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Recreation Program

After School Activities

The recreation program at the New York State School for the Deaf provides opportunities for fun, enjoyment, and self-expression through a wide variety of activities. The Recreation Therapist provides a monthly calendar of activities that focus on the physical, emotional and social functioning of the student with the goal of an independent leisure lifestyle and successful participation in community life.

NYSSD is a beautiful campus located on 17 acres and includes:

  • Olympic Sized Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Wellness Center-Exercise Area
  • All Weather Track
  • Games and Snack Bar
  • Indoor and Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Tennis Courts, Soccer & Softball Field
  • Playground


NYSSD offers a host of opportunities for its students to participate in activities in Rome and the surrounding community. 

  • Rome YMCA
  • Griffiss International Sculpture Garden and Nature Trail
  • Fort Stanwix National Park
  • King Pin Lanes-Bowling
  • Capitol Theater Arts Complex
  • Rome Cinema Theater- Captioned Films
  • Playgrounds and Parks- Guyer Filed, Haselton Park, Franklyn's Filed Clubhouse
  • Erie Canal
  • Lake Delta-Hiking & Swimming
  • Syracuse University JMA Dome
  • Utica Auditorium and Zoo
  • Local Restaurants-Dinner & Ice Cream Outings
  • Winter Snow Tubing and Sledding
  • Jervis Public Library
  • Farm visits