Father / Son Club

General Information about the Club

The Reston Father Son Club is open to fathers and their sons in 1st 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 Meetings

Meetings take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Dates


September 18

October 16

November 20

December 18


January 15

February 19

March 19

April 16

May 21

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

Schedules for Monthly Club Meetings

For Off Site Outings

  • 15-minute virtue talk for the boys on some aspect of character; the fathers also attend
  • 2 hour hike/activity with whole group
  • Concluding snack with general socializing of the fathers and sons

For Meetings at Reston Study Center

  • 15-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, trivia, treasure hunts, charades, or jeopardy
  • 60 minute session devoted to a game, skill, or project involving both fathers and sons (e.g. survival skills, automotive repair, paper planes, sports, capture the flag, etc.)
  • Concluding snack with general socializing of the fathers and sons
  • A priest available for Confession throughout the afternoon

Join Reston Father Son Club

Fee: $50 for father and son, $25 for each additional son. The fee is capped at $100 (3 or more sons).  We can also prorate the fee for those who join late.

Checks can be made out to Reston Study Center and payments can be made on the website at www.restonstudycenter.org.

Try it Out

To see if they are interested in the 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 Eric Heil ahead of time.

For More Information

Contact club director, Eric Heil at (703) 474.6854 or ejheil@gmail.com.

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