Exercise is a daily part of HBA’s schedule. Everyday after school, students play a corporate game together ranging from football, basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, etc. Heartland’s 80 acre campus includes an indoor recreation space for basketball, weight gym, outdoor biking trails, spring fed pond for fishing and kayaking, and soccer field.
Kentucky is rapidly becoming a hotbed for mountain biking. Students have biking adventures around campus throughout the weeks learning the bike, proper maneuvers, and safety. Students also participate on mountain bike trails outings at local parks throughout the months while enrolled.
Throughout the months, students can achieve different outings related to maintaining academic grades and good behavior. Throughout the months of a student enrollment, they have the opportunity to go on these outings for AB Honor Roll, C Average, or Most Improved Pupil. These outings range from Escape Rooms, Ax throwing, laser tag, trampoline parks, rock climbing and more.
Heartland Boys Academy believes that every individual has the capacity to lead and influence. Every student has the opportunity to sign up for leadership in their 5th month while enrolled at HBA. Leadership students have the opportunity to participate in leadership meetings, community service, and fun leadership outings. This also gives students opportunity to be mentored by other staff leaders on campus and learn the difficulties associated with authority and leadership. The student leadership program encourages students to become a respected leader and not a follower of others’ lead.
Kentucky cave adventures are truly a unique experience and a great outing option at any time of the year. More than 130 caves have been found within Kentucky! Students will have the opportunity for outings several times throughout the year to explore and hike through caves such as Mammoth Cave, Lost River Cave, Diamond Caverns, and more!
There’s nothing like pitching a tent by the water or in the beautiful wilderness that Kentucky has to offer! Students who experience these times find peace and rest surrounded by this beautiful country. They also encounter fun new experiences in seeing wildlife, fishing, kayaking, and hiking. Students go on camping adventures twice annually to explore the lakes, springs, scenic wilderness, and rolling hills located in mid to western Kentucky.
You can’t visit Kentucky without at least one “Ark” experience. About once or twice a year, HBA takes the trip to visit the life size Ark and experience the Biblical history behind it. Students stay in a rented cabin for a few days, enjoy the Ark exhibit, along with the local Aquarium, and explore downtown Cincinnati. If time permits, usually a Cincinnati Reds game is involved!
Students will often attend school field trips throughout the months to local museums or zoo’s in the surrounding areas. One such museum students will visit is the National Corvette Museum, in Bowling Green KY, the home of the Corvette car.
What better way to spend a hot summer day than visiting the water park? These water parks are full of a variety of slides, wave interactives, wave pools, tubing rivers, and more. Students will attend these outings during the warm summer months.
Annual missions trips are taken around the local area and are scheduled for senior leadership students to participate. These few days include training on how to minister to the different people groups, team building, and community outreach opportunities. Twice a year, senior students also have the opportunity to participate, with parent permission, in our international missions trips to El Salvador. TCBA students and staff partner with King’s Castle ministries to minister to the low poverty children in the area. The boys have the unique opportunity to see the poverty of another country and open their eyes to other cultures.