Elementary Field Trips
Each grade level has an annual field trip. Younger students visit a farm, the zoo and more in the Greenville area. Older students visit a museum in Charlotte, N.C., and usually meet South Carolina’s governor during a tour of the statehouse in Columbia. All trips are an extension of the larger curriculum.
Easily one of the highlights of the year, Field Day is an annual spring event that brings the entire school together for a day of competition and fun. While the middle school students dash around the track as part of the “Jog-A-Thon” fundraising event, elementary students compete in athletic events and along with their families enjoy carnival games, inflatables, and delicious food from a variety of vendors. High school students add to the fun by running carnival booths and serving as buddies for elementary students. Field Day is a day of fun and making memories together as a BJA family.
On a Friday every other fall, all middle school students have the opportunity to travel to a Greenville area park and enjoy the excursion. The excursion is an exciting day of organized games, a devotional, a picnic lunch, and just having fun with friends.
The Wilds Christian Camp Trip (MS)
Every other year middle school students spend a day at The Wilds in Brevard, N.C., enjoying the giant swing, land trolley and climbing wall; lake events; a hike to a waterfall; and much more.
Creation Museum Trip (MS)
Each year seventh-graders visit the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY. The exciting three-day trip includes visiting the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter exhibits, engaging in group discussions with resident scientists, and enjoying the stargazing and planetarium features, and ride zip lines, all designed to strengthen the students’ Christian worldview. The trip includes with a tour of Big Bone Lick State Park, an opportunity for students to experience how differing worldviews result in contrasting interpretations of the same fossil evidence.
Williamsburg Trip (MS)
Eighth-graders travel to Williamsburg, Va., to learn more about the early days of our nation. The memorable four-day tour includes Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and the James River.
AACS Washington, D.C., Trip (HS)
Essay winners are selected to participate in a week long trip to Washington, D.C., where they meet congressmen and participate in a mock senate.
New York Mission Trip (HS)
Every spring, BJA sends a mission team to New York City to minister in week long evangelistic outreaches by local churches. After working to pay and prepare for the trip, the team tours, ministers with special music and children’s church during special meetings, hosts children’s clubs, and reaches out evangelistically on the streets and subways of the city. See the news feed for photos and articles of past trips.
Fine Arts Tour (HS)
In the fall students who are enrolled in high school fine arts electives (music, speech, art) have the opportunity to take part in a BJA Fine Arts Tour. High school fine arts faculty and students will enjoy a time of interdisciplinary unity and fellowship on their four-day/three-night adventure to Washington, DC. With an emphasis on the fine arts venues in our capital city, students also experience the monuments, the Capitol, museums, and much more.
Senior Trip (HS)
October’s senior trip to The Wilds Christian Camp in Brevard, N.C., includes activities, relaxation, and most of all, spiritual growth. Seniors return bonded and bring with them an increased spiritual fervor to the whole high school.
Student Leadership Retreat and Mini-Workshops (HS)
Working in conjunction with Bob Jones University’s leadership development program, the Academy hosts a summer student leadership retreat for students elected and appointed to positions of service and leadership for the coming year at BJA. In addition, throughout the school year student leaders as well as other interested students attend student leadership mini-workshops which provide additional opportunities for growth.
Every other year high school students enjoy a fall outing just for fun and fellowship, competing for the coveted Golden Claw trophy.
Bob Jones Academy is a Christian school located in Greenville, SC.