Challenge Island - TCAPS After-School Enrichment / Westwoods Elem K-5 / Amusement Park Island©


Buckle your seatbelts for Challenge Island's® action-packed Amusement Park Island©! You and a team full of friends will create thrill rides galore at exciting destinations like Mini Rocket Rides, Roller Coaster Ridge, Balloon Blast Speedway, Ice Cream Slime, Star Mountain Coaster, and Rocket Heights. A perfect island to visit in the spring!  Amusement Park Island© promises to be the hottest ticket around!

Challenge Island is a cross-educational STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) enrichment program for kids. All programs are unplugged with no digital technology. Children are taken on unique "island" adventures where they work in collaborative groups (STEAM Teams) to take on high-level thinking challenges on real world issues using only the materials in their treasure chest and their creativity.  Kids experience all five aspects of STEAM - Science, Technology (invention & innovation), Engineering, Arts (language & creative), and Math - to successfully complete challenges on real world issues; while also increasing their soft skills / life skills in communication, collaboration, critical and creative thinking, flexibility, sociability, initiative, leadership, and perseverance through difficulty. Challenge Island is dedicated to ensuring a brighter future for our kids and our communities by helping you prepare your child to succeed in the 21st Century and beyond!


TCAPS After-School Enrichment 

April- May ~ 7 Weeks

@ WESTWOODS Elementary 

 Immediately after school, Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

-  TUESDAYS: April 11, 18, 25, & May 2, 9, 16, 23

- Classes are once a week 




·       The 7-week program includes seven 1-hour & 30-minute sessions, all five aspects of STEAM as well as Life Skills, all materials, and take-aways.

·       If the program spots fill up, we highly encourage you to place your child on the waiting list.  There are many times people have cancelled at the last minute and spots have opened up.  

·       TCAPS reduced fees are not available for this program.


·       In the event TCAPS cancels after school classes due to Covid issues OR if TCAPS schools go virtual, no LEAP activities will be held per TCAPS policyIf cancellations happen due to Covid issues, Challenge Island will prorate the classes and refund families for the cancelled classes which will not take place.   


·       In the event school is closed due to WEATHER, no LEAP activities will be held per TCAPS policy. There is no guarantee of a make-up date in the case of inclement weather. Missed sessions will be made up if schedules allow (which includes Challenge Island schedules, school room schedules, and TCAPS LEAP schedules). Challenge Island will make all efforts to make up sessions cancelled due to weather when possible.



·       Registration through Challenge Island Northwest Michigan’s website is secure and only for Challenge Island use in the safety and security of the participants.

·       Hold on to your ID and password for registration in future programs as well (After-School, Summer Day Camps, Challenge Island Junior (preschool), Kids Night Out, Family Night Events, and Community Events). 

·       If you have forgotten your password, follow prompts to set a new password.

If you have forgotten your ID, email Renee ( ) and she can provide that to you.  

·       Multiple Child Discount** - If you have more than one child from the same household enrolled in a CI after-school program at the same time, you will receive a 10% discount on additional children.  Register the first child, then email Renee (email above) the names of the additional child(ren) and what class you want to register them for.  She will register them for you at the discounted fee and let you know when the balance is ready for payment. 






We would love to offer more classes at additional school locations; however, we need Instructors & Assistants!  WE ARE HIRING!   

·       Either teaching position is PERFECT FOR retired teachers, or sub teachers, college students, graduate students, and stay-at-home parents seeking to supplement income. A perfect experience for college students majoring in education or psychology (especially if needing classroom hours).

·       All positions are Part-Time.  You pick your work times.

·       Any type of teaching experience (school, church, volunteer) is beneficial, but not required.  We will train qualified candidates in our unique program and teaching philosophy.

·       All supplies and lesson plans are provided.

·       You tell us when YOU want to work. Choose classes that fit YOUR schedule.

If you have questions or are interested in a fun and rewarding position that fits your weird schedule ~ Contact Renee today!  231-633-4955 or 


TCAPS After-School Enrichment / Westwoods Elem K-5 / Amusement Park Island©

Westwoods Elementary

1500 Fisher Road
Traverse City, Michigan 49685

Grade:  K - 5

Tue, April 11, 2023
Tue, May 23, 2023
Time :
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Spring Session - 7 classes on TUESDAYS


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