2017 Adventure Class Options

ADVENTURE CLASSES – These are wonderful opportunities to try something new or experience something different.  Campers attend both sessions and get to choose the classes they want.

Commitment Level—All 5 Days

Double Session (10:30-12:20)

Amateur Radio (Ham) Licensing Class  Mike Thayer (103 Resch—Limit 6)  Earn your amateur radio license during Spectacular!  Fast Track License class with exam on Friday. Books and materials provided.

Celebration & Worship  Daniel Harmon & Emily Rose (104 & 105 Resch)  Do you sing, dance, speak, lead, emcee, act, plan, pray, have a testimony, read, or anything else? We want YOU! This class is for everyone who has a desire to share their gift in a worship experience this week. We will be putting together each Morning Celebration as well as other worship experiences. See you there!

School of Rock! (179 Shaw) Jammers Unite! Do you play the guitar? What about drums? Keyboards? Bass? Do you like rock music? What about blues? Country? Want to play in a band with other Spec campers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, THIS is the class for YOU!

SPEC Presents:  Musicville! Todd Davison and Crew (Shaw Auditorium) Come be part of the cast and crew of this year’s show.  The first day of class we’ll go over parts before auditions and talk through set design and lighting/sound needs.

10:30 Session Only

Drawing Naomi Barlow (Drawing Studio Helene—Limit 25) Increase your drawing skills through direct instruction on drawing skills and specific exercises.  Bring your own picture to draw or pick one from the provided pictures. Teacher instruction to complete a finished piece you can amaze your friends with!

11:30 Session Only

Stone-Carving (3D) Carving Crew (Sculpture Studio Helene—Limit 15)

Carve alabaster stone into amazing 3D creations—large and small projects available. Extra instruction available in the afternoon if needed.

 

Commitment Level—Attend 1 class each session. Some classes might take more than one session to complete a project.

Double Session (10:30-12:20)

BEYOND High School: Everything You Need to Know About Getting into College  GU Admissions (G04 Admin. Bldg) Come learn about the application process, careers and class selection, managing test scores and grade points, scholarships and financial aid, athletic eligibility, and a lot more!

Beginning Golf and Golf Tournament  Kevin Brunner (Meet @ Quad Tent—Limit 15) SUN-WED  Come learn and play golf for a few days, then join the tournament on Tuesday!

Disc Golf  Bob Kelly & Adam Morrison (Meet @ Quad Tent—Limit 50)  This intro to Disc Golf will work on throwing techniques, rules of fair play and courtesy, making new friends, and enjoying God’s creation.

ENACTCUS Jared Doty, Tara Sheehy, Melissa Sherer, Karl Bradford (TBD) THURS ONLY. Are you a wannabe entrepreneur interested in changing the world or are you looking for new ways to bring about positive social change?  Join us for a session on how you can become a Social Entrepreneur!

Movies and Media Emily Munter (PC3 Lab – Library) Walk together this week as we use different forms of media to spark discussion on harmony and living life peacefully with one another.

SPEC Sports Clinic GU Coaches (Meet @ Gym Sports Desk—Limit 30) Looking for an opportunity to work on fundamentals, get in extra practice, and get expertise from a university head coach? Each day we’ll offer a different sport so choose one or more that interest you. All skill levels welcome!

Sunday Tennis Joel Loving
Monday Baseball/Softball

Volleyball

Brady McKillip & Todd Verwers

Jake Mattern & Pono Yin

Tuesday Basketball Craig Doty
Wednesday Wrestling

Cheer

Zack Mullins

Julie Rivera

Thursday Soccer Bryan Courtney & Ozzie White

 

Choose a Session (10:30 or 11:30)

Acrylic Painting Greg Schieszer (Painting Studio Helene— Limit 25) Enjoy the experience of teacher instructed painting to produce a picture reflecting the Spec theme: Connect. Independent painting option, with teacher guidance.

Ceramics Carol & David Birks (Ceramics Studio Helene—Limit 25) Learn the basics building techniques and try your hand at the potter’s wheel. Projects must be started by Tuesday and daily attendance may be necessary for project completion.

Counted Cross-stitch Thea and Randy Shelton (Walker Lounge South—Limit 12) Stitch patterns from Christmas to birds to samplers. You will get a kit that has everything you need to complete your pattern and display your finished product.

