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About Challenge Island

Challenge Island Global is an Educational Enrichment Franchisor located in Atlanta, Georgi. With over 75 locations, Challenge Island features high-interest STEM/STEAM programming that fosters 21st Century Skills in Kids. It’s unique collaborative approach simultaneously addresses the needs of the creative, playful child of today and the globally successful adult of the future.

Challenge Island® is now offering hands-on STEAM Girl Scout workshops for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes! Fill the requirements for tons of different journeys and other badges while getting to connect with your troop and other Girl Scouts. Every Participant gets a Challenge Island Fun Patch!

Now, Girl Scouts can experience the magic of Challenge Island®’s incredible workshops, from the safety and comfort of home. All classes taught live online by certified Challenge Island® teachers and involve collaboration, endless imagination, and fantastical hands-on engineering fun (using only a few basic household supplies)!

Challenge Island has formed vibrant corporate partnerships with the Girl Scouts in communities nationwide. We offer exciting badge and patch programs for Girl Scouts of all ages from Daisies to Cadettes.

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!

On-Site and Virtual Corporate STEAMbuilding®

Psst! Did you know that Challenge Island® isn’t just for kids? We offer a wide range of adult corporate STEAMbuilding® workshops in both on-site and virtual formats. Applicable to every industry, our STEAMbuilding process is a cutting-edge approach to problem solving and a one-of-a-kind gateway to more engaged, collaborative and productive employees and teams.

Company Founded


Current Leadership

Sharon Estroff, FoFranchises Under/CEO

Started Franchising

2012 (9 years)

Total Number of Units

151 (as of 2021)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

How Much Does It Cost To Open A Challenge Island Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Challenge Island franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Challenge Island franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Challenge Island franchise is Royalty Fees Are Due The Fourth Business Day Of The Reporting Period For The Prior Reporting Period.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Challenge Island Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Challenge Island Challenge Island has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs).

Challenge Island Company Details

Here are some additional details about Challenge Island.

Parent Company Challenge Island Global
Initial Investment $39,900
Net Worth Requirement $100,000
Veteran Incentives 10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee 7%
Ad Royalty 2%
Cash Requirement $40,000
Term of Agreement 10 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home Yes
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By Challenge Island

Challenge Island offers several support options to its franchisees. With 151 (as of 2021) units, Challenge Island aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Challenge Island offers 2 hours on the job training, 24 hours classroom training, and No additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Challenge Island.

On-The-Job Training 2 hours
Classroom Training 24 hours
Additional Training No
Ongoing Support
  • Purchasing Co-ops
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Field Operations
  • Proprietary Software
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Co-op Advertising
  • Ad Templates
  • Regional Advertising
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
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Is Challenge Island Right For You?

Challenge Island has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Challenge Island online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Challenge Island online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Challenge Island franchise and offer tips to running a successful Challenge Island franchise location.


Why Should You Start a Challenge Island Franchise?

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