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Summer Programs

FSDB is planning a variety of academic enrichment programs during the summer of 2024 for students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind.

Summer Quest 2024

Ready for an adventure in the oldest city with new friends! Summer Quest is an overnight camp offering Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) activities during the day and various recreational and social experiences in the evening. Blind/Visually Impaired students will learn about assistive technology, orientation and mobility, and daily living skills development, while deaf/hard of hearing campers will focus on leadership, self-advocacy, team-building skills, and life skills.  Recreational activities include kayaking in Hospital Creek, swimming in our indoor pool, letting your imagination inspire works of art, playing team sports in our gym, and dancing your heart out on stage!

 

If you are between the ages of 8 and 17, are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind, and live in Florida, you can experience a summer you'll never forget. Application Deadline is April 15, 2024

Currently enrolled FSDB students interested in attending Summer Quest 2024 can fill out the Interest Form by clicking the button below. The camp is by invitation only, and admission is not guaranteed.

Dates

  • June 16-21, 2024 (ages 8-12)

  • June 23-28, 2024 (ages 13-17)

Who can attend

  • Invited Enrolled FSDB students

  • Non-enrolled FSDB students

  • Blind/Visually Impaired

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing

  • Deafblind (dual-sensory)

For more information, contact:

Sue Hill

Summer Camp Director

PH: 904-827-2601

Email: hills@fsdbk12.org

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Third grade reading camps

Specially designed learning activities will enable your child to engage and focus intensively on literacy skills. Learn more about fourth grade promotion and good cause exemption. Note: Available only for eligible/currently enrolled FSDB students.

 

Dates

  • June 10-28, 2024

 

For more information, contact:

Cally Traetto

Deaf Department Camp Director

Email: traettoc@fsdbk12.org

PH: 904-827-2740

April Wallace

Blind Department Camp Director

Email: wallacea@fsdbk12.org

PH: 904-827-2355

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Early learning Center summer camp

The FSDB Early Learning Center will host a two-week day camp during June 2024. More information is coming soon. Note: Available only to currently enrolled FSDB ELC Pre-K and Toddler students.

Dates

  • June 10-21, 2024

For more information, contact:

Brooke Stimpfle

ELC Camp Director

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K-2 Academic Summer Camps

The FSDB Blind and Deaf Departments will host K-2 Academic Summer Camps in June 2024. These three-week camps will provide fun, meaningful learning experiences in the areas of language arts, reading, math, and concept development. Thematic instruction is used along with extracurricular activities that reinforce academic and expanded core curriculum concepts. Note: Free of charge, available only for currently enrolled FSDB students.

Dates

  • June 10-28, 2024

For more information, contact:

Carol Bogue

Principal, Blind Department

PH: 904-827-2701

Don Curran

Principal, Deaf Department

PH: 904-827-2500

VP: 904-201-4570

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Title I STEAM Day Camp

This five-day camp will provide students with hands-on, immersive, creative learning activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.  Come play exciting games, make edible science projects, build amazing inventions, and create using digital design tools – you'll have so much fun you might even forget you’re learning!  Note:  Free of charge, available only for currently enrolled FSDB students.

Dates:

  • June 10-14, 2024

For more information, contact:

Terri Samson

Deaf Department

PH: 904-827-2262

Email: samsont@fsdbk12.org

Jennifer Enache

Blind Department

PH: 904-827-2458

Email: enachej@fsdbk12.org

Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC)
Summer academies

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FSDB has canceled the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) Summer Academies scheduled for June 2020. We look forward to offering this experience in the summer of 2021.

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Blind/Visually Impaired

The FSDB Blind Department will host a two-week Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) Summer Academy focusing on several areas including assistive technology, orientation and mobility, and daily living skills development. Participants will enjoy a variety of recreation and leisure activities including social experiences. Academy presenters and instructors are certified teachers as well as orientation and mobility specialists trained to work with students who are blind or visually impaired. Note: Not available to currently enrolled FSDB students.

Dates

  • June 2021 (Ages 9-16)

Applications

Applications will be released in January 2021.

For more information, contact:

Carol Bogue

Principal, Blind Department

PH: 904-827-2701

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Deaf/Hard of Hearing

The FSDB Deaf Department will host two Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) Summer Academies organized by age groups. Both academies focus on several areas including leadership, self-advocacy, digital citizenship, and career education skills development. Participants will enjoy a variety of recreation and leisure activities including social experiences. Academy presenters and instructors are certified teachers trained to work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Note: Not available to currently enrolled FSDB students.

Dates

  • June 2021 (Ages 9-12)

  • June 2021 (Ages 13-16)

Applications

Applications will be released in January 2021.

For more information, contact:

Angela Saunders

Principal, Deaf Department

PH: 904-827-2500

VP: 904-201-4570

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deaftec summer camp

FSDB will host a five day DeafTEC Summer Camp within the Career and Technical Education facilities on campus. Students will have opportunities to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers and will participate in hands-on activities. Topics may include photography, digital design, and video production, CAD and 3D Printing, Building Construction Technologies, Robotics, Coding and Programming (program not finalized). Participants will enjoy a variety of recreation and leisure activities including social experiences. Class presenters and instructors are certified teachers trained to work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Note: Available to both non-enrolled students and currently enrolled FSDB students at no cost, with transportation, boarding and meals included.

 

Dates

  • June 2020

 

Applications

  • DeafTEC Summer Camp Deaf/HH Application-English (forthcoming)

  • DeafTEC Summer Camp Deaf/HH Application-Spanish (forthcoming)

 

For more information, contact:

 

Shelley Ardis

Executive Director, Technology Department

PH: 904-827-2661

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