Spectacular (SPEC) 2024: Plan now to attend!

“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 will be attended by 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 2024 is “Be”. 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 SPEC held?
SPEC Trip: July 11-20, 2024
July 11-13 – in Independence, MO, for delegation bonding, sports practicing, devotions, dinner on the Independence Square, and more! We will be staying at the Family Life Center.
July 13-20 – 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!

How Do I Sign Up?

Sign-up here to participate with the Northwest Delegation: (payment information below in next section.)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2024-northwest-spec-tickets-860965018547 

Registration deadline: April 24.

This registration link registers you to attend with the Northwest Delegation. The participant will also need to register with Spectacular as well. SPEC will go live with their registration this Spring. Once they do, the link will be emailed to those registered with the Northwest Delegation.


What is the Cost?
The full cost for the 11-day trip will be announced ASAP, we are waiting to hear what the cost of SPEC is. Last year the total cost was $910 per camper, to give you a ballpark. This includes camp registration and a camp shirt, most 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. We suggest about $75 for meals on their own.

The first payment of $500 is due by April 24, 2024, and the second payment amount will be announced ASAP, again, once the price of SPEC is announced. The second payment is due by May 31, 2024. Please pay online using the links below (no fees), or send payments to: Northwest SPEC, c/o Cindie Ellwanger, 30442 101st Pl. SE, Auburn, WA 98092. All checks should be made payable to “Community of Christ” with the participants name in the memo line.

Please don’t let money prevent you from attending. If Financial Assistance is needed, a request can be made to Erik Skoor and Kelly Mongrain, at northwestspec@cofchrist-gpnw.org, by April 15.

Northwest Spec Camper Payment 1Due April 24, 2024

Camper’s name & phone
Camper’s email address

 

Northwest Spec Camper Payment 2Due May 31, 2024

The second payment will be available ASAP. 

 


Northwest SPEC Staff Payment 1: Due April 24, 2024

Staff name & phone
Staff email address

Northwest SPEC Staff Payment 2: Due May 31, 2024

The second payment will be available ASAP. 


Your Generosity is Appreciated!

The Northwest SPEC Delegation gladly accepts donations for the Terry Read Financial Assistance Fund. Donations made to this fund goes to help provide financial assistance for campers and staff who can’t afford the entire fee to attend SPEC. Attending SPEC isn’t cheap so your donations help greatly to ensure all who want to attend, can attend.

To donate, send a check made payable to “Community of Christ” to GPNW Community of Christ, P.O. Box 60227 Renton, WA 98058. Please write “TR Fund” in the memo line.

Or you can donate using the PayPal link or QR code below:

https://www.paypal.com/ncp/payment/4RCMKRHEB3SXN


Who Do I Contact?

Erik Skoor: 425-238-9714

Kelly Mongrain: 253-569-1510

Email: northwestspec@cofchrist-gpnw.org 

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