GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SHERPA CLUB
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.
Meetings take place at Southmont (normally) on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 2-4 PM.
Sept. 17 Dec. 17 March 17
Oct. 15 Jan. 21 April 21
Nov. 19 Feb. 18 May 19
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
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
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)
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
For a father and one son: $170. For each additional son: $85. Scholarships are available.
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.