The Carleton Association of Nature and Outdoor Enthusiasts (CANOE) is made up of any and all students who love being outside and want to share that experience with other students. We are one of the largest student organizations on campus, with hundreds of students going on our free student-led outdoor trips every year.

Trips students have led include activities such as hiking, camping, snowshoeing, skiing, dog sledding, canoeing, singing in the rain, star-gazing, and pretty much any other outdoor activity that you can think of. And the best part is that anyone can lead a trip—we can help you with all of the details! Email our president Kaia Neal ( and Trip Leader Leader Augusta Gruhlke ( if interested.

Want to borrow gear?

We have a collection of outdoors gear that all students can borrow from! Email our Gear Managers George Wening ( and Gerrit Hoving ( with any questions or gear requests. Check out the Gear Loan page for more information.

Have Pictures?

If you have any pictures from trips that you’d like to share with the world, feel free to email them to Lia Salomon ( along with a brief description.

Have Questions about CANOE’s Connection with SAO?

Feel free to email our Student Activities Office Liaison Griffin Hintze ( for clarification.

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