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About the Program

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"Turn up the heat!"

Club Forge is an adventure and character-building club for boys in grades 3 through 5 and their dads. It aims to imbue the boys with a desire to be men of virtue and to give them some of the tools they need to reach that goal.

 

In a fun and manly environment, Club Forge encourages the boys to overcome difficulties, to stick to a task until it is finished, to respect others, and to aspire to high ideals. Hand-in-hand with helping the boys, the club aims to provide fathers with effective tools and opportunities for further cultivating the virtues in their boys at home.

 

In the difficult circumstances we are all facing these days, boys are looking to their fathers for guidance, example, optimism and love. During Club Forge meetings each month, fathers and sons have the opportunity for focused time together with both meaningful discussions and fun activities.

 

Location

Club Forge meetings will take place at the Westcott Study Center every 3rd Sunday of each month at 3:00pm. Given the current health situation, we are encouraging all participants to wear masks and practice social distancing. We will have sanitizing supplies on-hand and will provide snacks that are individually wrapped.

Sign up for Club Forge

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What are the goals for the boys?

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

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

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

  • To become friends with other boys who are seeking the same goals

What are the goals for the fathers?

  • To spend focused time 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

  • To form friendships with other fathers who are also interested in developing their son's character

Activities for the Boys (20 min)

 

  • Magic Class

  • BB Gun Range

  • Nine Square

  • Hand Ball

  • Flag Football

  • Archery

  • Four Square

  • 3-Team Dodge Ball

Main Activities (45-50 min)

 

  • Foam Sword Making and Sword Duels

  • Make and Launch Water Rockets

  • Make and Launch Solid Fuel Rockets

  • Presentation and Tour of 18-Wheeler Rig

  • Chess Tournament

  • How to Change Tires on a Car

  • Lego Car Derby

  • We are also planning a 2-day campout in the Spring and full-day outings to do clay pigeon shooting at an outdoor club and pistol shooting at an indoor gun range.

Meeting Dates

(6 Sessions for 2021, Every third Sunday of the month)

  • January 17 

  • February 21 

  • March 21

  • April 18 (Possible campout, TBD)

  • May 16

  • June 20 

Topic for Talks

  • Intro to Manliness

  • Family Life/Fraternity

  • Purity/Tech Awareness

  • Order/Little Things/Responsibility

  • Sincerity/Humility

  • Courage/Sacrifice

  • Self-control/Good Judgement

  • Friendship/Loyalty

Schedule for In-Person Meetings

2:45 - 3:00pm

Arrival

3:00 - 3:20pm (20 min)

Talk on virtue for the boys (with fathers attending)
3:25 - 3:45pm (20 min)

Talk for the fathers only

Activity for the boys

3:50 - 4:40pm (50 min)

Competitive or main activity

4:45 - 5:00pm (15 min)

Optional talk given by priest in chapel

Rosary and confessions

5:05 - 5:20pm (15 min+)

Snack and get-together

Register directly through the "Sign Up" button. Pay Separately though the "Pay Now" button.

We will contact you after to confirm we've received your registration.

Club Forge Registration

The cost to attend Club Forge from January to June 2021 is $85. (Fees related to campout not included.)

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