Reflection Pool
New Year, New Memories
I'd like to thank our camp family and friends for the cards and sympathy wishes last season. 2015 was a challenging year with the loss of my mother. We are blessed to have so many wonderful people part of our camp family.
 
New year, new resolutions and exciting things to come in 2016.
 
Carolyn's retirement means she'll be at camp with me more and we are looking forward to the upcoming season.
 
During the off season we were busy with cabin modifications and restoring a few more boats and motors. You'll also be happy to hear we completed another phase of road repairs last fall. You are sure to notice the changes. Camp will be opening earlier this year due to the mild winter and water warming up sooner bringing on early hatches.
 
Looking forward to seeing many of you! Let's make 2016 a year full of family, friends and great memories at camp.
                       
John Blunt
Fly Fishing Schools
July 7- July 11
Sept. 8 - Sept. 12

A unique 3 day instruction on the river and lake fishing with registered Maine Guides and certified Fly Fishing Federation instructors.
Includes fly tying various casting techniques and on stream entomology identification.

Classes are tailored to match your skill set.
 
$1000 Per Person
Double Occupancy
Taxes and service fee not included.

Includes 3 meals per day, guides, housekeeping, boats, motors and lakeside cabins.

Bring rain gear and waders.  Arrive on Thursday and depart Monday after breakfast.

Contact us or call us at 1-800-633-4815 and join us for a one of kind fishing adventure.

Cabin Updates
Every year we make improvements around camp. Some of it quite noticeable and some of it behind the scenes i.e. the septic system upgrade and drilling a well.  Its a delicate balance between updating and modernizing things around camp and also keeping this 100+ year old traditional sporting camp with its rustic charm.  
 
2015 Projects
  • Mandalay received a new screened porch, we painted the stove and floor, straightened up a few walls which made doors open and close easier.  We fixed window screens and even added a few new wall outlets.
  • Harmony had a new shower installed. 
  • Woodside's floor was leveled and we pulled out the old tub and added a new shower.
In addition, we conducted a lot of exterior painting and trimmed and pruned brush around camp property. 
 
A busy 2016:
  • West End will have new screens installed in all the windows.
  • Electric heat will be installed to the 5 camps that don't have it.
  • Winterizing pipes on all the camps this year to help us get through the October bird hunting season without freeze ups.
  • Woodside is scheduled to get a new roof in the spring.
  • Rope swing. We also intend to rebuild the rope swing ramp.
  • Updating d├ęcor. A project of updating cabin decor to traditional Maine camps.
And of course we'll continue to work on porch screens and doors throughout the season.
 
18 cabins, the main lodge and office buildings are a lot to keep up with.  Keeping our guests comfortable is priority #1.
October Dog Days
Who let the dogs out?
We did and we are glad we did!

Our 2015 October bird hunting season was successful. Birds were plentiful, and our guests were thrilled with their luck despite the challenging weather. Also affected by the weather the woodcock's migration expected mid month was shorter than usual.

Next year we welcome another Registered Maine Guide adding to our staff of seven. It is too early to predict what 2016 fall bird hunting will be like but the mild winter season is sure to have a positive impact.

We're looking forward to swapping hunting tips, camaraderie, sampling the game entrees from our chef and especially our "gun night" tradition.
Summer Fun in the Legendary Rangeley Lakes Region
There is alot going on in the Rangeley Region.  While you are at camp you might like to hop into your car and enjoy one of the many events going on in this beautiful region.

Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events

Foreigner! - The Rangeley Health & Wellness Center Summer Concert.

Tickets will be available for purchase on May 4th on this website, ticketweb.com or by calling 864-4397 ext. 4
General Admission $52
Premier Seating $150
VIP Seating $250
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It will be fun to see how everyone captures their special moments at camp.


Let's Stay Connected
If you need to update your contact information please email us at:
info@grantscamps.com

Fly Box
Fishing Tips
Lee Frensko was one of my early fishing buddies. We remembered his passing and joy of fishing on the lake back in 2013.

Whenever I see a dragon fly I think of Lee and decided to share his favorite Kennebago fly.

 

Hook - #8 streamer
Head - Black ostrich
Body - Body shank lightly lead wrapped. Attach a very wide nymph form and cover with antron or olive dubbing material.
Fish - near lilly pads and grass covered bottoms with sinking line.

Reserve Your Cabin Now
Make 2016 a year full of family, friends and great memories at camp.

Call us at 1-800-633-4815
or email us at info@grantscams.com to reserve your cabin. 

Camp's Kitchen
Grant's Clam Chowder

In soup pot brown 4 oz. crumbled bacon.

Add:
I cup of celery
1 cup of onions
1 Tsp salt
1 Tsp pepper
1 Tsp thyme
1/2 cup flour
 
Stir in:
1 cup half and half
1 cup milk
1 large potato cubed
1 can 13 oz. clams chopped w/juice
1/2 stick (4 Tbsp) butter

Continuously stir, let simmer on low.

May substitute trout for clams.

Best enjoyed the next day.




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