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!)
Campers must have completed one of grades 10 - 12 (i.e. age 16-19) in the year they wish to go to SPEC
Spectacular 2013 is scheduled for July 20-27, which means you would need to plan to be away for July 19-Jul 28, 2013
See the information at the bottom of this page, download the appropriate registration package, and start saving your loonies...
No registrations will be accepted after June 15, 2013
See the registration package for all the details...
In Canada East, contact Lori Tinline by email (email Lori )
In Canada West, contact Greg Goheen by email (email Greg )
Tiona Taylor is the leader of the Team Canada delegation.
|2013 SPEC CEM Complete Package [PDF 247.5Kb]|
|2013 SPEC CWM Camper Information Package [PDF 1.7Mb]|