share their passions to create entire worlds built around our exciting pop culture themes.
    • Kids love the positively party-like atmosphere of Challenge Island camps so much that they never seem to notice the critical STEAM/STEM and 21st Century Skills that are tightly woven into each and every Challenge Island Camp adventure.
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GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOPS

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Challenge Island is a Girl Scouts Hornet’s Nest Council partner in Charlotte, NC. 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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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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SOCIAL BUBBLES & LEARNING PODS
For your Safely-Sized Groups of Healthy Kids

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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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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