Jared Leto Starts Thirty Seconds To Mars Camp in Malibu
Ever wanted to have an adult sleepover with Jared Leto? Now's your chance!This summer Thirty Seconds To Mars will be hosting a fun-filled weekend up in the mountains above Malibu, getting city slickers out into the wilderness for hiking, yoga, potato-sack races, campfire, arts and crafts, and ghost stories at Camp Mars. There'll also be a concert from the band themselves, humbly referred to as "CHURCH OF MARS" (all-caps not ours but theirs), because nothing says "roughing it" like a Thirty Seconds To Mars concert.
"We have always looked to do things for our audience that are fun and unique," Jared Leto told Rolling Stone. "What better way to celebrate the summer than in beautiful Southern California with the Mars family in full."
Also listed among the activities are DJ sets and guest speakers (DJs and guest speakers TBD), "coffee time" with drummer Shannon Leto and cooking with lead guitarist Tomo Miličević. We're hoping that campfire time is when Jared Leto gets all intimate with his acoustic guitar and leads campers on a singalong. He's had practice.
Mars family members can spend the whole weekend of August 22-24 in The Salvation Army's Camp Gilmore in Calabasas, with tiered ticket packages offering different accommodations. The "Red Hawk Package," only $1,999, offers campers two nights in a "semi private cabin" or one of the camp's lodges. If that sounds too cushy to be a true summer camp experience, the website notes: "The facilities are clean and safe but they [are] not four star hotel suites with dinner mints on your pillows make sure you understand exactly what you are getting." Those Mars camping on a budget can opt to bring their own tent or even just buy passes for the day.
Watch a teaser for Camp Mars