Recreation Activities

Learning to use leisure time wisely is a goal for recreation activities at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB). A recreation director and staff member guide students through a variety of activities promoting a well-rounded healthy lifestyle.

The program operates in the afternoons and evenings and is part of the expanded core curriculum. Students have the opportunity to attend private movie showings at the Regal Avenues 20; they also take part in local events such as the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Jacksonville Suns baseball games, Disney on Ice, and much more.

Recreation activities include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Board Games
  • Bowling
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • CrossFit
  • Dance Classes
  • Exercise/Fitness Center
  • Fishing
  • Glow Parties
  • Movie Nights
  • Rock Climbing
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Theme Weeks
  • Water Parties
  • Video Game Nights
  • Volleyball

Watch the video slideshow of the 2015 Glow Party:

Current recreation schedules are as follows:

CrossFit athletic program waiver form.

FSDB blind students kayaking in Hospital Creek. Two FSDB blind elementary students swinging on the playground. FSDB Deaf Elementary student climbs a rock wall on the playground. Group of FSDB blind students holding hands and sitting on rolling scooters in Copeland Gym. Two FSDB elementary students riding bikes in Kids Town, stop to pose for the camera. Several FSDB deaf students and residential instructor riding conference bike

For more information, contact:

Mary Wesley Fisher
Recreation Director