Challenge Island - GTACS After School Classes / Immaculate Conception Elem K-5 / Animal Island©

Animal Island

Calling all creature-loving kids to this wild and adorable island adventure. You and STEAM Team of friends will engineer your way through the Animal Kingdom exploring life in diverse habitats - from oceans to rainforests to deserts to ice to the pets that live in our homes. A wildly exciting time awaits on Challenge Island’s® Animal Island™!  



Why Challenge Island?

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!  






GTACS After-School Enrichment 

January-February  ~ 6 classes 


@ Immaculate Conception Elementary 

 Immediately after school, Time: 2:30 PM - 4:10 PM

-  Wednesdays: Jan 23, 30, & Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

- Classes are once a week 

~ Students are placed in same-grade groups (STEAM Teams).



~ The 6-week program includes six 1-hour and 15-minute sessions, all five aspects of STEAM as well as Life Skills, all materials, and take-aways.


·In the event school is closed due to WEATHER, no after-school activities will be held per school 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/GTACS schedules).  Challenge Island will make all efforts to make up sessions cancelled due to weather when possible.



· Registration is through GTACS Popsicle site. Click on the registration button on this page for a direct link to the Popsicle site to register.



GTACS After School Classes / Immaculate Conception Elem K-5 / Animal Island©

Immaculate Conception Elementary

314 Vine Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Grade:  K - 5

Tue, April 9, 2024
Tue, May 14, 2024
Time :
2:30 pm - 4:10 pm

NEW DAY: Tuesdays