Ready to hear about another rockin’ celebrity who started out going to summer camp (just like you) before they became a famous star? Today, singer/songwriter Adam Levine, joins Anne Hathaway, Zooey Deschanel, and James Franco on Everything Summer Camp’s blog posts of celebrities in summer camp.
Along with Ms. Deschanel, Adam too attended Camp French Woods Festival of Performing Arts in his childhood. Located on a private lake called Sand Pond in the western area of the Catskill Mountains, just outside Hancock, New York, French Woods is a performing arts summer camp. Founded in 1970 (nine years before Adam was born), it is now owned by Mr. Ron Schaefer.
If you have interest in the performing arts, French Woods is a camp for you to check out. They offer programs in dance, magic, visual arts, skateboarding, sport and horseback riding, and—two of Adam’s favorites—theatre and music!
Sometime after camp in his later teens, Adam, with a friend of his started up an indie pop band together. They called it Kara’s Flowers. Adam featured as the band’s lead guitarist and vocalist. The band only put out a single album that flopped. Consequently, they split up.
But time heals all and the members of the band ended up getting the group back together along with an additional fifth member. They named themselves Maroon 5.
With great success in the United States, Adam, with the band at his side, has been awarded three Grammies, two Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, one at the MTV Video Music Awards, and one at the World Music Awards.
In his early thirties, Adam started working as one of the four coaches on the hit television series, The Voice on NBC. Today, he continues to do the things he loves.
Where will summer camp take you? And, as always, thanks for reading.