Theory: max's parents sent him to camp for praying the gay away (one of the things they do actually offer in the commercial) hence why he hates the camp so much
Ooooh, very interesting!
Honestly, I have considered this as an option in the past, but never had that much evidence to really support it. Looking back, there are scraps here and there to suggest Max was at Camp Campbell for this reason. The first is in episode five. Journey to Spooky Island. when Max says this line:
Just teenagers from the Church Camp working on those repressions again. Not that I’d know anything about it, being a kid and all.
This bit of dialogue, while seemingly just a throwaway line on the surface, is very substantial to this theory. It not only shows Max clearly knows more than people think he does on this issue, but also suggests he has gone through them personally. There were a few other pieces I thought might be able to fit in with this theory, but they were such minor things that I felt didn’t really help solidify this theory.
Anyway, I certainly think this theory is quit possible, and I may even revisit it if season two gives us any further hints towards it.
(apologies for no visuals, my computer is being a butt today for some reason)