IYF and SPECTACULAR 2018 are fast approaching. This year’s theme, “Story” should bring many new and interesting aspects to each event. I hope that each one of you are ready for this journey!
We have reserved Southwest Airlines tickets that will depart Sky Harbor Airport on Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00 a.m. (flight 2502) and arrive back to Phoenix on Saturday July 28th at 7:30 p.m. (flight 645).
Since our flight leaves at 7:00 am, we need all of the campers to arrive at the airport no later than 5:00 a.m. Meet Shelby, Evan, and the other campers in front of the Southwest Airlines Check-in counter in terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport at 5:00 am on Wednesday July 18st. Campers, bring a copy of your medical insurance card if not submitted with your online registration. If you’re 18 years or older, you need a state ID or drivers license at the airport.
Staff flying with the group will be Shelby Williams and Evan Sloan. Josh Frye will be meeting the group at the airport in Kansas City. If you have any questions please contact Shelby at email@example.com or by cell 602-430-8834.
Luggage Restrictions: Each camper is able to bring one suitcase limited to 50 lbs (this is due to bus restrictions when we get to Kansas City) and a carry-on bag.
What to bring: For SPEC, it is recommended campers bring:
2 pair, solid sports shorts Hat and sunscreen (optional)
Sports bras Towels and toiletries
Comfortable sports shoes (not brand new) Personal sports equipment if you need (golf clubs)
More socks than you think you will need Something to wear to dance
Spending money for airport food, snacks, souvenirs Regular clothes for each evening
Bedding for twin sized bed, pillow (don’t bring sleeping bags) Sweatshirt
You will get shirts to wear each day. We will wash your shirts and shorts (and sports bras) for you at SPEC. There will not be any laundry done while at IYF. You will spend most of the day in these clothes, changing into regular clothes each evening. If you play a higher level sport (Red or Gold), you may want to bring you own equipment (ie. Soccer cleats and pads, volleyball kneepads, etc.) SPEC has equipment for our use at games, so if you don’t NEED your own, don’t bring your own. Finally, there is a dance during the week and campers usually dress up for it (ie. Causal dresses, collared shirts).
If you play an instrument you may also bring that separately or if you have any sport specific equipment (ie golf clubs).
Campers will be given three shirts throughout the week. Two Calizonia shirts and one Spec shirt. The Calizonia shirts will be worn daily and washed at the end of each day. Campers should also bring two pairs of black athletic shorts to play sports in. Other sport specific items will be washed along with sports bras. Socks and underwear will not be washed so please bring enough for the 10 days. Although you will be wearing the Calizonia shirts throughout the week you will also want to bring other clothes to wear while not doing sports and for the night activities such as the dance. Water bottles will also be given out on the first day but you may want to bring your own. And sunscreen!
The campers will be staying at the Hilton Garden in Independence, MO until the 21st with the rest of Calizonia and then travel to Graceland University in Lamoni, IA on Saturday July 21st for SPEC.
Contact info for staff members traveling with group:
Shelby Williams – 602-430-8834
Evan Sloan – 623-238-0905