We are connected. 

Thanks to our SPEC apostle Barb Carter for sharing this with us! 

From Henri Nouwin….Connect….

“To become neighbours is to bridge the gap between people. As long as there is distance between us and we cannot look in each other’s eyes, all sorts of false ideas and images arise. We give them names, make jokes about them, cover them with our prejudices, and avoid direct contact. We think of them as enemies. We forget that they love as we love, care for their children as we care for ours, become sick and die as we do. We forget that they are our brothers and sisters and treat them as objects that can be destroyed at will.

Only when we have the courage to cross the street and look in one another’s eyes can we see there that we are children of the same God and members of the same human family.”

We can’t wait to connect with all of you tomorrow and start this amazing journey called SPECTACULAR! 

More Performing Arts!

The performing arts program at SPEC is expanding!

If you have a talent (playing an instrument, singing, theater, dance, improv,) we have a place for you!  We would love to have as many campers participate as possible so bring your gifts to the stage and participate in the awesome performing arts program at SPEC!

The Musical—–SPEC Presents: Space Pirates!

(Auditions: Sunday)

This fun musical tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! A whirlwind of fun and adventure that connects us across the galaxy.

Talent Showcases—Extravaganza, SPEC Recital, and new this year…SPEC’s Got Talent

(Auditions: Monday afternoon)

Come audition for a spot in one of these talent showcases that will be held on various evenings throughout the week. Singers, dancers, jugglers, concert musicians, comedians, etc. Bring your act and share it on stage at SPEC!

Connect – Daily Themes

This year’s theme, “Connect” has led us down all kinds of paths that have intersected at interesting points along the way. Current events and the 24/7 media cycle can make it seem like everything is coming apart at the seams.

Fear, worry, and a desire to separate ourselves from that which make us uncomfortable can shape our daily interactions in subtle ways. As we explore ways to “Connect” this week, we’re taking a stand against fear and hate and bigotry.

The only way forward… to peace… to love… to community is by connecting to God and to each other to form real, lasting relationships.

  • Sunday: Connect
  • Monday: Have Courage
  • Tuesday: Show Compassion
  • Wednesday: Live Authentically
  • Thursday: Embrace Vulnerability
  • Friday: Connect

2016 Daily Schedule

Below is the daily schedule for 2016 SPEC,  as of June 21. 


July 23 – SATURDAY

10:00–2:00      Delegation & Staff Registration, Sports Sign-up (MSC America’s Rooms)
2:00–4:00        Adventure Class Sign-up & Performing Arts Information (Quad Tent)
3:00                  All Staff Worship-Delegation Leaders Meeting (Shaw Auditorium)
4:00                  Sports Staff Meeting (Closson Multipurpose)
4:30                  All Camp Orientation (Amphitheater)
6:00                  Dinner (Quad) eat as a delegation
6:30                  SPEC TODAY Facilitators Meeting (Walker)
7:00                  Delegation meetings
8:00-11:00      Opening Ceremonies (Amphitheater) and  SPEC Ice-breaker
11:30                 In Dorms – Devotions (every night)
12:15                 Lights Out (every night)


July 24 – SUNDAY – “Connect”

6:30–8:00         Breakfast (Commons)
8:15                     Camp Photo (Amphitheater)
8:45–9:30         Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:40–10:30        “SPEC Today”
9:45                     Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
10:40–11:00      Delegation Meetings
11:10–12:00      Adventure Classes I
12:00–1:00        Infirmary Open
12:10–1:00        Adventure Classes II
1:00                     Lunch (Commons Lawn)
2:00                  “We are ALL Connected” (Various)
5:30–8:00         Dinner (Commons)
7:30                  “Let the Games Begin!”
9:30–10:00        Infirmary Open
10:30                  Campfire  (Commons Lawn)
11:30                   In Dorms – Devotions (every night)
12:15                   Lights Out (every night)


July 25 – MONDAY – “Have Courage”