Fairy Gardens Delores Dorland (Student Gallery Helene—Limit 10) THURS only. Create your own miniature garden to take home.

Free Listening Movement Benjamin Mathes (Quad Lawn) MON-THURS. Join Urban Confessional founder, Benjamin, in open discussion about this incredible movement that is sweeping the planet. Learn listening skills that you can model and share in your community.

Gadets Hip Hop Mares Persall (151 Shaw Movement/Dance Room—Limit 30) This class is open to anyone that wants to have fun and learn a Hip Hop dance. All level of dancers welcome, guys and girls! Performance at SPEC’s Got Talent!

Glass Fusion Donna & Megan Fletcher (E101 Helene—Limit 15) It’s HOT! You could make a glass pendant necklace, earrings, magnet, ceiling fan pull, or a small medallion for wall or mirror.

Harmony and Our Current Political Environment Philip Gully (N. Americas Room) WED-THURS. Join popular author Philip Gulley as he facilitates discussion on what has become a contentious political climate by exploring ways to build bridges by listening and reasoning.

Hula – Wanna Dance? Trudi Gunderson (JR Theater Shaw) Learn steps and dance in both traditional and modern Hula styles. A hula has been written and choreographed as a special tribute to strong youth….YOU! No experience necessary. Be prepared to dance, sweat and enjoy the culture. Performance at SPEC’s Got Talent!

Just Hangin’ Around Sandi Boyd (Walker Conference Room) Even if you’ve never crocheted before, come learn just how easy it is to make your very own crochet hangers.

Just Juggling Marcus Monroe (Shaw Lobby) MON ONLY Join Master Juggler, Marcus Monroe as he teaches some of the key concepts in the art of juggling. Fun and laughs, guaranteed!

Pyrography Lynda & Alan Roberson (Tent on the Quad—Limit 36) Learn the ancient and unusual art of “fire writing.” Originally created using steel tools heated over a charcoal fire, today’s pyrography is created with the precision of hot electric pens. Work one day or all week, but only ONE project per person.

SPECial Guests Stassi Cramm & Guests (Heritage Chapel) Bishop Cramm will host this session with different guests each day. Come for open discussion and Q&A with Stassi and our SPECial guests.

Spec’s Kitchen Chef Tito (S. Americas Room – MSC—Limit 30) Join Chef Tito as he teaches the fundamentals and the secrets associated with being a good cook.  There will be food and of course, FUN!

Stamping Class Deborah Adams (Art Gallery Helene—Limit 15) –Not only can you stamp on paper, we’ll be stamping on wood, leather, canvas, dominoes, and cigar boxes. We’ll be making a small picture journal.

Sun Prints Delores Dorland (Student Gallery Helene) WEDS only. Using light sensitive paint, cotton cloth, and select objects, make a design that will reveal itself when placed in a sunny spot to dry.

The Ring’s the Thing Janelle Varvaro & Emily Tripp (E101 Helene—Limit 15) Create a unique ring for yourself using copper wire and glass beads. Limit one class session per person.

So You Want To Be A Superstar? Brent Graef (218 Zimmermann) Come to this round table discussions with special guests at the top of their field and learn how you can begin defining and achieving success, outlining the keys to success, how to make your own luck, and thinking outside the box for careers.

Watercolor Jeanne Davis (Printmaking Studio Helene—Limit 20) Basic instruction will include composition, value and color theory along with watercolor techniques like washes, glazing, dry-brush and lifting.

What’s the Buzz Delores Dorland (Student Gallery Helene) We aren’t talking about the latest news flash–Come to class and learn how to use wooden objects, create a design, and create your own buzz.

10:30 Session Only

Let’s Sing-HARMONY The Sacrys (Cheville Chapel) Join us for a fun-filled class focusing on various styles of acapella singing.  Through vocals and rhythm, experience the harmony we create by working together. Come ready to share–your voice!

#GirlStrong Ginelle Sakima Roberts, Kara Vojcsik (106 Resch—GIRLS ONLY) A class about how to be a strong woman and how to bravely be that at home, at school, at camp, on a team, and in the world.

International Fun w/World Service Corps Emily Penrose McLaughlin (S. Tess Morgan Lounge) Travel to the places where WSC volunteers have served and explored through games, art, food, music, and more from around the world

Residing in the Rhythm Tyler Horringa (Library View Room) What music do you most resonate with? Is it possible to find the Divine in the music you love? Come to class willing to both share music that is deeply important to your heart while also intentionally listening to meaningful songs chosen by your peers.

