One of my favorite things every camp were the home performances. On the last two days of camp, each CCH home gives a performance– in dance, song, and one home that performed a rather hilarious skit. The most common performances were dances. While I never could understand the Telugu songs, I always loved the music and dancing and whistling and cheering that accompanied them. Of course, the children, pastors, leaders, and staff in attendance all agreed.

Home dances were so fun! I feel like I really got to see the kids’ personalities, and seeing them perform was great. I started to think I understood those proud parents in America who sat for two hours only to see their child perform for two minutes…. And then my team decided to perform.

I can’t dance. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I was in charge of leading the “action song” workshops at camp, and I love doing all sorts of dancing in the states (mostly swing), but I’m actually pretty bad.

If you don’t believe me, just wait until our team dance’s video makes a hit on America’s Funniest Home Videos. Because at the end I took an amazing curtain call. Meaning– I fell off the stage, and brought the CCH banner down with me.

I’ve never laughed so hard in my entire life. But it was fun to try, to give love by standing on a stage and doing something I’m bad at, and to receive love in the whistles that came even though (some of) our team members were terrible dancers.

Megan Malinaric

CCH Summer Camp Volunteer

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