Staff Spotlight: Henry Reynolds

Describe a typical day on this program.

Henry Reynolds Gapforce Expedition Instructor

Henry: A typical day is hard to describe as every day is different! In the Jungle days start early - at around 6 a.m. every day. Camp admin is completed: collecting firewood, cooking breakfast etc.

Lessons or the day's activities usually start at around 8 (unless we've had a night time scenario!) and finish at about four. But as I say, every day is different depending on what we're doing. One day may be short, the next could be the longest of your life!

What are some extra-curricular activities participants enjoy on this program?

Henry: Visiting local Mayan ruins is a highlight. And if time permits, a visit to the zoo is a great trip.TEL's also
get to enjoy a guided snorkel trip during their RandR phase.

What's your favorite story from a program participant's experience on this program?

Henry: During Belt kit assessments a tropical storm came through soaking all of the TEL's. Every single one
of them dug deep, got a fire going and made it to the end! It was a truly remarkable achievement.

What is one piece of advice you would offer someone considering this program?

Henry: Come ready to learn, and always maintain cheerfulness in the face of adversity.

What aspect of your work on this program inspires you the most?

Henry: Getting to see people dig deep and pull through things they would have before thought impossible.