Stone-Carving (2D) Carving Crew (Sculpture Studio Helene—Limit 20) Sand and polish your stone, draw and trace your design on a flat piece of alabaster, then engrave your final 2D masterpiece. Extra instruction available in the afternoon if needed.

Telamadera Delores Dorland (Student Gallery Helene—Limit 10) SUN-TUES only Tell a ma what? This is an art form that combines wood, fabric, paint and varnish to create an amazing design that’s hard to believe that it is made from these materials.

Waterfall Matt Frizzell & Katie Heinrich (Student Lounge Helene 2nd floor) Didn’t want your SPEC Today class to end? Come continue the conversation and dig deeper into the daily theme/topics. This is a safe environment where everyone is welcome to share and listen. Every voice is heard.

What’s Going on in Your Brain? Marilee Martens & Aimee Wagner (201 Zimmermann) Are guys and girls brains the same or different? Is it true that some people can’t recognize themselves in a mirror? Come find these answers and more!

Women Empowered Kery Nelms (MSC Main—Limit 25. GIRLS ONLY) Building confidence in yourself, learning to defend.No previous martial arts or self-defense experience needed.

Yoga Amy Black (Amphitheatre) Come stretch, build strength, play around with fun poses, and learn a little about meditation and breathwork. Each day we will explore different themes/styles and end with relaxation time to unwind and destress. Campers and staff welcome!

11:30 Session Only

Chime In Delores Dorland (Student Gallery Helene—Limit 15) SUN-TUES only. Make a Joyful Noise-Construct wind chimes from colored glass.

Drop-In Drawing Naomi Barlow (Drawing Studio Helene—Limit 25) This session is for drop-in drawing with teacher instruction to improve pencil skills through some directed exercises.

Jiu-Jitsu Kery Nelms (MSC Main—Limit 25) Come learn the basics of this style of self-defense for protection, health, and self-confidence.  No previous experience needed.

Men of Steel Ryan Pitt (Cheville Chapel—GUYS ONLY) The world places various expectations on men, but does it mean we’ve got to agree with them? Movies, books, TV, and video games tell us who we are supposed to be (or look like) but maybe we are so much more…Be part of the discussion as we explore the challenges and opportunities facing men today.

 

App Updated

app 1The SPEC yapp app has been updated for 2016.

If you downloaded it previously, it will automatically update with the 2016 info.

If you want to download the app, please go to http://my.yapp.us/SPEC. It will instruct you to download the yapp app (available on iOS and Android devices) and then the SPEC app is hosted inside the yapp interface.

If you have any trouble or questions, please contact us at spec@CofChrist.org.

Adventure Classes

Each year SPEC offers a huge array of classes we like to call “Adventures!” SPEC is a safe place to try something new, ask hard questions, and stretch yourself creatively. We’ve reorganized the list so you can see what kind of time commitment each class requires. Take a look at what you can try this year!

 

Classes —5 Days of Fun So Be Here Every Day!

 

Double Session (11:15-1:05)

Amateur Radio (Ham) Licensing Class  Terry Redding (103 Resch—Limit: 30)  Earn your amateur radio license during Spectacular!  This course presents and teaches the knowledge needed to pass the entry level Technician Class amateur radio license examination.  Books and materials provided.  If you want to know more about shortwave, radio communications and  ham radio, this is the class for you.  We’ll also explore the exciting possibilities of using computers to communicate via amateur radio using remote base and remote site technology.

Beginning Golf and Golf Tournament  Kevin Brunner (Meet @ Quad Tent—Limit: 14)  This class is required for anyone that wants to play in the Spec golf tournament.  It may be taken one time to learn the game of golf.  It can only be repeated if you are playing in the tournament.  If you plan to play in the tournament, you must report to the first day of class and sign in.**This class will not meet on Thursday. See sports desk for tournament details.**

Celebration & Worship  Worship Team (104 & 105 Resch)  Do you sing, dance, speak, lead, emcee, act, plan, pray, have a testimony, read, or anything else? We want YOU! This class is for everyone who has a desire to share their gift in a worship experience this week. We will be forming a youth band, choreographing dance, planning drama, putting together each Morning Celebration as well as other worship experiences. See you there!

