Adult volunteer/alumnae trip to Our Cabana, Mexico
NOTE: This trip has been cancelled due to lack of signup.
Regardless of what council you grew up in or how long you were active in Girl Scouting -- Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout! Join Girl Scout adult volunteers and alumnae on a trip to Our Cabana in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Our Cabana is one of the four world centres owned by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Each centre offers a unique Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting experience, influenced by the culture of the country and the international composition of staff members. These two influences blend at Our Cabana to produce a program that is unique to Mexico, to Our Cabana, and to the time of your visit.
During this six-night event, travelers will immerse themselves in Mexican culture and history, from Aztecs to Zapata and visit a number of local places of interest, including trips to Tepoztlan, Cuernavaca and Taxco, and more.
Dates: March 3 - 11, 2012
Registration Deadline: August 15, 2011. Register online by submitting a program registration form to council.
Estimated cost: $2,000 (depending on airfare), plus spending money (see below for cost breakdown). The initial $35 deposit is due on August 15.
Payment Deadlines with approximate costs:
August 15 - $35 non refundable deposit
Sept. 1 - $255 = half of the Cabana fee
Oct. 1 - $12 = GS membership, if not already a member
Nov. 1 - $135 = order your passport, if needed
Feb. 1 - $470 = remaining Cabana fees, in-country transportation, Mexico City Hostel
Feb. 1 - buy GS shirts
Airline tickets = purchase on your own. Prices currently range from $518 (Denver) to $712 (Billings).
Saturday, March 3, 2012
All GSMW travelers arrive in Mexico City (make your own airline reservations. Either fly in that day or if you are doing other travel in advance, you can meet the group at Ticalli)
Overnight at Ticalli, Girl Guides of Mexico's hostel, breakfast provided http://www.ourcabana.org/en/accommodation/Ticalli
Sunday, March 4
Travel by guided bus/van to Tepotzlan to the Sunday market & museum
Continue onto Cuernavaca to Our Cabana after lunch
Monday, March 5-10 or 11
Entire group stays at Our Cabana and participates in Mexico A-Z program (probably includes one or 2 free afternoons plus a service project or 2) http://www.ourcabana.org/en/home
Saturday March 10 or Sunday March 11 (depends on personal travel needs
Bus/van to Mexico City airport to return home or other personal travel as desired (this can be very flexible but should be arranged in advance so we can order the right size of transportation to the airport)
Group Uniform = We will need to have 2 (different) shirts as our matching uniform, plus navy or khaki pants/shorts/skirt, depending on the shirt colors. We will travel from the US to Cabana in these shirts and wear them any time we are outside of Cabana (day trips, service projects). The weather is great for hand washing and line drying.
Cabana Fees include room & board (3 meals/day), plus a program fee which includes field trips, service projects, and $10 for the craft house.
Airfare - Casper-Mexico City
Travel insurance -estimate
Airport taxi x2
Ticalli - 2 nights
Cabana registration fee
Cabana A-Z Mexico
Cabana program fee
Mexico City-Cabana x2
GS shirts (group uniform)
Email: Phone: 307-237-4545