What if when not working at Camp Campbell during the summers, David works as a pre-k/kindergarten teacher?
It would explain his constant upbeat attitude and the ungodly amount of patience he has. He’d already be used to being unable to cuss around other kids. He’s able to keep a grin on his face. The way he instinctively crouches to the campers’ level to address them. David definitely feels like he’s had prior experience with children whether it’s through multiple years at camp or having early childhood education experience.
David has a passion for making his campers happy like he does his students. He wants to see them thrive and grow. He believes they will go on to do great things. David plays songs on his guitar to make the kids in his class laugh or incorporates music into his lessons.
I’d like to imagine Max going back to school after camp and seeing David step out of his car. Max would freak out and be like “what the fuck are you doing here, camp man?!” and David would just nervously smile and say “Hey. Language. Well…um, Max. I’ve been transferred to your school to teach a kindergarten class.” Max internally screams because now the overly happy camp counselor is at his school.