7:15–8:30         Breakfast (Commons)
8:45–9:30         Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:40–10:30        “SPEC Today”
9:45                     Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
10:40–11:00      Delegation Meetings
11:10–12:00      Adventure Classes I
12:00–1:00        Infirmary Open
12:10–1:00        Adventure Classes II
1:00–4:30         Lunch (Commons)
2:00                    Sports & Activities
4:30–8:00         Dinner (Commons)
9:00 – 10:30      Sean Bott – Mentalist (Shaw Auditorium)
9:30 –10:00       Infirmary Open
10:00                  Soccer, Track (Stadium)
11:30                   In Dorms – Devotions (every night)
12:15                   Lights Out (every night)

 


July 26 – TUESDAY – “Show Compassion”

7:15–8:30         Breakfast (Commons)
8:45–9:30         Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:40–10:30        “SPEC Today”
9:45                     Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
10:40–11:00      Delegation Meetings
11:10–12:00      Adventure Classes I
12:00–1:00        Infirmary Open
12:10–1:00        Adventure Classes II
1:00–4:30         Lunch (Commons)
2:00                    Sports & Activities
4:30–8:00         Dinner (Commons)
8:30 – 9:45        SPEC Worship (Amphitheater)
9:30 –10:00       Infirmary Open
10:00                  Soccer, Track (Stadium)
11:30                   In Dorms – Devotions (every night)
12:15                   Lights Out (every night)

 

 


July 27 – WEDNESDAY – “Live Authentically”

7:15–8:30         Breakfast (Commons)
8:45–9:30         Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:40–10:30        “SPEC Today”
9:45                     Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
10:40–11:00      Delegation Meetings
11:10–12:00      Adventure Classes I
12:00–1:00        Infirmary Open
12:10–1:00        Adventure Classes II
1:00–4:30         Lunch (Commons)
2:00                    Sports & Activities
4:30–8:00         Dinner (Commons)
6:00                     SPEC Recital (Carol Hall)
8:00 – 9:30       Extravaganza (MSC)
9:30 –10:00       Infirmary Open
9:45 –10:45       Marcus Monroe – Comedian/Juggler (Shaw Auditorium)
11:30                   In Dorms – Devotions (every night)
12:15                   Lights Out (every night)

 


July 28 – THURSDAY – “Embrace Vulnerability/Be Present

7:15–8:30         Breakfast (Commons)
8:45–9:30         Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:40–10:30        “SPEC Today”
9:45                     Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
10:40–11:00      Delegation Meetings
11:10–12:00      Adventure Classes I
12:00–1:00        Infirmary Open
12:10–1:00        Adventure Classes II
1:00–4:30         Lunch (Commons)
2:00                    Sports & Activities
4:30–8:00         Dinner (Commons)
8:00 – 9:30       “SPEC Presents” (Shaw Auditorium)
9:30 –10:00       Infirmary Open
9:45 –10:45       Communion (Amphitheater)
11:30                   In Dorms – Devotions (every night)
12:15                   Lights Out (every night)


July 29 – FRIDAY – “Connect”

7:15–8:30         Breakfast (Commons)
8:45–9:30         Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:30–11:00        RetroSPECtive (Gym)
11:00                   Delegation Meetings
11:00–12:00      Infirmary Open
11:00–4:30        Lunch (Commons)
1:00                     Sports & Activities
4:30–8:00         Dinner (Commons)
5:00–9:00         “Art in the Park” (Zimmerman Tent)
8:00–9:30         SPEC’s Got Talent and School of Rock
9:30–10:00        Infirmary Open
9:30–11:30        Dance Party on the Quad
11:30                   In Dorms – Devotions (every night)
12:15                   Lights Out (every night)


July 30 – SATURDAY

6:30–7:45         Breakfast
8:00–9:15         Delegation Worship
9:30                  Closing Ceremonies (Gym)

 


GU Schedule Highlights

1:00–7:00         Daily – Escape Room Open
2:00–5:00         Daily – Fun Activities under the Tent
1:00                  Tuesday – W.B. Smith Applications Due\
6:30–7:30         Tuesday – New Student Reception
4:00–6:00         Wednesday – W.B. Smith Reception

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