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The Trip Guide represents the values and knowledge of The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. Responsibilities include all aspects of managing trip logistics, guest safety, risk management and loss prevention as it relates to canoe, kayak and stand-up paddle board river experiences. He/She makes sure all equipment and gear are clean and in good working condition before the trip begins and, if necessary, ensures that it is transported to the designated meeting place. The Trip Guide makes sure all trip forms, including waivers, are completed and unpaid trip fees collected. He/She provides a pre-trip briefing that ensures that participants understand the activity in which they are about to participate and have an opportunity to withdraw from it. The Trip Guide organizes shuttles if necessary, provides introductory instruction and offers natural history interpretation. At the conclusion of each trip, he/she returns all equipment and gear in clean and working condition and is responsible for making sure that all forms and collected fees get back to the office.