Please visit a Maine sporting camp

I hope you will visit a Maine sporting camp this summer or fall. There is no better place to experience everything we love about Maine. Sporting camps offer everything from great food to lots of wildlife, woods, and waters, plus of course, great hunting and fishing. But you don’t have to be a hunter or angler to thoroughly enjoy a visit to a Maine sporting camp.

I wrote a book, Maine Sporting Camps, published by Down East Books, and if you are looking for a source of information in order to help you select a sporting camp, please purchase my book. It includes lots of information about each camp plus some great stories by the owners and visitors.

And if you are a member of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, you should check out the camps that partner with an NRCM and offer discounts to its members. It’s actually worth joining an NRCM to receive that discount, and I can tell you, some of my favorite are NRCM  partners.

You can access the NRCM sporting camp info here:


George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.