Butterfield funds arts camp

Butterfield Bank recently donated $500 to Cayman Traditional Arts, sponsoring two students to attend the CTA’s annual summer camp. This year the camp is being held at Nurse Leila’s house, a Historical National Trust House.

The camp covers topics such as Plants & Animals in Cayman, Traditional Homes & Lifestyles, Celebrations & Festivals and Marine Life. Children have the opportunity to experience Cayman Heritage first hand through the arts, crafts and various planned excursions.

‘We are really excited this year about doing the camp at an actual historical site such as Nurse Leila’s,’ said Emily De Donato of Cayman Traditional Arts.

‘It is full of so much history – kids get to learn not only art but they get to learn about past history and Cayman heritage.’

Currently running each week until August 8th, the camp will commence with the third Annual Children’s Art Exhibit at The Gallery at the Ritz Carlton set for September. This exhibit will feature canvas works created by all of the children who attended throughout the summer.

‘The camp is a fun, hands-on way for children to stay in touch with Cayman’s culture and not loose the traditions of the past,’ said Butterfield’s Marketing Coordinator Monique Bush.

‘I believe that it offers a unique and truly valuable lesson to the youth that attend. Butterfield are proud to be a part of it.’