School of Rock! (Shaw 179) Jammers Unite! Do you play the guitar? What about drums? Keyboards? Bass? Do you like rock music? What about blues? Country? Want to play in a band with other Spec campers? Want to learn more about band equipment and actually help do some of the live production work at Spec? If you answered yes to any of these questions, THIS is the class for YOU!

SPEC Presents:  Waking Sleeping Beauty  Todd Davison and Crew (Shaw Auditorium) Come be part of the cast and crew of this year’s SPEC Presents: Waking Sleeping Beauty.  The first day of class we’ll go over parts and talk through set design and lighting/sound needs. Auditions for parts will be Sunday afternoon from 4-6pm. Performance is Thursday evening!

 

Classes—Plan 2-3 Days or More To Learn or Complete a Project

Both Sessions (11:15 OR 12:15)

Acrylic Painting Greg Schieszer (Painting Studio Helene Center—Limit: 25) Enjoy the experience of teacher instructed painting to produce a picture reflecting the Spec theme: Beyond. Independent painting option, with teacher guidance, limited space available.

 

Ceramics Jim Olson, Carol & David Birks (Ceramics Studio Helene Center—Limit: 25)Learn the basics building techniques and try your hand at the potter’s wheel. Projects must be started by Tuesday and daily attendance may be necessary for project completion. Check with the instructors about Raku firing at dusk–a sight not to be missed!

Counted Cross-stitch Thea Shelton (Walker Lounge South) Counted Cross-stitch is an easy to learn and life-long craft. Stitch patterns from Christmas to birds to samplers, and new for this year, a Canada Maple leaf. You will get a kit that has everything you need to complete your pattern and display your finished product. Guaranteed to keep you in stitches.

Drawing Naomi Barlow (Drawing Studio Helene Center) Come explore drawing techniques with pencil, charcoal, and pastels. Still life option will be available but free-drawing also welcome.

Glass Fusion Donna & Megan Fletcher (Classroom Helene Center—Limit: 15) Glass fusion has rapidly grown in popularity over the last few years. If you want to learn more about this “hot” craft, come by and check this class out. You could make a glass pendant necklace, earrings, magnet, ceiling fan pull, or a small medallion for wall or mirror.

GU Dance Teaches Hip Hop GU Gadet dance officers (Shaw Movement/Dance Room 151—Limit: 30) This class is open to anyone that wants to have fun and learn a Hip Hop dance. All level of dancers welcome, guys and girls! Performance at SPEC Talent Show!

Stamping Class Deborah Adams (Art Gallery Helene Center—Limit: 15) Not only can you stamp on paper, we’ll be stamping on wood, leather, canvas, dominoes, and cigar boxes. We’ll be making a small picture journal. Come and enjoy stamping!

Stone-Carving Gail & Tom Sundell, Mike & Kery Nelms (Sculpture Studio Helene Center—Limit: 20) Carve alabaster stone into three-dimensional creations.  Large and small projects available. Daily attendance is encouraged and may be necessary for project completion. Extra instruction available in the afternoons.

Watercolor Jeanne Davis (Printmaking Studio Helene Center—Limit: 20) Basic instruction will include composition, value and color theory along with watercolor techniques like washes, glazing, dry-brush and lifting. This class will need a 2 – 3 day commitment. A finished piece will be included in the final Art Show.

 

11:15 Session Only

Telamadera Delores Dorland (Student Gallery Helene Center, North–Limit 10) Tell a ma what? This is an art form that combines wood, fabric, paint and varnish to create an amazing design that’s hard to believe that it is made from these materials.

 

12:15 Session Only

Chime In Delores Dorland (Student Gallery N Helene Center—Limit: 20) Three types of wind chimes will be made, in a two-day class period, with a variety of materials. Sun—Mon: stained glass. Tues-Wed: PVC pipe. Wed-Thurs: Conduit pipe.

 

 

Classes—Come 1 Day or Every Day!

Double Session (11:15-1:05)

Zion’s League Gamers  Kyle Logan (302 Zimmerman)  Come join us as we embark on the path of the disciple.  We will be playing Dungeons and Dragons-type of game called “Disciple.”  In the game, you will create your own character and go on a journey across the world helping people.  There will be twists and turns!  Every action you take changes the course of the game!  Are you ready to go into the Great Beyond?

