International Youth Forum (IYF)/Spectacular (SPEC) 2018
"IYF" (International Youth Forum) is held in Independence, MO, every four years. Youth and staff from around the world gather for this experience of worship, classes, and small group formation just before SPEC.
"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 young women and men to discover God, their inherent worth, and cultivate and express their giftedness. The theme for SPEC 2018 is “St()ry.” 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.
When is IYF/SPEC held?
IYF/SPEC Trip: July 17-28, 2018
July 17-18 - in Independence, MO, for delegation bonding, sports practicing, devotions and more. Staying at the historic Stone Church.
July 19-20 - in Independence, MO, for IYF. Continuing stay at Stone Church.
July 21-28 - 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 $895 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 3-4 fast food meals, as well as their own spending money.
The first payment of $400 is due by April 15, 2018, and the second payment of $495 is due by May 31, 2018. 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 - $400 Due by April 15, 2018:
|Payment 2 for Campers - $495 Due by May 31, 2018:|
|Payment 1 for Staff - $385 Due by April 15, 2018:
|Payment 2 for Staff - $360 Due by May 31, 2018:|
How Do I Sign Up?
Register online at https://cofchrist.wufoo.com/forms/2018-spectacular-and-iyf-delegation-registration/ by the delegation deadline of April 15.
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
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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, 900 NE Warner Place, #H235, Bend OR 97701. If you have questions, please contact Sean Langdon (425-293-6366, firstname.lastname@example.org).