This fall we have Homework Club, Leadership Group, Arts and Sciences, Sewing Club and more! Check out our detailed programming HERE .

Teen Night kicks off Friday, September 5th at 6pm with S’mores over the Bon Fire. Learn more about Teen Night HERE.

After School Program hours are Monday through Friday, 3:00-5:30. Noon on half-days. Kids meet Funhouse staff next to the public school garden at dismissal. Learn more about the After School Program HERE.
Science Club

It’s time to renew your Funhouse Membership! Download a Membership Form HERE.

Reel Youth Film Festival

October 6, 2014

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. Show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Teens meet at The Funhouse at 6:00 p.m. and walk to Orcas Center. Admission for Funhouse youth is FREE!

After the film festival will be a after party for teens, featuring food, music and fun!



College Counseling 2014

September 17, 2014

On Monday, September 29th, as part of its annual College Counseling program, The Funhouse Commons will be hosting an event for parents with prospective college students at the Orcas High School Commons. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will offer pie, coffee, and an interesting topics pertaining to college.

“Life After High School” will feature Financial Advisor and Financial Education Specialists Peg Keane Keough and Denise Freeland. They will be discussing financial aid strategies; tax issues affecting savings plans, college funding options and more. This is a great presentation for parents with students of ALL ages!

Arlene Prince and Catherine Pease Barnhart will also present current trends in college admissions and advise on how best to support potential college applicants. Attendees will take home a special gift related to college preparation and have the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one sessions with these experts.

The Funhouse and Orcas Island High School are teaming up for the annual “Futures Fair” on Tuesday, September 30th.

For the eighth year in a row, The Funhouse is hosting professional college counseling consultants. Arlene Prince, along with Catherine Pease Barnhart, will offer presentations for sophomores and up, as well as individual sessions for students and their parents. This will be during the school day Tuesday, September 30th.

They will focus on college admission, high school curricular choices, standardized test performance, college choices, the college application process, and specifics every potential college student should know.

The college counseling consultants and financial education specialist will also be offering one-on-one advisory sessions throughout the Futures Fair. Parents are strongly encouraged to call The Funhouse Commons to schedule one of these invaluable sessions.

While there is no cost for attending these sessions, The Funhouse suggests a donation of $25 to help offset the cost of bringing these top Northwest experts to our community.

Please call Kim at the Funhouse, 376-7177 or email for more details or to schedule an individual session.

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 […]

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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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