Our Harmony Program provides homeschool students with opportunities to participate in fun, educational field trips throughout the year.

 

Past Trips Have Included:

Whole School

The Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster - Students step into the past during this historical reenactment that features impressions of historical figures performances, medical scenarios, period-style vendors, and battles.

Tulip Time - Students learn about Holland's Dutch heritage by participating in this annual celebration featuring a parade with local floats, bands, and Dutch dancers in full costume.


Grades K-5

Post Family Farm - Students learn about how seeds are pollinated and how they grow. They also enjoy picking pumpkins, going on a hayride, and visiting the petting zoo.

New Groningen Schoolhouse - Students spend a day dressed in historical garb as they experience what it was like to attend school in an 1876 schoolhouse, complete with chalk and slates, old fashioned lunches, and old fashioned games.

John Ball Zoo - Students learn about animals from around the world as they visit the 11 exhibits offered at the John Ball Zoo.


Grades 3-5

Dog Sledding - Each winter, students study the Iditarod sled dog race held in Alaska. A local musher visits the school with his team of huskies to teach about mushing, sled dog care, and demonstrate how the dogs work together as a team.

Windmill Island Gardens - Students tour a working 18th century windmill, learning how it works and why it was moved to Holland. They also visit the Historic Dutch Trade Fair filled with colonial merchants and re-enactors. As they watch these presenters explain their trades and demonstrate their skills, they learn what trade items were popular 200 years ago. 

Rock and Mineral Show - Students learn about different rocks and minerals, including how they are formed, where they are found, and how they are polished.


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Grades 6-8

Adventist Frontier Missions  - Students learn how to be better missionaries in their own communities.

State Building in Lansing - Students learn about government.

The Old Rugged Cross Church - Students learn about Christian history and study where and how hymns were written.

Outdoor Discovery Center - Students enjoy viewing wildlife and hiking as they learn about the diversity of Michigan plant life.

 

Fast Facts

  • Five to ten trips per year
  • $75 insurance fee
  • Additional entrance fee required for some trips
  • Parents must provide transportation to and from trips
  • Parents must complete Volunteer Forms since they will be interacting with students

Parent Feedback

I’m so thankful my daughter could enhance her learning by participating in these field trips. She gains hands-on experience to enrich her education and is able to develop friendships and a sense of belonging with both the students and the teachers.
— Rachelle
I enjoy having my children join the school for field trips because it is a fun way for them to learn in a Christian environment with many of their friends. The teachers and students always make them feel included. The field trips are well-planned and offer a great opportunity for hands-on learning.
— Amy
As homeschoolers we really enjoy the opportunity to attend field trips where we can fellowship with others and enjoy learning at the same time. Thank you Holland Adventist Academy for always making us feel welcome.
— Susan