Pick a CategoryPick a CategorySelect one of the nine categories below to get started. Each highlights a particular theme and contains a unique set of challenges.
Choose a BadgeChoose A BadgeEach of the eight challenge categories contains three levels of badges: Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master. You must earn the Apprentice level before claiming the Journeyman level, and the Journeyman level before claiming the Master level. Some badges, like those found in the Other Challenges category, can be earned without fulfilling any prerequisites.
Complete ActivitiesComplete ActivitiesEach badge can have anywhere from 1 to 5 activities to choose from to satisfy that badge's challenge. Find out how many activities are required on the category page and get to work!
Post UpdatesPost UpdatesWhen you've completed an activity, follow the instructions in the activity to provide the appropriate activity update to share with others. Make sure that you include the activity name found on the activity's category page in your update.
Claim Your BadgeClaim Your BadgeWhen you've finished posting your results or experiences for each of the activities assigned to the badge you're after, submit a badge claim on the category page the badge is found on. Be sure to include the activity name (found at the beginning of the activity) and select the badge that you're claiming.
Earn BadgesEarn BadgesBadge claims are reviewed as they're received by the Council of Grand Masters to ensure authenticity. When your badge has been awarded, you will receive a notification via your account and/or via e-mail.
Climb LeaderboardClimb LeadboardAs you earn badges you will also earn points based on their difficulty. Your point total can be found in your Dasboard and with any luck, you will appear in the top rankings of the Leaderboard.
How Does It Work?
Congratulations on taking the first step toward your destiny!
During the Teen Summer Challenge you will be given a variety of challenges to complete, earning skills—and eventually mastery—in different subject categories. You will need to work through the ranks to earn your rewards, from apprentice to journeyman to master. Along the way you will be rewarded with points, achievements and badges to display on your profile, as well as physical prizes and awards.
When you finish the challenges for a particular level of mastery, you will submit your claim to a Council of Grand Masters for your achievements, badges, and points.
- Explore the list to the left from “Start” to “Finish“. Hold your mouse over each item to view more information.
- Check out some of the Things To Do.
- Select a challenge category and work your way through the ranks.
- Visit Your Dashboard and make sure your profile is complete.
- Tell your friends! The challenge is more fun with people to play with (or against)!
For Your Information
- Please be patient with your badge claims. Depending on the number of claims received by the Council of Grand Masters, your badge may take anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days to be verified and awarded. If you haven’t received your badge within a few days, feel free to either claim the badge again or send us a message on the Ask Us page.
- You must earn Apprentice level to claim Journeyman level, and Journeyman level to claim Master level.
- Challengers can be disqualified, so please follow the rules, be courteous, and have fun!
Animal lover? Inspired by a pet? Interested in veterinary work? Explore animals, pets, species, and more in the Animals category!
Puzzle decrypter? Digging up historical clues? Try your hand at unraveling a thrilling challenge in Histories & Mysteries!
Song-smith? Do you have rhythm and a mix-tape? Dance to the beat of your own drum in the Music & Dance category!
Seed-whisperer? Have a special connection with the natural world? Dig around in Plants & Gardening and discover what’s in your backyard!
Our traditional Summer Reading challenge, the Reading category will push your reading further and share your thoughts with others!
Tech-tinkerer? Explorer of the unknown? Experience how your world comes together in the Science & Technology category!
Button masher? World class athlete in a little-known sport? Take measure of the competition in the Sports & Games category!
Plenty of challenges remain outside of the 8 primary masteries. Discover how your participation can turn into more points and badges!