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STEAM

Challenge Island® STEAM Programs

Challenge Island® is a high-energy, hands-on fusion of  STEAM, 21st Century Skills, Problem-Solving Adventure, Project-Based Learning and STEAMbuilding® experience. Students will embark on fantastical themed STEAM journeys where they work in collaborative tribes to tackle various exciting challenges using only the materials in their treasure chest and their boundless imaginations. Choose one or more of these virtual Challenge Island adventures this fall. All Challenge Island classes will be delivered via Zoom.


STEAM – Warts Academy (Challenge Island)
Grades K to 5

A magical  mixture of wizardly-themed STEAM lessons will have kids engaged week after week! Designing, creating and sharing their magical creations will provide them with a fall full of hands on learning fun. This enrichment program builds STEAM skills as well as critical thinking, problem solving, adaptability and communication. Weekly topics include:

Week 1: Wizardry Gear, Magic Wands and Levitating Butterflies (Engineering, Gravity)

Week 2: Magical Torch (Chemistry)

Week 3: Library Spiral Staircase (Spirals, Momentum)

Week 4: Transfiguration Dough (Chemistry)

Week 5: Pond Slime (Chemistry)

Week 6: Crystal Ball Pinball Machine (Potential and Kinetic Energy)

Week 7: Hedge Maze (Labyrinth, Maze, Gravity)

Week 8: Library Tower Bridge (Engineering)

October 22 to December 17 (8 Weeks)
Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuition: $199

Note: Cost for each session will include a “treasure chest” material kit which will provide students with supplies needed for solving the challenges in each class, which will be shipped to student’s home.

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Rainforest Island (Challenge Island)

Grades K – 5

Grab your survival gear for an Amazonian adventure on Rainforest Island©. Students will take on a jungle of challenges at breathtaking destinations like Jaguar’s Claw©, Monkey Swings©, and Anaconda Squeeze©. Don’t miss out on this wildly exciting Challenge Island® experience! This enrichment program builds STEAM skills as well as critical thinking, problem solving, adaptability and communication. Weekly topics include:

Week 1: Rainforest Spirit Rally & Tree Frog Jump (Rainforest)

Week 2: Canopy Campgrounds (Canopy Layer, Rainforest Animals)

Week 3: Harpy Eagle Heights (Harpy Eagles, Bance)

Week 4):Monkey Swings (Adaptation)

Week 5): Anaconda Squeeze (Anacondas, Spirals, Momentum)

Week 7: Rainforest Zoo (Endangered Animals, Recycling)

Week 8: Amazon River Ride (Amazon River, Buoyancy)

November 2 – December 21
Mondays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuition: $199

Note: Cost for each session will include a “treasure chest” material kit which will provide students with supplies needed for solving the challenges in each class, which will be shipped to student’s home.

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Time Machine Island (Challenge Island)

Grades K – 5

Set your clocks to go back in time on Challenge Island’s® action-packed Time Machine Island©! Students will test their STEAM savvy as they wiz back to ancient Egypt, the California Gold Rush, a 1970s pinball arcade and many other exciting eras. This incredible island is sure to be one for the history books! This enrichment program builds STEAM skills as well as critical thinking, problem solving, adaptability and communication. Weekly topics include:

Week 1: Tribal Spirit Rally and Space Slime (Polymers, Science Fiction, Chemistry)

Week 2: Roller Coaster Beach (Momentum)

Week 3: Pyramid Peak (Pyramids, Hieroglyphics)

Week 4: Pinball Wizard Way (Potential & Kinetic Energy)

Week 5: Ice Age Glacier (Ice Age & Adaptation, Chemistry)

Week 6: Gold Rush Mountain (California Gold Rush, Gravity)

Week 7: Robot Spot (Machines, Recycling)

Week 8: Mayflower Harbor (The Mayflower, Wind Power)

November 3 – December 22
Tuesdays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuition: $199

Note: Cost for each session will include a “treasure chest” material kit which will provide students with supplies needed for solving the challenges in each class, which will be shipped to student’s home.

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SuperStar Island (Challenge Island)

This program is an enrichment opportunity for students to grow their skills and knowledge in critical thinking, problem-solving and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) fundamentals in each class!  In each of these sessions, kids will learn about a “superstar” in history from the worlds of science, education, sports, music and more, and solve STEAM challenges related to that superstar’s field.  Superstars who will be introduced each week include:

Week 1:  Leonardo da Vinci Dive

Week 2:  Roberto Clemente Field

Week 3:  Fab Four Submarine (The Beatles)

Week 4:  Malala’s Schoolhouse (Malala Yousafzai)

Week 5:  Quarterback Stadium (Tom Brady)

Week 6:  Star Mountain (Walt Disney)

Week 7:  Tiger Fairway (Tiger Woods)

Week 8:  Big Top Tent (P.T. Barnum)

Choose from the following Super Star sessions:

November 4 to December 23 (8 Weeks)
K – 5th: Wednesdays, 5pm – 6pm
6th – 9th: Wednesdays, 4pm – 5pm

Tuition: $199

Note: Cost for each session will include a “treasure chest” material kit which will provide students with supplies needed for solving the challenges in each class, which will be shipped to student’s home.

Enroll Online