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Current Open Playgroups

  • What WAS Inner Child Studio?
    ICS is a non-proft organization founded in Bellingham, Wa in 2014. ICS’s primary goal is to provide enrichment and educational activities for families, children, adults, groups, and businesses. For six years, ICS has traveled to schools, centers, summer camps, offices, etc in Whatcom county to bring the educational benefits of play to anyone who requests. ICS has worked with various organizations including the Opportunity Council, Max Higbee Center, FACES Northwest, Parent to Parent Whatcom County, The Downtown Bellingham Partnership, The Franklin Academy, WWU Youth Programs, and The City of Bellingham.
  • What is the ICS mission?
    The mission of Inner Child Studio is to bring the people of our community together through active engagement. This includes playing games, solving problems, sharing skills, competition, activism, creating, dialogue and debate.
  • What does the Community Center do?
    The ICSCC is a Community Center located in Bellingham with the goal of bringing together families, creating partnerships with community organizations, offering a space for neighborhood organization meetings, events, and fundraisers. It is the goal of the ICSCC to develop programming based on the needs and input of its members, and to provide support to other organizations and community groups to accomplish their goals, with special attention to marginalized populations and LGBTQI Youth Please take a look at some of the ideas we have. Paid Services: private playroom rentals open play sessions, drop-in sessions special events classes/workshops rental of the facility to third parties Public Services: After school programs/clubs Mentorship programs Space for local group meetups Fundraising events Adult Events The ICSCC Is not intended to be a child/family only center and serves all ages - as well as 18+ over only, sex-positive, and body positive events. 21+ over cannabis related events also happen in our space
  • Will we have to wear masks?
    Some sessions require masks. Please read the session or event description for specific safety policies.
  • Will I/My kids have to be (generally) vaccinated to enter?
    We will not ask you for vaccination records. By attending the center and signing the waivers, you understand the risk of entering a facility where others may not be vaccinated and could pose harm or risk to you and your family.
  • Will I/my kids have to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter?
    If you are not vaccinated against COVID-19, we ask that you please wear a mask and follow COVID safety protocols. PLEASE NOTE: Independently hosted groups, meetups and events may have different COVID protocals like requiring proof of vaccination. Please read all event descriptions carefully.
  • How can I help?
    We would love your help! If you are interested in volunteering, please click the "VOLUNTEER" link on the top menu bar. If you are interested in donating materials, also click the "CONTACT" link on the top menu bar. If you are interested in donating money, please click the "DONATE" link on the top menu.
  • Is the building wheelchair accessible?
    All doors and bathrooms are ADA compliant. If you have any accommodations you need to tell us about before you visit, contact us
  • Meeting Minutes and Reports
    To read our 2023 Meeting Minutes, download the PDF To read our 2023 Attendance and Financial Report, download the PDF
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