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Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required: $100,000
Net Worth Required: $100,000
Total Investment: $50,000 - $60,000
Franchise Fee: $39,900
Royalty Type: 7%

Franchisee Options

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: Yes

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Challenge Island Global, LLC
Total Units: 92
Year Founded: 2003
Franchising Since: 2012
Home Office: Marietta, Georgia
Awards: Entrepreneur Franchise 500 2018, Entrepreneur 50 Under 50k 2018, Parent's Picks Awards 2018, SEO Samba's Top 100 Franchise Influencers 2018, U.S. Small Business Administration Approved

About Challenge Island

An international educational enrichment franchise, Challenge Island is an award-winning institution at the forefront of S.T.E.A.M. education. The program gives children a unique learning experience by offering imaginative journeys to a wide range of thematic islands, each offering action-packed challenges. Children work in collaboration using only the materials provided in their treasure chests to complete the challenges, fostering cooperation and creativity. The "island" format offers flexibility for an array of cross-cultural material while helping elementary school children develop communication and critical thinking while catering specifically to the most important trends in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

Values & History

The Challenge Island experience was created in 2003 by award-winning educator, author, and freelance parenting/education journalist Sharon Duke Estroff. The programs unique approach ensures a fun, engaging experience for children of elementary school age. Its chief goal is to equip children with all they will need to prepare them for a lifetime of 21st-century era learning. The organization moved to a franchise-based model in 2012 and maintains partnerships with several Non-Profit groups, including Girl Scouts and Boys and Girls Clubs.

Industry Performance

Challenge Island is a Franchise 500 ranked international educational program with over 80 locations in operation worldwide. Offering a protected territory with at least 30 elementary schools and a unique, proven business model that can be operated on a full or part-time basis, Challenge Island franchises feature low, self-controlled fixed overhead costs and year-round income potential through several non-school based initiatives such as summer camps, birthday parties, and field trips.

Purchasing a Challenge Island Franchise

Ownership of a Challenge Island franchise requires a net worth of at least $100k and access to a minimum of $50k in liquid capital. Third-party financing is available. The total investment cost for Challenge Island franchise ownership will be between $47,600 and $62,450.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

Preferred candidates for ownership of a Challenge Island franchise are energetic and outgoing, enthusiastic about entrepreneurship and business growth, and passionate about children's education. Possession of strong organizational, planning, and communication skills are essential for success. Ideal candidates will have proven marketing and sales experience. A large part of Challenge Island's success comes from community outreach, so a desire to build relationships and give back to the community will also be necessary.

Training & Support

Extensive and ongoing training is provided and continuously updated as the curriculum is refreshed. Challenge Island provides comprehensive lesson plans and access to a range of training resources to ensure new franchisees have everything they need to successfully manage their business.


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Available In:

Challenge Island is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming