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Pow Wow 2022

August 11-14, 2022

Pow Wow 2022 is coming up soon this summer. You will not want to miss this event! Boys from across the state will meet with the Lord as they enjoy four days of fun activities.

Special Guest Speaker

Pastor Zach Thorp is currently serving as Senior Pastor of Norwich Assembly of God. Zach and Daphne have been actively involved in ministry for over 10 years. Zach’s journey began in Royal Rangers in 2006. He achieved his GMA in 2012 and then served as a commander in his outpost. As a first-generation Christian within his family, Zach received the call to ministry as a young teen. He went on to attend the University of Valley Forge where he graduated with Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Ministry and received his license with the AG in 2017. He was ordained in May, 2021.

As a young pastor, Zach began his journey serving as a volunteer associate pastor at Christian Assembly of God for about three years. During which time he was working at a local lumber yard and working towards his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership. Zach and Daphne transitioned to Asbury Church where Zach led in various roles. During this time, he graduated from Crown College with his Masters in 2019. Today, Zach and Daphne serve as the campus pastors of City Church Norwich. Zach and Daphne have a passion to see individuals come to know Jesus through His love and grace.
Zach and Daphne were married in 2017. They have a two-year-old son, Gideon, and are patiently awaiting the arrival of their second son, Oliver. Zach loves to do random activities with family; go on hikes, work on puzzles, and drink coffee.


.22 Rifle RangeEvening ServicesTwo Man Saw
BB Gun RangeVolley BallFlint and Steel
Paint BallSwimming PoolBoard Games
BMX Bike RacingScavenger HuntDarts
Strong Patrol CompetitionNature CraftMovie Night
Ranger DerbyBolo Tie CraftFCF Skit
RC CarsRocket Building CraftSaturday Evening Show
Rocket LaunchingHawk and Knife ThrowingGreat Food
Talent Night SkitsPreaching CompetitionCamping and Hiking
Pow Wow RunFCF VillageWatching Grass Grow
Enjoy the Night SkyVolunteering

Registration and Information

Registration Schedule and Fees:
$140/person preregistration by July 5st
$155/person late preregistration after July 5st
$165/person at the door

Unchartered groups will pay an additional 15%. If you need to charter, you can do so here.

For Adults attending Pow Wow, please make sure your staff applications are up-to-date. These can be found on our Keeping Our Boys Safe page.


Pow Wow 2019

Get ready for the greatest event of the year!

Pow Wow is July 25-28, 2019. Expect this year to be the best camp yet! We’ve got so much going on that you’re not going to want to miss it.


  • .22 Rifle Range
  • BB Gun Range
  • Archery
  • Paint Ball
  • BMX Bike Racing
  • Strong Patrol Competition
  • Ranger Derby
  • R/C Cars
  • Model Rocket Launching
  • Talent Night Skits
  • Pow Wow Run
  • Evening Services
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Swimming Pool
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Nature Craft
  • Bolo Tie Craft
  • Rocket Building Craft
  • Hawk and Knife Throwing
  • Preaching Competition
  • FCF Village
  • Two man saw
  • Flint and steel
  • Blacksmithing
  • Board Games
  • Darts
  • Movie Night
  • FCF Skit
  • Saturday Evening Show
  • Great Food
  • Camping and Hiking

Special Guest Speaker

Pastor Jay Risner

Jay and Debbie Risner have been actively involved in children’s ministries for over 20 years. Jay served in the professional entertainment industry in the late seventies. In 1980, Jay and Debbie took what they had taught and produced in the secular entertainment world and went into full time ministry using their gifts and talents for the Lord.

Jay was the children’s pastor at James River Assembly, a church of over ten thousand and Timberline Church, with an attendance of over six thousand. Jay was also a children’s pastor for ten years in California before heading to the Mission Field (Africa) in 1990, as the coordinator of Children’s Ministries for East Africa. In 1993, while in Kenya, he performed and produced a children’s TV show, “Rainbow Surprise,” that is reaching today over twenty-two million people each week. Jay currently oversees full production of the show.

Today Jay and Debbie work as “Children’s Ministries Specialist International” for the Assemblies of God World Missions. They travel across the world, training children’s pastors and workers, performing in schools, ministering in large-scale kid’s crusades, and developing Children’s Ministries in many nations. Jay is a very gifted communicator not only to children, but to adults as well.

More information to come

As we get more information we will be keeping this page updated. Be sure to bookmark it!

Registration and Information

Registration Schedule and fees:
$110/person by July 1
$120/person by July 8
$130/person by July 15
$140/person after July 15

Unchartered groups will pay an additional 15%. If you need to charter, you can do so here.
Boys who have attended JLDA Summer Camps before Pow Wow get a $20 discount. (Applications coming soon)

Online Pre-Registration is available!

Online final registration is available as well. Please be sure to pre-register first so that you can take advantage of the discounts.