Thursday, February 07, 2008

Janet Klug and Cheryl Edgecomb to hold Stamp Camp in the Cayman Islands

Cayman Net News Online reports Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited has teamed up with the Cayman Islands Postal Service to sponsor a Stamp Camp, which will be a collaborative education program in April for children aged 8 to 14.

The idea behind the camp is to equip Cayman Islands’ teachers in both the private and public sectors with basic knowledge about the art of stamp collecting, including the proper care of stamps and the use of stamp tools. The teachers will be taught how to use hands-on activities to work with children, including creative storytelling using stamps.

According to the write-up,"The afternoon sessions will focus on the Islands’ collectors as the overseas instructors will show collectors how to exhibit stamps. The other part of the Stamp Camp will be the launch of several pilot programs in schools in which children will learn the art of stamp collecting."

The overseas instructors for the camp are Janet Klug and Cheryl Edgecomb.

Ms. Klug was President of the American Philatelic Society and Vice Chairman of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum Council of Philatelists. She is also an avid collector who concentrates on military postal history and specialised collections of Australia and the South Pacific.

Ms. Edgecomb is a founding member and current CEO and Executive Director of Stamp Camp USA and serves as Youth Exhibiting Chairman for the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors.

Shown above are Butterfield Bank’s Marketing Coordinator Monique Bush and Postmaster GeneralSheena Glasgow with a sponsorship check for $9,000 for Stamp Camp.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM