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Our Cabaña was officially opened in July of 1957. The first participants attended a Juliette Low Session. It was during this session that the "Our Cabaña Song" was written using a traditional Mexican tune sung at birthdays. A cabaña is a hide-away cabin in the woods, surrounded by nature. Our Cabaña is safely nestled in the leafy suburbs of Cuernavaca, a sprawling city of one million people.

The Our Cabaña site was expanded in 1969 by adding two more dormitories and a hall for evening programs and other indoor activities. Modifications have been made over the years to keep abreast of technological advancements and new methods of site maintenance. The newest addition is an internet room and lounge. Today, Our Cabaña can accommodate over 100 participants, making it the largest of the four world centers. The cornerstone for this growth has always been to embrace the Mexican culture and heritage, cherished and nourished by successive members of staff.dorm

The program at Our Cabaña usually includes a variety of activities – wide games, arts and crafts, swimming, singing, a Mexican fiesta, workshops on current WAGGGS initiatives, and, during most events, an opportunity to participate in a service project with the local community. Each event may include sightseeing and shopping trips to Cuernavaca, Taxco (a silver city), the rural village of Tepoztlán where there is a traditional Mexican craft market or to the archaeological site of Xochicalco. The majority of the events at Our Cabaña are bilingual with sessions being conducted in both English and Spanish.gathering