Girl Scouts

Birthday Parties

After School Enrichment

In-School Field Trips

Summer Camps

Birthday Parties


Challenge Island challenges appeal to a child's natural curiosity and sparks their inherent imagination.

Challenge Island Charlotte Programs

Challenge Island offers a wide array of exhilarating, collaborative STEMtastic programming for kids ages 4 to 14. Our action-packed options include afterschool enrichment classes, virtual enrichment classes, in-school field trips, camps, parties, and much more! No matter what kind of Challenge Island program you choose, you can be sure it will be a blockbuster hit!

Serving the following counties with our award winning STEM and STEAM programs:

  • Mecklenburg
  • Cabarrus
  • Union
  • Gaston
  • Rowan
  • Iredell


Afterschool Enrichment Classes

When students enter the Challenge Island classroom, they are transported to a learning environment worlds away from the regular school experience. The ambience feels positively party-like as our adventurous tribes tackle high-level thinking challenges at whimsical weekly destinations like Astronaut Lunar Landing (Cool Careers), Anaconda Squeeze (Rainforest Island), Gamechanger Steve Jobs (Superstar Island) and Tel Aviv water pipeline (World Tour Island). Kids count down the seconds until Challenge Island day rolls around!

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In-School Field Trips in Charlotte

Challenge Island offers high interest STEM and STEAM in-school field trips that uniquely intertwine ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies concepts into one action packed experience for students! Our programming also builds 21st century skills including problem solving, collaboration and flexible thinking capabilities. Challenge Island Charlotte offers over 100 hours of curriculum from Fantastic Fiction, Disaster Island, Amusement Park Island and so much more.

We can help you pick the perfect challenge to meet the specific standards and goals you want to address in your classroom or school. A Challenge Island Charlotte field trip promises to be an experience your students and faculty will never forget!

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Challenge Island Jr. Preschool Programs in Charlotte.

At 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.

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Imagination Lab in Charlotte

Exciting News! This fall 2020, Challenge Island 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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Imagination Lab STEM STEAM Programs South Charlotte North Carolina

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Social Bubble & Learning Pods

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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2020 Camps in Charlotte

Our STEMtastic Challenge Island Charlotte 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 wide array of trademark camp themes include Slime-topia Camp, STEAMTank Entrepreneur Camp, Super STEAM hero Camp, Road Trip USA Camp, STEAMWarts Academy Camp and many more!

Check back for our exciting 2020 Holiday and Winter camp themes.

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Birthday Parties

Challenge Island Charlotte is a party every day – so as you can probably imagine, our birthday parties are epic! Our traditional parties have a luau theme and a mix and match of your child’s favorite challenges. Or choose one of our STEMtastic party themes like Minecraft, Harry Potter, Frozen, Minions, Girls and Dolls, and more. We offer a variety of packages to fit your needs and budget. Your child’s Challenge Island birthday celebration promises to be a hit with the whole tribe!

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Family Challenge Nights

Challenge Island Charlotte is not just for kids! Our multi-generational STEM Wars events are a perfect Family Night Out activity for your school community! This unique Challenge Island program brings families together as a unified tribe. Together they take on some of our most popular STEAM challenges centered around fun, family-friendly themes.

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Girl Scout Workshops In Charlotte

Take your girl scout on an island adventure to earn badges and patches!  We offer on-site and virtual STEM/ STEAM workshops for girl scouts of all ages that cover a variety of topics to fulfill badge requirements.  We offer troop, and citywide event programming in Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell and Davidson counties. A one of a kind adventure for your one of a kind Girl! Challenge Island Charlotte is a corporate partner with the Hornet’s Nest Council.

Check out our exciting Girl Scout Workshops for Fall 2020!


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We hope you’ll join us on our next Challenge Island adventure!

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