 

Both Sessions (11:15 OR 12:15)

Drastic Flying Plastic  Bob Kelly & team (Meet @ Quad Tent—Limit: 50)  This intro to Disc Golf will work on throwing techniques, rules of fair play and courtesy, making new friends, and enjoying God’s creation. Disc golf promotes healthy body, mind, and spirit! Must be on time to play!

LITTLE and big Questions  Andrew & Jewell Bolton (314 Zimmerman)  This is a class where you can safely explore your BIG and little questions. “Is there a God?” “What happens when I die?” “Who is Jesus?” “Is God real?” “Is it okay to drink?” These questions and any you bring to class will be openly discussed and the group will come up with a joint agreement on confidentiality.  Bring a Bible if you want!

Outreach International  Amy Nelms & Lindsay Harmon (100 Briggs—Limit: 40)  Sustainable Good with Outreach International:  This is an interactive class that will help equip you to raise awareness and get active in abolishing poverty and ending suffering. Come learn about how poverty impacts people around the world and what you can do to make a difference!

Physical Theatre/Clowning Colton James (Shaw Center Lobby) This class will be about coming out of our shells, and freeing the most human and ridiculous sides of our personalities.  Each person’s individual sense of humor will come out as spontaneity is encouraged!  The skills acquired from this course allow us to be more free and present- onstage and in life.

Pyrography Lynda & Alan Roberson (Tent on the Quad—Limit: 36)  Learn the ancient and unusual art of “fire writing.” Originally created using steel tools heated over a charcoal fire, today’s pyrography is created with the precision of hot electric pens. From simple designs to complex creations, this is an art anyone can do! Work one day or all week, but only ONE project per person.

SPEC Book Club  Julie Clinefelter (205 Briggs)  Orcs, Ents and Hobbits, oh my!  The epic fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in 1954, has inspired artwork, music, films, video games and more.  If you’ve enjoyed Middle Earth in any of these manifestations, whether as an artist, writer, reader or musician, join us for a look into why Tolkien is considered the father of modern day fantasy.

SPEC’s Kitchen  Beth Thompson (S. Americas Room – MSC—Limit: 48)  Join Chef Beth as she teaches the fundamentals and the secrets associated with being a good cook. There will be food and of course, FUN!

Stage Movement and Dance Shelley Judd  (JR Shaw Theater) Want to explore a variety of dance styles throughout the week including movement, Jazz, Pantomime, Ballroom, Tango and Swing?  We take students of all experience and skill levels!

T-Shirts Re-imagined Shelby Williams (Walker Lounge—Limit: 15) How many t-shirts have you thrown out, given away, or sold in a garage sale because they were past their prime? Cut it out! No, really, cut it…and make something new. You’ll take old shirts and give them a new life as bracelets, headbands, tank tops, scarves and necklaces…or whatever your little heart fancies.

What’s The Buzz Delores Dorland (Student Gallery Helene Center, North) We’re not talking about the latest news flashes. Instead we are talking about wooden objects that make themselves heard when spinning. These are very quick to make and are really cool once you learn how to spin them. One of these items can be made in a single class period, so you can express your creative side on both sides of a piece of wood and listen to it buzz when you are finished.

World Service Corps  Emily Penrose McLaughlin (206 Briggs)   World Service Corps volunteers will talk about their experiences of living in another culture, what they did with the church and community, and share food and lead a game from their host culture. Come learn more about this international volunteer ministry of Community of Christ, and ways you may be able to get involved!

 

11:15 Session Only

Beyond Expectations-How We Encounter God in Ordinary Life  Poul Wilson & Larry McGuire (Cheville Chapel—Limit: 25. GUYS ONLY)  Tired of conforming to the world, explore through story, song and multi media, how to live beyond the cultural expectations and learn how to live the vibrant life of a disciple.

Community of Christ –Today & Tomorrow  The Veazeys (Heritage Chapel – Ad Bldg)  Come share with President Steve Veazey and his wife Cathi. What does it mean to be part of Community of Christ? Where do you fit into this faith movement? How do you get involved in mission? Make your voice heard and join the discussion!

