Annual Gala

July 14, 2014

The Funhouse Commons Board of Directors invites you to our Annual Gala and Live Auction on the 3rd of August 2014.

Buy tickets here:

The circus themed shenanigans begin with cocktails, entertainment from Cirque de Soleil Co-Founder Ben La Barourette, and a competitive watermelon archery contest at 5 pm.  Dinner and live auction follow at 6:30 p.m.

The Gala will be at Jeff and Angie Johnson’s historic barn at 285 Nordstrom Lane. Plenty of parking in available on-site.  Dress code for the event is casual, festive, and fun.  The event will take place on a variety of natural outdoor surfaces so comfortable footwear is encouraged.

Competitive watermelon archery contest will be facilitated by novices.  Participate at your own risk however bragging rights for distance and accuracy are priceless.

While this is a circus themed evening and we are raising money to support local children, this event is not designed for children, although they are welcome with their parents.  Tickets for children are the same price as adults.

No need to bring a paper ticket or receipt, we will confirm your attendance the week before the event to get a final count for our caterer – Olive and Asher.

Additional questions?  Please call Krista Bouchey at (360) 376-7177 or email

This year the Funhouse Commons, the Orcas Center, and the Orcas Island Library are teaming up to participate in the Reel Youth Film Festival. Reel Youth, based in Vancouver B.C., is a not-for-profit group supporting youth, adults and organizations to create and distribute engaging films.

On Friday, October 10th, in conjunction with the Orcas Island Film Festival, the Orcas Center will be hosting the Reel Youth “Best of Fest“ based on the youth jury’s selections and will feature locally made films.

Thanks to the Friends of the Orcas Island Library, the teens have a GoPro camera that they can check out after a short training session. Contact Holly at for more information.

If teens are looking for some guidance into what goes into making a good film, from initial planning to editing, they can contact The Funhouse Commons to be connected to a film mentor.

Local youth filmmakers have the chance to be juried into the International Festival in Vancouver B.C. The completed films must be submitted by August 31, to the Orcas Center.

Call Kim at 360.376.7177 or email if you have questions.

FC5 Race Results

July 10, 2014

Find the race results HERE!

2013 Annual Report

May 22, 2014

Here is the Funhouse Commons 2013 Annual Report!

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Circus Camp

May 20, 2014

Find your inner clown as you learn to juggle, build a human pyramid, fly in the aerial silks and hoops, walk the tightrope, and MORE! Circus Camp is being led by one of the founders of Cirque Du Soleil, Ben La Barouette (clown performer). This internationally recognized performer holds the Guinness world record for balancing 24 chairs on his chin, and is a bronze medalist recipient from the prestigious Festival International des Cirques de Demain in Paris.

Who: Ages 8-18
When: August 4 – August 8, 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
Where: HS Gym
Cost: $250/non-members, $200/members
Register: Space is limited! Contact or call 376-7177
Camp Permission Form

Ninja Camp

May 1, 2014

Hang out with fun friends, enjoy summertime activities and explore island adventures at NINJA CAMP 2014! Each week Ninja camp is organized around a weekly theme and offers an affordable, fun summertime experience. Who: Ages 7-12 When: 9 weekly sessions, June 23 – August 29, 9am-1pm –Ninja Camp will take a break during the week […]

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Cardboard Camp

May 1, 2014

Local artist and illustrator Brook Meinhardt is back to lead this exciting hands-on day camp! Join her in constructing a variety of all-new projects out of this ordinary, but versatile material. In years past, projects have included self-portraits, animals, flowers, food, and more. Join Cardboard Camp today! Who: Ages 8-10 (Session II), 10-13 (Session I) […]

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SAT Prep Classes Start March 18th

February 25, 2014

Join Mike Buckner  for SAT Prep Classes. Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm at The Funhouse. March 18 – April 29th. No class April 15 and 17 during spring break. $100. Snacks provided. Call, email, or stop by The Funhouse to register. Download Class Registration Form  

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Buy Local First, And Then…

February 24, 2014

Support The Funhouse (aka Childrens Discovery Foundation) by making your online purchases at Amazon Smile. We receive a donation each time you do! Thank you for your support!

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The Funhouse Makes a Difference: Here’s the proof!

July 14, 2011

The Funhouse 2013 Annual Report is out! We are pleased to provide the details of another successful year for The Funhouse Commons; including quality programs, incredible local support and positive transitions launching us into 2014. Download the report here!

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