Science

Science, Robotics, Engineering

Summer

island tube fever

7-11 Yr Olds

Tune into imagination and creativity at Challenge Island’s Tube Camp! You and your S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math) team will build your very own studio and take part in a whole haul of super tuber activities: From slime to squishies to science experiments; from taste testing to mystery wheels to Secret Island Surprise Balls! 

  • Late Registration: Deadline was June 3. Call 616-748-3230 to inquire about late registration options
  • Cost: $195r/$210nr
  • Instructors: Rachel Franklin + Challenge Island staff
  • Date: June 17-21
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - Cafeteria + ELA room


slimetopia 3

7-11 Yr Olds

All aboard the SS Slimetopia for our newest Challenge Island slime extravaganza! You and a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math) Team of first mates will design and deck out your very own cruise ship, from waterslides to ziplines to ice cream machines! You’ll then set sail on a slime-drenched voyage across the seven seas! As you explore cool cultures, amazing attractions, adorable animals and international cuisine, you’ll mix up gobs of global slime recipes like Japanese Sushi Slime, Australian Jumping Joey Slime and American Apple Pie Slime! 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Sat, June 24 (or when full)
  • Cost: $195r/$210nr
  • Instructors: Rachel Franklin + Challenge Island staff
  • Date: July 8-12
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - Cafeteria


summer science camp

5 Yr Olds-8th Gr

Join us to be a real-life scientist for a week! Participants will have fun improving their science knowledge by participating in science-related collaborative group challenges! 5 Yr Olds: Register based on age at the start of the program. K-8th Gr: Register based on 2024-25 grade level

  • Register Here
  • Instructors: Brad Stevens (ZPS Science Teacher)
  • Dates: July 15-19
  • 5 Yr Olds-1st Gr: 8:00-9:00am | $50r/$65nr
  • 2nd-3rd Gr: 9:30am-11:00am | $55r/$70nr
  • 4th-5th Gr: 11:30am-1:00pm | $55r/$70nr
  • 6th-8th Gr: 1:30pm-3:00pm | $55r/$70nr
  • Location: Zeeland West HS - Room J125


island doll camp

7-11 Yr Olds

Rollerblade on down to the dreamiest, STEAMiest camp in town! You and a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math) team of friends will help design and deck out our Island Doll Land, complete with cool convertibles, pink waterslides and seriously stylin’ Island Doll STEAM houses! You’ll bring downtown to life with your own doll-inspired businesses, spend a day in the sun at the island doll beach & boardwalk, camp out under the stars in your doll treehouse, and take to the slopes at the island doll ski resort. Bring on eye for design, a taste for adventure and your favorite 11.5 inch fashionable friend to this blockbuster challenge island camp!

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Mon, July 8 (or when full)
  • Cost: $195r/$210nr
  • Instructors: Rachel Franklin + Challenge Island staff
  • Date: July 22-26
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - Cafeteria + ELA room


steam tank entrepreneur

7-11 Yr Olds

Calling all innovative and inventive kids to an adventure in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math) and entrepreneurship! You and your STEAM team will design, create and open new businesses every day: From PIZZApreneur Day to SWEETreprenur Day to SLIMEtrepreneur Day to PETrepreneur Day to HAUNTrepreneur Day. Can you convince the island sharks that your STEAM team’s business belongs in the new Challenge Island Mall? Don’t miss out on a one of a kind entrepreneurial experience!

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Fri, July 26 (or when full)
  • Cost: $195r/$210nr
  • Instructors: Rachel Franklin + Challenge Island staff
  • Date: Aug 12-16
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - Cafeteria + ELA room