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.

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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!

Winter/Spring 2014 Schedule

December 26, 2013


Running Club - Ages 7-14. Starts Monday, Feb. 26, 3:30-4:30pm. Meets Mondays & Wednesdays through April 9th at the Funhouse. $25. Sign up at Orcas Parks & Rec.

Youth Basketball Fundamentals - Ages 6-12. Starts Thursday Feb. 27 at K-8 Gym. Girls 3:30-4:30pm, Boys 4:45-5:45pm. $25. Sign up through Orcas Parks & Rec.

IMG_3611 Elemento Science Club with Lana. Ages 7-12. Mondays, January 13-April 7, 3:30-4:30pm. Drop-in $5 or free for Funhouse members.

Theater Improv:  Ages 12-17. Mondays, January 27th – March 31st. 5:00-7:00pm. Learn the basics of improv comedy in this fun, low stress, high energy 10 week class with Audra Goffeney. $100.

Art of Mountains & Islands with Lana. Ages 7-12. Wednesdays, January 8-April 9, 3:30-4:30pm. Drop-in $5 or free for Funhouse members.

Playgroup:  Ages 0-3. Tuesdays, 9 – 11a.m. FREE.

Homework Club: Daily 3:30-4:30pm at the Funhouse. FREE with membership.

Youth Sports and other classes offered through Orcas Parks and Recreation Dept. Visit 

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Throughout the 2013/14 school year, The Funhouse Commons will continue to offer its innovative After School, Teen, Mentoring, and Educational programs.  We are not just a place for fun and learning, but also a critical social safety net for island children and teens.

Everyday we offer fun classes, homework club, and other supervised activities in a safe after school program.  At the close of each school day, Funhouse Staff meet kids up at the public school and walk them down to The Funhouse!  They depart the school from the maple tree in front of the elementary school at 3:15 p.m. on full days and 12:15 p.m. or 1:15 p.m. on half days.

Have a student who would benefit from our after school program? Come visit us any time after school! We always welcome new students and parent volunteers.

We implemented a new fee structure last March and have simplified it for the start of the 2013/14 school year.  The new fee structure is a fee for service model and will provide you with more flexible sign up and payment options.  It is a monthly or annual fee based on a voluntary tier system.

With this new fee structure we will be making enhancements to the program including daily snacks.   This year we are also implementing a stricter sign in/out policy and increasing our staff training. By paying the monthly or annual fee you will have access to unlimited family visits and discounts in classes for kids and adults.

The new fee schedule is a voluntary tier system.  This entitles you to unlimited familiy visits, discounts in classes for kids and adults.  Click HERE to download our form to register for the program.  Or stop in and pick up a form.

If money is tight, no problem! Just apply for a scholarship. Click HERE to download our simple, one-page scholarship request form. It’s easy to fill out, totally confidential, and requires no invasive financial disclosures. NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FROM THE FUNHOUSE for financial reasons.

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!

New Teen Program ~ Friday Night Hangout!

July 30, 2009

Friday Night Hangout is our newest program for middle and high school students, 6-9pm at the Funhouse. Join supervisor Anna Bixel Vast, and staff member Jessica Doyle for fun activities each Friday. We’re developing innovative programming which includes leadership training, internships, arts, games, food, music, and much more.  Free with membership. Scholarships available. For more […]

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