2014 Schedule!

Draft Schedule – June 25, 2014

July 19 – Saturday
11:00 – 4:00 Delegation & Staff Registration, Sports Sign-up (MSC America’s Rooms)
2:00 – 4:00 Adventure Class Sign-up & Performing Arts Information (Zimmerman Tent)
4:00  All Staff Worship-Delegation Leaders Meeting (Shaw Auditorium)
5:00  Sports Staff Meeting (Closson Multipurpose)
6:00  Dinner (Quad)
6:30  SPEC Today Facilitator Meeting (Walker)
7:15  All Camp Orientation (Library Lawn)
8:30  Opening Ceremonies (Amphitheater)
10:30  Campfire (Commons Lawn)
11:15  In Dorms
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 20 – Sunday
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast (Commons)
8:15 – Camp Photo (Shaw Amphitheater)
9:00 – 9:45 Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 – 11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 – 12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15  Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 – 1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 – 1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:15  Lunch (Commons Lawn)
2:00 Building Community-Games-Activities
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
4:30 – 6:30 – Auditions for “SPEC Presents”
6:00 – “Let the Games Begin!”
9:00 – Live on Stage  “The Invisible World”
9:30 – 10:00 Infirmary Open
11:00  In Dorms – Devotions
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 21 – Monday
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast (Commons)
9:00 – 9:45 Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 –11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 –12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15 Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 –1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 –1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
2:00    Sports & Activities
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
9:00 –10:30 “Lost & Found” (Shaw Auditorium)
9:30 –10:00 Infirmary Open
11:00 In Dorms – Devotions
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 22 – Tuesday
8:30 – 9:45 Breakfast (Commons)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 – 11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 –12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15 – Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 –1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 –1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
1:00 Wallace B. Smith/Vision Scholarship Deadline
1:00 – 7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
1:30 – Auditions for SPEC Recital and Extravaganza
2:00    Sports & Activities
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
8:30 – 9:45 SPEC Worship (Amphitheater)
10:00 –Soccer/Track & Field/Blue Swim Meet
9:45 – 10:15 Infirmary Open
11:30 – In Dorms – Devotions
12:15 – Lights Out (observed each night)

July 23 – Wednesday
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast (Commons)
9:00 – 9:45 Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 –11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 –12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15 – Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 –1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 –1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
1:00 – 7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
2:00    Sports & Activities
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:00 – 6:00 Wallace B. Smith Scholarship Reception (Heritage Chapel)
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
6:00 – SPEC Recital
7:00  Gold Swim Meet
7:30 – 9:00  Ted & Company (JR Theatre)
9:15 – 10:15  International Stage (Amphitheatre)
9:30 – 10:00 Infirmary Open
10:30 – 11:30 Joint Delegation Devotions
11:30  In Dorms
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 24 – Thursday
7:30 – SPEC 5k Color Run (Shaw Circle Drive)
8:30 – 9:45 Breakfast (Commons)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 –11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 –12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15 – Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 –1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 –1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
1:00 – 7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
2:00   Sports & Activities
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
6:30 – 7:30 Graceland New Student Reception (Heritage Chapel)
8:30 – 10:00 “SPEC Presents” (Shaw Auditorium)
9:30 –10:00 Infirmary Open
10:15 –11:30 Communion (Library Lawn)
11:30  In Dorms – Devotions
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 25 – Friday
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast (Commons)
9:00 – 9:45 Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:55 – 10:15 Delegation Meetings
10:00 –11:00 Infirmary Open
11:00 – Sports & Activities
11:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
1:00 – 7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
5:00 – 9:00 “Art in the Park” (Zimmerman Tent)
8:00 – 9:30 “Extravaganza” (Shaw Amphitheatre)
9:30 – 11:30 International Dance Party on the Quad
9:30 – 10:00 Infirmary Open
11:30  In Dorms – Devotions
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 26 – 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 & Vision Apps Due
4:00 – 6:00 – Wednesday – W.B. Smith Reception
6:30 – 7:30 – Thursday – New Student Reception

Theme Development: SPEC 2014 – Beyond

Planning is underway for SPEC 2014 “Beyond.” About 5 members of the SPEC steering team had a conference call this week to begin discussing and discerning how the theme “Beyond” is speaking to us and how that might take shape at SPEC. Here are some of our thoughts… please feel free to comment and share your thoughts. They will help shape and inform us as we move forward. We started our call with a few moments of silence followed by these questions.

Take a moment to detach from the distractions around you, and quietly mediate on the word: Beyond.

  • What images does it conjure?
  • Synonyms?
  • What impressions does it leave?

