Summer Programs

FSDB is offering a variety of virtual academic enrichment programs during the summer of 2021 for students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind.

Virtual ECC Interactive Summer Learning Series 

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind ( FSDB ) is excited to continue our Virtual Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) Interactive Summer Learning Series for children ages 3-17 who are deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH) or blind/visually impaired (B/VI).

 

The virtual ECC series is available at no cost and all registered children will receive materials delivered to their homes for participation via live conferencing and engaging online classroom activities.

 

* This learning series is not currently offered to FSDB students.

Searching for Sunshine

(Ages 3-5)

June 19, 2021, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

 

DIY Robotics

(Ages 14-17)

June 19, 2021, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Discovering Hidden Treasures in Florida

(Ages 6-9)

June 22-24, 2021, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 

(Ages 10-13)

June 29 - July 1, 2021, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Click here to learn more about the camp and how to register.

For more information, contact:

Elizabeth Wilcox

Director, Outreach Department

PH: 904-827-2455

Email: wilcoxe@fsdbk12.org

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Early learning Center 3-2-1 LEarn! summer camp

The FSDB Early Learning Center will host a two-week day camp via distance learning during June 2020, which will provide an “out of this world” experience. Children will have opportunities to learn through discovery - researching, creating, exploring, observing, building, and experiencing space and related activities. Note: Available only to currently enrolled FSDB ELC Pre-K and Toddler students.

Dates

  • June 2021

For more information, contact:

Gail Strassel

Director, Early Learning Center

PH: 904-827-2835

VP: 904-201-4529

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K-2 Academic Summer Camps

The FSDB Blind and Deaf Departments will host virtual K-2 Academic Summer Camps June 2021. 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 2021

For more information, contact:

Carol Bogue

Principal, Blind Department

PH: 904-827-2701

Angela Saunders

Principal, Deaf Department

PH: 904-827-2500

VP: 904-201-4570

Third grade reading camps

Specially designed learning activities will enable your child to engage and focus intensively on the following literacy skills areas of need:  reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Learn more about fourth grade promotion and good cause exemption. Note: Available only for eligible/currently enrolled FSDB students.

 

Dates

  • June 2021

 

For more information, contact:

Cally Traetto

Deaf Department Camp Director

PH: 904-827-2740

Elisha Zuaro

Blind Department Camp Director

PH: 904-827-2963

deaf Summer STEM Camp

FSDB will be offering two Virtual Summer STEM Camps free of charge for currently enrolled FSDB students who are deaf/hard of hearing entering 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade in the 2021-22 school year.

 

Students will receive all materials needed to complete projects the week before camp and will interact with instructors online via the Microsoft TEAMS app.

Registration is FREE and closes May 14.

STEM Camp for Rising 6th and 7th Graders

Complete fun STEM challenges including designing your own roller coaster and a pirate ship challenge! Meet deaf adults in STEM careers! Learn to code with the CoderZ/Amazon Delivery System challenge!

Dates:

  • June 14-18 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Click here to register for Deaf STEM Camp (6th & 7th Grade)

STEM Camp for Rising 8th and 9th Graders

Complete fun STEM challenges including creating electric art projects, and building a lunar lander! Meet deaf adults in STEM careers! Learn to code with the CoderZ/ Amazon Delivery System challenge!

Dates:

  • June 21-25 | 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Click here to register for Deaf STEM Camp (8th & 9th Grade)

Flyer for the Virtual STEM Summer Camp for 6th and 7th graders in the Deaf Middle School
Flyer for the Virtual STEM Summer Camp for currently enrolled 8th and 9th graders for the 2021-22 school year.

Blind Summer STEM Camp

FSDB will be offering a Virtual Summer STEM Camp free of charge for currently enrolled FSDB students who are blind/visually impaired entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade in the 2021-22 school year.

 

Students will receive all materials needed to complete projects the week before camp and will interact with instructors online via the Microsoft TEAMS app.

About the Camp

Ready for a fun week of STEM? Complete fun STEM challenges including building pencil towers, designing a kite, building your very own roller coaster, and a space rover to transport rocks. Put on your detective hats and solve three different mysteries!

Registration is FREE and closes May 21.

Dates

  • June 14-18 | 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Click here to register for Blind STEM Camp

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STEAM Camp Blind Students Building House
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Title I STEAM Day Camp

This five-day camp will provide students with learning activities they can do in their homes focusing around science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.  Each student will be sent two activities to do each day around a specific theme along with directions. Teachers will engage with students via phone and video conferencing platforms – using the same technology students used during distance learning in the fourth quarter of school. Note:  Free of charge, available only for currently enrolled FSDB students entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grade in the 2020-21 school year.

Dates:

  • June 2021

For more information, contact:

Jessica Kaspar

Deaf Department

PH: 904-827-2520

Email: kasparj@fsdbk12.org

Kelly Sanders

Blind Department

PH: 904-827-2839

Email: sandersk@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

 
FSDB student using CAD program to draw a 3D ship.
Students working together in Robotics club.

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