Spectacular (SPEC) 2019
"SPEC" (Spectacular) 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 teenagers to discover God, their inherent worth, and cultivate and express their giftedness.
The theme for SPEC 2019 is “Belong”. Daily themes will be explored through classes, worship, and other activities. We will travel as part of the Northwest Delegation, which consists of campers and staff from Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Western Wyoming, Northern Utah and Montana, as well as friends in British Columbia and other locations.
When is IYF/SPEC held?
SPEC Trip: July 17-27, 2019
July 17-20 - in Independence, MO, for delegation bonding, sports practicing, devotions and more. Staying at the Family Life Center.
July 21-27 - 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 11-day trip will be $820 per youth. This includes: camp registration and a camp shirt, meals, lodging, two delegation shirts, and all transportation. The campers will need to bring money for four meals, as well as their own spending money.
The first payment of $440 is due by April 15, 2019, and the second payment of $380 is due by May 20, 2019. Please pay online using the links below (no fees), or send payments to: Kelly Mongrain, 370 Michael Avenue, Enumclaw WA 98022. All checks should be made payable to "Community of Christ."
|Payment 1 for Campers - $440 Due by April 15, 2019:
|Payment 2 for Campers - $380 Due by May 20, 2019:
|Payment 1 for Staff - $290 Due by April 15, 2019:
|Payment 2 for Staff - $380 Due by May 31, 2019:
How Do I Sign Up?
Online registration will go live soon! Registration deadline: April 15.
Who Do I Contact?
GPNW Mission Center - Northwest Delegation Leaders
Kelly Mongrain, 253-569-1510
Sean Langdon, 425-293-6366
Visit Us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook! Like our Facebook page at "Northwest Spectacular Delegation - Community of Christ" for updates, photos, and more!
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 email@example.com.
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. To donate to this fund, please mail a check payable to “Community of Christ” to: Sean Langdon, Attn: NW SPEC, 844 Mill Street #17, Springfield OR 97477. If you have questions, please contact Sean Langdon (425-293-6366, firstname.lastname@example.org).
International Youth Forum (IYF)
"IYF" (International Youth Forum) is held prior to SPEC in Independence, MO, every four years. Youth and staff from around the world gather for this experience of worship, classes, and small group formation. The next IYF is anticipated to be in 2022.