The mission of SPECTACULAR is to create a safe, Christ-centered community that encourages young people to discover God, their inherent worth, and cultivate and express their giftedness.

During SPECTACULAR approximately 1,100 campers and their leaders gather at Graceland University for the largest annual gathering of youth in Community of Christ.

All campers will have opportunities to participate in leadership and  discipleship development, diverse worship, and expression of arts, music, and sports.

SPECTACULAR is sponsored by Community of Christ and is hosted at Graceland University.

You are invited to join the Northwest Delegation in attending Spectacular (SPEC) 2024 this summer! SPEC is an Arts, Sports, Worship, and Leadership camp that happens every summer for High School youth. At SPEC this summer we will explore the theme of “Be”.

The Northwest Delegation consists of youth and staff from Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah, British Columbia, and other areas who join us for the trip!

Our trip is a 9-day adventure. We will fly into Kansas City on Thursday, July 11, where we will spend a few days in Independence, MO, for a Northwest Delegation Retreat. While there we will spend time getting to know one another while participating in fun activities and visiting the Church’s Temple. On Saturday, July 13, we then take a bus to Graceland University in Lamoni, IA, for SPEC. On Saturday, July 20, we take a bus back to Kansas City to fly home. We will communicate the actual flight times, airline itinerary, packing lists and other helpful information to registered youth and staff by the end of June.

You will need to complete the registration for the Northwest Delegation, SPEC, and YES fund application.

The Northwest Registration is open now. The SPEC Registration will go live this Spring. Once registered with Northwest, a link to register with SPEC will be emailed to you this Spring.

The cost for the 9-day trip will be $623.00 per youth. This includes airfare. We have worked hard to reduce costs where possible. We can offer this cost, thanks to the support of the YES Fund. Each camper will need to fill out a YES fund application (in addition to both SPEC online registration forms) to illustrate how they will contribute within their congregation or community to the covering of the airfare cost. 

Payment is due in two installments as outlined below. Of course, full payment is welcome before the final deadline.


April 24, 2024
Northwest Delegation Registration Deadline
YES Fund Application
First payment of $500.00.

May 31, 2024
SPEC Registration Deadline* (including front and back copy of insurance card)
Second payment of $123.00.

Please make all checks payable to “Community of Christ” with the participants name in the memo line.
Send checks by the above due dates to:
Northwest SPEC, c/o Cindie Ellwanger
30442 101st Pl. SE
Auburn, WA 98092.

Send YES Fund application to:
Inland West Mission Center
11515 E. Broadway Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99206


by e-mail to

To request financial assistance, please contact the Inland West Mission Center at We truly want everyone that wishes to attend to be there!

Airfare is not included in the above amount but will be covered by the YES Funds (Youth Funds) held by the Mission Center.  These funds are made available by the generous contributions of many individuals and congregations.

​​July 11, 2023 to July 20, 2024