Disciple: The Faithful Faction  John Wight & Stassi Cramm (204 Briggs)  Initiates, although there was no reaping ceremony, your name was still called.  Regardless of your theoretical “aptitude test,” this faction–the faithful faction–is for you.  “Train” one day or spend the entire week! We’ll use “The Hunger Games”, “Divergent”, and other pop culture connections to explore what it means to be a disciple in Community of Christ.  The “choice” is yours: May God be ever in your favor.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Bible, but Were Afraid to Ask  Tony & Charmaine Chvala-Smith  (201 Zimmerman )  Beyond “the Bible says….”   What is the Bible and what’s it for? Exploring your questions about the Bible. Considering ways the Bible can connect us with God, rather than constrict, control, or condemn.

Women Empowered  Mark Barentine & Becca Madden (MSC Main—Limit: 40. GIRLS ONLY)  Come to this women’s self defense program developed by the Gracies, head trainers at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, CA.  Features techniques taken from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu designed to teach women how to neutralize the 15 most common attacks.  No previous martial arts or self-defense experience needed.

 

12:15 Session Only

#BadGirlsDoGood – What we can learn from BAD girls of the Bible?  Barb Carter & Stassi Cramm (204 Briggs)  Do you ever feel like you just can’t get it right? Life as a disciple is not about being perfect. It is about giving yourself a break (forgiveness), being willing to change (repentance), and believing you can do great things (faith). We’ll look at a different “bad girl” from the Bible each day and see what their life has to teach us!

BEYOND High School: Everything You Need to Know About Getting into College  GU Admissions (Lower Conference Room – Ad Bldg) The Admissions team will share their know-how with you and answer all your questions about getting into college!

Calling All Angels  Larry and Sharon Norris (Sandidge Study)  You could save a life! Personal experience and a DVD will be used to teach the signs of depression to help prevent suicide.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu  Mark Barentine & Becca Madden  (MSC Main—Limit: 40)  For over 85 years the Gracie family has been teaching their style of self-defense to those seeking protection, health, and self-confidence.  You’ll learn how leverage and timing can withstand an attack from an opponent that is bigger, stronger, and more athletic regardless of your age or athletic ability.  No previous experience needed.

For Beatings or Blessing?  Using the Bible Nonviolently  Tony & Charmaine Chvala-Smith (201 Zimmerman)  The world is saturated with religious violence and violent religion. How can scripture contribute to an alternative? Each day we’ll explore passages that can create peace within us and among us. Video clips from movies and various spiritual practices will help us explore the impact sacred words can have for good in the world.

Photo and Story Tour of the Church in  Central & South America  Art Smith (107 Briggs)  Do church members in South America really eat guinea pigs and potatoes that have spent a year buried in a soggy hole in the ground?! What’s it like to be a teenager going to church in the country with the highest murder rate in the world?! It’s not all jungle and strange foods. Come learn what Community of Christ is like there through pictures and stories.

 

Afternoon Opportunities

Performing Arts in the Park (Quad Tent – 2-3 pm) Stop by each day at the main tent between 2-3pm to see what great new thing you can try! Singing, dancing, drumming and more!

Quilts for Comfort Delores Dorland (Student Gallery, Helene Center – 2:15 pm) Help sew together quilt squares or tie existing quilts that will be shared with the Fire departments, Hospitals, and Police stations across Harrison County, Iowa.

 

New This Year…Adventure Class Sign-ups

We know it’s sometimes hard to get to the Adventures class you want! So this year we are going to try a simple sign-up system for all of the fine-arts classes and others that have a small class limit.

Sign-up sheets will be available in the big tent in the center of campus on Saturday, from 2-4pm on Saturday. Make sure you get signed up if you’re interested in one of these classes:

  • Ceramics
  • Counted Cross-Stitch
  • Drawing
  • Glass Fusion
  • Hula Class
  • Pyrography
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Stone Carving
  • Stamping Class
  • Watercolor
  • What’s the Buzz
  • Beginning Golf
  • Spec’s Kitchen
  • Community of Christ – Today and Tomorrow
  • Have a Ball
  • Telamadera
  • T-Shirts Re-Imagined

No need to freak out if your delegation does not arrive until after that time! Each class will allow sign-ups to fill only 75% of their class limit.  This will allow those who weren’t there for sign-ups to be walk-ins.

We know this is just the first step in a new direction and we’ll welcome your helpful feedback as we work to improve the system.

All classes are listed at http://spec-cofchrist.org.

