2017 Schedule

Looking forward to a great week!


July 22 – SATURDAY – “Harmony”

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

8:30-11:00          *SPEC Ice-breaker (Amphitheater)
*Opening Ceremonies (Amphitheater)

11:00                     *In Dorms – Devotions (every night)

12:00                     *Lights Out (every night)


July 23 – SUNDAY – “Listen to the Song”

6:30–7:45            Breakfast (Commons)

8:00                        *Camp Photo (Amphitheater)

8:25–9:00            *Morning Celebration (Gym)

9:05–10:00         * “SPEC Today”

9:15                       +Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)

10:05–10:25       Delegation Meetings

10:30–11:20       *Adventure Classes I

11:30–12:20       *Adventure Classes II

12:00–1:00         Infirmary Open

12:30–1:30         Lunch (Quad)

1:30                      * “The HARMONY Project” (Gym)

4:30–8:00            Dinner (Commons)

6:00                       “Let the Games Begin!”

9:30–10:00         Infirmary Open

9:00                        “Anthem Lights” Concert (Shaw Auditorium)

11:00                     *In Dorms – Devotions (every night)

12:00                     *Lights Out (every night)


July 24 – MONDAY – “Join the Choir”

7:00–8:15            Breakfast (Commons)

8:25–9:00            *Morning Celebration (Gym)

9:05–10:00         * “SPEC Today”

9:15                       +Delegation Leaders’ Meeting

10:05–10:25       Delegation Meetings

10:30–11:20       *Adventure Classes I

11:30–12:20       *Adventure Classes II

12:00–1:00         Infirmary Open

12:30–4:30         Lunch (Commons)

1:00                       Sports & Activities

4:30–8:00            Dinner (Commons)

9:30–10:45         Marcus Monroe – Comedian/Juggler (Shaw Auditorium)

9:30 –10:00        Infirmary Open

11:00                     *In Dorms – Devotions (every night)

12:00                     *Lights Out (every night)

 


July 25 – TUESDAY – “Sing in Harmony”

7:00–8:15            Breakfast (Commons)

8:25–9:00            *Morning Celebration (Gym)

9:05–10:00         * “SPEC Today”

9:15                       +Delegation Leaders’ Meeting

10:05–10:25       Delegation Meetings

10:30–11:20       *Adventure Classes I

11:30–12:20       *Adventure Classes II

12:00–1:00         Infirmary Open

12:30–4:30         Lunch (Commons)

1:00                       Sports & Activities

4:30–8:00            Dinner (Commons)

8:00 – 9:15          *SPEC Worship (Amphitheater)

9:30 – 10:00       Infirmary Open

9:30                       Soccer, Track (Stadium)

11:00                     *In Dorms – Devotions (every night)

12:00                     *Lights Out (every night)


July 26 – WEDNESDAY – “Shout Your Anthem”

7:00–8:15            Breakfast (Commons)

8:15–9:00            *Delegation Devotions (Various)

9:05–10:00         * “SPEC Today”

9:15                       +Delegation Leaders’ Meeting

10:05–10:25       Delegation Meetings

10:30–11:20       *Adventure Classes I

11:30–12:20       *Adventure Classes II

12:00–1:00         Infirmary Open

12:30–4:30         Lunch (Commons)

1:00                       Sports & Activities

4:30–8:00            Dinner (Commons)

6:00                       SPEC Recital (Carol Hall)

8:00 – 9:30          Extravaganza (Amphitheatre or Shaw Auditorium)

9:30 – 10:00       Infirmary Open

10:00                     Campfire (Commons Lawn)

11:00                     *In Dorms – Devotions (every night)

12:00                     *Lights Out (every night)


July 27 – THURSDAY – “Welcome Others”

7:00–8:15            Breakfast (Commons)

8:25–9:00            *Morning Celebration (Gym)

9:05–10:00         * “SPEC Today”

9:15                      +Delegation Leaders’ Meeting

10:05–10:25       Delegation Meetings

10:30–11:20       *Adventure Classes I

11:30–12:20       *Adventure Classes II

12:00–1:00         Infirmary Open

12:30–4:30         Lunch (Commons)

1:00                       Sports & Activities

4:30–8:00            Dinner (Commons)

8:30 – 9:30          “SPEC Presents– MUSICVILLE”  (Shaw Auditorium)

9:30 –10:00        Infirmary Open

9:45 –10:45        *Communion (Amphitheater)

11:00                     In Dorms – Devotions (every night)

12:00                     Lights Out (every night)


July 28 – FRIDAY – “Harmony”   

7:00–8:15            Breakfast (Commons)

8:25–9:00            *Morning Celebration (Gym)

9:00–9:45            *RetroSPECtive (Gym)

10:00                    Delegation Meetings

11:00–12:00       Infirmary Open

11:00–4:30         Lunch (Commons)

12:00                    Sports & Activities

4:30–8:00            Dinner (Commons)

5:00–9:00            “Art in the Park” (Zimmerman Tent)

7:30–9:00            SPEC’s Got Talent and School of Rock (Amphitheater)

9:30–10:00         Infirmary Open

9:00–11:00         Dance Party on the Quad

11:00                    *In Dorms – Devotions (every night)

12:00                   *Lights Out (every night)


July 29 – SATURDAY

6:30–7:45            Breakfast

8:00–9:15            *Delegation Worship

9:30                      *Closing Ceremonies (Gym)

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*Required for all campers   +Required for Leaders
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GU Schedule Highlights

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

 

 

More About Harmony

As SPEC 2017 gets closer, we’ve been working hard to develop the theme Harmony and how that might shape our week together. Here’s a sneak peek: 

Harmony

The clamoring of our lives prevents us from hearing where God is leading us. From day-to-day expectations to worldwide events, we sometimes find ourselves drawn to those who are most like us. We take solace in the familiar and the comfortable. We know God is urging us to build bridges between ourselves and others. But what if God is urging you to go beyond? To live in thoughtful consideration, “harmony,” with others?

We will invite exploration of listening to others, we will honor your voice while joining in with the voices of countless others, and with those voices, we will sing and shout together.

Our focus scripture comes from Romans 15:5-7. We’re using two versions in our planning.

The Message: May our dependably steady and warmly personal God develop maturity in you so that you get along with each other as well as Jesus gets along with us all. Then we’ll be a choir—not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus! So reach out and welcome one another to God’s glory. Jesus did it; now you do it!

The NRSV: May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Daily Themes

  • Sunday: Listen to the Song
  • Monday: Join the Choir
  • Tuesday: Sing in Harmony
  • Wednesday: Shout your Anthem
  • Thursday: Welcome Others
  • Friday: Harmony