The SPEC leadership team made the difficult decision to cancel SPECTACULAR 2021. Earlier in the year we’d been cautiously hopeful that holding SPEC as usual might be an option. However, current data trends have made that seem unwise.
As we thought about the SPEC experience—the way we live, eat, learn, play, and worship together—our ability to guarantee a safe, virus-free environment would be nearly impossible. If even one individual tested positive, that has the potential to shut down the entire event.
We are heartbroken about not being able to gather again this summer and will deeply miss the opportunity to form sacred community together. We ache alongside all our campers and staff at what feels like another huge loss in a year of losses that just keep piling up.
Questions about some kind of online experience for 2021 and allowing current seniors an additional year of eligibility in 2022 are still under discussion and more information will be shared when it is available.
Even though there are tears in our eyes, we are confident this is the most responsible choice at this time.
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