Adventures – Choose 11:15 or 12:15 Session

so many choices…

 

Campfire Kevin Henrickson (Cheville Chapel)

Campfires can be the BEST part of a camp experience…but sometimes they can be a let down–the difference can be YOU.  Come and learn the magic behind what it takes to create and lead a memorable campfire experience!

 

Ceramics Jim Olson, Carol & David Birks (Ceramics Studio Helene Center—Limit: 25)

Learn the basics building techniques and try your hand at the potter’s wheel. Projects must be started by Tuesday and daily attendance may be necessary for project completion. Check with the instructors about Raku firing at dusk–a sight not to be missed!

 

Counted Cross-stitch Thea Shelton (Walker Lounge South)

Counted Cross-stitch is an easy to learn and life-long craft. Stitch patterns from Christmas to birds to samplers, and new for this year, a Canada Maple leaf. You will get a kit that has everything you need to complete your pattern and display your finished product. Guaranteed to keep you in stitches.

 

Drastic Flying Plastic Bob Kelly & Todd Glandon (Meet @ Quad Tent—Limit: 50)

This intro to Disc Golf will work on throwing techniques, rules of fair play and courtesy, making new friends, and enjoying God’s creation. Disc golf promotes healthy body, mind, and spirit! Must be on time to play!

 

Drawing Naomi Barlow & Andrew Snethen (Drawing Studio Helene Center) Come explore drawing techniques with pencil, charcoal, and pastels. Still life option will be available but free-drawing also welcome.

 

Glass Fusion Donna & Megan Fletcher (Classroom Helene Center—Limit: 15)

Glass fusion has rapidly grown in popularity over the last few years. If you want to learn more about this “hot” craft, come by and check this class out. You could make a glass pendant necklace, earrings, magnet, ceiling fan pull, or a small medallion for wall or mirror.

 

GU Dance Teaches Hip Hop Katie Persall & Gadet Assistant (Shaw Movement/Dance Room 151—Limit: 30)

Come learn a Hip Hop dance. All level of dancers welcome, male and female!  Daily attendance required. Performance at SPEC Talent Show!

 

Hula Class (this is just a placeholder and we’ll put more info there as soon as we know where this class will be held!)

 

Photographers Lynda & Alan Roberson (Meet @ Pyrography)

If you have your own digital camera, like to work independently, and would like to take pictures for the website, this session is for you. Check in to pick up your assignments and “photographer” badge. You will be required to return the badge and download your photos at the end of each class session.. Monday-Thursday

 

Pyrography Lynda & Alan Roberson (Tent on the Quad—Limit: 36)

Learn the ancient and unusual art of “fire writing.” Originally created using steel tools heated over a charcoal fire, today’s pyrography is created with the precision of hot electric pens. From simple designs to complex creations, this is an art anyone can do! Work one day or all week, but only ONE project per person.

 

Radio Broadcasting for Beginners Paul Davis (KBUZ studio-MSC—Limit: 8)

This class is designed for the talkative and outgoing personality in everyone. Experience life behind the microphone playing your favorite songs and interviewing other Spec campers and leaders. Your voice will be broadcast out on the Graceland campus quad and inside the MSC main room.  Multiple days of attendance is required.

 

SPEC Book Club Julie Clinefelter (101 Briggs)

Before Bella, Edward and Jacob or Katniss, Peeta and Gale, there was Harry, Ron and Hermione. By popular request, the SPEC Book Club will spend our week discussing J. K. Rowling’s world of Harry Potter.  Muggle or wizard, come join us for an in-depth look at The Boy Who Lived!

 

Stone-Carving Gail & Tom Sundell, Mike & Kery Nelms (Sculpture Studio Helene Center—Limit: 20)

Carve alabaster stone into three-dimensional creations.  Large and small projects available. Daily attendance is encouraged and may be necessary for project completion. Extra instruction available in the afternoons.

 

Stamping Class Deborah Adams (Art Gallery Helene Center—Limit: 15) –Not only can you stamp on paper, we’ll be stamping on wood, leather, canvas, dominoes, and cigar boxes. We’ll be making a small picture journal. Come and enjoy stamping!

 

The Gospel According to The Simpsons Bob Brennan (201 Zimmerman)

Is there anything holy in Springfield?  Find out what Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie have to say about some of life’s biggest questions! Each class we will watch and discuss an episode from the Simpsons.

