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Camp Quest  at Laguna Phuket | Kids vacations & Adventure activities in Thailand

Staff Profiles

  • Alun Gathergood – Quest Manager

    Alun Gathergood – Quest Manager

    With a strong background in leadership, team building and coaching, Alun has over 10 years' experience in leading adventure groups in both Europe and Asia.

    He holds a degree in Sport Science from Liverpool John Moores University, one of the World's leading sport science institutions, as well as international qualifications in sports leadership, leisure management, lifeguarding, first aid and sports coaching and successfully works with both children and adults.

    An energetic and entertaining camp leader, he is able to create a fun, dynamic and safe environment for all participants and ensures that his team are fully committed and focused on the group. Alun is an ideas man and his innovations and creativity underlie all aspects of life at Camp Quest. He is also a sponge for science information and takes delight in passing his knowledge and experience on to the children in his care in an interesting and stimulating manner.

    In his spare time, Alun enjoys ultimate frisbee, camping, exploration and all forms of outdoor adventure.

  • Tarika Dangnak "Mam" – Quest Operations Supervisor

    Tarika Dangnak "Mam" – Quest Operations Supervisor

    Always full of bubbling energy, Khun Tarika has an impressive recreation and adventure background. Originally from Bangkok, Khun Tarika is definitely not a city girl but is an experienced tour guide, Kid's Club Manager and activity leader who is able to inspire children to reach their potential. It is likely her huge smile and sense of fun that encourage all around her to join in and 'give it a go'.

    With a good understanding of group dynamics, child interaction and team support structures, Khun Tarika plays a crucial role in all Quest camps. Her interests include all sports and recreational pursuits but most of all basketball, taekwondo, tennis and rock climbing.

  • Surapong Suya "M" – Activity Supervisor

    Surapong Suya "M" – Activity Supervisor

    A warm and welcoming presence, Khun Surapong hails from Northern Thailand and is a master of the outdoors. His skills in rope work, survival and outdoor education are based on a solid training foundation and years of personal experience since he was a young boy. Khun Surapong takes delight in teaching others about the wilderness and he is a highly-tuned athlete, story teller and musician. His stories around the campfire will keep camp participants entertained for hours and the evening always ends with a guitar and sing-along.

    He regularly participates in a number of high level sports including the Laguna Phuket Triathlon and his main interests are running, rock climbing and outdoor adventure.

  • Panyathep Boonyasiwa "Golf" – Activity Coordinator

    Panyathep Boonyasiwa "Golf" – Activity Coordinator

    Originally from Phuket, Khun Panyathep brings with him many years of teaching experience with children aged 5 to 12. He developed his outdoor education skills with several years as a senior scout and navy recruit. This training has given him a unique understanding of outdoor survival situations, living off the land and managing one's resources in adventure environments and it is these skills that are passed on to our camp participants.

    Khun Panyathep is a keen fisherman, volleyball player and artist and always brings out the best in children.

  • Yannawet Temiyanon "Bank" – Activity Coordinator

    Yannawet Temiyanon "Bank" – Activity Coordinator

    Despite being born under the bright lights of Bangkok, Khun Yannawet feels most at home in the big outdoors. With a B.A. in English Language, he started his career as an entrepreneur, operating his own fish farm in a rural area of Thailand and here fine-tuned the skills needed to camp successfully in the wilderness.

    A keen sportsman, Khun Yannawet regularly participates in tennis, cable skiing and horse riding and joined Quest while looking for 'his next big adventure'. This was certainly guaranteed at Quest and he brings this passion for adventure to Camp Quest.

    The core Quest team is supplemented by a group of support staff who join Camp Quest on a regular basis and assist in all aspects of the camp.


"I am writing to say thank you for giving Alice the opportunity to attend Camp Quest. She has learnt a range of new facts about the environment in such a fun way. In her words when she got home " I have had a fantastic time Mum and have a lot to tell you!"

From her account of the various adventures they had as a group she has enjoyed every activity and she has brought home a vey pretty shell which is now in her treasure box!"  

- Sue & Craig,
Phuket, Thailand


"Thank you for the great job you and your team did with the HeadStart students. I have gotten emails and comments from parents saying their kids had a great time. My boys definitely enjoyed themselves and are now looking forward to the next camp."

- Jazon Edouard,
School Director,
Headstart International School, Phuket