OAXACA HUB DETAIL

2024 OAXACA HUBS

We’re thrilled to share our program plan for 2024 Mexico hubs taking place on these dates:

  • May 12 – June 9, 2024 (four weeks): $1,650 ENROLLMENT CLOSED
  • June 16 – June 30, 2024 (two weeks): $895 ENROLLMENT CLOSED

While some activities are led by our Hub Manager and Facilitator, hired and trained by Deliberate Detour, we also bring in experts from the local community and from indigenous groups to lend richness to our programs. As with all of our hubs, our calendar includes:

  • hands-on culinary workshops
  • craft and art workshops
  • interactive history talks
  • walks around the city
  • a day of service with preparation and reflection
  • a Welcome Gathering the night befoe the hub begins
  • a Farewell Expo, where participants share their learning

Friday Field Trips are optional and have an additional cost.

DETAILS TO NOTE

HONORING AGES As you review our activities in the charts below, please know that, throughout the program, groups may split up in mixed-age cohorts and in older/younger configurations. Hub staff are invited to be nimble once they know the participants, their needs, and interests.

REMAINING FLEXIBLE The timing of activities will change over the coming months and possibly during the hubs themselves depending on group dynamics and interests, vendor changes, and other unforeseen circumstances.

COMMUNICATING WELL Thursday Briefings will keep parents informed of what to expect the following week. Those joining Friday Field trips the following day will receive logistical information they need about where to meet, what to bring, and more.

VALUING IMMERSION While we have a lovely, safe space in which to meet and unwind every day, we’ll leave the hub for activities. These outings are implicit in the schedules below.

ILLUMINATING LEARNING You’ll see mention of the Farewell Expo below. This vital component of the program invites each child to share what caught their interest in whatever way suits them. We might see a dance or poetry performance, a skit, a cooking demo, or an art piece shared at our Farewell Expo.

OAXACA FOUR-WEEK SCHEDULE

May 12 – June 9, 2024

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEK 1

Teambuiding

Basket Weaving

Teambuilding

Library and Park Visit

Culinary Workshop: Tejate, pre-Columbian beverage

History Talk: Indigenous Cultures & Mapmaking

Tropical Fruit Tasting

Museum Visit

Craft Village: Alebrijes Painting (optional)

WEEK 2

Embroidery Workshop

Mercado de La Merced Visit

Culinary Workshop: Tortillas & Salsas

Walk: Centro Cultural

Bus Adventure: Parque Ecoturístico Huayápam History Talk: Zapotec Empire

Cat Cafe Visit

Monte Alban: Zapotec Ruins (optional)

WEEK 3

History Talk- Artistic Traditions

Printmaking Workshop

Farewell Expo Preparation

Walk: Parque Lllano to Zocalo

Culinary Workshop: Cacao

Dance Class or Expo Preparation

Bus Adventure: Tule Tree and Lunch in Park Craft Village: Black Pottery (optional)

WEEK 4

All Day Volunteering Library Visit

Park Play or City Walk

Culinary Workshop: Esquite

Game Day or Expo Preparation

Reflection and Expo Preparation

FAREWELL EXPO!

Hierva del Agua Hike and Swim (optional)

 

ENROLLMENT CLOSED

Our 2024 Oaxaca programs are closed to new enrollees. Check back for 2025 dates!

OLDER & YOUNGER PARTICIPANTS

We honor the developmental and interest-based differences between older and younger participants. Within the activities noted on these calendars, we’ll create two groups based on age, with 7-11 or 12 year-olds splitting off from 12 or 13 to 16 year-olds from time to time. In addition:

YOUNGERS

  • Enjoy more park and playground visits
  • Receive lessons from experts and historians in age-appropriate ways
  • Enjoy parent inclusion in several activities each session, if desired by the family
  • Settle into each day with parent support during a 30 minute drop-off window
  • Engage in volunteer activities that feel nurturing and positive during Volunteer Day

OLDERS

  • Make deeper dives into a topic of interest in preparation for our final family gathering, the Farewell Expo
  • Are supported in exploration of their topic as older learners requiring different resources
  • Engage in more involved volunteer jobs during Volunteer Day
  • Enjoy more frequent walks around the city with an adult staff member to get a snack or spend time in a public square or park
  • Serve as chaperones with younger children on community walks

OAXACA TWO-WEEK SCHEDULE

June 16-30, 2024

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY (optional)

June 14

Craft Villages: Alebrijes Workshop

June 17

Folk Tale: Oaxaca Origin

Vocabulary: Indigenous Foods

Market Visit- Mercado La Merced

June 18

Vocabulary: Household Items

Tortilla & Salsa Making

Basket Making

June 19

Vocabulary: Fruits, Flavors, Textures

Tropical Fruit Tasting

Bus Adventure: Museo Infantil or Volunteering

June 20

Zapotec Language

History Talk: Zapotec Empire

Museo de Arte Prehispanico with Archeologist Guide

June 21

Monte Alban: Zapotec Ruins

Santa Maria Aztompa: Green Pottery Workshop

June 24

Vocabulary: Movement, Body Parts

Folkloric Dance

Printmaking

June 25

Tamale Preparation

Farewell Expo Prep

Bus Adventure: Dainzu Archeological Site

June 26

Folk Tales

Tejate Making & Context

Embroidery Workshop

June 27

Vocabulary: Directions, Navigation

History Talk: Indigenous Cultures, Map mMaking

Chocolate & Cacao Workshop

June 28

Weaving Village & Natural Dyeing

El Tule Tree -widest on the planet!

Traditional Candle Making

FAREWELL EXPO on the weekend

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