Your Summer Nights Just Got Better

Your Summer Nights Just Got Better

Summer Big Nights are a weekly special events series that take place during camps at Word of Life in New York. Each week, Word of Life brings incredible artists with various acts to encourage and inspire Christians in their faith. Whether you’re a guest at The Lodge, The Pines, or just visiting for a day, we’d love to invite you to join us for an incredible experience- at Summer Big Nights.


Summer Big Nights 2019

Week 1 (06/27)  Jonathan Falwell, Worship: Revive Band

Week 2 (07/04)  Fourth of July Concert

Week 3 (07/11)  Dennis Swanberg

Week 4 (07/18)  Bryan Drake - Illusionist

Week 5 (07/25)  TBD

Week 6 (08/01)  Ninja Warrior Night

Week 7 (08/08)  Outcast Moto

Week 8 (08/15)  Veritas

Jonathan Falwell

Jonathan Falwell

Week 1 (06/27)

Jonathan Falwell has served as senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church (Lynchburg, VA) since June of 2007. In addition to leading a 20,000-member church with 250 staff members, Pastor Jonathan is the primary teacher at Thomas Road’s Sunday morning worship services. Prior to being named Senior Pastor, he worked closely with his dad, Dr. Jerry Falwell, in the daily leadership of the church and it’s related ministries. Pastor Jonathan is a published author, and he and his wife, Shari, have four children: Jonathan Jr., Jessica, Natalie and Nicholas.

Fourth of July Concert

Week 2 (07/04)

For the 4th of July, Summer Big Nights is a little different. Instead of joining us in the Jack Wyrtzen Center, we'd like to invite you to an outdoor concert at the Schroon Lake Beach. This concert will feature patriotic songs and hymns, culminates in a gorgeous firework display, and is absolutely free!
Dennis Swanberg

Dennis Swanberg

Week 3 (07/11)


Dennis served the local church in pastoral ministry for 23 years, but in 1995 began to travel and minister all over the US. He ministers to more than 150 organizations, faith-based groups and corporations every year. Dennis has hosted two successful TV series, authored 9 books, and created over two dozen DVD/CD productions. He and his wife, Lauree, live in Louisiana and have two grown sons: Chad and his wife Lisa, and Dustin and his wife, Britny.

Bryan Drake

Bryan Drake - Illusionist

Week 4 (07/18) 


The Bryan Drake Show is driven by one clear and overriding passion, to share the Gospel with this generation. Bryan and Karla Drake have performed for hundreds of thousands of people over the past 10 years. They have witnessed the amazing grace of God first hand as thousands of people at their shows have surrendered their lives to follow Jesus. Their unique mix of comedy, mentalism, and illusions have mesmerized audiences all across the United States and around the world. The Bryan Drake Show gives Bryan and Karla a fun and unique platform to live out their calling.

Kevin and Emily Durham

Ninja Warrior Night (Kevin & Emily Durham)

Week 6 (08/01)


Emily and Kevin Durham are the founders of This Is My Story, a ministry dedicated to sharing the lives and stories of Christian athletes. Emily started out her legendary pro wakeboard journey at the age of 14 years old, and her 6 year career culminated with Emily becoming a multi-time World Champion and X-Games Gold Medalist. Shortly after retiring from wake, she transitioned over to NBC’s show, American Ninja Warrior, and has gone onto compete in 5 seasons- once making it to the coveted Las Vegas Finals. Kevin is a gifted communicator of the gospel and is passionate about any and every believer understanding the depth of God’s work in their stories.  He is a storyteller at heart and loves sharing the unique ways that God continues to show up in his life. Kevin is also an award-winning director for his most recent project, Miracle Matt.


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Outcast Moto

Week 7 (08/08) 


Outcast Moto is a faith-based freestyle motocross show that features some of the world's best athletes performing tricks over 50 feet in the air. Outcast Moto has been featured in The X-Games, on ESPN, and in numerous sports magazines.  While their exciting and death-defying show is amazing, it’s their testimonies about their relationship with Jesus that really set them apart.


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Week 8 (08/15) 

Veritas is a classical crossover vocal group that was formed in 2012 and has performed everywhere from cruise ships to the Miami Symphony to Carnegie Hall. With backgrounds in opera, musical theater, rock, gospel, and pop, the five voices join together to create the “wall of sound” for which they have become known. From symphonies to theaters, to churches and civic events, audiences of every distinction attend Veritas concerts to experience a musical journey unlike any other.