Hawkins Family
Serving Adoptive Families at Camp

“We Thought Love Would Be Enough!”

These families who adopted from foreign countries were often unprepared for the effects of their son’s previous experiences. Many boys came from orphanages where they experienced neglect. This can cause negative behaviors later in life. Other boys experienced abandonment and loss from their biological families. They frequently struggle to build relationships and trust with their adoptive families. The result is sometimes disarray and turmoil in the family.

“We did so much for our son; why doesn’t he appreciate it?” is a question that many of these parents ask themselves.

For years they did everything possible for their son. But their options were running out. They had no place to turn. They didn’t know what to do next. They were desperate.

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About Fair Play Camp School

Fair Play Camp School, Inc. is located in Oconee County in upstate South Carolina. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this property of over 500 acres is graced with several creeks and a huge variety of plants and animals. This camp has become a sanctuary for many boys over the years. We provide outdoor therapy to boys from ages 8 to 15, who are experiencing behavioral and/or emotional problems and who agree to placement because they have a desire to change.

Fair Play Camp School’s primary objective is to teach boys life skills. Our approach to helping a boy change his behavior is to develop internal controls and character.

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At Fair Play Camp School, our desire is to build a partnership with the families and agencies of the boys we work, with the goal of seeing families reunified and damaged relationships restored.



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Thank you for making it possible for boys and their families to experience hope and healing. You are making a difference! We continue to need your help with equipping boys for life!



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