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What IS Challenge Island? It’s a delightful, wildly popular enrichment program that promotes creative and critical thinking skills in children through hands-on projects that blend science and engineering concepts with arts and crafts play.

Each session girls and boys are teamed up to take on a new challenge, working collaboratively to come up with ever more innovative solutions. Loosely based on a well-known reality TV show, Challenge Island activities are themed around different imaginary “islands”– and every 8-week unit features a whole NEW set of challenges so children never get bored!

Our innovative programming reinforces STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and core language arts skills (but let’s keep that last part under our hats, because as far as kids are concerned Challenge Island is just plain fun!).

New to North Carolina, Challenge Island is versatile, offering:

Contact Tom or Wendy Harrington (details at right) to find out more and/or to bring the program to your Cary, Apex or Holly Springs school or camp.


Challenge Island Founder and Creator, Sharon Duke Estroff M.A.T. is an award-winning educator with over two decades of teaching experience in Atlanta public and private schools.

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Challenge Island benefits include higher level thinking skills, imagination, creativity, cooperative learning, problem solving, and most important FUN!

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