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National Trust makes summertime learning fun

| 31/07/2015 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

(L-R) Charlotte Cloete and Monique Bush of summer camp sponsor Intertrust present cheque to Danielle Watler of the National Trust

(CNS): The National Trust annual summer camp is now running at the Dart Family Park in South Sound through 7 August. Sponsored by Intertrust Cayman, the two-week camp offers a number of high-energy activities geared towards connecting children, aged 6 through 12, with Cayman’s natural and historic environment.

Campers are enjoying daily field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, games, and historic and cultural lessons. The first week of camp, which began 27 July, is exposing participants to recycling; invasive species, including lionfish; archeology; maritime history; and mangroves. Week two activities will include a bug census, scavenger hunt, turtle-nesting survey, West Bay walking tour and submarine excursion.

“Thanks to our partnership with Intertrust, four students from the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) were given the opportunity to attend our camp this year and partake in a valuable educational experience of Cayman’s unique history and heritage,” said Karie Bounds, Education Officer for the National Trust.

“We are grateful for Intertrust’s continuous support of Trust efforts, which in turn allow us to expand and enrich the services we provide to the community, particularly when it comes to educational outreach.”

The NCVO is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation dedicated to the care, education and well-being of children and families in need of support in the Cayman Islands.

Intertrust’s Charlotte Cloete added, “Each year the Intertrust Charitable Foundation asks our staff to recommend local charities with programmes involving youth and education, for consideration by our charity committee. This year, we’re excited to partner with the National Trust for their summer camp.

“We’re not only pleased to be able to provide them with much-needed funds towards their education projects, but we’re looking forward to having some fun while lending volunteer support as our staff assist with some of the camp activities.”

The National Trust as a conservation non-profit organisation continues to develop positive attributes in youth through education, green living and social responsibility. The Trust’s summer camp allows students the opportunities to connect with their heritage, gain independence and develop essential social skills to help learn, grow and thrive as individuals in groups.

For more information on education programmes offered by the National Trust visit their website, email National Trust education or call 749-1121.

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Category: Culture, Education, Environment, Youth

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