2012 Adventure Classes
SPECTACULAR offers a wide variety of adventures in leadership development, art, music, extravaganza and much more. There is opportunity to explore many different avenues of leadership and all campers are expected to participate in each morning session.
2-HOUR BLOCK CLASSES
Amateur Radio (HAM) Licensing Class Terry Redding and Michael Thayer
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 will be provided. If you want to know more about shortwave, radio communications and ham radio, this is the class for you. Students will learn radio and antenna theory, safe radio practices and the rules and regulations associated with an amateur radio license. VHF, through world Wide HF and satellite communications will be demonstrated. The course will 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
Golf is a life long sport. Interested in learning the basics or refreshing your skills... this class is for you! Fundamentals of the game will be reviewed.
*The SPEC Golf Tournament will be held during the morning class. If you want to play in the tournament, you must sign up and allocate your morning class time to play. See sports desk for tournament details.**
Celebration & Worship Worship Team
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! Daily attendance required.
It Continues...The Conversation About Homosexuality and Scripture Douglas Graves and Larry McGuire
After the National Conferences of Australia and Canada and even after the USA National Conference in 2013, the conversation about homosexuality and scripture will continue. How we choose to walk with one another on this journey may be influenced by our understanding of scripture. How we choose to view scripture will impact not only this singular issue, but also the larger story of our lives. How we listen to each other’s stories, how we communicate our personal stories, and how we continue to live in community (even in the midst of tensions) will be explored in this session. Together, we will listen to, wrestle with, and invite ourselves, and others, to be transformed by scripture.
SPEC Presents: Attack of the Pom-Pom Zombies Todd Davison and crew
It's the 1960s, a big nuclear blast to the past! School's out for the summer, and the teenagers of Ocean View High are ready to surf, sun and have some fun. But ooops! Cindy Sue, the head cheerleader, accidentally gets some nuclear slime on her hot dog instead of pickle relish, and soon the beach is overrun with pom-pom wielding zombies! Daily attendance required. Auditions on Sunday, July 22.
The Bully Project - Movie and Discussion: (description coming soon)
Discover the fun of painting with acrylics. Beginners to experienced welcome.
Card -Making: (description coming soon)
Campfire Kevin Henrickson
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!
Calling All Angels Larry and Sharon Norris
You could save a life! Personal experience and a DVD will be used to teach the signs of depression to help prevent suicide.
Ceramics Jim Olson & Carol Birks
Learn the basic building techniques and try your hand at the potter’s wheel. Daily attendance is encouraged and may be necessary for project completion. Check with the instructors about Raku firing at dusk—a sight not to be missed!
Community of Christ and Homosexuality: Journeying Together to the USA National Conference John Wight and Stephen Hatch
This class will explore the two issues involving homosexuality which will be considered at the USA National Conference scheduled in April, 2013. It will also examine the new methods of decision making and consent building which will be used during the conference. We will be as interested in hearing your questions and comments as we are in sharing with you information about the issues and the conference.
Community of Christ - Today and Tomorrow Steve Veazey, Cathi Cackler-Veazey, Jim Poirier
Come share with President Steve Veazey, his wife Cathi, and counselor to the Presiding Bishop Jim Poirier. 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!
Drastic Flying Plastic Bob Kelly, Todd Glandon & Brad Carr
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!
Give me, Give me, Give me...What is a Sustainable Lifestyle? Craig Martens
“Why can’t I have what I want and still be good to our environment”? “Will I have to give up everything in order to live sustainably?” These are a couple of the important questions we will explore as we discover what a sustainable lifestyle means to each of us. Some concepts we will explore include…consumerism, “degrowth”, “choice editing”, and many more. We will also discuss some of the latest technology and what it means to our culture and lifestyle. Come and explore together what Sustainable living means in the 21st century!
Glass Fusion Donna Fletcher
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.
Graceland Gadet Dance Clinic Katie Persall
Graceland Gadet Dance members will teach a routine to be performed at this year's SPEC Presents: Attack of the Pom-Pom Zombies. The dance will be a fun hip-hop style, all campers girls/guys are welcome. Attendace at both hours required on day of show.
Have a Ball-making cloth hacky sacks: (description coming soon)
Hoop House Hoopla! Steve and Jeanie Upson
If you enjoy hands on activities, come help construct SPEC’s first hoop house. Hoop houses are low tech greenhouse structures you and your family can use to grow fruit and vegetables year around. They also shelter gardens from stormy weather and pests. Participants will learn skills needed to construct a hobby size hoop house and have the opportunity to discuss related issues such as community food security and gardening as a healthy lifestyle.
Jacob's Touch Dana Speigle
Come learn simple loom weaving and make tiny hats for preemies. The hats will be donated to hospitals who give them to families of premature babies.
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!
Paper Sculpting: (description coming soon)
Photographers Lynda Roberson (Meet @ Pyrography)
If you love taking pictures, have your own digital camera, and enjoy working independently you can share your skills! Pick up your photo assignment, official press pass, and daily instructions. Return before the end of class to download your pictures and turn in your press pass. Your photos may be part of this year’s Online Spec Photo Gallery, appear in slide shows, or even be used in future Community of Christ publications. Monday-Thursday
Pillow-making: (description coming soon)
Pyrography Lynda & Alan Roberson
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!
Radio Broadcasting! Paul Davis
This is a unique opportunity to play radio disc jockey/talk show host and learn from a former professional broadcaster!
The Ring is the Thing
( Limit 12)
Create a unique ring for yourself using copper wire and glass beads. Class size is limited due to available tools.
SPEC Book Club - The Journey from Book to Movie! Julie Clinefelter
Movie makers seem to be reading a lot of young adult fiction lately! From Harry Potter, Twilight and the Hunger Games to Percy Jackson and Eragon. From box office hit to box office blunder. How well do books translate from the page to the big screen? How do movie makers decide who to cast and why (oh, why!?!) do they make the choices they do? This week we will discuss many of your favorite books that have been made into movies and maybe see if we can’t predict the next big thing!
Stone-Carving Mike & Kery Nelms
Carve alabaster stone into three-dimensional creations. Large and small projects available. Daily attendance in encouraged and may be necessary for project completion. Extra instruction available in the afternoons.
STOP TRAFFIC Terry Read
The world has never had more slaves – human slaves – than it does right now in July 2012. Come find out about the scourge of human trafficking and what you can do to stop it, STOP TRAFFIC.
T-Shirts Re-imagined Callie Streich
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.
Telamadera Delores Dorland
Tela (Spanish for fabric) and madera (Spanish for wood) is a multimedia fusion of wood, paint, fabric, varnish and other items combined to create a truly unique art form. Full week attendance required to complete the project but the result is well worth it.
Watercolor Jeanne Davis
Basic instruction will include composition, value and color theory along with watercolor techniques like washes, glazing, dry-brush and lifting. A finished piece will be included in the final Art Show.
What’s the Buzz? Delores Dorland
Want to create a buzz? Learn how to make items from wood that make buzzing sounds: a Native American Bull Roarer (two sessions, Sunday and Monday required) and/or a buzz button (Tuesday).
Women Empowered Mark Barentine (Limit: 20, girls only)
This women’s self defense program was developed by Rener and Ryron Gracie, head trainers at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, California. This program has techniques modified from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques designed to teach women how to neutralize the 16 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant. Unlike most self-defense systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in the Women Empowered program employ leverage, technique, and timing so that anyone regardless of age or athletic ability can make them work against larger opponents. Participants do not need any previous martial arts or self-defense experience to participate.
World Service Corps: (description coming soon)