 

Watercolor Jeanne Davis (Printmaking Studio Helene Center—Limit: 20)

Basic instruction will include composition, value and color theory along with watercolor techniques like washes, glazing, dry-brush and lifting. This class will need a 2 – 3 day commitment. A finished piece will be included in the final Art Show.

 

What’s The Buzz Delores Dorland (Student Gallery Helene Center, North)

Not the latest news flash…but wooden objects that make themselves heard when spinning. Bull roarers and buzz buttons are quick to make and are really cool once you learn how to spin them. One can be made in a single class period.

 

Afternoon Class

Quilts for Comfort Delores Dorland (Student Gallery, Helene Center – 2:15 pm)

Help sew together quilt squares or tie existing quilts that will be shared with Fire departments, Hospitals, and Police stations across Harrison County, IA

Adventures – 12:15 Session Only

 

#BadGirlsDoGood – What We Can Learn from BAD Girls of the Bible? Stassi Cramm & Barb Carter (205 Briggs)

Do you ever feel like you just can’t get it right? Life as a disciple is not about being perfect. It is about giving yourself a break (forgiveness), being willing to change (repentance), and believing you can do great things (faith). We’ll look at a different “bad girl” from the Bible each day and see what their life has to teach us girls in the 21st century!

 

Is It Too Late…For Us and Our Planet? Craig Martens (314 Zimmerman)
We talk a lot about sustainable living….but talking is not enough!  We will explore some of the relationships between humans and the planet.  Who needs who?  How can we reconnect with the Biosphere?  What we know about our environment does make a difference! 

School of Rock! Jammers Unite! (179 Shaw)

Do you play the guitar? Drums? Keyboards? Bass? Do you like rock music? Blues? Country? Want to play in a band with other Spec campers? Want to perform with a group at the Spec talent showcase? Want to learn more about band equipment and actually help with some of the live production work at Spec? If you answered yes to any of these questions, THIS is the class for YOU!

 

Telamadera Delores Dorland (Student Gallery Helene Center, North–Limit 10)

Tell a ma what? This is an art form that combines wood, fabric, paint and varnish to create an amazing design that’s hard to believe that it is made from these materials.

 

T-Shirts Re-imagined Shelby Williams (Walker Lounge—Limit: 15)
How many t-shirts have you thrown out, given away, or sold in a garage sale because they were past their prime? Cut it out! No, really, cut it…and make bracelets, headbands, tank tops, scarves and necklaces…or whatever your little heart fancies.

Adventures – 11:15 Session Only

 

Community of Christ—Today and Tomorrow Scott Murphy & Becky Savage (Heritage Chapel, Administration Building—Limit: 10)
Come share with President Scott Murphy and President Becky Savage. What does it mean to be part of Community of Christ? Where do you fit into this faith movement? How do you get involved in mission? Make your voice heard and join the discussion!

 

Finding God in a Competitive World Doug Roberts (106 Resch Science Building)

We live in a competitive world. Focusing on God and our discipleship can be a challenge amongst all competition. This class offers discussion, tools, and tips to help focus on God in the competitive nature of our world.

 

Have a Ball Delores Dorland (Student Gallery North Helene Center)

Do you like to throw pillows? How about balls? Well, now you can do both at the same time. You can make your own fabric football, hacky sack, soccer or volley ball free. All you have to do is attend at least three classes to finish your project.

 

USA National Conference Results John Wight and Stassi Cramm (204 Briggs)
Wondering what Community of Christ decided to do about gay marriage and ordination in the USA? Enter a safe space to dialogue about the conference results, learn about Faithful Disagreement and how we can all be committed to a common mission even in the midst of disagreement.

 

Waterfall Matt Frizzell & Jeff Kramer (205 Briggs)

Come share experiences from your SPEC Today class and dig deeper into the daily theme/topics. What do the day’s topics mean for you? your friends? your home? your church? your family? for Spec now and in the future? This is a safe environment where everyone is welcomed and every voice is heard.

 

What’s Going on in Your Brain? Marilee Martens (314 Zimmerman—Limit: 35)

Do the brains of guys and girls weigh the same? Do guys and girls use the same parts of their brain when they talk and do puzzles? Is there really such a thing as ‘brain worms’? Learn the answers to these intriguing questions, and much more, in this fact-filled and informative class about THE AMAZING BRAIN!!!