Hey, Summer Campers!
There are lots and lots of kids who attend summer camps every year. So many, in fact, you’re more likely to find adults who went to camp as kids than you are to find adults who DIDN’T. A crazy amount of celebrities are known to have spent a week or two at camp. It seems everywhere you turn in Hollywood there’s another former summer camper!
Jonah Hill Feldstein—or, since you likely know him better as just, Jonah Hill—is an actor who has really shaped a strong career for himself. With passion for both writing and acting, Jonah has loved to do both his whole life. He was encouraged by his supportive home life, school, and his days at Indian Head Summer Camp.
Spending those summer days in the splendor of the Endless Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania, Indian Head Camp certainly played a role in encouraging Jonah that, when he grew up, he could be anything he wanted to be.
During his college days, Jonah started to write plays that he performed at a bar in New York City. When his plays started to develop a returning audience, he realized his calling in life was to be an actor. Friends with Dustin Hoffman's children, Jonah was introduced to Dustin, who then advised Jonah to audition for a role in a film called ‘I Heart Huckabees’. It ended up being Jonah’s film debut!
Since then, Jonah’s acting career has been on fire! He’s in lots of films, has appeared as a guest star, and done voice work in an episode of ‘The Simpsons’ in which he plays an immature prankster.
Starring alongside other funny, former summer campers such as Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, Jonah played a role in Judd Appatow’s ‘Funny People’. With wild success in comedies like ‘Superbad’ and ’21 Jump Street’ as well as his more serious roles in films like ‘Moneyball’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, Jonah has been nominated twice for Academy Awards and has nowhere to go but up.
Your future success could be similar to Jonah’s. Summer camp may just set you on the right path! As always, thanks for reading.