In-School Field Trips

2021 In-School and Virtual Field Trips

On-Site Or Virtual Educational Adventures for Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School.

This school year will come with some challenges. Our goal is to ensure that we are providing a great partnership to schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools that will enable them to provide unique, educational experiences while keeping the students and staff healthy and safe. As the number one STEAM program for schools all around the country, we are committed to providing an optimal, fun, and educational experience that sparks the students’ imagination and allows them to collaborate while building their projects.

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“It’s hard to imagine a more exciting, complete field trip than Challenge Island. Every single lesson I see children’s imaginations awakened and their confidence reinforced. Challenge island allows my students all the freedom they crave to collaborate and create. It’s about design, construction and making something work and the huge satisfaction that comes from being completely involved in the creation of something original. The kids absolutely love it!”
-Lorna B. Challenge Island Field Trip Teacher ( 30 years classroom experience)

“Even after the program was over, we found the kids still wanted to play around with their projects and show them off to their families. It was really cool that the kids got excited about it. Along with the STEAM concepts, students learned about collaboration and teamwork. The new skills they were learning were reinforced week after week. We saw our children working in groups and working together, we really liked how it positively affected the children.”

-Amanda P. Director of Operations – Oakcrest Preparatory Academy


How It Works

Take your students on an action-packed island adventure without ever leaving school grounds! Preschool, elementary, and middle school. Children love our Challenge Island Charlotte-Mecklenburg field trips so much that they never seem to notice the hearty STEM-based curriculum and national math, science, language arts and social studies standards that are so intricately woven into the Challenge Island experience. No buses? No problem! We bring the field trip directly to your classroom or we provide grade-level or school-wide field trips at your school!

  • In School Field TripsSimply pick a Challenge Island Charlotte-Mecklenburg field trip destination that meets your school’s curricular needs, and we’ll take your students on a one-of-a-kind educational journey fueled by their problem-solving savvy, critical-thinking prowess, and boundless imagination.
  • Choose from over 80 different standard-aligned themes spanning the entire curriculum. Cross-curricular topics covered include earth science, life science, physical science, history, social studies, language arts, ancient cultures, geography, and more.
  • Critical STEAM/STEM and 21st Century Skills are tightly woven into each and every Challenge Island Field Trip experience.
  • Students work in collaborative tribes to take on our signature cross-curricular STEM/STEAM challenges using only the materials in their treasure chest and their creativity. They design, build, and test solutions to the challenge working together at each step of the process and solving problems along the way.
  • Every Challenge Island Field Trip is a wildly exciting, engaging, interactive, hands-on learning adventure that your students will never forget!
  • Field trips are typically 60-90 minutes long and each challenge can cover a variety of different science and math standards as well as cross-curricular topics and 21st century learning skills.
  • Challenge Island field trips are appropriate for every grade level. We can accommodate entire grade levels as well as entire schools. Call us to pick your perfect challenge!
  • Challenge Island Charlotte-Mecklenburg is now offering Virtual STEM and STEAM Field Trips

In-School and Virtual Field Trips

We LOVE to bring Challenge Island Charlotte right into your classroom for a fun, action packed adventure without having to leave the school building! We will work together to plan an exciting field trip that reinforces state standards and 21st century learning skills. Our field trips are typically 60 to 90 minutes long.

Our Virtual Field Trips can be arranged where material is provided and/or sourced by the students. We offer live instruction during our virtual field trips to optimize student engagement and achieve the same experience we would in a classroom.

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Request Information For An In School Field Trip

If your school would like Challenge Island to conduct a STEAMtastic In School Field Trip, fill out the information in this form and we will contact you!
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    The date in which you'd like to facilitate the field trip
  • Approximate number of students in attendance


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

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