Here are some of our thoughts:

  • Immediately looked the word up in the Bible and what things went with it. Corinthians  – “beyond all lands”; beyond the horizon; there’s so much more out there than what we visualize in our small world; there’s so much more when I open myself up to that’s so much more to what I have experienced.
  • Looked directly to Doctrine & Covenants 161: 1a – lift up your eyes and fix them on the place ‘beyond’ the horizon; beyond all comprehension, all understanding, all certainty, all knowledge
  • Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening by Diana Butler Bass– may be a really good read for those of us on the conference calls; discusses the massive great awakening that’s taking place.
  • Dreaming what new possibilities are; beyond our current idea of what it means to be religious and to follow God; new ways of being in community with people
  • Kept coming back to something that was beyond myself; it seems like one of our goals is that campers have meaningful experiences that helps them to get beyond themselves; something bigger than me; greater and further than me; what does it look like to get the campers involved in this?
  • What’s beyond me?; we walk around in a bubble – an arm’s distance away – then we don’t have to worry about other’s suffering and I don’t have to share mine either; getting beyond that barrier; when we do break down that barrier and get beyond our immediate self, it changes our perspective and how we treat each other.
  • How do we think about God; God’s attributes?  God is beyond my understanding of what I think God is.  And because God is beyond all of those things, it moves me towards a deeper understanding.  Luring me in that direction.
  • Beyond All comparison, all Pain, all Grief, all Sadness. Beyond Bullying, Hatred, All comprehension, all Belief
  • Beyond limitations; lots of ways that we limit ourselves
  • We limit God when we try to define something in a finite way; when we try to put God in a box
  • Common thread from above is an openness to new viewpoints
  • Radical kind of openness
  • Radical shift away from what we’ve defined Christianity and religion; sometimes we even put SPEC in a box and expect it to be a certain way and when it doesn’t meet those qualifiers, then we don’t know if it’s good or bad; so we need to be open to something radically different than what we experienced in the past
  • The word ‘imagine’ comes to mind

We invite you to take a few moments and meditate on these questions too. Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. They will help shape and inform us as we move forward.

 

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.

2013 Schedule

July 20 – Saturday

11:00 – 4:00 Delegation & Staff Registration, Sports Sign-up (MSC America’s Rooms)
2:00 – 4:00 Adventure Class Sign-up & Performing Arts Information (Zimmerman Tent)
4:00  All Staff Worship-Delegation Leaders Meeting (Shaw Auditorium)
5:00  Sports Staff Meeting (Closson Multipurpose)

6:00  Dinner (Quad) 
7:15  All Camp Orientation (Library Lawn)
8:30  Opening Ceremonies (Amphitheater)
11:00  Campfire (Commons Lawn)
11:45  In Dorms
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 21 – Sunday
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast (Commons)
8:15 – Camp Photo (Shaw Amphitheater)
9:00 – 9:45 Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”

10:45 – 11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 – 12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15  Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 – 1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 – 1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:15  Lunch (Commons Lawn)
2:00 Building Community-Games-Activities
4:00 -7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
4:00 – 6:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
5:00 – “Let the Games Begin!”
9:30 – 10:00 Infirmary Open
11:00  In Dorms – Devotions
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 22 – Monday
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast (Commons)
9:00 – 9:45 Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 –11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 –12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15 Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 –1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 –1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
1:00 – 7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
2:00    Sports & Activities

2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
9:00 –10:30 “Lost & Found” (Shaw Auditorium)
9:30 –10:00 Infirmary Open
11:00 In Dorms – Devotions
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 23 – Tuesday
8:30 – 9:45 Breakfast (Commons)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 – 11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 –12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15  Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 –1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 –1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
1:00 Wallace B. Smith/Vision Scholarship Deadline
1:00 – 7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
2:00    Sports & Activities
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
8:30 – 9:45 SPEC Worship (Amphitheater)
10:00  Soccer/Track & Field/Gold Swim Meet
9:45 – 10:15 Infirmary Open
11:30  In Dorms – Devotions
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 24 – Wednesday
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast (Commons)
9:00 – 9:45 Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 –11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 –12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15 – Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 –1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 –1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
1:00 – 7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
2:00    Sports & Activities
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:00 – 6:00 Wallace B. Smith Scholarship Reception (Heritage Chapel)
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
6:00 – SPEC Recital I (Carol Hall)
7:00  Blue Swim Meet
7:30 – 9:00  Ted & Company (JR Theatre)
9:15 – 10:15  Campfire (MSC Main Room)
9:30 – 10:00 Infirmary Open
10:30 – 11:30 Joint Delegation Devotions
11:45  In Dorms
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 25 – Thursday
7:30 – SPEC 5k Color Run (Shaw Circle Drive)
8:30 – 9:45 Breakfast (Commons)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 –11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 –12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15  Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 –1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 –1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
1:00 – 7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
2:00   Sports & Activities
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
6:00 – SPEC Recital II (Carol Hall)
6:30 – 7:30 Graceland Incoming Freshmen Reception (Heritage Chapel)
8:30 – 10:00 “SPEC Presents” (Shaw Auditorium)
9:30 –10:00 Infirmary Open
10:15 –11:30 Communion (Library Lawn)
11:30  In Dorms – Devotions
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 26 – Friday
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast (Commons)
9:00 – 9:45 Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:55 – 10:15 Delegation Meetings
10:00 –11:00 Infirmary Open
11:00 – Sports & Activities
11:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
1:00 – 7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
5:00 – 9:00 “Art in the Park” (Zimmerman Tent)
8:00 – 9:30 “Extravaganza” (Shaw Amphitheatre)
9:30 – 11:30 Dance Party on the Quad
9:30 – 10:00 Infirmary Open
11:45  In Dorms – Devotions
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 27 – Saturday
6:30 – 7:45 Breakfast
8:00 – 9:15 Delegation Worship
9:30  Closing Ceremonies (Gym)