REAL Cents REAL Change Summer Camp: June 3-8, 2018
Rising 8th – 12th Grade

REAL: Recognize Me! Empower Me! Appreciate Me! My Legacy!

The REAL Cents REAL Change Summer Camp is a weeklong residential camp produced by the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies and College of Human Sciences that empowers teens (ages 13-18) through education, leadership and philanthropy. Throughout REAL Cents REAL ChangeSM Summer Camp, teen participants will learn the basic skills of financial management and how to maximize their philanthropic impact.

Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.


Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.


Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.

Sidney James Nakhjavan
Sidney James Nakhjavan

Sidney James Nakhjavan serves as the Drummond Thorne Stukes Executive Director of the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies & Women’s Philanthropy Board in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences. She is also the Co-Founder of Camp iCare, a summer camp for kids ages 6-12 and Co-Founder of Real Cents Real Change, a learning series for teens (ages 13-18).

In 2008, James piloted a course entitled Gender, Wealth and Philanthropy. James instructs this class which now serves as a required course in the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies Minor. Prior to this experience, she was a nationally ranked, award winning pharmaceutical sales representative with global corporations. Her first professional experience was in fundraising and public relations when she served in various advancement and alumni relations positions for the Emory University Annual Fund, the Emory Alumni Association, the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University, and the George Washington University Annual Fund. In 1994, she returned to home to Lee County when she was named the first Director of Development for the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. James earned an undergraduate degree from Emory University in international studies with minors in French and history and a master’s (MLA) from Johns Hopkins University.

Lauren Faulkner
Lauren Faulkner

Lauren Faulkner is the Drummond Thorne Stukes Director of Programs Camp iCare, REAL Cents REAL Change & Volunteers in Philanthropy

CAMP FEE: $700 and includes:
  • On campus housing
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
  • Program instruction, materials and equipment
  • Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
  • Recreational activities

Enrollment is limited to 20 students, so register early!

NOTE: Financial assistance is available for this program. Please contact Lauren Faulkner at 334-844-3506 or for more information.

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If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:

  1. A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
  2. A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
  3. No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.

Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.

Last Updated: December 1, 2017