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Sherpa Father-Son Club is open to fathers and their sons in 5th through 7th grade. It teaches the boys to become men of character. They learn to overcome difficulties, to stick to a task until it is finished, to respect others, to aspire to higher ideals. For the fathers, the club provides tools to help them educate their sons to be this sort of man. Fathers are expected to attend the monthly meetings with their sons.

Club MeetingsSherpa photo 2023 2024

Meetings take place at Southmont (normally) on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 2-4 PM.

2023-24 Meetings:

Sept. 17      Dec. 17        March 17

Oct. 15       Jan. 21         April 21

Nov. 19       Feb. 18        May 19

What are the goals for the boys?

    • To begin thinking about what kind of men they will be when they grow up

    • To learn about some fundamental virtues and how they can live them

    • To engage in fun yet manly activities where they can develop their character

    • To become friends with other boys who are developing their character

What are the goals for the fathers?

    • To have a chance to be with their sons in a fun atmosphere

    • To better understand and articulate the virtues and see how they can help their sons acquire them

    • To have more occasions for the conversations they want to have with their sons about deeper subjects

Structure of Monthly Club Meetings

        • 20-minute talk for the boys on some aspect of character; the fathers also attend

        • 30-minute talk for the fathers on the virtues (general aspects as well as specific virtues)

        • 30-minute activity for the boys of a creative or intellectual type like skits, magic tricks, charades, or jeopardy, or sports if the next activity is indoors.
        • 50-minute physical activity for boys with fathers: sports or something like repairing bicycle flats or splitting logs and building a fire.

        • Concluding snack with general socializing of the fathers and sons

        • A priest available for Confession throughout the afternoon

    Join Sherpa Club

    For a father and one son: $170. For each additional son: $85. Scholarships are available.


    Try it Out

    To see if they are interested in Sherpa Club, fathers and their sons are welcome to attend one monthly meeting without joining.  They should either come with a member of the club or, if they do not know any members, contact Paul Gallagher ahead of time.

    For More Information

    Contact club director, Paul Gallagher at (646) 320-1153 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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