Spectacular (SPEC) 2017
SPEC is an annual week-long worship, leadership, sports, music, and arts camp held on the campus of Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. It is sponsored by Community of Christ and is attended by approximately 1,000 high school students and staff from around the U.S. and Canada. This is the largest gathering of youth in Community of Christ. The mission of SPEC is to create a safe, Christ-centered community that encourages young women and men to discover God, their inherent worth, and cultivate and express their giftedness. The theme for SPEC 2017 is “Harmony.” Daily themes will be explored through classes, worship, and other activities.
When is SPEC held?
SPEC Trip: July 19-29, 2017
July 19-22 - in Independence, MO, for delegation bonding, sports practicing, worship, and more. Staying at Family Life Center (FLC). Includes touring the Community of Christ Headquarters and going to Worlds of Fun Amusement Park.
July 22-29 - in Lamoni, IA at Graceland University for SPEC
Who Can Attend?
Any high school student who is CURRENTLY in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 may attend. Invite your friends!
What is the Cost?
The cost for the 10-day trip will be $795 per youth. This includes: camp registration and a camp shirt, meals, lodging, three delegation shirts, amusement park admission, and all transportation. (Airline fees for one piece of luggage are included.) The campers will need to bring money for about four fast food meals, as well as their own spending money.
The first payment of $400 is due by April 15, 2017, and the second payment of $395 is due by May 31, 2017. Please send all payments and registration materials to: Kelly Mongrain, 370 Michael Avenue, Enumclaw WA 98022. All checks should be made payable to "Community of Christ." Payment online by credit card is also available but still follow through by e-mailing or mailing your registration form and copy of insurance card to Kelly by the due date.
|Payment 1 for Youth - $400 Due by April 15, 2017:
|Payment 2 for Youth - $395 Due by May 31, 2017:|
|Payment 1 for Staff - $400 Due by April 15, 2017:
|Payment 2 for Staff - $280 Due by May 31, 2017:|
How Do I Sign Up?
Who Do I Contact?
GPNW Mission Center - Northwest Delegation Leaders
- Kelly Mongrain, GPNW North, 253-569-1510
- Carla Nilsen, GPNW Central, 503-473-6764
- Sean Langdon, GPNW South, 425-293-6366
Visit Us on Facebook
Visit us on Facebook at "SPECTACULAR - Northwest Delegation" for updates, photos and questions!
Can I Volunteer?
Are YOU interested in volunteering to staff the SPEC Northwest Delegation? Click here for a Staff Application. A completed application form can be emailed to Sean Langdon at firstname.lastname@example.org".
IYF (International Youth Forum)
IYF (International Youth Forum) is held in Independence, MO, every four years. For this event, youth and staff from around the world gather for this experience of worship, classes, and small group formation just before SPEC. The next IYF is anticipated to be in 2018.
NW SPEC Terry Read Financial Assistance Fund
The Northwest SPEC Leadership Team invites supporters of SPEC to donate to the NW SPEC Terry Read Financial Assistance Fund. This fund helps provide financial support for campers and staff to attend SPEC who cannot financially afford the entire fee of $795. To donate to this fund, please mail a check payable to “Community of Christ” to: Sean Langdon, Attn: NW SPEC, 2713 NW Arnold Way, Corvallis OR 97330. If you have questions, please contact Sean Langdon (425-293-6366, email@example.com).