What's New

Conference Location:

This year the conference returns to Treetops Resort Convention Center located just east of Gaylord. The return to this property allows groups to lodge and ski at the same location as the conference.

 

Youth Worker Special:

To help ease the burden on youth workers and church budgets, we have instituted a new price plan for church groups. At the 2018 conference, one youth leader may attend FREE of charge and one additional youth worker per every ten teens may attend FREE! In addition, Teen Spectacular will be providing a youth worker and high school senior room accompanied with coffee and snacks.

 

Delegate Cost:

We have lowered the conference base cost from the previous rate of $55 to a brand new rate of $45! Our hope is to lighten the overall burden of expenses making it easier financially for teens to attend. Official conference T-shirts will not be included in the cost, but will be made available for purchase. We are currently preparing three different conference t-shirt and long sleeve t-shirt options. 

 

Leader Reservations:

This is a huge change that helps our conference staff, but requires a little more work on the group leaders. In the past, Teen Spectacular has struggled each year to professionally and adequately make sure everyone’s ski information has been turned in, is accounted for and properly set up by the ski resort. To help ensure we facilitate this activity more accurately, the setting up of skiing, tubing and the all new Laser Team Challenge activities will be reserved by each individual group. The information and phone numbers are provided on this website, as well as, on the flier. The additional expenses for these activities will be taken care of by each group directly to the businesses. For several years we have tried to accommodate hundreds of skiers, tubers, boarders, wavier sheets, information sheets and facilitate the funds which have made things complicated. The same special reduced conference rate has already been negotiated on your behalf. Prices are the same, but there is an extra step for leaders as compared to past conferences. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.    

 

Schedule:

The 2018 Teen Spectacular has an all new look! Thursday evening will incorporate a “Choose Your Own Adventure” theme providing four different activity options. Pick the activity that best fits your group! Friday will feature the sports tournament and an all new swimming and ice-skating activity in-between the morning and evening sessions. The Junior and Senior banquet will be hosted Friday night and the evening will end with a conference revival session featuring Dr. Jon Jenkins as the closing speaker! Saturday will host the final session and the conference will end at approximately 12:30PM allowing groups plenty of extra time to make it home at a decent hour.

 

Activities:

 

  • Skiing, Boarding, Tubing (Thursday PM) – Join hundreds as they take to the hills for fun in the snow.

 

  • Laser Team Challenge (Thursday PM) – Experience Michigan’s largest indoor laser tag operation.

 

  • Game Time & Media Madness (Thursday PM) – Treetops Convention Center 7-10 PM


After the first session concludes, the center will be set up for a night of fun.

Each delegate will receive 3 tickets to participate in game competitions to win prizes

Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each. There are some huge cash prize competitions!

Experience video games, game competitions, conference speed course and more!

Stay the entire time or just stop by.

 

Revolving Seat Chart:

It is so frustrating to try to get good seats at a great youth conference like Teen Spectacular. If you can’t save seats, you are at the mercy of arriving first and/or battling with pre-reserved conference staff seats. This year the conference seating will be divided into four sections and groups will be divided into four teams. There are four official sessions and each team will get the opportunity to sit in each section. We want everyone to have a great experience and we are working hard to ensure groups are not stuck in the back during every session.

 

Two New Speakers:

Teen Spectacular welcomes two new conference speakers: Dr. Greg Ewing, Vice President of Grace Baptist College and Evangelist Otis Duhart. We are looking forward to how God will use these preachers.

 

Friday Night Revival:

Historically, Saturday was a dress up day that featured Dr. Jon Jenkins as the closing speaker; this year we are placing this revival spirit on Friday evening. The service will emphasize singing and preaching rather than skits and games. It is our prayer that this service will be one of the highlights of the 2018 conference!

 

Saturday Dismissal:

The Saturday portion of the conference will consist of a final session with two preachers. The session is scheduled to end at approximately 12:30PM. Lunch will not be provided.

 

Tournament Prizes:

This year’s volleyball and basketball tournaments will feature some exciting prizes. Winning teams will be awarded $50 per player, a framed team photo and a game ball signed by the conference speakers. We have also added a cash prize for the second place teams of $25 per player. T-shirts are not included this year so we encourage you to make your own team shirts or wear your actual team uniforms to display your school pride!   


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