Photo: Aaron Neely, Graceland University

Spectacular (SPEC)

Each year approximately 1000 sixteen-nineteen-year-old campers and 200 adult staff from all over Australia, Canada, Europe, French Polynesia, Great Britain and the United States converge on Graceland University(external link) in Lamoni, Iowa(external link) for a week-long Spectacular experience.

With sports (volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, table tennis, racquetball, wrestling, swimming, track, golf, aerobics), crafts, fine arts, classes (from theology to photography), devotions, worship, talent show, and a service project – there is definitely something for everyone!

A tradition since the early 1970s, Spectacular remains a very popular event with the youth in the Canadian mission centres, which provide financial support to ensure as many kids as possible can enjoy this unique experience. In recent years, the kids from Canada West have travelled to Ontario, then the entire 40-person "Team Canada" delegation travels by coach to Iowa (the 2-day trip is part of the experience!)

What You Need to Know

Who is eligible to go to IYF and SPEC?

Campers must have completed one of grades 9 - 12 (i.e. age 15-19) in the year they wish to go to SPEC

What are the dates for the next IYF/SPEC?

Spectacular 2017 is scheduled for July 21-July 30, 2017
(NOTE: includes travel days).

What do I have to do to sign up?

See the information at the bottom of this page, download the appropriate registration package, check out the Spec website at http://spec-cofchrist.org/(external link) and start saving your loonies...

When is the registration deadline?

No registrations will be accepted after June 20, 2017

How much does it cost?

See the registration package for all the details...

Who do I contact for registration?

CEM: Contact Lori Tinline (email Lori)  2017 SPEC Itinerary & Registration [PDF 1.9Mb]
BC/GPNW: Online Registration(external link)
Alberta/Saskatchewan: Online Registration(external link)

Oh, and my parents want to know what adults are going?

Tiona Taylor is the leader of the Team Canada delegation.

SPEC Registration Forms

2017 SPEC Itinerary and Registration (for CEM) [PDF 1.9Mb]