Maine Sporting Camp


A really diverse coalition of sporting camp owners from across the state dedicated to keeping the Maine sporting tradition alive for future generations.

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The Maine sporting camp tradition started over a century ago, long before L.L. Bean pulled on his first pair of boots. In fact, some camps have remained in the same family for generations and have guests who return year after year, even generation after generation. While these guests' grandparents may have traveled by railroad, steam boat, horse-drawn wagon or canoe, this generation has access by float planes or gravel logging roads.

What has not changed is the hospitality and variety of experience offered to the outdoor enthusiast. Camps in Maine vary from those in very remote areas to just outside of town; from rustic log cabins without electricity to updated places with all the amenities. In addition to the relaxation in Maine traditional Amrican Plan, which provides three hearty, homecooked meals served in an attractive main lodge, many camps offer housekeeping plans for guests who want to do their own cooking. Nearly all camps provide canoe and motor boat rentals and many will offer the services of knowledgable Maine Guides.

The Maine Sporting Camp Association was founded in 1987 by a group of concerned camp owners whose purpose was to preserve the sporting camp's uniqueness in the State of Maine. By working closely with other groups and exchanging ideas and information, the members of Maine Sporting Camps Association continue the tradition of providing the highest quality of recreational experience to individuals and their families, a quality experience that visitors will remember long after they return home.